Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is calling your name PC gamers, and at a lower price than ever before with the game’s new Starter Edition.
Starting on June 2nd, Ubisoft announced a new, low cost version of Rainbow Six Siege that wouldn’t hit gamer’s wallets as hard as getting the standard edition of the game. Now you may be thinking, okay, only 15 dollars for an A list game? What’s the catch? The catch is pretty simple, and pretty minor in my humble opinion. For 15 bucks, you get full access to the game: all the maps, operators (the playable characters), and game modes. But you have to be ready to work for the operators.
The moment you download the starter edition, you will have two random operators unlocked for you to use: one attacker and one defender. However, you will be given, as part of the deal, 600 credits that you can then use to purchase two additional characters of your choosing. Then, like anyone who owns the standard, gold, or collector’s editions, you are rewarded with in-game currency, renown, to use toward unlocking more operators.
Now here’s the catch you’ve been waiting for. The operators in the starter edition will cost more renown to unlock than they would in the standard copy of the game. Which means you are going to have to grind to unlock the full rooster of characters.
Or, as the Rainbow Six Siege blog states, “The Starter Edition also works with the season pass, which grants immediate access to the eight post-launch Operators being added throughout 2016…Additionally, those who want to earn Operators a little more quickly can take advantage of the same Renown-boosting Daily and Weekly Challenges and weekly Operators discounts available to other players, and can purchase instant access to all 16 remaining Operators with a $35/€35 R6 Credits Bundle.” So just because you buy the starter edition doesn’t mean you are stuck playing and playing and playing until you can unlock all the characters.
However! This is a limited time only sale! You can purchase the starter edition only until the 16th of June! Once you buy it, you own it, but the sale is only until the 16th, so empty your pockets and turn your cushions over to find some spare change so you can get in on this action!