Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege was released by Ubisoft on December 1, 2015. It is a first person action shooting video game that is developed by Ubisoft Montreal. The game had a fairly successful run since its release and it claimed the 6th position in UK Software Charts when it made its debut.
Ubisoft had previously announced that the first DLC for the game would be made available for fans on January 12, 2016. However, the latest statements from the company state that the DLC won’t hit the market before February 2. The announcement came across through the official Twitter page of the game.
The first DLC pack which is being called, “Operation Black Ice” was supposed to make an appearance for all the three platforms of Xbox, PlayStation and PC on January 12. Fans who were in possession of Season Pass for the DLCs of the pack were going to be the first ones to get their hands on the DLC.
Ubisoft was asked by one fan on Twitter whether the DLC would release on January 12 or February 2. The company responded to this query by stating that the first expansion pack of the game will release on 2nd February for Season Pass holders.
The expansion pack will come with a brand new map along with some other upgrades and new aspects. Ubisoft has abstained from divulging any specific details regarding the new map. However, an Ubisoft Mexico Trailer has led fans into speculating that the new map will somewhat involve a yacht that is frozen in ice.
Apart from the new map, the DLC will incorporate the Joint Task Force 2 of Canada into the counter terrorism unit of the game. Some new weapons and gadgets will also be added to the game through the upcoming DLC. The update will also work towards fixing certain bugs and errors in the game while also making some minor tweaks to its gameplay.
Application of the update to the game will add two brand new Operators to it. Players will be able to play as these Operators in the game.
These brand new Operators will be automatically available to players with the Season Pass. However, for those who are not in possession of a Season Pass can unlock these Operators either by spending in-game currencies or by shelling out real money.
Renown is the currency that is used within the game. Players can accumulate Renown by playing the game and can also acquire it by purchasing R6 Credits.
The smallest bundle of R6 Credits comes with a price tag of $4.99 and it gives players 600 R6 credits which is precisely the cost of a new Operator. Ubisoft stated that they have eight Operators lined up for release in the current year.
The DLC will be made available to Season Pass holders at an earlier date, while others who do not have a Season Pass can acquire it at a later date for $4.99.
Apparently, some events and competitions might also get added to the game through the DLC. The developers are reportedly working on integrating some daily challenges into the game. Players will be able to earn some extra in-game currency by taking part in these events, challenges and competitions.
Recently Ubisoft released a patch for the game which has the main objective of bringing about some improvements to the online section of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. The update was rolled out by Ubisoft on January 7 for PC. It has not yet been released for consoles and will show up for Xbox and PS on January 14.
Ubisoft stated that the earlier release for PC would enable them to acquire a knowledge of how the update functions in reality and whether any further tweaks or fixes are necessary for it.