Ubisoft Announces All Rainbow Six Siege DLC Maps Will Be Free Of Charge

Written by Neil Soutter on Thu, Sep 17, 2015 2:00 PM
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Ubisoft continues to be hitting all the right notes with Rainbow Six Siege, announcing all of the squad-based online shooter’s additional maps will be available free of charge. Rainbow Six Siege will be launching with a total of 11 maps right out of the box, but any additional maps released as downloadable content will arrive as free updates.

The thinking behind it is twofold - Ubisoft doesn’t want to fragment the player base, as happens when releasing paid-for map packs, while it also hopes regular map updates will encourage players to stick with Rainbow Six: Siege for the long haul. That all sounds sensible enough, provided we don’t get an Evolve situation with stacks of other DLC such as exclusive characters and weapons layered on top. That game's extensive DLC plans essentially killed it right out the gate.

"At launch, Rainbow Six Siege will have 11 maps, playable both day or night, all using the full potential of our Real Blast destruction technology. In addition, all post-launch maps will be downloadable for free,” wrote Ubisoft in a statement.

"We want players to stay with us for the long term and have ambitious post-launch plans that we will detail at a later stage."

Rainbow Six: Siege is out on December 1st for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There’s also a closed beta test running from 24th September. If you want entry to that then the easiest way is to grab a key from Nvidia which is giving them away, regardless of what hardware you’ve got chugging away in your gaming rig. I’ve done it already and got sent a code instantly, so just head here to do that. 

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19:36 Sep-20-2015

still doesn't make up for the crap they do lol

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22:56 Sep-17-2015

I'm very suspitious about this,there must be some kind of trick somewhere. Remember people,it's Ubisoft

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13:59 Sep-18-2015

"Ubisoft doesn’t want to fragment the player base, as happens when releasing paid-for map packs.."
I agree, Ubisoft is not to trust, and they're doing this only because it's profitable, but it's good for Ubi AND the players so who cares

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22:47 Sep-17-2015

Who doesn't like free DLC? From a developer and consumer standpoint, most part of me believes that this is a smart move, but on the other side perhaps they are making the maps free because it received a favorable amount of pre-orders.


As a person who enjoyed previous titles of this franchise, I will definitely plan to give this a go after release.

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20:42 Sep-17-2015

I find it hard to believe there isn't a catch here...Ubisoft suddenly becoming consumer friendly? What about the AC Jack the Ripper payed DLC etc? Fishy...

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21:18 Sep-17-2015

Politics and PR are the same. Just like arcade tokens - you say something good and you can spend it on something bad. As long as the majority of customers forget every thing said by the developer when something positive pops up, we won't have consumer friendly games.

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21:40 Sep-17-2015

well said

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19:18 Sep-17-2015

WAit wait wait...WHAT?! EA saying no dlcs for NeedForSpeed and now this....I call it the CD Project Red effect.

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16:49 Sep-17-2015

EA saying that they will have free cosmetic stuff, Ubisoft will be good guys by not splitting the community (free maps) and Bethesda's season pass will include every DLC. Those are all things that had been(not in recent years) and should be that way. Why are all these developers getting positive PR from doing things that have been done since the birth of gaming?

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18:04 Sep-17-2015

behold! The end is nigh!
Prepare for the apocalypse!!!

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16:34 Sep-17-2015

Really looking forward to this game, especially terrorist hunt mode.

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15:42 Sep-17-2015

There's something fishy about this.

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15:00 Sep-17-2015

"Does Ubisoft want a Gold Star"! if they had just informed us in passing id have let them off,but the way they are passing the nugget of info make me think they expect us to be impressed! ...NOT FOOLED,Maps should never cost money the get

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14:40 Sep-17-2015

o.O is this for real? Thats great! EA and DICE are doing the same with battlefield 4 over the year. Almost 2 years after release and they are still making content for the game and free at that. They released a free map a few days ago and there are 3 more to come. This is a good move. If the optimisation of the game is decent I may look into it.

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14:24 Sep-17-2015

I smell a trap... they want everyone on board with them, so they can charge you double for DLC's next year, or something worse I can't even think of.

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14:28 Sep-17-2015

It does seem a bit odd, but I'm glad companies like Ubisoft are realizing free DLC is the way to go.

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14:43 Sep-17-2015

I think Ubisoft is on the hunt for a proper multiplayer hit, it's really lacking that in its roster so far, and free DLC to keep people playing is a great way to make this happen.

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14:47 Sep-17-2015

Agreed.

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14:07 Sep-17-2015

Cant wait to try the beta out. First one was pretty fun just hope this time its more done(more textures then last time)

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14:05 Sep-17-2015

First EA with no DLC for NFS, now this, is the world going to end?!?!?!

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14:08 Sep-17-2015

Yeah next time I enter GD, Half Life 3 will be confirmed.

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14:17 Sep-17-2015

Don't worry they will back to their behaviors next year

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18:53 Sep-17-2015

don't be so negative

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21:04 Sep-17-2015

Here's more beta codes http://betacode.ubi.com/digitalspy

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