If you’re not completely sold on Rainbow Six Siege and want to give it a try, there’s a free to play weekend coming up this Thursday, August 24 through August 27. It’s all in preparation for the Blood Orchid expansion, which is currently scheduled for a September 5 release, with a test server launch on PC on August 29.
The new Blood Orchid expansion will feature the new operators Ying and Lesion from the Hong Kong CTU, as well as Ela of the Polish CTU. There’s another Polish member of the squad coming, but that won’t be until the next operation releases following Blood Orchid. If you have the Rainbow Six Siege season pass, you’ll get all three new Operators included in Blood Orchid when the expansion launches, but if not you can pick them up in-game a week later.
As far as the free weekend goes, this stretches across all platforms, so no matter which one your friend has been nagging you to jump on, you can get your Rainbow Six Siege on all weekend on PC, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One. If you decide you can’t get enough from there, you can carry all of your save progress over to the full game if you decide to purchase it. You can also grab the game for 50% its retail price from August 24 through September 4.