Lockdown PC clocked: New screens, info

What sets the PC version of the latest Rainbow Six game apart from its console cousins? Find out inside

PC fanboys itching for the next bout of Rainbow Six action in latest instalment Lockdown may have to hold on a few months after the console version's touchdown in September (Lockdown on PC is due early 2006), but at least there's some new/exclusive content to patch up those waiting wounds.

Lockdown's storyline, that of Team Rainbow tackling the threat of bio-terrorism and on the way itself becoming a target remains identical across all platform versions but Ubisoft's whacked over a handy bullet-point list (see below) revealing the gameplay/feature differences in the PC incarnation. And we've got a few new Lockdown PC screenshots too which you can spy on this page.


Anyway, here's what's unique to Rainbow Six: Lockdown on PC:

  • Enhanced Tactical Experience
    • Deadlier enemies with improved tactics require quick and intense decision making. But move too fast and you'll find the enemy waiting for you...
    • Hostages that must be navigated through the level and accounted for during firefights. Keep them safe and get them out alive!
  • New Multiplayer Features
    • "Class Style" gameplay for multiplayer, allowing more specialization
    • Multiplayer reward system
    • New "Free-for-all" game type
    • The return of 3 classic maps - 747, Mint, and Bunkers
    • Re-imagined missions, more challenging than ever before
    • Re-vamped Rivalry Mode: Rainbow vs. Mercenaries, battling over three different objective types simultaneously. No two Rivalry matches play out exactly the same way!
  • New Equipment
    • Enemy use of Lock Fusers in single-player gameplay presents new challenges to the player
    • Laser Trip Mines, Virus grenades, and C4 explosives add new options to the multiplayer arsenal
  • New Weapons and Attachments
    • 20 new weapons - 42 overall
    • 6 brand new weapons never used before in a Rainbow game
    • 14 fan favorites from franchise history
    • Customize your weapon to suit your style of play: Silencers, Scopes, red-dot sights, hi-cap magazines.