Ubisoft has updated the pricing structure for its Rainbow Six Siege, which is now in its third year. The new pricing policy, which will be effective starting Feb. 13, raises the cost for the buyer by $20 on average.
Rainbow Six Siege – prices increased
On Thursday, Ubisoft announced that the Standard Edition (costing $40) of Rainbow Six Siege will be replaced with an Advanced Edition (costing $60). The Advanced Edition will include all the things in the Standard Edition, plus 600 Rainbow Six Credits and 10 Outbreak Collection packs.
The Collection packs include the cosmetics from the upcoming Outbreak event. The Outbreak Packs are available for purchase separately for $5 per unit (300 Credits). A player can also get four packs by logging-in during the event. The packs assure unique items, according to IGN.
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Further, the Gold Edition of the game that was earlier priced at $70 will now cost $90. The Gold Edition, which is the one with the latest DLC operators, will now also come with ten new Outbreak Collection Packs and in-game currency.
Finally, the Complete Edition of Siege will now cost $130, up from $110 previously. In addition to the Gold Edition content, the Complete Edition contains 16 bonus operators from the year one and year two content.
Explaining what’s included and what’s not, Ubisoft tweeted that “people who purchased the Year 2 Complete Edition will get what was listed at the time of purchase.”
The price of the Starter Edition has been left untouched. It will continue to cost $15 and will offer the same benefits as before. Though the Starter Edition gives players access to the full game along with 600 R6 Credits, unlocking characters is a complex and time-consuming process. The new operatives usually cost 2,000 Renown, which is Siege’s in-game currency. But, for the user with the Standard Edition, it costs 12,500 Renown.
“The main difference between the Starter Edition and any other edition is that it takes an extended amount of time to unlock the 20 original Operators,” Ubisoft said.
Rainbow Six Siege’s Starter edition is available for sale, but for the other versions, you will have to wait for a couple of weeks.
Outbreak event – what to expect?
Separately, Ubisoft also confirmed the Rainbow Six Siege event. This time, the event – referred to as Outbreak – will likely be different from the previous ones, notes Gamespot. The four-week long Outbreak event will have three player teams, which will fight a “mysterious threat” in a town which has been quarantined with soldiers and civilians inside.
“This free event will begin with the launch of the Year 3 Season 1 title update. Within the duration of the 4 weeks event, an exclusive collection of cutting edge HazMat cosmetic will be available,” Ubisoft says.
The Outbreak event will give players a chance to grab new gear. In all, 50 unique items will be available for the players via Outbreak packs, which will cost 300 R6 Credits. The items will include headgear, Elite uniform, charms, universal weapon skins and more.
Apart from these items, players will get “a few other Outbreak rewards” that “will be available through gameplay.” How these rewards will be made available to the players will be revealed later.