A Starter Edition for Rainbow Six Siege has been released, and from June 2nd to June 19th, PC gamers will be able to get it – either on Steam or on Uplay – at the sweet price of RM 49 (or $14.99).
Here’s what’s great about it: the Starter Edition gives you the full game. The whole package. It’s RM 100 cheaper, but you’ll still get all these:
- All Modes: Multiplayer, Terrorist Hunt and Situations.
- All Operators & Post-Launch Operators.
- All 11 original Maps & free Post-Launch Maps
- All Game Modes: Bomb, Secure Area, Hostage
- All weapons & attachments
- Full progression (no level cap)
- Same servers / matchmaking as Standard Edition
Sweet isn’t it? Especially compared to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s Multiplayer Starter Pack. It’s also a bit of a surprise to see a starter pack that features everything the full game has, instead of offering only bits and parts of it.
There is a catch of course. The difference between Rainbow Six Siege’s Starter Edition and Standard Edition is the amount of grinding required to unlock new Operators. In the Standard Edition, Operators require 500-2000 renown to unlock. In the Starter Edition, you’ll need 12,500 Renown. Apparently, that means it’ll take approximately 15 hours to unlock an Operator with in-game Renown.
On the bright side, you’ll be able to start off with several free Operators. You instantly get 2 random Operators from a selection of the “most intuitive Operators at entry level” – which are Rook, Sledge, Ash, Fuze, Mute, and Smoke – as well as 600 R6 Credits which can be spent on other Operators (300 Credits for one, 600 if they’re post-launch Operators) or other content.
As unappealing as the additional grind may be, I think that being able to get the full game for only RM 49 still sounds like a pretty attractive deal. Also: RM 49 for a “triple-A’ game? That’s pretty interesting.
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