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Single-player, multiplayer for revenue.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is a tactical shooter game developed by Ubisoft Montreal
and published by Ubisoft
. The game requires working together and placing emphasis on environmental destruction to complete various game modes. It also requires strategic thinking and coordination to complete the objective, making it a popular choice among tactical shooter fans. Players can assume the role of attackers or defenders in modes such as hostage rescue, defusing a bomb, and objective control. The game does not have a traditional single-player campaign but does feature offline "situations" that can be played solo. These situations offer a loose narrative centred around recruits who undergo training to prepare for future encounters with a terrorist group known as the "White Masks."
The game offers the Battle Pass as a monetization model, providing players with a variety of cosmetics through tier progression. The Battle Pass is released alongside each expansion, with the aim of providing additional information and lore about the Rainbow Operators. Players can select either the Free or Premium Track, with both tracks offering different rewards, including exclusive customization items, Alpha Packs, currency packs, and boosters. The number of tiers and rewards offered varies with each Battle Pass. Following the success of the test pass, known as the "Mini Battle Pass," which was introduced in the Operation Ember Rise expansion, all subsequent expansions have featured their own Battle Pass.
Ubisoft adopted a "games as a service" model and released several free downloadable packages, significantly increasing the player base. In December 2020, the game surpassed 70 million registered players
across all platforms and was regarded as one of the best multiplayer games in the modern market. Siege has also become an esports game through a partnership with ESL. A spin-off game featuring Siege characters, Rainbow Six Extraction, was released in January 2022. Overall, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege offers an engaging and realistic tactical shooter experience that has evolved and improved over time with free downloadable content, making it a worthwhile investment for players who enjoy the genre.
Learn Before You Play
The game features 5v5 gameplay where you can choose among various playable characters known as Operators, which are classified as either Attackers or Defenders. The game receives new content every four months, with each season typically introducing one new attacker and defender. It also employs a Matchmaking Rating (MMR) system that considers a player's skill level within the game. This MMR system ensures that when you participate in matchmaking, you will be placed on a team with players with a similar MMR rating.
The attacking team starts the round outside and must breach the building to achieve the objective, using gadgets that revolve around breaching mobility and intelligence gathering. In contrast, the defending team starts inside the objective site and must fortify their surroundings to prevent infiltration by the attackers. Defender gadgets are designed for surveillance, fortification, and stealth purposes.