Siege Doktor's Curse 2021: Everything you need to know about this event

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Ubisoft's next Siege event is out right now and we can't wait to jump in! The Doktor's Curse is going to be one of the spookiest Siege events we've seen in a long time and we have everything you need to know.

LATEST - The Doktor is out, the Curse begins

Rainbow Six Siege's latest Halloween event, Doktor's Curse, has now started!

All the new cosmetics - and the new Hide and Seek LTM - should be available in-game from now until November 2nd. Good luck against those Monsters!


When should the event begin?

Ubisoft hasn't offered us any specifics just yet, but we can look to previous updates and past in-game events to get a sense of when to expect the Doktor's Curse event to start in Rainbow Six Siege.

The last in-game event, Containment, started at the following times:

  • 07:00 PST
  • 10:00 EST
  • 15:00 BST

However, the seasonal updates often drop an hour on either side of this - depending on your platform. This staggered release makes it a little hard to predict an in-game event, however, this isn't as drastic as a seasonal update so we're inclined to believe that it should drop universally at the time specified above.

Just, keep an eye on Rainbow6Game on Twitter and be prepared to wait an hour if you're on PlayStation - they always get the seasonal update last.

START DATE - When does the Curse begin?

Rainbow Six Siege's Doktor's Curse event is going to run for three weeks, up until the end of the month. It's due to start on October 12th and should be available until November 2nd.

" After eons of experiments and torture, the Doktor has left his castle and more creatures have come out to play. The Monsters have new friends, and the Exterminators have returned with monstrous pals of their own. Can they end the terrors that stalk the Castle grounds, or will the fiends’ reign continue?"

This isn't a completely new event - as Doktor's Curse has shown up in Siege before - but it should be a refreshing change of pace for Siege veterans. There are also a few more Operators in play now, which opens up a few more avenues of play...


WHAT'S NEW - Doktor's Curse 2021

2021's Doktor's Curse event is going to feature a few different Monsters this time around and Ubisoft has detailed a little about what to expect.

Aruni is going to be a carnivorous plant - think DC's Poison Ivy but a lot more terrifying. In addition to this, Melusi is a "howling ghost" and Lesion is a zombie. Smoke, Frost, Kapkan, Lion, and Jackal are all also going to be available in the Monsters roster.

To counter them, the other Operators are going to be fighting as Exterminators against the Doktor's Curse. "Sledge is always the monster hunter - it's in his blood."

Rainbow Six Siege Doktor's Curse
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LION - He's a head in a jar with a slick Weapon Skin

This year's event comes with an updated Doktor's Curse Collection - which features a total of 48 event-exclusive items for you to purchase. Each Bundle will set you back 1680 R6 Credits. These feature a Uniform, Headgear, matching Weapon Skins, and Charms.

In addition to this, there's also a couple of Weekly Challenges to complete. At the moment, all we know about is Monster Hunting (Eliminate 2 Monsters in the Doktor's Curse event) and Fearless (Win 3 rounds in the Doktor's Curse event). You should get a few cosmetic rewards for these.