New Siege Update: Loot Boxes and More
A brand new update is coming to Rainbow Six Siege, and it will be adding loot boxes, among some other changes.
It seems most online multiplayer games now have some form of loot box - players can open these boxes for a chance of new cosmetic items in gear. We've seen this type of box in Counter Strike, Overwatch, Rocket League, Call of Duty, Halo, and now it's coming to Rainbow Six: Siege.
Title update 2.1.1 is the new update that's bringing the loot boxes. The loot boxes are called Alpha Packs, and players will have the chance to buy them with either of the two types of currency currently in the game.
This means players can play more games to earn renown to spend on the packs, or they can spend real money to get points to open them with. The alpha packs will feature a chance based loot system similar to other popular multiplayer games. The packs will include loot already available in the game, as well as new items of legendary rarity.
A number of bug fixes were included in title update 2.1.1 too, including a fix to Hibana's X-Kairos gun. Previously, the pellets from the X-Kairos would fire incorrectly, causing issues when players tried to use it to blow down walls.
The new update is already live on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. The loot packs will be made available later in the summer. So far, a release date for the loot packs hasn't been confirmed, but the update has put the code in the game.