Oregon's rework in Rainbow Six Siege Void Edge is a lot to take in

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I was surprised to hear that Oregon would be Rainbow Six Siege's first map rework of 2020. It's a launch map that's somewhat iconic in the community, so I assumed it was untouchable. Turns out it's very touchable—so much so that Oregon's rework feels like a different map entirely.

You can see what I mean in Game Informer's Void Edge gameplay video below, which captures great angles of Oregon's new guts. The biggest changes have been made to the basement, where a new set of stairs links up to Kitchen and Construction and been expanded for less claustrophobic attacks.

The dreaded laundry hatch of Basement has been shifted to a less central location to make the site less of a meat grinder for defenders. There's also a new hallway adjacent to Meeting Hall that connects Big Tower to Kitchen and relieves Meeting Hall as a choke point.

From what I've played, Oregon is changing for the better. Though, it's a shame that the old version is being locked away in a vault to never be seen again. Enjoy the classic map while you can! For more on Oregon and Void Edge's exciting new operators, check out our hands-on preview from the Six Invitational 2020.

Morgan Park
Staff Writer

Morgan has been writing for PC Gamer since 2018, first as a freelancer and currently as a staff writer. He has also appeared on Polygon, Kotaku, Fanbyte, and PCGamesN. Before freelancing, he spent most of high school and all of college writing at small gaming sites that didn't pay him. He's very happy to have a real job now. Morgan is a beat writer following the latest and greatest shooters and the communities that play them. He also writes general news, reviews, features, the occasional guide, and bad jokes in Slack. Twist his arm, and he'll even write about a boring strategy game. Please don't, though.