Better in terms of grinding to R6 Credits

  • Today, Ubisoft announced a few changes:The $40 Standard Edition will stay a buy option alongside the brand new price points.Players who have the game and play an online game between today and March 6th will find an Ash Sidewinder Elite skin at no cost. You do not have to be a day-one veteran for this.Ubisoft also says they're working on methods to make the PC-only Starter Edition ($15) better in terms of grinding to R6 Credits get Operators. "We recognize that this was a point of frustration for new players, in addition to present players bringing their friends to the game, and have been working on how to make this procedure more fluid," the programmer writes at a Reddit post, though they will not announce any changes until the Six Invitational that runs from Feb 13th - 18th.

    This addresses the immediate concerns with the game, but leaves you big thorn in the side of this Rainbow Six: Siege community: Loot boxes, which Ubisoft added to the match this past year. And with the Outbreak Event, loot packs can't be got via just playing the game. You need to purchase them with real cash.

    The loot boxes (known as Outbreak Packs) are intended to not have copies, meaning that in case you buy all 50 packs you'll receive all the items available. And all the items inside are decorative only.

    On the one hand, having no copies is a fantastic idea and makes such loot boxes better than many. But Ubisoft is really screwing the pooch by not allowing players to make packs via play. That is a large no-no for both premium and free-to-play games. Frustration is abundant in the cheap Rainbow Six Siege Credits game's subreddit, and even the answer to Ubisoft's most up-to-date change of course is full of gamers upset by pay-only loot packs.

    So while I commend Ubisoft in their speedy response and clear communication--something a certain Destiny 2 programmer could learn from--I can't suggest any Rainbow Six: Siege player spends a dime on these packs. It's not a fair system and the community should not encourage it using their hard-earned cash.