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It’s been more than a year since Rainbow Six Siege‘s release, and the tense tactical shooter shows no signs of slowing down. With an ever-expanding player base and a second year of new DLC expansions and tournaments on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to jump in. And we’ve got some good news for Xbox Live Gold members looking to do just that: Rainbow Six Siege will be free to play from 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, February 2 to 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, February 5 as part of Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days.
During the free weekend, you’ll have access to all the maps and modes in the full version, with all of Rainbow’s Operators available to unlock as you progress and earn Renown. And if you want to keep playing after this weekend, you can purchase the standard version of Rainbow Six Siege on the Xbox Store online at a 50% discount and retain all of the progress you made during the free weekend.
The free Rainbow Six Siege weekend also coincides with the Six Invitational, a $200,000 tournament for top teams that begins at 7 a.m. PST on Friday, February 3 and will stream online via Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook through February 5. The Six Invitational will also show off the upcoming Velvet Shell DLC, the first installment of Rainbow Six Siege‘s Year 2 content, which will introduce new Operators and a new map set in Ibiza, Spain. To catch a glimpse, be sure to tune in to the teaser panels from 9:45 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. on Saturday, February 4.
After more than a year of tweaks, updates, and balancing informed by community feedback, Rainbow Six Siege‘s team-based matches offer a faster, smoother, more explosive experience than ever. Your friends will have free access to the game as well this weekend, making this a perfect opportunity to put together a well-coordinated team to breach walls, try different combinations of Operators, and take down opponents together in perfect sync.
To download Rainbow Six Siege, click on the Gold Member area on the home dashboard, or download directly from the Xbox Store online.
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