Ubisoft Opts To Keep Starter Edition in Rainbow Six Siege After Fans Backlash

Ubisoft announced changes in pricing for Rainbow Six Siege earlier this week. However, it was met with a fierce backlash by the community of Rainbow Six Siege and a few hours ago a Community Manager shared an update on the official subreddit, stating that the Starter Edition will be kept as it was.

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 current players rise to the top of the discussion. Below you will find our next steps for addressing these concerns.

  • For our current 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.

The community is still concerned about the introduction of Outbreak Packs, though, which are basically loot boxes. According to the Community Manager, Ubisoft is still evaluating feedback on this matter.

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Regarding the Outbreak Packs, we are continuing to keep an eye on the community's stance. We are going to continue discussions next week about all of the concerns raised over the last 30ish hours.

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