Rainbow Six Siege Halloween event now live with new mode and skins

Ubisoft has kicked off this year’s Halloween event for its hugely popular strategic shooter, Rainbow Six Siege. Dubbed “Doktor’s Curse” it features a special new game mode as well as challenges and an assortment of cosmetic unlocks for some of your favourite Operators.


The event is now live and will run through Halloween up until November 6th. Here’s some flavour text to help you get festive:

Something’s not quite right with Doc. Soon after Theme Park closed, he moved in and made the castle his home, where he performs all sorts of disturbing experiments. In the end, he created something more evil than he intended.

The place is now crawling with Monsters, and a band of Exterminators have been called in to reclaim it. Will they be able to return things to normal, or will the fiends live to terrorize another day?

The highlight here is a new hide and seek match type. Ubisoft has given the Theme Park map a macabre makeover for Doktor’s Curse, creating a twisted set of rules that will have fans changing up their usual Siege playstyle.

On one team we have 5 monster defenders who must survive an onslaught from their 5 exterminator attackers to claim victory. However, none of the characters are permitted to use guns. The attacking team will have access to Sledge’s hammer as well as familiar operator gadgets used to detect enemy locations. Meanwhile the monster will need to lay traps and have a handy Nightstride ability to temporarily vanish from sight.

Of course, this wouldn’t be a themed event without a hoard of cosmetic items to unlock. As it’s Halloween Ubisoft’s art team has gone all out on the new headgear and skins available with costumes for Doc, Smoke, Lesion, Kapkan, Frost, Bandit, and Ela.

There are 28 items up for grabs and you’ll need to unlock them by spending currency in-game or completing special challenges.

Source: Press Release

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