Ubisoft Announces Free Play Rainbow Six Siege Weekend

by Robert Workman


If you haven’t had a chance to check out Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege just yet, you definitely should. It’s an intense multiplayer shooter that recreates the wild scenarios of real-time team combat, with a variety of modes to choose from. And this weekend, Ubisoft is giving you the chance to check it out for free.

The publisher has announced that a free trial weekend for the game will take place from November 11th through the 13th on PlayStation 4 and PC, providing a preview of what Rainbow Six Siege is all about before its latest downloadable content, Operation Red Crow, drops on November 17th for season pass holders. And considering it’s happening this weekend, the game will stay well out of the way of Overwatch’s free weekend, which is coming next week.

The free trial will provide you with all access to previous content from the game, but not Operation Red Crow, which comes with a new map in Nagoya, Japan and two new operators, by the names of Hibana and Echo. Those that don’t have access to a season pass will be able to download the content starting November 24th, either by using Renown or R6 credits.

The Siege trial promises a lot of intense combat scenarios, so it might be overwhelming to newcomers at first. However, there’s a good opportunity to see what the game’s all about with this free trial, which should be fairly easy to access on both platforms. Plus, it’ll get you prepared for the Red Crow content, which will take place in a skyscraper as special assault forces go head to head against the Yakuza. Sounds like a hell of a match to us.

Enjoy the free weekend, and then pick up Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege for PlayStation 4, PC, or Xbox One as well. (Sadly, it doesn’t look like the free weekend is compatible with Xbox One.)

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.