Rainbow Six Siege marks the return of the most notorious group of terrorist hunters to consoles in the third installment of Rainbow Six and we just learned that it brings free versions of the first two Rainbow Six games to Xbox One.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege arrives on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, but the Xbox One offers several special bonus features that gamers definitely need to know about before buying a new console or choosing which console to play Rainbow Six Siege on.
Here’s what you need to know Rainbow Six Siege, not matter which console you plan to play on.
Rainbow Six Siege E3 2015 Trailer
At E3 2015 during the Microsoft Xbox event, we got a new look at Rainbow Six Siege gameplay with a five vs five multiplayer trailer that highlights the team aspect of the game. Rainbow Six fans will appreciate seeing an airplane level where you can choose to attack or defend.
The new Rainbow Six Siege E3 2015 gameplay trailer shows the new gadget you can use to infiltrate, build barriers and the communication skills you will need to win. We also get a fast look at another level taking place in a hotel or a fancy building of some kind. Explosions, gunfire, team play and destructive environments round out the overall Rainbow Six Siege gameplay demo from E3 2015.
Rainbow Six Siege Release Date
The Rainbow Six Siege release date is October 13, 2015. This is not new, as Ubisoft confirmed this date back in May, but it is important to keep in mind.
Rainbow Six Siege arrives on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. There is no Rainbow Six Siege release for Xbox 360 or PS3.
Rainbow Six Siege Free Games
With the Rainbow Six Siege release date, Xbox One gamers get free copies of the first two Rainbow Six games which will work as part of the new Xbox One backwards compatibility feature.
On stage at E3 2015 Ubisoft confirmed that gamers who buy Rainbow Six Siege on Xbox One will get Rainbow Six: Vegas and Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 digitally. These are not remastered versions of a re-release. Instead these are the Xbox 360 versions of the game that will work on the Xbox One.
Microsoft announced backwards compatibility at the start of the E3 2015 press conference, with 100 titles coming this fall and more on the way.
Rainbow Six Siege Beta Access
There is a Rainbow Six Siege beta coming before the release date. This is a closed beta, so you need access to get in.
You can sign up for the Rainbow Six Siege beta online to join the wait list, or if you pre-order at GameStop you can get a code for guaranteed entry. Amazon and Best Buy also promise access o the closed Rainbow Six Siege beta.
According to a rumor the Rainbow Six Siege beta release date will arrive in August.
Rainbow Six Siege Deals
There is already one amazing Rainbow Six Siege deal that can cut $22 off the price of the game, still include the free bonus games and guaranteed access to the beta. You need a Gamers Club Unlocked membership for the biggest savings, but anyone can save $10 on Rainbow Six Siege with purchase at Best Buy
Best Buy offers a $10 Reward certificate when you pre-order Rainbow Six Siege on any of the available systems. This is open to anyone who signs up for a free membership to My Best Buy. The deal is even better for users who buy a Gamers Club Unlocked membership, which takes 20% off any new game you purchase.
Gamers Club Unlocked is $30 for a two-year membership, which pays for itself after buying three games. The $10 reward certificate stacks on top of this discount for a total savings of $22 on Rainbow Six Siege. The deal cuts $12 off up front and $10 towards another game purchase.