Ubisoft have launched the first expansion for their multiplayer focused FPS Rainbow Six Siege – best of all, it’s available for free! That’s right, FREE. You can check out the reveal trailer for the expansion below:

The expansion is called ‘Operation Black Ice’ and contains a brand new map, two new operators as well as some new weapon skills.

“As part of the ongoing commitment to provide new content on a regular basis for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, the Operation Black Ice content pack includes the new yacht map, two new operators, Frost and Buck, from the elite Canadian special operations JTF 2 force, and new weapon skins. Additionally, the Spectator Camera feature will be available online for all platforms in custom games.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege post launch philosophy is to avoid any split in the community, consequently all gameplay elements will be available with no additional costs. Maps and modes will be free and available immediately for everyone. New operators and most weapon skins can be unlocked with earned currency, called Renown, or with R6 Credits. 

Season Pass holders will instantly receive the new JTF 2 operators and non-Season Pass owners will be able to unlock them using Renown in-game currency or R6 Credits starting on February 9th.”

The new level looks great – the snowy look certainly offers a different look to the maps already in the game. I’ve actually been hooked to Rainbow Six Siege since launch, so I’m particularly excited for this new expansion. Did I mention it was free?

Rainbow Six Siege

You can grab Rainbow Six Siege right now on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC. You can see what we though of it in our review through this link.