Rainbow Six Siege console players will receive free next-gen upgrade

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Fuzing the hostage to continue into the new generation

During yesterday’s Ubisoft Forward presentation, it was revealed that twitchy multiplayer shooter Rainbow Six Siege will be offering free next-gen upgrades to its current playerbase.

Anyone currently stalking the corridors of Siege on PS4 or Xbox One will be able to upgrade to PS5 or Xbox Series X gratis. The Rainbow Six team has previously noted that it is currently working on transitioning player accounts from generation to generation, so players can take all of their content and hard-earned Renown with them into the next gen. The next-gen editions of Rainbow Six Siege will feature 4K visuals and will run at a juicy 120FPS.

In addition, The Rainbow Six team also announced a brand new global tournament, the Rainbow Six Siege World Cup, which will see the best players from 14 nations battle it out for their country. A frankly bemusing trailer showed huge gangs of gorgeous, hip, twenty-somethings gathering to celebrate their nation’s Siege esports team. I mean, Siege is undeniably a popular title, and I do love the game, but the models featured in this trailer were far and away from the people I see attending the Six Invitational annually.

The Rainbow Six Siege World Cup is optimistically scheduled for Summer 2021. Rainbow Six Siege is available now on PS4, PC, and Xbox One. It is tentatively aiming for a day one launch on PS5 and Xbox Series X.