Rainbow Six Siege will be actively supported with regular gameplay balancing, tweaks, improvements to features, and detailed patch notes. Additionally, a dedicated team of about 80 people will continually listen to fan feedback, monitor gameplay statistics and ensure that the experience is the best it can be. Rainbow Six Siege recently went gold and was delayed from the fall to December 1st, and it looks like the game will be good to go at launch.
Over the course of the coming year, Rainbow Six Siege will be receiving four major content expansions that are divided into seasons. Each expansion adds one new map and two new operators, each with a new unique gadget and new primary and secondary weapons. New game modes, cosmetic items and in-game events will also be released during the year. While all maps and modes will be immediately available to all players, the new operators and weapon skins will need to be unlocked with Renown, which is earned while you play, or purchased with R6 Credits.
Nearly everything you do in Rainbow Six Siege will net you Renown, including winning or losing matches, kills, assists, reviving teammates, playing ranked matches, watching tutorials or completing Daily Challenges. R6 Credits are an optional premium currency that will be available at launch in packs of 600, 1200, 2670, 4920 or 7560. A pack of 600 R6 Credits will cost $4.99 USD.
The 20 operators included at launch can be unlocked relatively quickly with Renown – the first one you unlock in each counter-terrorist unit costs 500 Renown, the second is 1,000, and so on. Operators added after launch will be available for 25,000 Renown each, reflective of around 25 hours of gameplay. Daily Challenges are optional goals that can net players extra Renown. These might include, for example, eliminating a certain number of opponents in a single match, performing a set number of headshots, or winning a number of matches or rounds.
Weapon skins will be split up into tiers. Tier 1 skins can only be unlocked with Renown, while Tiers 2 and 3 can be unlocked with either Renown or R6 Credits