Ubisoft is adding yet another limited-time event to Rainbow Six Siege, but this one is drawing its inspiration from the Nintendo 64’s beloved GoldenEye 007 by adding the infamous Golden Gun to the game. Many longtime gamers will recognize the Golden Gun as the fancy pistol that could take out other players with a single bullet, leading to plenty of fun (and frustration) in the original GoldenEye game. Still, it remains an iconic weapon in gaming to this day.
While GoldenEye was a fantastic shooter for consoles upon its debut, the first-person shooter genre has evolved significantly since then. One of the best multiplayer shooters on the market currently is none other than Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege, which has some of the most technically-sound mechanics around. Despite the concept of this one-shot weapon making its way to other games in the past, Ubisoft felt that revisiting it for its shooter made a great deal of sense. Truth be told, it’s hard to disagree.
The official Rainbow Six Siege Twitter account informed followers of the new game mode, officially dubbing it ‘The Golden Gun arcade playlist’. While that’s a simple enough name to convey the premise for gamers, Ubisoft also confirmed that the game mode will only run until March 23, 2020. Given the number of enforced homebodies present during the COVID-19 pandemic, this playlist couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Plus, it’s an absolute blast to play.
Ubisoft has been engaging with and growing the Siege community in a number of ways since launching the title in 2015. Expansions like the recently-released Operation Void Edge have been the backbone of extending the title’s lifespan, there’s no denying that. Still, limited events like Siege‘s Halloween 2019 update or the aforementioned ‘The Golden Gun’ have given players a reason to continue hopping on in between major content drops, and the game has continued to grow as a result.
Admittedly, it’s hard to determine how future content updates for the game will shake out given that COVID-19 could delay future Rainbow Six Siege updates. Even then, the safety and wellbeing of all those working on Rainbow Six are paramount and far outweigh the importance of desire for new content in a video game. Besides, The Golden Gun mode is a complete and utter blast for anyone that wants to enjoy an arcadey twist on what is otherwise a rather technical shooter.
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Source: Rainbow Six Siege – Twitter