Ubisoft Explains Rainbow Six Siege Price Increase

Ubisoft Explains Rainbow Six Siege Price Increase

Enter Ubisoft, seeking to be the exception that proves the rule by introducing a $20 price increase for most versions of Rainbow Six Siege roughly two years after the game's initial launch.

The Gold and Complete editions are also getting updated to include the 10 free outbreak packs, as well as the newly announced Year 3 season pass.

The Starter Edition will continue to be offered much as it always has, at a discounted price that slows your progression toward toward unlocking new operators. Rather, there's a new set of 50 cosmetic items that are attached to Outbreak Packs. The Complete Edition includes all of the above, the Year 3 Pass and all 16 Year 1 and Year 2 Operators. The 20 original Operators cost 12,500 Renown each with the Starter Edition.

All three editions will be available from 13th February 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

As games evolve significantly after their initial release these days, it's not uncommon for publishers to release "Game of the Year" editions or other such "complete" packages that round up all the post-launch DLC into a slightly more expensive package.

Outbreak event - what to expect?

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Outbreak, as Ubisoft explains it, is a four-week three-player cooperative mode that has players fighting a mysterious infestation in the town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. The danger is so high that the authorities quarantined the entire town, trapping civilians and soldiers inside.

This is a limited-time event, and most people probably won't find their ultimate goal in containing the outbreak. The event will also have its own loot boxes, that will only drop cosmetic items and Ubisoft says, those boxes will not drop duplicates.

These cosmetics are all hazmat-themed, including universal and unique weapon skins, headgear, uniforms, and charms. While there is a unique variation of the Elite Uniform available in the Outbreak Packs, the standard version of this Elite Uniform will be available for direct purchase once the event has started. All these items will be categorized as either Rare, Epic, or Legendary, and there won't be any overlap with the existing Alpha Packs.

The Outbreak Packs can only be acquired for 300 R6 Credits each.

Further criticisms about the new Advanced Edition have been levied in response to its inclusion of Outbreak Packs.

Beyond the inclusion of loot boxes, longtime players are upset that incoming players are receiving ten Outbreak Packs in addition to the four Outbreak Packs all players will receive for logging on during the event.

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