Rainbow Six Siege holding another free trial weekend

Any plans for the weekend? You might want to consider shooting holes in walls so you can shoot faces on the other side in Rainbow Six Siege. Ubisoft will hold yet another free trial of their tactical FPS this weekend, they’ve announced, inviting everyone to play the full game from Thursday through to Sunday. If you need persuasion, hey, we declared Siege one of the best FPSs. And did I not mention you can smash holes clean through walls to shoot people on the other side?

For current Siegers, some other news: the next content update, Operation White Noise, will hit test servers on Monday.

The free weekend will run from 16th to the 19th through both Steam and Uplay. For those who take a shine to it, Siege will be half-price for keepsies – and progress will carry over from the trial.

This trial accompanies Siege’s Pro League Season 3 Finals. Across Saturday and Sunday, eight teams will rumble for glory and we all get to watch. Hit this page for more details, a schedule, and livestream links.

The Finals livestream will also include a “full reveal” of Operation White Noise. We already know that it’ll bring three new characters–two from South Korea and one from Poland–as well as a new map set in a skyscraper over Seoul which is so pretty no one should be allowed to smash it. That section of the stream will be at 8:30pm (9:30 CET) on Sunday.

Following that, White Noise will hit the Technical Test Server on Monday the 20th.

All in all, a busy weekend of action which will lead to a lot of lucrative repair work for builders on Monday.


  1. Agnosticus says:

    They have finally fixed the hit registration issue in the last patch. The game is far from smooth but it’s in a good state right now. If you haven’t tried it, now is a great time!

    But beware the beginning is though, because map knowledge is key and the maps are insanely detailed! Best you’ll have the maps printed out or on the 2nd monitor.

    • Agnosticus says:

      Also a 3D-Headset with a mic is more or less ESSENTIAL! Otherwise you will suspect a wallhacker at every corner…

  2. Baring says:

    Ahh, Fresh Meat!.. I mean, welcome to Siege :)

    • Nosebeggar says:

      My exact thoughts every time there is a free weekend :) Good hunting, friend…

  3. Synesthesia says:

    I can’t for the life of me understand why EA is getting all this (deserved) flak for blocking characters behind a paywall or face insane grind, when this game has over half its operators locked out in paid dlc or insane hour investments.

    It’s a great game, and it doesn’t respect my time one single fuck. I wish I could play it.

    • haradaya says:

      Probably because it’s all operators that were added during it’s two year life time. Not launch content.

    • Nosebeggar says:

      You can unlock all original operators in about 10 hours. That should give you time to understand the basics of the game before you meddle with operators you will not be able to handle. If you take operators like Hibana or Caveira in the very beginning, you’re just a blight upon your team and you will likely be the reason the whole squad loses.

    • Agnosticus says:

      Also it’s absolutely no grind at all to unlock the standard OPs! ~10-15h of gameplay. The DLC characters one could consider to be a bit of a grind, but then you’ll get them for free, permanently.

      It’s a fair model, IMHO. Especially, because the gameplay is so unique and fun that it doesn’t feel like a grind. And that’s coming from an extremely grind-loathing person!