Earlier this year, Ubisoft announced a battle pass for Rainbow Six Siege. Four years after its launch, the first person shooter is finally getting its own tiered progression system. Ubisoft previously mentioned that the battle pass would launch in two phases: the first phase bringing a free “mini” battle pass, and a full-fledged variant in the second phase. Half way through operation Ember Rise, the first mini battle pass is now available for all players.
Mini Battle Pass
The first mini battle pass is titled “Call Me Harry”, and is available to all players for free. Running from October 15th until October 22nd, the mini battle pass is basically a test run for both players and the developers. There isn’t much in the way of cosmetics, but considering that it’s free, I wouldn’t complain too much.
Unlike the normal battle pass formula where there’s a separate premium path, the mini battle pass only has one path which offers a handful of cosmetic rewards. Players can progress through the pass by playing games and earning Battle Points. As long as you finish them completely, both casual and ranked games will earn players Battle Points. The point distribution depends on the match result, the number of round wins, and whether or not it was a ranked match.
“This Mini Battle Pass is a test for us, and we would love to hear the community’s feedback and comments,” writes Ubisoft.
Phase two of the battle pass is scheduled for launch in Rainbow Six Siege’s next season, which is expected to release near the end of 2019. The next version of the battle pass will offer both a free path and a premium path featuring better rewards. Expect to see a more fleshed out lineup of cosmetics, boosters, and other exclusive rewards with the next battle pass. More details about Rainbow Six Siege’s next season and phase two will be revealed at the pro league finals in November.