Rainbow Six Siege Celebrates 5 Years With New Legacy Arcade Event

Legacy Arcade will be live in Rainbow Six Siege until January 17.

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To celebrate both the wintry holiday and Rainbow Six Siege's five-year anniversary, Ubisoft has rolled out a new limited-time mode for the tactical shooter on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. It's called Legacy Arcade and it resets the game back to Year 1 of Rainbow Six Siege, replete with the original operators, maps, and loadouts.

Rainbow Six Siege's original 20 operators, including Ash and Sledge, are the playable characters during this limited-time mode. Secondary gadgets, like the claymore, and items released after Year 1 of Rainbow Six Siege won't be usable in Legacy Arcade. The same goes for weapons, but abilities and deployable shields will remain current.

Legacy Arcade will be available until January 5 on all platforms. It will be played on Casual Rules and its game mode is Plant Bomb, with Attack and Defense rotating at the end of every round. With it being a mode based on nostalgia for Rainbow Six Siege's past, Legacy Arcade will be featured on maps like Hereford Base and House in their original Year 1 layouts.

Alongside Legacy Arcade comes a new signature bundle for players to get into the holiday spirit. The Old School Yule bundle features a red-and-green Vintage Festivity weapon skin and an angry mini-Santa Joyful Madness charm. Anyone who plays Legacy Arcade will be gifted one operator (though Ubisoft didn't specify who this would be or how this would be selected) and those who already own all the operators will get an exclusive free Elf Ash skin.

This limited-time Legacy Arcade mode comes not long after Ubisoft dropped the Y5S4.1 update, which added timers to custom games. Check out the patch notes here.

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