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Lara Croft's heading to Rainbow Six Siege… sort of

And there's news on the jump to next-gen platforms.

Ok, so it's not quite Lara Croft herself - but Rainbow Six Siege is getting its own Tomb Raider elite skin, and it'll be worn by American SWAT officer Ash.

The skin was unveiled as part of Ubisoft Montreal's two-year roadmap shown at The Six Invitational in Quebec, and will be available "soon after" the launch of next season's Operation Void Edge. There's no set date for this event - the first season of Rainbow Six's fifth year - which is due to add two new operators (Oryx and Iana) along with an Oregon map rework.

As an elite skin, Lara "Ash" Croft will likely need to be purchased in R6 credits, but at least she comes with a unique victory animation, a breaching rounds gadget skin, weapon skins (for the G36C, R4-C, M45 MEUSOC and 5.7 USG), and a unique charm. Time to raid the piggy bank.

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While the collab may seem a bit random, this isn't the first time Square Enix and Ubisoft have partnered up: Final Fantasy 15 got a free Assassin's Creed crossover DLC back in 2017, which basically let you cosplay as a master assassin. In Origins, meanwhile, you got a bunch of cool FF15 gear.

In other Rainbow Six Siege news, we now have confirmation the game will be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X from day one - if all goes to plan. In an interview with Windows Central, game director Leroy Athanassof said the team aimed to make the game ready "on launch" with cross-generation multiplayer to avoid fragmenting the community. So now it's just a matter of waiting for Microsoft and Sony to announce when that's happening. Any day now.

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