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Rainbow Six Around The World battle pass now live: rewards, cost, more

Published: 25/Mar/2020 23:00 Updated: 25/Mar/2020 23:30

by Andrew Amos


Rainbow Six: Siege’s Around The World battle pass for Year 5 Season 1 is now live, and we’ve got everything you need to know ⁠— from the rewards on offer, to how much it’ll set you back.

Operation Void Edge has finally hit Rainbow Six live servers after a month on the TTS, and with it Year 5 Season 1 has begun.

While the focus has been on the new operators, Iana and Oryx, and the Oregon map rework, Ubisoft has also let some details loose about the battle pass for this season, named Around The World.

If you want to learn more about the battle pass, we’ve compiled everything we know so far so you can make sure to get the most value out of it as possible.

What is the Around The World battle pass?

The Around The World battle pass makes up part of the Operation Void Edge event for Rainbow Six Year 5 Season 1. Just by playing Siege, players will be able to earn experience that goes towards getting special rewards.

There will be a battle pass for every season in Year 5 after the success of the Road To S.I. Battle Pass, with Ubisoft trying to keep content in Rainbow Six fresh.

Rainbow 6 Around The World Dokkaebi Skin
Dokkaebi will be getting a pink-camo uniform.

How much will the Around The World battle pass cost?

The Around The World battle pass has two tracks: the Free track and the Premium track. The Free track is pretty self-explanatory ⁠— you won’t need to pay a cent to earn those rewards.

The Premium track will set players back 1200 R6 Credits, giving you access to more rewards. For Year 5 Pass holders, this will cost 840 R6 Credits thanks to the 30% discount.

If you decide to buy the Premium track halfway through completing the Free track, you’ll receive all previous rewards from the paid side of the battle pass too.

How many tiers are in the Around The World battle pass?

There are 35 tiers in the Battle Pass. There are rewards for all 35 tiers in the Premium track, while Free track players will only have access to 15 tier rewards.

This is the same as the Road To S.I. 2020 Battle Pass, which was Ubisoft’s first big venture into the reward system.

Players will need 1,000 XP ⁠— which takes on average four quick matches ⁠— to progress in Around The World pass. You can earn additional experience by completing the eight in-game challenges.

The eight challenges are worth 850 XP each, so they are an easy way to get to the next tier.

What rewards are available in the Around The World battle pass?

50 rewards are on offer in the Around The World battle pass: 15 from the Free track and 35 on the Premium track.

Rewards will include weapon skins, operator uniforms and headgear, renown boosters, R6 Credits, Alpha packs, and charms.

The free track mostly features charms and weapon skins, although players will get access to two Alpha Packs, a Dokkaebi headgear, a Mira headgear, and an Ash uniform.

The premium track will give you access to full uniforms for Buck, Ela, Valkyrie, Doc, Castle, and Thatcher, as well as the rest of Dokkaebi, Mira, and Ash’s sets. You will also be able to earn back 600 R6 credits if you reach tier 33.

Rainbow 6 Valkyrie Around The World pass uniform
Valkyrie ditches her headdress for a hoodie in her Around The World pass uniform.

When will the Around The World battle pass expire?

You’ll have from March 25 to April 22 to complete the Around The World battle pass. After that, the pass will disappear from the game, and you’ll no longer be able to earn any of the rewards.

If you play a couple of games a day, you should be able to complete the pass in time — or if you’re a bit more desperate, a weekend of grinding should help you reach level 35 in a pinch.

Rainbow Six

How to upgrade Rainbow Six to next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles

Published: 26/Nov/2020 2:01 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:12

by Andrew Amos


Rainbow Six: Siege is hitting the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles on December 1. If you’re looking to make the jump, here’s exactly what you need to do to upgrade. The best part is, it’s totally free.

Every title is trying to make the jump to the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X and S consoles. The next generation is here ⁠— just in time for Christmas ⁠— and while grabbing some new games is always high on the list, old favorites shouldn’t be left behind.

If you’ve picked up a copy of Rainbow Six: Siege for the PS4 or Xbox One, you’ll be able to make the jump to the next-gen consoles on December 1. Here’s how you can upgrade.

Rainbow Six Siege Neon Dawn
Get ready to jump into Siege on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, starting December 1.

How to upgrade Rainbow Six Siege to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

If you own a copy of Rainbow Six on PS4 or Xbox One, you can upgrade to the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles for free ⁠— providing that you upgrade to a console in the same family.

That means the upgrade won’t work if you go from the Xbox One to PS5, or the PS4 to the Xbox Series X. Also, if you own a physical version of Rainbow Six, you won’t be able to transfer to discless consoles.

From there, it’s as simple as linking your console to Ubisoft Connect, downloading the game again, and jumping right into the action. Here’s a full step by step list of what you need to do.

  1. Link your Ubisoft Connect account to your Xbox or PlayStation account here.
  2. Log onto your console and download Rainbow Six Siege (or insert your physical disc).
  3. Launch the game.
Operation Neon Dawn header for Rainbow Six Siege
The launch of Rainbow Six on next-gen consoles on December 1 will likely align with the release of Operation Neon Dawn.

Rainbow Six cross-play and cross-progression confirmed

Once you upgrade your console, you won’t have to start from scratch. Ubisoft have confirmed that Rainbow Six will not only have cross-progression, but also cross-play between console generations.

You’ll keep all your progress, including Operators, in-game items, stats, and more, and you’ll also be able to play with friends if they don’t make the jump to next-gen just yet.

However, cross-play and cross-progression won’t be coming to PC in the near future. While Ubisoft aims on implementing it for the PS5 and Xbox Series X down the line, they will not be available on launch.