Every Rainbow Six Siege player has certain operators they swear at for being overpowered. One of these characters that seems to frustrate everyone is new addition Lion, who can activate a drone that will reveal the outline of any player who moves during its scan. He's also got a near 100% pick rate in the Rainbow Six Siege Pro League, and it's rare to go a full game without hearing the hum of his scan. Ubisoft agrees he's too powerful; in fact, it admitted that it should have nerfed his special ability before he even released.
The feedback Ubisoft got from pro players came too close to release, leaving it with an insufficient amount of time to make the changes. The developer said it showed that it needs to improve its "iteration pipeline." And in a Reddit AMA, Ubisoft also agreed that three-speed operators tend to have an edge on those with three-armour. It confirmed that it's looking at ways to make three-speeds less dominant and one-speeds more viable. Rainbow Six Siege headlines today's episode of GameSpot Daily, but we've also got a bunch of other news coming your way in 30 minutes or less.
Splatoon 2's 3.0 update is now live, which means players can now fight to reach the new X Rank. Anyone who was S+10 rank before the update is now a part of the esteemed class, but the battle doesn't end there. They'll need to fight every month to keep their X Power level above a certain threshold or else they'll be demoted down to S+9. There's also a new map and a bunch of new gear and weapons to mess around with.
In previous episodes, we discussed the controversy surrounding The Simpsons character Apu, which Indian people have said is offensive and hurtful to their culture, lives, and American experience. Apu voice actor Hank Azaria appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night and discussed his feelings regarding the character. He said that the idea of anyone being bullied based on Apu "really makes [him] sad" and that he would be more than happy to "step aside" from the role altogether. He added that he wants to see Indian writers in the writing room, "genuinely informing whatever new direction this character may take."
In other news, we've got your free PlayStation Plus games for May, which include Beyond: Two Souls and Rayman Legends on the PS4. And speaking of the PS4, an open beta for the free-to-play battle royale game H1Z1 is headed to the platform next month.
Lastly, we've got the latest on Fortnite: Battle Royale, which comes in the form of an emergency broadcast image. This has popped up on Fortnite's social media accounts, as well in the game itself. Players have speculated for a long time whether the meteor in the sky is going to crash into Tilted Towers, and with Season 3 coming to a close next week, could we be in for something big? We discuss all of the recent happenings in the video above.
And that's what you'll find in this episode, but be sure to tune in every day of the week at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST/7PM BST/4 AM AEST for another episode of GameSpot Daily. We cover the most exciting gaming news in 30 minutes or less or Ubisoft will nerf us next.
- Ubisoft Admits Rainbow Six Siege's Fastest Characters Are Too Strong
- Two Big Nintendo Switch Games Get Major Updates This Week
- Hank Azaria Says He'd Be Willing to "Step Aside" From 'Simpsons' Apu Role Following Controversy
- Free PS Plus Games For May Announced
- Free PS4 Battle Royale Game H1Z1 Hits Open Beta Next Month
- Fortnite Update's Emergency Broadcast Teases Something About To Happen