After backtracking plans to increase the price of Rainbow Six Siege, Ubisoft is easing tensions even further by bringing down the Renown costs for some of the shooter’s in-game content.
Siege‘s third year of content begins with the launch of the game’s Operation Chimera expansion on March 6th. According to a recent post by publisher Ubisoft on the official Rainbow Six website, the launch of the next expansion will also bring with it the removal of Renown costs for the game’s 20 original operators. What is more, attachments for all operator weapons—new and old, past and present—are also having their prices removed, meaning any player can soon kit out their operator however they see fit, free of charge.
These discounts only apply to players with the Standard, Advanced, Gold, and Complete editions of the game. Additionally, the update to the prices will not refund any purchase made prior to it, so if you’ve been buying content left and right, you’re out of luck. If Ubisoft’s plan for 100 operators comes to fruition, however, there will still be plenty of future attachments to take advantage of.
While the game’s PC-exclusive Starter Edition is being left out of the discounts above, it will be getting an update of its own. Starting March 6th, new Starter Edition players will receive a selection of six random operators—three attackers and three defenders—from a pool of ten, instead of the Edition’s old format of offering 2 random operators and 600 R6 credits with which to buy more. This new format will ultimately give the new players a more likely chance of being able to land operators they have unlocked, instead of having teammates lock them all down first.
The list of both operator pools can be found below.
Siege‘s Operation Chimera expansion will, as usual, feature two new operators, named Lion and Finka. Unique to this expansion, both operators are Attackers, with Lion wielding a motion-detecting EE-One-D drone and Finka utilizing nanobots that can heal or revive teammates upon activation. Along with the new operators, Chimera means the start of Siege‘s Outbreak event, which brings co-op zombie survival to the competitive shooter.
Source: Ubisoft News- Rainbow Six Siege