Rainbow Six Siege Hits Xbox Game Pass This Week

Rainbow Six Siege Hits Xbox Game Pass This Week

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One of Ubisoft's biggest, yet most surprising success stories of the generation, is coming to Xbox Game Pass ahead of the new generation. With the launch of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S just three weeks away, now is a good time to have your game in Game Pass waiting for all the new players and excited early adopters, so Ubisoft is adding Rainbow Six Siege to the ever-growing library beginning this week on Thursday, October 22.

Siege will launch into Game Pass for console as well as on Android devices via Xbox Cloud Gaming, making the highly competitive team-based shooter suddenly a mobile game for those wanting to play it on the go. 

Rainbow Six Siege first launched in December of 2016 following a delay that moved it out of the pre-Black Friday window. For that reason as well as lukewarm reception at launch, Rainbow Six Siege was thought to be dead on arrival, but its community grew and grew until today where it now boasts over 60 million registered players. That total will surely jump up much more now that the 15+ million subscribers to Xbox Game Pass have access to it with their subscription.

Rainbow Six Siege offers dozens of Operators (think heroes in Overwatch) within its base game and has been adding more content for years, meaning players can get a lot more if they're willing to buy it. With Xbox Game Pass, subscribers always get 10% off of in-game add-ons and DLC, so any new content packs you purchase such as the ongoing Year 5 Pass, will come with a discount.

At launch, 88 critics on OpenCritic gave Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege an average of 76, good for a "Strong" designation, but it does now seem like a poster child for the re-review treatment. Only 55% of reviewers gave the game a recommendation at launch, a number which today would likely be much higher. Players with Game Pass can join the fray beginning this Thursday on consoles and compatible Android devices.  


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