Rainbow Six Siege Free This Weekend, Watch the Best Pro Teams Face off

Rainbow Six Siege is a fiercely competitive game, and professional teams around the world compete year-round to see who has the sharpest skills in the tense, tactical first-person shooter. This weekend, the best of the best have gathered in Montreal for the third-annual Six Invitational, the most prestigious tournament in the Siege esports calendar, to compete for fame, glory, and over $1,000,000 in prize money. This is not only your chance to see the ingenious tactics and electrifying action of professional Siege on display, it’s also the perfect time to connect with the Siege community, learn about the next season of new content, and play the game for free on your PS4.

The competition kicks off today with the Group Phase, as 16 teams from around the world battle for one of the eight spots in Friday’s Quarterfinals. Every match throughout the tournament will be livestreamed with expert commentary and insightful analysis, so no matter what your familiarity level with Siege, you’ll be able to follow the action closely. While every team has earned their place in the tournament, it will take keen strategy, strong communication, and superb execution to advance to the next stage. Here are the competitors:

  • North America: Evil Geniuses, Rogue, Spacestation Gaming, Team Reciprocity.
  • Europe: G2 Esports, LeStream Esport, Mock-it Esports, Penta Sports, Team Empire
  • Latin America: Faze Clan, Immortals, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Liquid
  • Asia-Pacific: Fnatic, Mantis FPS, Nora-Rengo

Once Friday arrives, the intensity ratchets up as the action moves into the main arena at Place Bell, and teams face off in front of thousands of cheering fans. The Quarterfinals on Friday and the Semifinals on Saturday will culminate with the Grand Final on Sunday, and the crowning of the Six Invitational champions. But the livestream will include more than the matches and analysis; it will also offer a deeper look into the Rainbow Six Siege community and the people who make the game a part of their lives.

Over the course of the weekend, viewers will see the broadcast premiere of the Rainbow Six esports documentary, “To Win It All: The Road to the Six Invitational,” which highlights three professional players and the journey they’ve taken to compete at the highest level. There will also be a series of video features, titled “Behind the Siege,” that profile casters, artists, players, and content creators who each view Siege from a different perspective. And the development team from Ubisoft Montreal will share insights into what’s coming this year for Rainbow Six Siege, including the full reveal of Operation Burnt Horizon, the next season of new content set in Australia. For the full tournament broadcast schedule and information on how to watch the action all week, check out the Six Invitational 2019 Survival Guide.

If watching the pros play has you hankering to breach a wall or two of your very own, you’ll have the opportunity to do just that during the free weekend for Rainbow Six Siege on PS4 that coincides with the Six Invitational. Starting on February 13 at 5 A.M. PT, you can preload the game, ensuring you’ll be ready to go when the free weekend starts at 5 A.M. PT on February 14. You can play for free to your heart’s content until February 18 at 5 A.M. PT, but the sieging doesn’t have to stop there.

From February 12 through the end of the free weekend, Rainbow Six Siege will be on sale. Any progress you make while playing during the free weekend will carry over if you purchase the game, so you’ll be able to keep your momentum going. It’s an exciting week to be into Rainbow Six Siege; come join us!

The Division 2 Open Beta Dates Announced

Following its private beta that concluded this past weekend, Ubisoft announced that The Division 2’s open beta will happen at the beginning of March.

The open beta will be available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One players from March 1-4. This will give Ubisoft just under two weeks to make final tweaks to The Division 2 prior to its official release on March 15, 2019. For more information, you can visit the official Division 2 beta page.

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The Division 2’s private beta ran from February 7-11, and was available to players who pre-ordered the game or registered for limited spaces. Soon after the private beta began, players reported numerous crashes. One on Xbox One and PC occurred if fans played for too long, while another on PlayStation 4 could lead to performance degradation if players went for 3+ hours of uninterrupted gameplay. Many issues with the private beta were fixed while it was underway, and others are likely to be solved by the beginning of March.

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Apex Legends loadout guide: best weapon combos, popular loadouts, tips and tricks

Key to victory in Respawn Entertainment’s colossally popular battle royale Apex Legends is choosing the right weapons for the task. You can only hold two guns at any time, so you have to make sure your choices not only suit your playstyle but also synergise well with one another.

Our Apex Legends loadout guide will walk you through how to make good choices while picking your weapons over the course of a match, as well as highlighting some of the most powerful and popular weapon combos currently being used at the highest levels of play throughout Apex Legends.

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Now Available on Steam – RIOT: Civil Unrest, 15% off!

RIOT: Civil Unrest is Now Available on Steam and is 15% off!*

As civil crisis deepens and inequality tears the very fabric of society the discontentment of the masses manifests itself in violent public disturbances and civil disorder. Play as the police or the angry horde as RIOT – Civil Unrest places you in some of the world’s most fractious disputes.

*Offer ends February 19 at 10AM Pacific Time

Watch the 2019 DICE Summit Live Today

Update: The video player for today’s DICE Summit 2019 livestream is now up!

The stream will begin in the player below at 9:45am PT/12:45pm ET/5:45pm UK (Wednesday, February 13 at 4:45am AET).

The 2019 DICE Summit is this week, and you’ll be able to watch the event live on IGN.

Read on for a rundown of when and where to watch the livestream of all the panels from this year’s DICE Summit.

The 2019 DICE Summit will be streamed live on Tuesday, February 12 at 9:45am PT/12:45pm ET/5:45pm UK (Wednesday, February 13 at 4:45am AET).

We’ll have you covered no matter where you plan to watch the event. The 2019 DICE Summit livestream will be available through IGN’s website, as well as our various mobile and console apps, including:

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