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Rainbow Six Siege is coming to Xbox Game Pass

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Microsoft has confirmed that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is heading to Xbox Game Pass. In a blog post (opens in new tab) published earlier today, the Xbox team confirmed that Ubisoft's shooter will be available on the subscription service later this week.

The post confirms that the game "is coming to Console with Xbox Game Pass and cloud gaming on Android devices with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on October 22." It also serves as a reminder that subscribers will be able to use their membership discounts to get up to 10% off in-game items, from cosmetics to the Year 5 pass, which grants access to the latest new arrivals to the game's impressive roster of characters.

Today's confirmation comes after an image posted on the Xbox Game Pass Twitter on Saturday seemed to point towards the tactical FPS. The picture, which featured six rainbows stacked up over a medieval siege, leaving little room for speculation.

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It's a smart move for Ubisoft. Rainbow Six Siege was already getting a next-gen upgrade, but giving it away at dramatically reduced cost to Game Pass subscribers should help the five-year-old game bridge the gap as players start to move onto new consoles.

More than 15 million people now subscribe to Xbox Game Pass. That's up 50 per cent in just about 5 months, as the service only surpassed 10 million subscribers back in April (opens in new tab). Microsoft released the new figure for Xbox Game Pass subscriber numbers in the same press release where it announced its acquisition of Bethesda parent company ZeniMax (opens in new tab)

With the announcement that future Bethesda titles are coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one (opens in new tab), including Starfield (opens in new tab) and The Elder Scrolls 6 (opens in new tab), and the pending arrival of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S (opens in new tab) in November, I can't imagine Xbox Game Pass' growth is about to start slowing down now.

Earlier this month, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers also got an all-new benefit in the form of cloud gaming: more than 150 games are now available for cloud streaming (opens in new tab) to Android devices, letting both dedicated Xbox fans and folks who don't even own a console or gaming PC alike play wherever they have a decent network connection.

Here are all the upcoming Xbox Series X games (opens in new tab) that we know of. 

Vikki Blake
Vikki Blake

Vikki Blake is GamesRadar+'s Weekend Reporter. Vikki works tirelessly to ensure that you have something to read on the days of the week beginning with 'S', and can also be found contributing to outlets including the BBC, Eurogamer, and GameIndustry.biz. Vikki also runs a weekly games column at NME, and can be frequently found talking about Destiny 2 and Silent Hill on Twitter.