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Can I permanently remove a game from steam without uninstalling the game, and then buy the game again without having to install it?

I just read up on the background on this, and wow, what a weird quirk of game versioning. To directly answer your question: Removing the game from your account and repurchasing the Standard edition ...
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I didn't get 4 outbreak packs for free

The Sidewinder Elite Skin and Outbreak Packs were held back by distribution bugs, and should arrive March 7th 2018 or “soon” thereafter. Both of the Elite skin and Packs seem to be experiencing an ...
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Will new operators always cost 25,000 renown?

The base operators (FBI SWAT, GSG 9, Spetsnaz, GIGN, SAS), are the ones that cost 500 renown. However, that is only for the first one you buy for an operation team. (E.g. if you buy Ash first for SWAT,...
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Does the recoil pattern change when peeking around walls?

Tested this out just now and it looks like the recoil pattern does not change. It still goes straight up relative to the ground, even if you peek.
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What happens to gadgets of players that leave a match

They stay up. I don't even think grenades you threw that haven't exploded disappear when you leave.
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Can Jager's ADS hurt people?

From my own knowledge, it does not do any damage to you or any other gadgets on your team. The physical device can do no damage and the action of shooting down ordinance (grenades etc) does not cause ...
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Does hiding in dead bodies work against enemies?

Bodies are client-side rendered. There are lots of rants about them and also barricade debris for the entire existence of Siege (dates are as late as early 2019). For example, here is reddit thread: ...
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How am I supposed to get rid of this notification?

Okay so I had that issue forever and couldn't work it out I discovered you have to visit each operator, look at all the sections Video introduction to operator Weapon set up, skins and ...
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How do you throw your drone without going on cams?

You should go into Settings and search for Advanced Drone Deployment option. Source
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Is there any penalty for being vote kicked?

The only penalty I can think of, your nick will become recognizable and you will be kicked as soon as someone connects the dots. Otherwise, there is no system implemented which would punish you for ...
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Are laser sights visible to enemies in matchmaking?

Yes they are, they can go through windows too.
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Rainbow Six Siege Insane Load times? Computer or Internet?

I think the real bottleneck here is your hard drive and/or your internet connection. Seeing your specs, your CPU is way better than mine, and so is your GPU. Yet, your loading time is 1-5 minutes, ...
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Simultaneous Deployment of Multiple Gadgets?

No you cant do that, with any gadget in Rainbow 6. Any Attacker Gadget in the current version of R6 can only be deployed 1 at a time. That goes for breach Charges, operator gadgets etc. If you ...
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Can I use Recruit to fill faction based challenges?

The answer, it seems, is yes. I happened to have a faction/CTU spesific mission in both daily and weekly challenges. Managed to get a game where I won the necesery rounds while I used only a Recruit (...
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How much damage do Smoke's gas canisters deal?

After some research and manual testing I came to the conclusion that damage is not mitigated by armor. As for damage values, it seems to vary wildly and i couldn't determine exact values. Damage ...
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Are weapon/gadget noises audible to the other team?

Every sound you make is also hear-able for others. But for you it's obviously a bit louder since you're the source. I recommend you to check this video: Starts at 01:...
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How does MMR work?

Matchmaking rating and ranks contains all the answers. This is the most important picture from there (X axis is MMR, Y axis is number of players): Players ranks will always be distributed like on ...
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Which maps and locations are these operator art images from?

Seems like after doing some digging they seem to match up exactly to their appropriate locations. Tachanka Elite 2 art Kafe map, 2F, Reading Room Blitz Elite 2 art Clubhouse map, 1F, Bar Frost ...
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Why is my game stuttering?

In my experience, the most common cause of this (provided the hardware is beefy enough to support the game, which seems to be the case here) is the defragmentation of the drives. I know modern Windows ...
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Is there any reason why operators leave a space at the bottom of the boarded doors?

I doubt that there is a lore reason, but the small gap beneath the door can be tactically advantageous to defenders. In order to place a breaching charge on the door, attackers must walk up to the ...
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I didn't get 4 outbreak packs for free

Ubisoft is working on the Ash elite skin, they removed it for now, but that will be fixed. I don't know what's wrong with the packs, I restarted my ps4 a couple times but it doesn't seem to work. ...
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How can I know if a game is being played in my area (where I live)?

Recently, the overall player based numbers had been published (avg, peak, downloads) but currently there is no reference to how the numbers look per region. Your best bet is to discuss with people ...
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What happens if a defender explodes the hatch the defuser is on?

Yes Indeed, the attackers still lose since the defuser is destroyed this way.
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How can I track currently available maps

The Rotation will happen every month with 4 maps getting in the Map Pool and 4 maps get out of it. This was introduced, with the reduction to 14 maps in the Casual Map Pool and 12 in the Ranked and ...
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Does disorientating the hostage do anything?

No, besides losing points for spooking the hostage, it has no effect gameplay-wise. Attackers can still rescue the hostage even if the hostage has been recently disoriented.
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Which guns can break the windows on presidential plane?

Only Glaz's rifle can do it. From wiki: The plane's windows are indestructible. The only thing that can penetrate/break them is Glaz's OTs-03. The interaction the OTs-03 has with the window has ...
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Are there quantifiable benefits to using a frame rate higher than a multiplayer games server tick rate?

First thing first, not every game server runs on 60 tickrate, Valorant runs on 128, CSGO private tournaments run on 128 tickrate, but anyway, the fact that the server is not responding you with the ...
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Rainbow Six Siege Insane Load times? Computer or Internet?

For me, it was HD Texture Pack DLC which increased load times dramatically. Try uninstalling it. Alternatively, you can try moving game textures to some kind of RAM Drive which in theory should help ...
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I didn't get 4 outbreak packs for free

Reddit has the answer. From the bugs thread: Some players are not receiving 4 free Outbreak packs - We are investigating https://www.reddit.com/r/Rainbow6/comments/82fnn1/...
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How reliable are smokes?

The smokes are indeed reliable and very good after they changed them in an update. Prior to that update the smokes were completely random and client-side so people could see through them while others ...
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