Assassin’s Creed New Novel Released, Rainbow Six Siege Advances Year 7 Season 3

A brutal swarm is upon us with the imminent reveal of the next season of Rainbow Six Siege, and the release of a new novel set in Victorian London gives Assassin’s Creed fans a new story to dive into this week. Check it out in our Ubisoft news roundup for August 15-19:

Assassin’s Creed: The Magus Conspiracy novel is now available

[UN][AC]    Magus Conspiracy Launch/Author Interview - Kate Heartfield

Assassin’s Creed fans can dive into a new original story this week with “Assassin’s Creed: The Magus Conspiracy,” a novel set in 1851 London during the Great Exhibition. Check out our interview with Sunday Times bestselling author Kate Heartfield, who tells the story of a jaded assassin, a young acrobat, proto-computer programmer Ada Lovelace, and a Templar plot to destabilize Europe.

Rainbow Six Siege teases Operation Brutal Swarm Reveal on August 21

Rainbow Six Siege Year 7 Season 3, titled Operation Brutal Swarm, is coming soon. To find out what that name portends and what’s in store for the upcoming season, be sure to tune in for the full reveal on August 21 at (and watch out Official Rainbow Six Siege Twitter for exact times).

Ubisoft+ Spotlight – Assassin’s Creed Revelations

(Editorial Note: This is a series of short weekly highlights written by our News team writers featuring games available with a Ubisoft+ subscription. We hope you enjoy looking back with us, or maybe discover something new.)

Mikel Reparaz, Editor: What do you do when a lifelong quest for revenge comes to an end? Where do you go once you have conquered Rome? If you are Ezio Auditore da Firenze, you head to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, in search of a new purpose. In Assassin’s Creed Revelations, the now gray-haired Ezio follows in the footsteps of the series’ first hero, Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad, to find a lost Assassin’s vault beneath Masyaf. However, the keys to the vault are hidden in Constantinople and each one contains one of Altair’s memories for Ezio to revive, also giving players a clear idea of ​​what happened to Altair after the events. from Assassin’s Creed.

This nested approach to storytelling – Altair’s story within Ezio’s story, within Desmond’s modern day story – spending this game trapped in a puzzle-filled simulation while his body remains comatose – propels an adventure that features all kind of new tricks and tools. for Ezio to deploy against the unsuspecting Byzantine Templars. There’s Hookblade, a curved variation of Hidden Blade that allows Ezio to zipline, launch opponents, and extend his reach as he climbs. Ezio can also craft a variety of throwable bombs to distract, stun, or kill enemies, and if he ever jumps from a high place with nothing to break his fall, having a supply of parachutes on hand ensures a safe landing in a pinch.

Ezio’s search for the keys also brings him into contact with the Ottoman Assassins, who need his guidance as a Mentor to rebuild their order. This involves building individual Assassins from recruits to Masters, as well as retaking Assassin lairs from the Templars and commanding squads of Assassin defenders to keep those lairs safe. Assassin’s Creed Revelations is a refinement of the Ezio trilogy gameplay that gives the story a shocking conclusion and a calm coda, and you can find out right now with a Subscription Ubisoft+.

game updates

roller champions implemented a mid-season title update on August 15, which includes the following changes:


  • Players can now invite Ubisoft Connect friends who are playing on platforms other than their current platform through the Invite a Friend menu.
  • Form a cross-platform party to play together in any game mode, including custom match!
  • Make sure that you and your friends have Crossplay enabled in order to see each other in the menu.


  • Fixed an issue where controls could become unresponsive when rejoining a match.
  • Players can no longer get stuck in a closed goal after denying a goal.
  • AI players will now pass the ball to teammates not directly in front of them.
  • AI players in custom games will no longer get stuck under the goal.


  • Adjusted multiple instances of shadows being too dark and highlights too bright in the customizations menu.
  • Fixed an issue where some customization items would not match their previews when in-match.


  • Fixed an issue that caused an extended loading screen after watching a match.
  • Switching to the “Skater Cam” while using the “Action Cam” now correctly switches the camera.
  • Fixed an issue where the spectator action camera distance would reset every time a player took the ball.

user interface/user experience

  • Players will no longer see the number of fans each player has during the match intro.
  • AI players can now be removed from custom match lobbies.
  • Fans and Roller Pass progress now update correctly after a match.
  • Switching players will now receive a message if an incorrect date and time setting prevents them from accessing the game.
  • Improved the reliability of accepting invites to matches in progress.
  • AI players can now be removed from custom match lobbies.
  • The scoreboard in the Skatepark is now sorted from highest to lowest score.
  • Multiple causes of falls or disconnections.