Rainbow Six Siege hits new milestone, series isn’t going anywhere


Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has hit 20 million registered players worldwide since its 2015 launch, publisher Ubisoft announced on its blog over the weekend.

Nicolas Lefebvre, Ubisoft’s Product Director, made it clear that the French publishing behemoth intends on supporting the squad-based shooter for the foreseeable future: “Our community is growing and so is our ambition to make Siege a shooter that is here to stay.

Ubisoft is already gearing up for the next major Rainbow Six Siege update, with Operation Health arriving on consoles soon via a 15GB update. The new initiative is also being deployed to “improve the overall experience” of the game via a series of long-time fixes and upgrades. 

Rainbow Six Siege Alpha Packs looks set to shake things up

Looking ahead, the next season takes place in Hong Kong, bringing together the Special Duties Unit (SDU) and Poland’s Grupa Reagowania Operacyjno-Manewrowego (GROM), plus fresh weapons and a new map. 

The Alpha Packs system meanwhile will introduce a new loot-based system for Siege, which reward various cosmetic-based items. Recently, Ubisoft released Rainbow Six Siege update 2.1.1., which offered a multitude of bug fixes for the shooter.

Rainbow Six Siege was released for PS4, PC, and Xbox One in December 2015, and focuses on team-based multiplayer gameplay with an emphasis on environmental destruction. Players engage in a number of scenarios, including hostage rescue and bomb disposal, as they follow a loose narrative that prepares the squad for an encounter against a deadly terrorist group known as the White Masks.

Originally, Ubisoft had planned to develop a new entry in the Rainbow Six franchise known as Rainbow Six: Patriots, which featured a hard-hitting narrative. However, the project was ultimately cancelled due to various technical issues, and so Siege was born in an effort to reboot the series.

Source: Ubisoft