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Rainbow Six Siege 'Tour De Force' Battle Pass imminent, expands to 45 tiers

Rainbow Six Siege Tour De Force Battle Pass Twitch
Rainbow Six Siege Tour De Force Battle Pass Twitch (Image credit: Ubisoft)

Rainbow Six Siege Tour De Force Battle Pass

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege has received Operation Steel Wave, the latest seasonal refresh expanding Ubisoft's hit tactical shooter. The update marks the arrival of new Operators Ace and Melusi, coupled with a fresh coat of paint for the fan-favorite House map. Ubisoft has launched the patch with a new one-minute Steel Wave trailer, finally shedding light on its future Battle Pass.

Rainbow Six Siege's third main Battle Pass adopts the title "Tour De Force," once again serving an extensive lineup of cosmetics, tied to a multi-stage progression system. Ubisoft has expanded the next iteration to 45 tiers, resulting in 10 additional levels over past reward tracks. Tour De Force is scheduled to release on June 29, tailing Steel Wave deployment by two weeks.

We're yet to receive the full list of Battle Pass rewards with Tour De Force, but its brief video presence suggests new skins for Twitch, Rook, Fuze, Maverick, and Nokk will be included. Twitch and Rook undergo motorcycle-themed revisions, while some Operators receive new orange-tinted Operation Blacksmith uniforms.

The usual Battle Pass structure returns with Tour De Force, split between a free track complimentary to all players, matched with paid "Premium" track. While the free Battle Pass provides a small sample of the available cosmetics, unlocking the Premium track grants all limited-time items, with R6 Credits and Alpha Packs in tow. The same 1,200 R6 Credits price applies, with a 30 percent discount for Year 5 Pass holders.

In the meantime, Rainbow Six Siege Operation Steel Wave is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. However, for access to new Operators Ace and Melusi today, you'll need the new Year 5 Pass.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior 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.