Load up on guns and bring your friends, it’s the Rainbow Six Siege free weekend.
Ubisoft aren’t the only publisher to offer free weekends, but they’re definitely one of the most prolific. When you’ve got always on, online properties like The Division, Ghost Recon: Wildlands and For Honor, getting new blood in the door is crucial. Player attention often wanes, and drifts off to whatever the next big thing is at the time. [Ooh, PUBG! – Short Concentration Span Ed.]
Now there’s a(nother) Rainbow Six Siege free weekend on the way. It kicks off on February 15th, 2018, and runs right the way through to February 20th. Well, depending on your platform, of course – here’s the breakdown:
- PC: 15-18th Feb
- PS4: 15-20th Feb
- Xbox One: 15-19th Feb
The Rainbow Six Siege free weekend is evidently gearing up for a bunch of new content, with the following described by Ubisoft in the press release:
The first content from Year 3, Season 1, Operation Chimera, will be available on PC through the technical test server starting February 19th and will launch on all platforms on March 6th. Meanwhile, the new co-op mode Outbreak will be playable on PC through the technical test server starting February 20th. Outbreak will then be available on all platforms from March 6th to April 3rd.
Operation Chimera will mark the beginning of the third year of Rainbow Six Siege. Two new operators, specialists in biohazard situations and playable in adversarial multiplayer, will have to face a major threat in the game’s first co-op event, Outbreak.
And as ever, any progress you make during the Rainbow Six Siege free weekend will carry over into the game proper, if you go ahead and purchase the full game.