Rainbow Six Siege’s post-launch maps will all be downloadable for free. The game will launch with 11 maps already installed, and over time any maps that are released after the launch will be available to all players for free. Ubisoft says this is part of the company’s attempts to ensure players will return to Rainbow Six Siege long after its launch.
“We are glad to finally share with you that at launch, Rainbow Six Siege will have 11 maps, playable both day or night, all using the full potential of our Real Blast destruction technology,
a Ubisoft representative posted on Reddit. “In addition, all post-launch maps will be downloadable for free. We want players to stay with us for the long term and have ambitious post-launch plans that we will detail at a later stage.”
Earlier, Rainbow Six Siege’s level designer Benoit Deschamps told PC Gamer that the team had enough ideas to create as many as 50 unique maps, but were forced to narrow those ideas down to their ten best. (It now turns out there are 11 maps, not 10.) Plenty of those ideas are sure to get their time to shine in the post-launch maps.
The beta for Rainbow Six Siege launches September 24 and the official release is scheduled for December 1. Access to the beta can be secured, as usual, by preordering the game. But if you don’t want to give away your hard-earned cash just yet, you can register via the game’s official website and join the waitlist. It doesn’t guarantee access, but at least you’ll have a chance.
Rainbow Six Siege is the latest instalment in the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six series, based on Tom Clancy’s novels. The upcoming game focuses heavily on tactical cooperation between players and environmental destruction. Pre-release reports of the game have so far been positive, with critics praising the game’s level design and sense of tension.