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Rainbow Six Siege - Black Ice Removed from Alpha Packs

Published: 23:55, 16 November 2022
The main reason why players got excited for Alpha Packs was Black Ice
The main reason why players got excited for Alpha Packs was Black Ice

Is this a new way for Ubisoft to make more money off of filler content or is there an actual reason why some of the Black Ice skins are getting removed from the only way to obtain in-game cosmetics for free in Rainbow Six Siege?

There has been speculation that in the upcoming seasons, the most desired skin in Rainbow Six Siege will no longer be obtainable through Alpha Packs.

The Black Ice skins that will be removed are Ash's R4C, Thatcher's AR33,  Smoke 's FMG-9, the GIGN LFP586, and the SPETSNAZ GSH-18. 

The Black Ice skins that will be added to Alpha packs are Blackbeard's SR25, Ela and Zofia's RG15, Caveira's M12 and SPAS-15, and lastly the German USP40.

Additionally,  Ubisoft  has decided to remove the Brutal Swarm, Wind Bastion and Grim Sky seasonal uniforms and headgear as well as Ela's Steampunk Legendary set. 

As a form of compensation (?), they will add the Solar Raid, North Star and Shadow Legacy seasonal uniforms and headgear and a new, unannounced Caveira legendary set.

It is important to mention that the Black Ice skins are not being removed from the game, they are only being removed from Alpha Packs, meaning they will still be in Bravo Packs which remain unchanged.

R6Skin One of the most sought-after skins is getting removed from the Alpha Packs One of the most sought-after skins is getting removed from the Alpha Packs

The removal of these skins from normal packs will definitely leave the community disappointed and unmotivated to grind for Alpha Packs as it was one of those little things that brought excitement after a successful game.

Getting these skins only through Bravo Packs means that players will have to purchase the premium season pass if they want to get them. This leaves Ubisoft in a bad light as it means that the developers are just searching for new ways to funnel money out of the community.

The other option is releasing the skins into the store as a form of a bundle or limited-time purchase but even that would require the community to cash out for something they would have otherwise gotten for free with just a little bit of luck.

Hopefully, Ubisoft doesn't go through with this decision and finds something else to nerf (like Alibi) other than the Alpha packs.


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