Ghost Recon Breakpoint to host free weekend, Rainbow Six Siege event

Ubisoft aren’t done with Ghost Recon Breakpoint yet. Following a recent content drop and an upgrade for new consoles, the publisher are about to throw a live event that will see the open world shooter hook up with Rainbow Six Siege.


The Amber Sky live event kicks off next week on January 21st across all versions of the game. After the release of a deadly nerve agent called Amber Ruin, three of Rainbow’s elite operatives join you in a series of missions to stop this new threat while also scouring Auroa to find a cure. Nomad will be joined by fan favourite Siege operators Ash, Finka, and Thatcher, the live event also featuring other characters from the Tom Clancy universe.

Here’s some intel on the time-limited items up for grabs during the Amber Sky Breakpoint event:

  • Earn up to 11 new exclusive items over the course of the event, including uniforms.
  • The 11th and final reward, the Underbarrel Shotgun attachment, will be rewarded for completing all missions and can be earned even after the end of the Live Event.
  • The store will be stocked with exclusive Rainbow Six–themed items as well! Make sure to swing by to check out the new items and uniforms.

On top of that, there will be a free weekend available across all platforms, running from January 21st to the 25th. If you’ve been sitting on the fence then this is a golden opportunity to dip your toe in, hopefully joining other prospective recruits during the trial period.

Last year, a Breakpoint title update added more than just new content to the open world shooter. Ubisoft patched the Wildlands sequel with a free upgrade for those playing Breakpoint on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. Ghost Recon Breakpoint now includes performance and resolution modes allowing the game to run at 1080p at 60 FPS or 4K at 30 FPS (the 4K being upscaled on PS5). However, one Xbox Series S, this version of the game runs at 1440p at 30 FPS at all times.

At launch Ghost Recon Breakpoint was a buggy disappointment and scored a stinging 4 our of 10 as a result. Wracked with technical issues, boring loot, and a mesh of ill-fitting design choices, Ubisoft have been rolling out patches though we’re yet to book a return trip to Auroa to see what’s improved.

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