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Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 Pass out now, includes exclusive Jager skin

Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 Pass
Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 Pass (Image credit: Ubisoft)

What you need to know

  • Ubisoft has launched the Year 5 Pass for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege on Xbox One (opens in new tab), PlayStation 4, and PC for Uplay (opens in new tab) and Steam.
  • The premium Rainbow Six Siege membership grants early access to Year 5 Operators, alongside exclusive rewards and benefits.
  • Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 drops to six Operators, amid a shifting strategy to develop core gameplay features. The Year 5 Pass is $5 cheaper to reflect this change.

Ubisoft recently unveiled plans for Year 5 and beyond in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, providing a two-year roadmap for scheduled content, while unveiling its latest update, Operation Void Edge. With an ambitious vision ahead for the hit multiplayer shooter, its annual overview promises the usual Operators and maps, accompanied by countless quality-of-life features. And with Void Edge on track March public availability, the Year 5 Pass is now hitting storefronts worldwide.

The Year 5 Pass serves as Ubisoft's premium membership for the next 12 months of Rainbow Six Siege, providing early access to Operators, exclusive rewards, and additional bonuses. The flagship offering comes in seven-day early access to all six Year 5 Operators, coupled with exclusive uniforms and headgear for each at launch. Purchasing also grants the "Aurous Alabaster" weapon skin, "Hexagonal 6" weapon charm, and "Jager Byte" skin set, all limited to pass owners.

For those with the previous Year 4 Pass, the Year 5 Pass also features a bonus 600 R6 Credits, as well as 2 Legendary and 3 Epic Alpha Packs.

Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 Pass Contents

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Bonuses extend into VIP status, including a 10 percent discount for the in-game store, 5 percent boost on Renown earnings, and 0.3 percent increase in Alpha Pack drop rates. This year also branches the treatment toward the Rainbow Six Battle Pass, with four on track for 2020, each 30 percent cheaper and progressing 30 percent faster with the Year 5 Pass.

The Year 5 Pass also comes in cheaper than the previous Year 4 Pass, as Ubisoft reduces its planned Operators from eight to six this calendar year. It reflects a new focus from the Montreal-based developer, committing additional resources to core gameplay features, and pursuing long-term sustainability for the brand.

The Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 Pass is now available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, priced at $25 across all platforms.

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.