Rainbow Six Siege Free Play Weekend Announced for PC and Console - Dexerto
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Rainbow Six Siege Free Play Weekend Announced for PC and Console

Published: 15/Aug/2018 12:45

by Calum Patterson


Ubisoft has announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be free to play on all platforms this weekend, August 16-19. 

Rainbow Six is a tactical round-based shooter, one that quickly become popular with both casual and competitive players, now supporting a burgeoning esports scene.


The free weekend will give users on PC and consoles who have perhaps heard of or watched the game on streams to try it out for themselves, and progress made on the free weekend will continue over in the full game.

The free weekend will go live worldwide on August 16, for all the relevant timezones see the map below.


You can also pre-load the game in preparation for the weekend right now on PlayStation 4 and PC. For Xbox players, you can play with Xbox Live Silver, so you don’t even need a paid Gold membership.

In addition to carrying over you progress, if you enjoy the free weekend and want to purchase the full game, it is available at a 60% discount on all platforms, for a limited time.

This video from Rainbow Six’s official YouTube is a great introduction to the game if you are new.


This is all being done in celebration of the game’s next title update, ‘Operation Grim Sky’.

The upcoming Operation Grim Sky will feature two new operators, one American Attacker and one Defender hailing from the UK, and the first ever fully reworked map, Hereford Base. 

The full reveal of the Year 3 Season 3 content for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be made on 19th August during the Six Major Paris.

The Six Major Paris is the second major of the 2018 season, with 16 teams competing for the $350,000 prize pool, on August 13-19.

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How to watch Rainbow Six Tachanka rework full reveal: release date, more

Published: 6/Oct/2020 2:32

by Andrew Amos


Tachanka’s rework is coming to Rainbow Six very soon. After being revealed at the Six Invitational, Ubisoft is sharing more details with the playerbase very soon. We’ve got everything you need to know about the Tachanka rework presentation right here.

The Lord has arisen. Well, he’s about to, at least. Rainbow Six’s Tachanka is the first operator in line for a major rework in Ubisoft’s tactical shooter, and it’s right around the corner.


The cult hero’s overhaul was first revealed at the Six Invitational, to rapturous applause from the crowd. The turret wielding Russian might retain his legendary status, but picking him will no longer be a meme.

Ubisoft are set to drop more details about Tachanka’s rework very soon. In fact, it could be coming in just a matter of weeks, or even days, on Operation Shadow Legacy. Here’s what we know about the full reveal coming soon.


Rainbow Six Tachanka rework stream

It’s unclear if the Tachanka rework full reveal is going to be streamed on Twitch, or just be a video uploaded to Ubisoft’s accounts globally. However, we do have a set date for when you should expect more info: October 7.

The full reveal will go live on October 7 at 10am ET / 1pm ET / 6pm BST.

Tachanka rework details: new molotov gadget, more

Tachanka’s kit is heavily outdated in Rainbow Six. His static playstyle doesn’t fit with the dynamic of Siege. However, that’s all going to change when the Russian defender gets his rework.


We’ve already seen the major changes. Tachanka will now wield an incendiary grenade launcher instead of his turret. It’ll work similarly to Capitao’s bolts, helping lock down certain areas.

“The incendiary grenade launcher not only fits his theme of like World War II, old weapons, but also adds a real interest into his gameplay that’ll move him from being a meme character to a meta pick,” game director Leroy Athanassoff told Dexerto.

He will instead get his LMG as his primary weapon. It comes with supreme destructibility, with the ability to open up soft walls and hatches with ease. It also packs a decent punch, although the fire rate isn’t anything to write home about.


The Lord himself is set to get an Elite skin too. He’s ripped off his top ⁠— but kept the helmet on ⁠— as he marks a new era with a new look.

The Tachanka rework will likely arrive in Operation Shadow Legacy. However, a firm release date hasn’t been locked. We will keep you posted as new info arises.