A Rainbow Six Siege free weekend is coming later this month

Ubisoft is holding another Rainbow Six Siege free weekend this month, giving gamers who haven't yet sampled its terror-busting pleasures (or who just prefer to play when it doesn't cost anything) a chance to dive in and shoot some bad guys.   

The free weekend begins on February 15 (so not this weekend, but next) and runs until February 18, and will include access to the full game, including all maps, modes, and Operators. As always, progress will carry over if you opt to purchase the full game once the weekend is complete. 

The free weekend will actually run longer if you play on consoles, until February 19 on Xbox one, and February 20 on PlayStation 4. I have no idea why that might be, but if anyone at Ubisoft tells me I'll be sure to let you know. On the upside, once the free weekend is over for everyone, PC players will be able to tackle the upcoming Outbreak co-op mode on Rainbow Six Siege test server. The new mode will become available to all players on March 6 and run until April 3. 

Rainbow Six Siege is also on sale for up to half price, but that applies (mostly) to consoles too: The Standard edition is 40 percent off on the Ubisoft Store but all other editions, and all editions on Steam, are currently still full price. 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.