R6 Siege Gets Free Weekend Now, Update Next Week

Two pieces of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege [official site] news have executed a choreographed breach of the RPS treehouse, lobbing flashbangs then crashing through the window and trapdoor to yell about a free trial weekend and the next big content update. And… now they’ve hustled Alec out of here, as if we’ve held him hostage all these years? Alec! Come back! Alec! Alec! Al- no, he’s away. Point is: the door-busting counter-terrorism FPS is free to play in full from now for the weekend. Then, next week, it’ll add two new characters and a new map in the ‘Operation Red Crow’ update.

Operation Red Crow will jet off to Japan, and you can hit this minisite to learn all about it. The new map is Skyscraper, smashing through a mansion atop a tower in the city of Nagoya. The Yakuza fellas who own it have a flair for dramatic architectural contrast. The two new operators are Japanese too, Hibana and Echo. She does ‘splosions:

While he has a Roomba to clean up all the mess:

I would play that Viscera Cleanup Detail crossover.

Red Crow will launch on November 17th, bringing the map to everyone but the operators initially only to people who’ve bought the season pass. Everyone else will need to wait until the 24th to unlock and play as Hibana or Echo.

Before all that comes the latest Siege free weekend. From now until Sunday, you can play the full game for free through Steam and the Uplay client.

If you want it for keepsies, it’s half-price this weekend, down to £14.99/19,99€/$24.99.


  1. Ksempac says:

    R6 Siege is a fantastic game, and i can’t get enough of it. It’s quite unique in the multiplayer FPS sub genre. Slow paced with a low TTK (a few bullets will kill you, an headshot is instant death), it rewards planning but also has glorious moments of fast paced action.

    Highly recommended ! Try it during this weekend if you haven’t done so already !

    • rommel102 says:

      Siege is without a doubt the best tactical shooter I’ve ever played. Those high tension moments when you are the last man standing and the timer is ticking down are amazing.

  2. Heliocentric says:

    Alice gon’ give it to ya.

  3. Banks says:

    It’s the best multiplayer game ever made. Period. No game can even get close to Siege.

    And UBI, surprisingly, has treated the game very well and It’s now in a much much better shape than at launch, despite having certain issues. A second year of support as good as the first would make me very happy.

    • Unclepauly says:

      I don’t know if it’s The.Best.Ever. but it’s definitely up there with the best. Just a quick glance at some gameplay or the feature set can convince. I’ve only played a bit so my mind could change but I can’t even think of another game with this much going for it in mp’er land.

  4. DanMan says:


    • Ksempac says:

      Yes it uses Uplay. If you get it through Steam, it will download on Steam, but will launch Uplay at launch and the party system uses your Uplay friends rather than your Steam friends.

    • dorobo says:

      This is why i will probably not gonna try it.

  5. SuicideKing says:

    Squad free weekend too, + 50% off.