When it comes to taking a look at tactical FPS games, no one does it better than Ubisoft with Rainbow Six Siege; there’s a reason this game is pushing into it’s eighth year of content, after all. However, despite all the positives, there’s still one thing this game is missing – and it really would be a game-changing addition to the shooter. Now, we don’t know about you, but we think introducing deployable ladders would add a new level to combat and the strategy on offer – and yes, we meant that pun.
A thought sparked by a suggestion made by ‘aung_swan_pyae‘ on the Rainbow Six Siege subreddit, Ubisoft’s shooter really could benefit from introducing deployable ladders as a secondary gadget – or even a unique gadget for an upcoming operator.
Why are we convinced Rainbow Six Siege needs deployable ladders? Well, when you sit down and think about it, almost every gadget and mechanic has some sort of counter, be than an built-in mechanic or an opposing gadge – except the hatches.
In Rainbow Six Siege, across every map, there are hatches that players can destroy. If you’re on a higher floor, you can drop down through this hatch – or just shoot down on top of your enemies – to gain a tactical advantage. Similarly, if there’s a hatch above you, you can shoot up and through it to take your enemies by surprise.
The one thing you can’t do at the moment, though, is actually climb up through a hatch. Sure, you can rappel up the side of buildings to gain an advantage, but interior hatches are a one-way street. We know this is one of the best competitive FPS games out there right now, but this feels like an oversight when it comes to navigating the maps.
When you think about the hatches on maps like Presidential Plane and Yacht, it’s easy to see why being able to clamber up to another floor through them would be add another level of strategy. As a defender, you would have to defend more than just the staircases. As an attacker, you could hop up a floor and drop back down behind any encroaching enemies – if the map permitted it – for a lethal surprise. It would certainly make climbing the Rainbow Six Siege ranks interesting, right?
We know this seems like something of a simple addition, but we really do think it would improve the experience. However, we’re also sure there’s a reason why these openings are one-way – at the moment. So, for now, we’re just going to have to wait and see if anything like ladders is coming in the future.
Interested in what is coming in the future, though? Check out the Rainbow Six Siege Year 8 overview right here:
Then, why not read up on the Rainbow Six Siege Operation Commanding Force release time – and everything else coming in the new update – right here. You can also read up on why we think Rainbow Six Siege runs the risk of ruining Frost with a Welcome Mat rework in Y8S2. It’s safe to say the Invitational crowd wasn’t happy about that announcement.