Rainbow Six Siege XB1X/PS4 Pro Patch Planned; Paid Timed Loot Boxes Announced Alongside Pricing Changes

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Jan 26, 2018

Rainbow Six Siege Xbox One X and PS4 Pro patches are coming, and Ubisoft has announced timed cash-only loot boxes.

Xbox One X and PS4 Pro support for the game is on Ubisoft’s roadmap, although it’s currently unknown when the patches will arrive. “This is definitely on our road map! We do not have an ETA for it though”, Ubisoft’s official Rainbow Six Siege Twitter account replied when asked about Xbox One X and PS4 Pro updates.

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Apart from enhancements for both the Pro and One X, Ubisoft also announced upcoming Rainbow Six retail changes and Outbreak packs, which will only made available during the four-week Outbreak Event. “Within the duration of the 4 weeks event, an exclusive collection of cutting edge HazMat cosmetic will be available”, Ubisoft writes on its blog. “This gear will be found in the Outbreak Packs.”

These Outbreak packs will only contain cosmetic items, and is composed of 50 unique items which can be acquired for 300 R6 Credits each.

The Outbreak Collection is composed of a total of 50 unique items, and no duplicates. What this means is, if you acquire 50 Outbreak Packs, we guarantee that you will have the entire Collection, including the Elite Uniform. They will contain universal weapon skins, unique weapon skins, headgear, uniforms, charms, as well as an Outbreak Collection exclusive of this season’s Elite Uniform. While there is a unique variation of the Elite Uniform available in the Outbreak Packs, the standard version of this Elite Uniform will be available for direct purchase once the event has started. All items in the pack will be either Rare, Epic, Legendary, and there will not be any content overlap between the Outbreak Packs and the Alpha Packs.

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The Outbreak Packs can only be acquired for 300 R6 Credits each. That being said, a few other Outbreak rewards will be available through game play, and will be awarded based on other criteria to be disclosed at a later date.

All players that log in during the Outbreak Event will receive four Outbreak Packs immediately. For those of you who are new to the game and purchase the Advanced Edition before or during the Outbreak Event, you will receive the 10 packs that are included in the Advanced Edition, plus the four for logging in during the event. If you purchase the Advanced Edition after the event is over, you will still receive the 10 Outbreak Packs.

The Outbreak Collection will contain cosmetic gear for the following Operators:

  • Two Chimera Operators
  • Smoke
  • Ying
  • Buck
  • Kapkan
  • Hibana
  • Zofia
  • Fuze
  • Ash
  • Doc
  • Thermite
  • Tachanka
  • Glaz

As said, Ubisoft is also making changes to the retail version of the game with new buyers of the standard edition (now advanced edition) will get 10 Outbreak Collection Packs for free. Existing players who have bought the standard edition and season passes will still need to pay for these extra packs.

We’ve included a chart which shows the changes made to the retail versions below:

Rainbow Six Siege is available now for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Earlier this week, Ubisoft also announced loot boxes coming to Ghost Recon: Wildlands.