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Rainbow Six Siege gets Western-themed Showdown event this month

Get your first look at the unique outfits and map as the limited time mode’s quick-fire rules and rewards are detailed ahead of launch

A dusty Western fort. A gleaming pile of gold bars. Three ornery Operators who stole it fair and square, and three law-abiding Operators who have come set things right. This is Showdown, a new event for Rainbow Six Siege that runs from 2nd July through 16th July, and brings a new mode, new map, and new cosmetic rewards to PlayStation 4 players.

Cowboy hats, sheriff’s badges, and all make and manner of Western garb will be available for some of your favourite Operators, and you’ll even get a free item just for logging in.

Showdown will take place exclusively on the limited-time map, Fort Truth, a dusty, sun-baked ruin with crumbling walls that have seen more than a few gun battles. The rules are simple: each round is a 3v3 face-off to secure the area and the gold.

The available Operators are decked out in new Showdown-specific headgear and uniforms, and split into two posses: The Law (Attackers: Ash, Capitão, Glaz, Maverick, and Twitch) and the Graveltop Gang (Defenders: Alibi, Caveira, Kaid, Maestro, Rook).

No matter who you choose, however, you’ll all wield the same weapons: The BOSG.12.2 shotgun and the Magnum LFP586 revolver. With no preparation phase, no reinforcements, and limited HUD, each 90-second round is gonna be a fast-paced shootout where you’ll prevail by the sharpness of your aim and the strength of your grit.

If you want to look the part, you’ll have to rustle up a Showdown Collection pack, which contains a new headgear, uniform, or weapon skin for one of the ten featured Operators. There are 31 exclusive items in the collection, covering a range of styles from Maestro’s stalwart, heavily armoured sheriff look, to Twitch’s roguish wide-brimmed hat and bandana. Each pack is guaranteed to contain a new item, so you won’t get any duplicates.

You’ll be granted a free Showdown Collection pack just for logging in during the Showdown event, and you can earn another pack (as well as a unique BOSG.12.2 weapon skin) for completing the Ubisoft Club Challenge for the event. You can also purchase packs from the in-game store for 300 R6 credits each.

Showdown is putting a blistering new spin on the intense firefights of Rainbow Six Siege. Fire up your PS4 and play with PlayStation Plus between 2nd July and 16th July to brave these frantic frontier shootouts and get some shiny new gear for your gunslingers.

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