Hardcore modes are a bit of a staple among the heavily competitive shooters of today. It didn't make it to the launch of, but it's not going to be out long. Ubisoft is making changes to casual and ranked playlists in 2016 and bringing new hardcore playlists to the game.
Ubisoft announced the myriad of changes that will be taking place in a lengthy update post on the Rainbow Six: Siege a premium competitive platform in the shooter market.. It goes into detail about how the team is working to make
Hardcore mode in particular is for a special kind of player. It removes all the helpfulness (or clutter) of the HUD, including bullet counts, reticles, threat and grenade indicators, teammate indicators, and other things that make a shooter feel like a video game, such as kill cams and scoring updates in favor of making a far more in-depth and immersive experience that feels less like a video game and more like you're fighting for your life. A hardcore mode in Rainbow Six is right at home considering the series' dedication to a one-life, non-bullet sponge system. It's nice to see Ubisoft is still thinking about all the elements that will appeal to the die-hard hardcore competitor.
Rainbow Six: Siege is out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. These playlists are slated for the early months of 2016, among other changes.