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Game Versions

The first thing that intimidates most gamers is the fact that there are multiple versions of Rainbow Six Siege! With all the BS behind DLC and season passes, some people don’t want to waste too much money on pricey special editions. The table below lists each version of Rainbow Six Siege, how much it costs (in USD, prices may change), what the edition comes with, and more of a description with my own opinion on the worth of the package.

Edition Price Items Description
Starter Edition $14.99 Full Game, 2 Operators, 600 R6 Credits. If you're really not sure if you want to play the game, you can buy the starter edition for cheap and possibly upgrade later by buying R6 currency packs to unlock the other operators. The starter edition gives you the main game, two random operators out of Rook, Sledge, Ash, Fuze, Mute, and Smoke. The remaining operators are all unlocked with a high amount of Renown or R6 Credits. Each of the original 18 Operators (GIGN, SAS, GSG9, SPETSNAZ, FBI) is unlocked with either 12,500 Renown or 300 R6 Credits. Post Launch Operators (Year 1, Year 2, etc) are unlocked with 25,000 Renown or 600 R6 Credits.
Standard Edition $39.99 Full Game This is the version to start with if you know you want to actually play the game and spend a lot of time with it. You can always buy Operators with R6 Credits, or you can unlock them the old fashioned way by playing different game modes and earning Renown. Each one of the 20 original Operators (GIGN, SAS, GSG9, SPETSNAZ, FBI) is unlocked with 500-2000 Renown. Post Launch Operators (Year 1, Year 2, etc) are unlocked with 25,000 Renown or 600 R6 Credits.
Gold Edition – Year 2 $39.99-$59.99 Full Game, Season Pass, 600 R6 Credits Since Year 3 is coming out soon, year 2 editions are starting to reduce in price. This is basically the standard edition with the Season Pass, and 600 R6 credits to buy some stuff. The season pass gives you a few VIP Perks until February 7, 2018: access to five daily challenges instead of three, a 10% discount in in-game shop items, and 5% Renown boost to unlock in-game content faster. Each one of the 20 original Operators (GIGN, SAS, GSG9, SPETSNAZ, FBI) is unlocked with 450-1800 Renown. Post Launch Operators (Year 1, Year 2, etc) are unlocked with 22,500 Renown, 540 R6 Credits.
Complete Edition $59.99-$89.99 Full Game, Seasons Pass, 600 R6 Credits, 8 Post-Launch Operators If you don't have a lot of time to unlock everything but still want to play the full game and unlock some things, I recommend the complete edition. You get the full game, the season pass, 600 R6 Credits, and instantly unlock 8 Operators: Buck, Frost, Blackbeard, Valkyrie, Capitao, Caveira, Echo, Hibana. The season pass gives you a few VIP Perks until February 7, 2018: access to five daily challenges instead of three, a 10% discount in in-game shop items, and 5% Renown boost to unlock in-game content faster. Each one of the 20 original Operators (GIGN, SAS, GSG9, SPETSNAZ, FBI) is unlocked with 450-1800 Renown. Post Launch Operators (Year 1, Year 2, etc) are unlocked instantly.

Years and Seasons

The year 3 pass is now available and will likely replace the year 2 pass and the gold edition of the game. This will give you access to 8 new Operators one week before they become available to everyone else, and VIP perks will last until January 31, 2019. There are four seasons per year, and 2018 marks the beginning of year three. Each season is basically a DLC pack or title update. It will include a new map, new operators, and new features.

Year One

Season Update Name Map Operators Features Release Date
Season 1 Operation Black Ice Yacht Buck, Frost Spectator camera February 2, 2016
Season 2 Operation Dust Line Border Blackbeard, Valkyrie Charms, Headgear. May 10, 2016
Season 3 Operation Skull Rain Favela Capitao, Caveira Surrender option. August 2, 2016
Season 4 Operation Red Crow Skyscraper Hibana Echo Uniforms, Enhanced Destruction. November 17 2016

Year Two

Season Update Name Map Operators Features Release Date
Season 1 Operation Velvet Shell Coastline Jackal, Mira UI update February 7, 2017
Season 2 Operation Health - - Alpha Packs June 7, 2017
Season 3 Operation Blood Orchid Theme Park Ying, Lesion, Ela Drone update August 29, 2017
Season 4 Operation White Noise Tower Dokkaebi, Vigil, Zofia - November 2017

Year Three

Season Update Name Map Operators Features Release Date
Season 1 Operation Chimera Outbreak game mode TBA 2018
Season 2 Year 3 Season 2 - - - TBA 2018
Season 3 Year 3 Season 3 - - - TBA 2018
Season 4 Year 3 Season 4 - - - TBA 2018