Rainbow Six Siege is having another free weekend

Life's a breach. 

True to its name, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is currently the sixth most-played game on Steam. But those numbers could soon be pumped up, as the game is having another free weekend to attract new players.

The trial period, which will give players access to "all of the maps, modes, and Operators present in the full version", will be available on all platforms from the 16th to 20th of August.

Rainbow Six's free weekend rolls out at slightly different times depending on your platform of choice: Xbox One will have first dibs at 8.01am, followed by Playstation 4 at 2pm, and finally PC at 6pm (all times UK). PS4 and PC players, however, will be able to preload the game from the 14th August to maximise playtime over the free weekend.

Importantly, players who join on the free weekend will have their progress carried over should they buy the full game. Wait - does this mean your data's being looked after, or held hostage?

In other Rainbow Six news, veteran players may be interested to hear the Hereford map is getting a makeover. The map will be given a new layout and an expansion, "meaning each floor will have a larger surface area". Apparently this should help address gameplay issues and "raise the standards of what's expected for competitive play". The dev team have also updated the map's visuals and colours, which means we should see the full range of grey British skies - hooray.

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