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News video games 22 March 2021, 15:08

author: Qskan

Rainbow Six: Siege Sets New Popularity Record on Steam

Last weekend was the best ever for Rainbow Six: Siege in terms of active players. Ubisoft's tactical shooter had over 200,000 people on the servers during Saturday's peak.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  • Rainbow Six: Siege set a new activity record on Steam;
  • Last weekend, Ubisoft's tactical shooter was played by more than 200 thousand people;
  • The increase in interest is associated with the free-to-play week, in which players can try out the title for free.

Rainbow Six: Siege does not lose its popularity despite being six years-old. On the contrary, last weekend the game broke a new popularity record; the counter on SteamDB crossed the 200,000 mark (201,053 players to be exact). Thus, Ubisoft's shooter beat its last record from March 2020 by more than 2 thousand people.

R6:S' good result is associated with a new event - Crimson Heist, which introduces a lot of new content. In addition to a new operator, Flores from Argentina, and the overhaul of the Border map, above all, many players were attracted by the free-to-play week (from March 18 to 24), during which we can test Rainbow Six: Siege for free. Interestingly, the offer on Steam was shorter, because it ended already on March 21, no wonder that the day before its end the game experienced a real siege.

Below we can see Crimson Heist's trailer prepared by Ubisoft:

In addition to all of the above, several new operators will be added to the game during the event, which will be announced at a later date. Crimson Heist also introduces a new weapon, GONNE-6, which shoots explosive projectiles. The balance of gameplay between operators has also been improved, and several bugs have been dealt with. More info about the event Crimson Heist is available here.

In addition to Steam, Rainbow Six: Siege is also available on Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Connect, as well as on Sony and Microsoft consoles.

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