Ubisoft has released a Starter Pack for Rainbow Six Siege on PC through Steam and Uplay, allowing players to purchase the full game for $15 until June 19th, after which you can continue playing. The only difference is that rather than requiring 500 -2,000 renown (the in-game currency) to purchase new Operators, players who purchase the Starter Pack will require 12,500 renown. Ubisoft estimates it will take approximately 15 hours to unlock one Operator under this system. The full details of the Starter Pack were revealed in a post on the Rainbow Six Blog.
Purchasing the Starter Pack for Rainbow Six Siege grants users four Operators instantly. Two random Operators will be unlocked from a pre-selected pool (Rook, Mute, Smoke, Sledge, Ash and Fuze), which Ubisoft has identified as the “most intuitive for entry-level players”. The player is then free to choose two Operators from the whole game using bonus R6 Credits that come with the Starter Pack.
Other than that, players who purchase the Starter Pack have access to the full version of Rainbow Six Siege. All the maps, game modes, weapons and attachments as players who purchased the full version are available, and all players will play on the same servers regardless of which version they have.
Ubisoft also notes that the Starter Edition is compatible with the Season Pass, which grants immediate access to the eight post-launch Operators being added throughout the year.
Rainbow Six Siege was released in December 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In an FAQ Ubisoft writes that is has no plans to offer the Starter Pack on consoles.
Analog Addiction enjoyed our time with Rainbow Six Siege, but felt it could have benefited from more single player content.
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