Yesterday Ubisoft announced there would be price hikes for Rainbow Six: Siege but there has now been a change of heart.
Ubisoft has now backed down on price changes which would have seen a $20 price hike on the Standard Edition of the game taking it to a rather large $60. As for the basic Starter Edition, well there’s something happening with that too and but information on what’s changing there should be forthcoming during the Six Invitational on 13 February.
The new Rainbow Six: Siege plan was revealed by Ubisoft this evening also includes news that veteran players will be granted the Ash Sidewinder Elite skin for free.
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Our passionate and dedicated fans are the reason why Rainbow Six Siege is a success, especially the ones who have been with us from Day 1. Following yesterday’s announcement, we have seen the frustration from our veteran players rise to the top of the discussion. Below you will find our next steps for addressing these concerns.
- For our veteran players, any of you that play an online match between now and March 6th will receive the upcoming Ash Sidewinder Elite skin for free. The Ash Sidewinder Elite will be automatically granted to your inventory at the launch of Year 3 Season 1.
- For our newcomers and those of you concerned about introducing your friends to the game, we will be keeping the Standard Edition in the store at the current price.
- For those of you who have raised concerns over the Starter Edition when it comes to acquiring Operators, we will be sharing more information about our next steps during the Six Invitational. We recognize that this has been a point of frustration for new players, as well as existing players bringing their friends into the game, and have been working on how to make this process more fluid.
The Rainbow Six Siege team has always incorporated player feedback into the game and the direction of the design. Your voice is incredibly important to us and we are monitoring your feedback closely on all aspects of this announcement. Any future updates will be posted here.