Ubisoft Responds to Recent Rainbow Six Siege Lootbox Plans and Price Changes

Delia Watkins
January 28, 2018

"Our passionate and dedicated fans are the reason why Rainbow Six Siege is a success, especially the ones who have been with us from Day 1", said Ubisoft in a statement. The new pricing policy, which will be effective starting February 13, raises the cost for the buyer by $20 on average.

Ubisoft, the developer and publisher of the FPS, has announced that they have seen the concerns of players for the game and have made a decision to keep the price of the Standard Edition of "Rainbow Six Siege" to $40 instead of raising it to the planned $60. For those of you who are new to the game and purchase the Advanced Edition before or during the Outbreak Event, you will receive the 10 packs that are included in the Advanced Edition, plus the four for logging in during the event.

Ubisoft claims that 50 new cosmetic items will be available via the "Outbreak" packs sold for 300 Renown.

Based on the description from Ubisoft, "Outbreak" will be an in-game event that will last for four weeks. The packs assure unique items, according to IGN. The Complete Edition, however, features all of this plus 16 of the operators from Year 1 and 2, with the Starter Edition only including all maps and modes, 600 credits, plus an extended time to unlock all operators.

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.

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Those who purchased the Year 2 Complete Edition gets everything at the time of purchase. It will continue to cost $15 and will offer the same benefits as before.

First of all, the game studio confirmed that the Starter Edition will remain the same.

That's why most players opted for the $40 Standard Edition which includes the full game and the standard track towards unlocking content. But, for the user with the Standard Edition, it costs 12,500 Renown.

Additionally, Ubisoft said it has been listening to concerns about the rate at which players that buy the $15 Starter Edition of the game unlock new operators (it's very slow, which makes the edition hard to recommend).

Rainbow Six Siege Xbox One X and PS4 Pro patches are coming, and Ubisoft has announced timed cash-only loot boxes. This time, the event - referred to as Outbreak - will likely be different from the previous ones, notes Gamespot. The danger is so high that the authorities quarantined the entire town, trapping civilians and soldiers inside.

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