Rainbow Six Siege – The (free) Weekend Starts Here

Ever fancied trying Rainbow Six Siege but object to capitalist trappings such as “money”?  Then this August bank holiday weekend is for you, hippy.

Yes, the game will be free to play on Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC (via Uplay or Steam) from today till August 27th.  To get involved head over to this website, choose your format, and get downloading.  Please note that, due to the online nature of Rainbow Six Siege, PS4 owners need a PS+ subscription and Xbox One owners need Xbox Live Gold.

Any progress you make over the free weekend will be saved, allowing you to continue should you choose to buy the full game later.  If you need a little nudging towards that purchase, the game will be available for up to 50% off from now until September the 4th.

If you’re on PC, the upcoming content for Year 2’s Season 3, Operation Blood Orchid, will land on the game’s Technical Test Server on August 29th ahead of its all-formats release on September 5th.

Operation Blood Orchid will launch with the new Theme Park map set in Hong Kong, and three new operators – Ying, Lesion and Ela.  Find out more about them here.

More information on Operation Blood Orchid will be released during the Season 2 Pro League Finals on August the 26th. To get a first look at Blood Orchid gameplay, check out the livestream at 5:15pm UK time on https://www.twitch.tv/rainbow6

For more on Rainbow Six Siege, check out our previous coverage and stay tuned to Ubisoft Blog!

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Rainbow Six Siege

Release date — December 1, 2015
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
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PEGI 18+
Rainbow 6 Siege is the latest installment in the acclaimed first-person shooter franchise developed by the renowned Ubisoft Montreal studio for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Inspired by the reality of counter terrorist operatives across the world, Rainbow 6 Siege invites players to master the art of destruction. Intense close quarters confrontations, high lethality, tactics, team play, and explosive action are at the center of the experience.
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Phil is so incredibly old that his earliest gaming memories involve those late-70s TV Pong clone machines made by Binatone, typing BASIC games into the one-piece keyboard of a Sinclair ZX80 from magazine listings, and the static burble of Commodore 64 tape loading. He does Marketing things in Ubisoft's Guildford office. He's been at the company for 18 years. The numpty.