Rainbow Six Siege is free to play this weekend ahead of Operation Skull Rain expansion

Tomorrow is July 28, and from 1 pm EDT on that date until 1 pm EDT on August 1, you will be able to play Rainbow Six Siege for free. The free weekend leads into the release of the Operation Skull Rain expansion, as well as the beginning of the game's third season, both of which are set to go live on August 2. 

Ubisoft said in a separate post that season three will be “focused on improving the health of the game.” That means things like implementing the BattleEye anti-cheating system, improving features like the Kill Cam, and fixing dynamic clipping for skinned objects, which “reduces greatly the amount of body parts leaking through walls and shields.” 

To get into the action, fire up Uplay and hit the Rainbow Six Siege “Free Weekend” banner. If you don't have Uplay, you can get it here.

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.