There's another Outbreak! Rainbow Six Siege's Containment Event returns

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The Containment Event is coming back to Siege ahead of Rainbow Six Extraction and we can't wait to jump into Outbreak and fight the Proteans. Here's everything you need to know about the return of this legendary Siege event and what it means for the next couple of weeks.

When does the Containment Event hit Siege?

The Containment Event is due to start on August 3rd and will run until August 24th. The event itself started at 07:00 PST / 10:00 EST / 15:00 BST and should run until the same time on the end date mentioned.

During the Containment Event, Siege will have event-themed Alpha Packs and Extraction-themed cosmetics available. This includes REACT-themed outfits for existing Operatives, Weapon Charms, Weapon Skins, and more.


During the event, when playing Outbreak... Consulate will get a make-over, sporting an infected appearance to match the battles between the REACT Operatives and the Proteans.

What is Outbreak, though?

Outbreak's Nest Destruction will task Attackers and Defenders with two different sets of objectives in a two-tiered mission against one another.

Attackers will need to fight against the Proteans (Archaean variants that can mimic REACT Operatives) to destroy the Nest hidden in the map before a secondary objective.


On the flip side, the Defenders will need to do everything they can to stop the REACT Operatives. Both teams can win via complete elimination, though. Defenders will have Aruni's punch ability, Oryx's dash ability, and additional health. They can only attack with melee attacks, however.

Attackers, sadly, don't get anything extra and will play exactly the same as they do in standard Siege modes.


There's a free Nomad cosmetics up for grabs

For the last week of the Containment Event, Siege players can actually unlock a free item set for Nomad.

The Hive Mind item set is available to anyone who can win 10 matches of Containment between August 17th and August 24th. You can check out what it looks like below:

Rainbow Six Siege Containment Event Nomad
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FREE ITEM SET - It isn't the most extravagant, but it isn't bad