Rainbow Six Siege 'Doktor's Curse' event packs Halloween hide-and-seek

What you need to know

  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege has received its Halloween Doktor's Curse event.
  • Doktor's Curse brings a new hide-and-seek mode in a haunted house Theme Park.
  • The update also packs 28 new limited-time skins for seven Operators.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege has debuted its latest seasonal event, with Halloween twist on Ubisoft's hit tactical shooter. The "Doktor's Curse" event continues increased efforts toward mid-season updates, this time featuring a new hide-and-seek multiplayer mode hosted on a haunted house rework of the Theme Park map. We also see a wave of new cosmetic rewards under the Curse Collection, overhauling seven playable Operators via spooky skins.

The new event ruleset challenges defenders to hide inside a castle, while attackers hunt down players with aid of tracking gizmos from Pulse, Jackal, of Lion. Defenders are unarmed beside gadgets, establishing a perimeter with traps, while 'Exterminators' roam with sledgehammers. The host of the event is a new Doktor's Castle map, reworking Theme Park with a new Halloween skin ahead of its larger Year 4 Season 4 rework. It's a classic hide-and-seek-style mode, condensed into two-minute rounds.

As commonplace among Rainbow Six Siege updates, Doktor's Curse also delivers a 28-piece premium cosmetic line dubbed the "Curse Collection." Comprised of Halloween skins, seven new headgears, uniforms, weapon skins, and universal charms are available. Focused on defenders, Operators include Kapkan, Bandit, Doc, Ela, Frost, Lesion, and Smoke.

Logging in and in-game challenges provide complimentary items, while further packs cost 300 R6 Credits each. Rainbow Six Siege Year 4 Pass holders will receive a 10 percent discount too, dropping the price to 270 R6 Credits.

Doktor's Curse is now live on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, available for free until November 6, 2019.

Matt Brown

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