Update: Microsoft have now confirmed that Rainbow Six Siege will be added to Xbox Game Pass for console and streaming on 22nd October.
In probably one of the most obvious teases of all times, it looks like Rainbow Six Siege is coming to Xbox Game Pass sometime soon.
Let’s see if we can work out the cryptic clue that the Xbox Game Pass Twitter account dropped over the weekend:
— Xbox Game Pass (@XboxGamePass) October 17, 2020
Let’s see… so there’s a medieval castle siege going on, but the sky above is being grace by not one, not two, but six rainbows. Either that’s R6 Siege, or there’s a very fabulous Total War announcement coming soon.
Let’s just say it’s Siege, though, and the timing feels pretty much perfect for Microsoft to snag the popular online tactical shooter for its subscription service. Ubisoft announced that the game will be getting free upgrades to the next-gen PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles sometime later this year, promising to bring resolutions up to 4K and with 120fps gameplay for ultra-responsive first person shooting. Despite persistent rumours, they’ve resisted making the game free to play, but with the new generation of consoles, now’s obviously a great time for them to try and lure in new and returning players, and what better way than putting it on Game Pass, where it has much of the allure of being free?
It’s already been a pretty big year for the game, with the latest big update being Year 5 Season 3 Operation: Shadow Legacy, which added the very familiar Clancy-verse face of Sam Fischer is sneaking his way into the fray, and they’re currently testing a major rework of Tachanka, one of the original set of Operators in the game
You can find all the Year 5 Season 3 details in our report, but here’s a brief summary:
Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 Season 3 summary
- New Operator: Zero (Sam Fisher)
- Map ban feature
- Match replays
- New weapons: SC-3000K and 5.7 USG
- Contextual ping system
- More scope attachment options
- Improvement accessibility
- Reinforcement pool
- New equipment: Hard Breach Charge
- Thatcher rework
- Stats tracker
Source: Xbox Game Pass Twitter