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Play Rainbow Six Siege for Free with Xbox Live Gold This Weekend

Editor’s note: This event has been extended to August 28. The updated time is reflected below in the article.

Rainbow Six Siege‘s tactical, squad-driven shooter matches are tense, merciless cat-and-mouse games, where communication and quick wits are key for survival. If you’re an Xbox Live Gold member who’s been looking for a good opportunity to jump into the thick of it, you’ll have a chance to play Rainbow Six Siege for free this weekend.

Starting Thursday, August 24 at 12:01 a.m. PDT and running until Sunday, August 27 at 11:59 p.m. PDT August 28 at 11:59 p.m. PDT, you’ll be able to download Rainbow Six Siege and play everything it has to offer, from its hair-trigger 5v5 multiplayer matches to its intense co-op Terrorist Hunt mode. All the maps and modes will be available during the free period, and you’ll have the chance to unlock all of Rainbow Six Siege‘s Operators as you earn Renown through battle. As a bonus, Rainbow Six Siege will be available for a 50% discount from the Xbox Store from August 24 to September 4 if you want to keep playing after this weekend. If you choose to buy the game later, all your earned achievements and progress made will be here when you’re ready to get back into the fight.

The trial period is a perfect opportunity to start honing your skills and earning Renown ahead of the currently targeted September 5 launch of Operation Blood Orchid, which will add a new Hong Kong map, new customization items, and three new Operators – two from Hong Kong’s SDU, and a third from Poland’s GROM – to the mix. The new Operators will be available to Season Pass owners immediately while non-Season Pass owners will have to wait seven days. The new map will be available to all players upon release.

You can get a sneak peek at the new map and Operators during a livestream from Gamescom, . The finals themselves run from August 25-26, and will bring together eight top teams from Latin America, North America, and Europe to compete for $237,500 in prizes.

To download Rainbow Six Siege, click on the Gold Member area on the Home dashboard.