Ubisoft teases Rainbow Six Siege 'Around The World' Battle Pass
Rainbow Six Siege readies its second full-fledged Battle Pass, this time doubling down on its narrative edge.
What you need to know
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege's new season, Operation Void Edge, is now available.
- Ubisoft has teased its second Battle Pass for the weeks ahead, titled "Around The World."
- The Around The World Battle Pass explores backgrounds of several Operators, packed with 35 tiers of limited-time cosmetics and rewards.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege has received the Operation Void Edge update on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, marking the start of Year 5 content plans. The latest seasonal refresh couples with new playable personas Oryx and Iana, each bringing new abilities to attack and defense, alongside the rustic rework for the Oregon map. Ubisoft has accompanied its release with a brief one-minute trailer, confirming the second full-fledged Battle Pass on track for the weeks ahead.
The next Rainbow Six Battle Pass is titled "Around The World," exploring the diverse heritage of select Operators, tied into the returning 35-tier progression system available in-game. As with the inaugural "Road to S.I. 2020" Battle Pass, Around The World will feature 50 themed cosmetics, obtained by earning points and completing challenges to level up through the ranks. The Free and Premium tiers also return, splitting content across a broadly available track, or a $10 entry fee.
Looking at the future of Ubisoft's Rainbow Six Siege Battle Pass
Rainbow Six Siege product director, Roy Del Valle, discussed Ubisoft's Battle Pass plans with Windows Central, including the new narrative avenue its presents. As the artwork suggests, Around The World will feature a selection of anime shorts, providing additional background on Operators and the Rainbow Six unit. The Battle Pass appears to feature cosmetics for Ash, Buck, Castle, Dokkaebi, and Valkyrie, likely once again accompanied by charms, packs, and boosters.
The Around The World Battle Pass will be free to all players and costing 1,200 R6 Credits to upgrade to the Premium track. Year 5 Pass owners will also obtain a 30 percent discount on the purchase, cutting the investment down to just 840 R6 Credits.
In the meantime, Rainbow Six Siege Operation Void Edge is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. However, for access to new Operators Oryx and Iana today, you'll need the new Year 5 Pass.
All Access Pass
The Year 5 Pass unlocks the game's next six Operators, alongside exclusive in-game gear, progression boosters, and much more. With Rainbow Six Siege's Operation Void Edge update just weeks away, it provides all you need for 2020.
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Matt Brown was formerly a 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.