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Rainbow Six Siege 'Rainbow is Magic' event extended to April 15

Ubisoft kicked off April with a new seasonal event for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, wrapping its gritty tactical shooter with a cutesy April Fools twist. Following the release of the latest Australian update, Operation Burnt Horizon, the Rainbow is Magic event packs an impressive roster of changes themed around toys and games.

First deployed onto Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC versions of the game on April 1, the event brought a limited time "Save the Teddy" mode, alongside a reworked pink variant of Plane, and collection of exclusive cosmetic packs. While formerly slated to conclude on April 8, Ubisoft has now confirmed a one-week extension into April 15, 2019.

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With one further week of availability, players can continue to enjoy its limited-time hostage-style mode, alongside the other vibrant chaos of Rainbow is Magic. It also serves as a final opportunity to purchase the Magic Collection, featuring a pool of paid April Fools skins for select Rainbow Six Operators.

Leaks are also brewing for Rainbow Six Siege Year 4 Season 2, slated to bring new Danish and U.S. Operators to the lineup. Early information on a stealthy, camouflaged character has surfaced, paired with a new anti-smoke and anti-flash grenade Operator on defense. Don't miss our full roundup of all the Year 4 Season 2 news and leaks so far.

In the meantime, Rainbow Six Siege is now available on Amazon, starting at $26 (opens in new tab) on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Games Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.