25 Sep 2020 5:23 PM +00:00

Rainbow Six Siege Year 5: Release date, Operators, Update & everything else

Year 5 promises players a new wave of free multiplayer updates.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege has concluded its fourth rotation of annual updates, continuing to scale the thriving tactical shooter with free content. 

The series is one of Ubisoft's greatest success stories, and it recently surpassed 50 million lifetime players.

Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 remains in initial stages, with more expected during the early months of 2020. 

However, with an upcoming "Phase 2" of the Battle Pass, the Six Invitational 2020, and talk of Year 5 Season 1, there is a ton coming to Ubisoft's hit shooter that they can discuss.

Ranging from unreleased gadgets to the most-likely price and release date of the Year 5 Pass we have collected all of the rumours and information into this one, easily navigated piece.

Check it out below.

Release date

Much of the information about the Year 5 pass remains under wraps, but you can expect most of this information to be revealed at the Six Invitational 2020 in February.

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GANG: What operators will be available in the Year 5 pass?

Alongside this big reveal, expect some official details on the year pass, as well as a roadmap displaying the nationalities of the Year 5 operators.

This is how Ubisoft has chosen to reveal their information for four years on the trot, so we don’t expect anything to change for the Year 5 reveal.


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Ubisoft kicked off it's Year 4 unveiling with the introduction of Harishva "Harry" Pandey, the latest Team Rainbow kingpin, and central to future Operator lore.

The Montreal-based event serves as the blockbuster showcase for Ubisoft's flagship shooter and also serves as space where they host the Rainbow Six Pro League final.


A Reddit user going by the name of u/ignotusartifex posted a screenshot that reveals some information regarding the new season pass.

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LEAK: Players were up in arms about the fact that they will be getting less skins this time round.


Most importantly, the post showed that there would be two fewer operators to use this time around.

Users were suitably enraged when they realized this and got even angrier when they realised that they would not receive free credits either.

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Players will, therefore, have to spend the same amount as they usually do, only for less content.

Ubisoft actually responded to this leak as well on Reddit and seemed to confirm it.

Check out their response below:

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CONFIRMATION: Ubisoft gave their reasons for why fans will be seeing fewer operators in the Year 5 Pass


Apparently the lack of content in the past is a reflection of the company moving away from operators and adding new content that benefits all players.

Most fans don't have much of a problem with continuing to pay for their favourite video games, but they usually do when the prices seem unfair, and monetization is the most important thing to developers.

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