XP and Rank
Unlike most multiplayer shooters out there, Rainbow Six Siege doesn’t focus very heavily on experience points and rank. You will earn XP throughout the game by completing matches and challenges, but the only thing that becomes unlocked by leveling up is Ranked Multiplayer matches at Clearance Level 20. There is also a uplay challenge and an achievement/trophy tied to reaching level 25 and 50.
Nothing is unlocked with XP or rank increases other than Ranked Multiplayer at Clearance level 20. Items are only unlocked with Renown, R6 Credits, and Alpha Packs. Alternatively, you can win an item through Alpha Packs.
Alpha Packs in Rainbow Six Siege are similar to loot crates featured in many other multiplayer games. They contain a single random item that can be purchased from the Shop, including a weapon skin, charm, headgear, or uniform. Items found in Alpha Packs can be common, uncommon, rare, epic, and legendary. If you receive a duplicate item, you will receive a certain amount of Renown based on the item’s rarity.
The packs can be either won at the end of a multiplayer match or purchased with Renown. Buying packs is simple enough to understand. Simply go to the store from the main menu, select alpha packs, and use Renown you’ve earned in game. There’s a table below listing the amount of Alpha Packs you can buy with Renown.
|1||5000 Renown||4500 Renown|
|5||2500 Renown||22500 Renown|
|25||120000 Renown||100800 Renown|
|50||200000 Renown||180000 Renown|
First, you must win a casual or ranked multiplayer match to roll for a chance to win a pack. A circle with a thick line will spin on screen. If the arrow on the right side of the screen lands within the thick line, you’ll win an Alpha Pack. If you don’t win an Alpha Pack, your chances to win one will increase by 3.00% (+0.30% for VIPs), and the thick line will grow in size.