In an effort that should end in beefing up the game's playerbase, Ubisoft announced the launch of the Rainbow Six Siege: Starter Edition for PC. Available for $15 from June 2 through June 19, the Starter Edition will give players access to all of the content and features available in Rainbow Six Siege. The only difference in the starter edition is how you go about accessing all of the game's 20 original operators.
Here's how Ubisoft says the Starter Edition will handle the operators you start out with, and how you can unlock further options:
- Instant Unlock: 2 random Operators from a pool of the most intuitive Operators at entry level: Rook, Sledge, Ash, Fuze, Mute, and Smoke. 600 R6 Credits to spend on either additional Operators (recommended) or other additional content
- Slower unlocking of the remaining 16 Original Operators (GIGN, SAS, GSG9, SPETSNAZ, FBI): 12,500 Renown or 300 R6 Credits to unlock 1 Operator. Approx. 15 hours to unlock 1 operator using in-game Renown
- Access to all Post-Launch Operators (JTF2, Navy SEALs and upcoming CTUs): 25,000 Renown or 600 R6 Credits to unlock 1 Operator. Season Pass unlocks all Post-Launch Operators
Though this may seem like an odd approach, the Starter Edition should lower the barrier to entry for interested players. If you're thinking of giving Rainbow Six Siege a go, you can nab the Starter Edition from Steam at the link below. And while the Starter Edition sale will end after June 19, those who purchase will be able to continue playing after just fine.