Tag Archive

Rainbow Six Siege Gets A Limited Time $20 Starter Edition

Posted on June 2, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Rainbow Six Siege

Ubisoft today announced a $20 CDN feature limited version of the multiplayer focused Rainbow Six Siege that will be available from now until June 19th.

Players who purchase Rainbow Six Siege starter edition will receive access to all of the maps that were released at launch as well as the free content drops that appear frequently. Starter Edition players will also have access to all available game modes, weapons, attachments can go through the entire progression system. Full version owners & Starter Edition  owners also play on the same servers and Starter Edition players can also play in the competitive scene.

How things differ is how player characters, called “operators” unlock in the Starter Edition. In the regular game players can unlock all of the operators for free with about 2 hours of in-game playtime per character or by purchasing a Season’s Pass. The starter edition will unlock two operators from a randomized pool and then provide players with 600 RB coins which can be used to purchase 2 additional operators. Additional characters will take about 15 hours in-game time to earn and there is a one-week lockout from newly announced operators for non-Season Pass holders.

Rainbow Six: Siege

In their FAQ Ubisoft explains that Starter Edition players have multiple ways to earn more renown through daily / weekly missions if they want to try out new characters”

How can I unlock the operators faster when playing the Starter Edition?
– Play the Daily and Weekly Challenges to unlock extra Renown
– Purchase Renown Boosters.
– Wait for the weekly Operators discounts (Renown and R6 Credits).
– Purchase the 35$/€ R6 Credits pack to unlock all the 16 original Operators (attacker and defender bundle).

Rainbow Six Siege Starter Edition is available on both Steam and Uplay for a limited time. Here is the game recommended specs:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64bit versions required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz or better or AMD FX-8120 @ 3.1 Ghz or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (or GTX 760 / GTX 960) or AMD Radeon HD 7970 (or R9 280x [2GB VRAM] / R9 380 / Fury X)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 47 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card 5.1 with latest drivers
  • Additional Notes: SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS AT TIME OF RELEASE: GeForce GTX 460 or better, GTX 560 or better, GTX 650 or better, GTX 750 or better, or any card from the GT900 and Titan Series, Radeon HD5870 or better, HD6870 or better, HD7770 or better, R7 260X or better, or any card from the R-300 series and Fury X. Laptop models of these cards may work but are not supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game. Additional chipsets may be supported after release. For an up-to-date list of supported chipsets, please visit the FAQ for this game on our support website:http://support.ubi.com


Rainbow Six: Siege Operation Black Ice Released With New Trailer

Posted on February 2, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Rainbow Six: Siege

Ubisoft have released a brand new in-game trailer to celebrate the release of Operation Black Ice, the first major expansion to last December’s Rainbow Six: Siege. Along with the new trailer they also updated their official site to outline all of the content that is about to go live in Operation Black Ice.

Here is just a brief rundown of some of the additions:

  • Brand new map that takes place in Artic Canada – Yacht
  • Two new operators from the JTF2 (Joint Task Force) – Buck and Frost
  • Spectator mode available on game modes.
  • New Weapon Skins
  • Various balance changes to existing content

It is pretty cool to see Canadian special forces represented in the game, complete with our own map! Trust me – even if parts of our country get really cold in the winter, our whole country isn’t some tundra arctic wasteland. Watch the video in the embedded player below or head on over to the official Operation Black Ice website for a list of all the changes.

[youtube id=”8ZMaE7MkzQk”]


Rainbow Six Siege Free Weekend Starts Today

Posted on December 18, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Rainbow Six Siege

Ubisoft recently brought back the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six franchise with the release of Rainbow Six: Siege earlier this month for Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Now they’re giving PC gamers the chance to try out the multiplayer centric take on the long running series with a free weekend that just kicked off on Uplay.

Alongside the free weekend for Siege, and a heavily discounted price (25%) off the full game, Ubisoft has also begun their Holiday Sale. It looks like your wallet is the objective and every major publisher is using their best tactics to reach their goal. Its been awhile when we can say that you could try out two of the year’s newest shooters for free.

We published rather exhaustive impressions of the game’s closed beta back in October when that went live. If you want to get a sense of how the game plays before committing to the massive download you can check those out.

Also here’s a partial list of the discount Ubisoft has on offer:

  • Assassins Creed: Liberation – $11.99 CDN
  • Serious Sam HD: First & Second Encounter – $4.00 CDN Each
  • Not A Hero – $10.99 CDN
  • Killer Is Dead -$4.00 CDN
  • Escape Dead Island – $4.00 CDN
  • Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition – $20.00 CDN
  • Remember Me – $6.00 CDN
  • Tomb Raider GOTY – $7.50 CDN
  • Witcher III + Both Expansions – $51.99 CDN


Rainbow Six Siege Launch Trailer Is GO GO GO

Posted on November 28, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Rainbow Six Siege

Ubisoft has given the GO command on both the Rainbow Six Siege open beta and the game’s launch trailer.  Titled ‘the breach’ this brand new one minute trailer – narrated by a British special forces member – outlining some of the emotions members of the Rainbow team might feel when participating in one of the game’s multiplayer-centric matches.

Rainbow Siege’s open multiplayer beta went live this weekend – featuring 14 different operators and three different maps – on all major platforms (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows PC).  The open beta was delayed by two hours on Friday and is scheduled to close tomorrow night before the final game becomes available via retail and digital distribution on December 1st.

For more Rainbow Siege coverage check out our full coverage of the game’s closed beta from earlier this fall.

[youtube id=”RPY3TQSolm4″]


Rainbow Six: Siege Open Beta Commences Next Weekend

Posted on November 18, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Rainbow Six Siege

Ubisoft has announced than an open beta for their upcoming tactical multiplayer shooter Rainbow Six: Siege will be taking place from November 25th until the 29th. If you weren’t part of the previously extended closed beta that took place last month here is your chance to try a slice of Rainbow Six’s unique take on competitive team based multiplayer before the full game blasts its way into retail.

In terms of content the open beta will offer up 14 of the final game’s 20 operators and 3 different maps. Returning from the closed beta are the maps House and Hereford with this being the public’s first chace to try out the Kanal map. It’s not just competitive team based multiplayer that’s available in the beta either: Player Vs Environment Terrorist Hunt will also be included!

Players on all platforms (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC) will be able to pre-load the beta on November 23rd ahead of the servers going live. If you were part of the closed beta you’ll get 24 hours of additional access starting on November 24th!

We wrote a rather exhaustive piece about our experience with the closed beta last month if you need a brief on how the game plays.

More information on the beta including minimum specs (for PC Players) are available on Ubisoft’s website.




Rainbow Six Siege’s New Trailer Shows off a Whole World of Locations

Posted on October 21, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Rainbow Six Siege

If you chose to enlist with the special operations group Rainbow this December where will your adventures take you? Perhaps you’ll visit Courchevel, France or Hamburg, Germany or maybe even Los Angeles, California.

The latest gameplay trailer for Rainbow Six: Siege shows gives us a brief look at some of the locations that were not included in last month’s extended beta. It’s nice to see Ubisoft going for an international approach in terms of level locations – perhaps we’ll even see some matches take place in locales other than Europe and North America!

Rainbow Six Siege will be released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC on December 1st and is Rated M for Mature.

[youtube id=”YlVf0XCybmg”]


Rainbow Six Siege “CSG 9” Trailer

Posted on October 12, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Rainbow Six Siege

Ubisoft Europe’s official YouTube channel has posted a brand new trailer detailing the German CSG 9 Special Forces unit. In-game players will be able to take control of four different operatives from this unit – I.Q, Jager, Bandit and Blitz.

Learn more about these Special Forces operatives and how they work in Rainbow Six Siege in the embedded trailer below. If you missed last month’s extended closed beta don’t worry we’ve got you covered with our extensive write up about our time with the game.

UbiSoft’s official YouTube Channel offers the following description of the video:

Rainbow is an elite team composed of members of the best Special Forces units from around the globe. In this new episode of Inside Rainbow, we invite you to learn more about the GSG 9 Siege operators, the German counter-terrorism unit. Follow the blog at rainbow6.com/blog to learn even more about I.Q., Blitz, Bandit and Jäger.

Rainbow Six Siege is due out on December 1st 2015 and will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. It is expected to be rated M / Pegi 18.

[youtube id=”c_n4EmeRlaY”]


Get the latest articles and news from BrokenJoysticks and a selection of excellent articles from other sources.

Simply fill out the form below and you’ll be on your way to getting our upcoming newsletter.