A couple of days ago, Ubisoft revealed some new prices and new editions for Rainbow Six: Siege. The French company was planning to completely remove the Standard Edition and replace it with the Advanced Edition. And since the Advanced Edition is more expensive, a lot of players expressed their frustration to Ubisoft via its social media.
As Ubisoft claimed:
“The Advanced Edition comes with all of the content that the Standard Edition had – access to all Rainbow Six Siege content: modes, maps, weapon options, level progression and the standard amount of time required to unlock the original 20 Operators. As an added benefit, the Advanced Edition comes with 600 Rainbow Six Credits, and 10 Outbreak Collection Packs.”
Furthermore, the Gold Edition was lowered from $90 to $70, whereas the Complete Edition was raised from $90 to $130.
After the backlash, though, Ubisoft decided to re-introduce the Standard Edition and will make the following changes:
- For our veteran players, any of you that play an online match between now and March 6th will receive the upcoming Ash Sidewinder Elite skin for free. The Ash Sidewinder Elite will be automatically granted to your inventory at the launch of Year 3 Season 1.
- For our newcomers and those of you concerned about introducing your friends to the game, we will be keeping the Standard Edition in the store at the current price.
- For those of you who have raised concerns over the Starter Edition when it comes to acquiring Operators, we will be sharing more information about our next steps during the Six Invitational. We recognize that this has been a point of frustration for new players, as well as existing players bringing their friends into the game, and have been working on how to make this process more fluid.