Rainbow Six Siege’s new monthly subscription announcement didn’t go down well with players

Ubisoft Announces New R6 Membership Subscription Service for Rainbow Six Siege

Ubisoft has unveiled a new monthly subscription service for its popular first-person shooter game Rainbow Six Siege.

The R6 Membership is set to offer exclusive content drops on a monthly basis, just in time for the launch of Year 9 Season 2 – Operation New Blood.

This membership pass comes with a variety of perks, including a time-limited Legendary item (sometimes animated), an Epic operator bundle, full access to the premium Battle Pass, 10x Battle levels, and a Bravo pack valued at over 4,500 credits.

Players will have the option to pay $10 / £8 monthly or purchase a 12-month plan for $80 / £60 to enjoy a constant flow of premium content for their Ops.

For early adopters who enroll between June 11 and June 18, a special one-time bonus awaits, offering an Ash epic bundle and 600 credits before the official release of the R6 Membership on June 28.

During the recent BLAST R6 Major Manchester 2024 event where the R6 Membership was introduced alongside Operation New Blood, some fans expressed disappointment with the news.

A TikTok video captured the immediate audience reaction, with boos overpowering the announcement and some spectators sharing negative comments.

Reddit also became a platform for players to voice their frustrations regarding the new subscription service.

“I understand they took idea from Fortnite with it[s] crew membership,” one user wrote. “But difference is, Fortnite is free to play game, and R6 is not.”

“And Fortnite actually has decent skins with regular change in content and features we have people that are obsessed with black ice and glacier which came out in year 1 and that’s a problem there’s not many decent visuals to get excited about,” another user added.

“Year Pass died for this,” a different user said, referring to Ubisoft’s decision to remove the annual pass from the shooter in 2021.

It remains to be seen how the R6 Membership will be received upon its release next month, and whether Ubisoft will address the current criticism.