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R6 Vegas content hits Live

Five maps, two new modes.

Ubisoft has released a batch of downloadable content for the Xbox 360 version of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas.

Priced 800 Microsoft points (GBP 6.80 / EUR 9.30), the Player's Pack: Red Edition introduces a pair of new game modes and five multiplayer maps that support those and all the other game modes.

The new game modes are Assassination, in which one team escorts a VIP to the extraction zone while the other tries to kill him, and Total Conquest, in which two teams fight for control of three mobile radar installations (control points). Capture and hold, effectively.

Of the maps, a couple may prove familiar, as Border Town and Killhouse are "Redux" versions of existing battlefields. Newcomers are the Marshalling Yard, set in an industrial district, Doscala Restaurant, an Italian eatery in the heart of Las Vegas, and Roof, set in (or indeed on) a coffee factory near the Mexican border. Each of the new maps is fit for and recommended for 16 player matches.

For more on the content, check in at the official Ubisoft Rainbow Six: Vegas website, where they have been running regular updates on the maps, with shots and even the odd bit of strategic guidance.

Failing that, you could always re-read our Rainbow Six: Vegas Xbox 360 review while you wait for things to download.