Rainbow Six: Siege announces beta, single-player content

While many people were blown away by Ubisoft’s climactic announcement of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege at the conclusion of their E3 conference last year, some expressed apprehension at what appeared to be a strict online multiplayer focus. Fortunately, worry not, as the game will include a single-player element, containing both a story campaign, and the option to play the returning TerroHunt mode solo.

R6S - Gameplay 1Yes, Terrorist Hunt is back, with something of an abbreviated name. This mode allows players to team up with a group of fellow players as you take on waves of terrorist scum. Ubisoft is aspiring to have players never playing the same experience twice, with super-advanced A.I. that have enemy terrorists being smarter and more deadly than ever, along with a multitude of new combat variables that expertly take advantage of the next generation of gaming hardware. Several locations will be offered for TerroHunt, along with more than one game variant as well.

As much as the super-advanced online multiplayer seems to be what Ubisoft is touting most with Rainbow Six: Siege, it’s comforting to know that a single-player element will still be contained in the game, for those concerned that Ubisoft was going to turn it into a greedy, multiplayer-only DLC-fest. Better still is that Hollywood actress, Angela Bassett will be providing both the voice and likeness to Team Rainbow’s leader, Six for the story elements, with Aisha Tyler inviting Bassett on stage to discuss what went in to realizing her character in the game. It appears that Rainbow Six: Siege’s campaign will also be incorporating at least some elements from the planned storyline of the aborted Rainbow Six: Patriots, with Bassett’s Six talking about the efficiency of the team, and how they must smoke out undercover threats wherever they hide.R6P - Gameplay 2

Rainbow Six: Patriots releases on October 13th, 2015, on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Purchasers of the Xbox One version will also receive free copies of both Rainbow Six: Vegas and Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 on the Xbox 360, just in time to take advantage of Microsoft incorporating backwards-compatibility with Xbox 360 games into the Xbox One, with Ubisoft making the announcement during Microsoft’s E3 conference earlier today. Ubisoft also confirmed for the first time today that Rainbow Six: Siege will feature an online multiplayer beta, which will be hosted on all platforms on September 24th. Those who pre-order the game will get guaranteed access to the beta.

Keep stacking up on Eggplante for all news and updates on the Rainbow Six games.