Rainbow Six Siege's leak revolving around the cowboy shootout event, Showdown, turned out to be correct as usual. In total, there are 10 operators, two weapons and a limited time map to enjoy in the Wild West-themed limited time event.
Two teams will clash in Showdown with many changed rules compared to the actual game. First up, the time limited mode will be a 3v3 rather than the usual 5v5 but the teams will have five operators on each side to choose from.
The law will feature American, French, Brazilian and Russian operators:
- Erik “Maverick” Thorn,
- Eliza “Ash” Cohen,
- Emmanuelle “Twitch” Pichon,
- Vicente “Capitão” Souza,
- Timur “Glaz” Glazkov
Meanwhile, the Graveltop Gang will have French, Brazilian, Italian and Moroccan operators:
- Aria “Alibi” de Luca,
- Jalal “Kaid” El Fassi,
- Taina “Caveira” Pereira,
- Adriano “Maestro” Martello,
- Julien “Rook” Nizan
We can't help ourselves but believe that American and Italian operators are a nod to the good old Spaghetti Westerns.
Anyway, there is one major difference from the regular playlists here - operators don't get their standard loadouts. They will all have access only to BOSG 12.2 and Magnum LFP586 to fit the Wild West theme. Furthermore, neither team will have time for preparation since it's all about shooting up the other posse.
The event will play out on a time-limited map, Fort Truth, which will not be available in other queues and it will disappear once the event is over.
On the other hand, a total of 31 cosmetic items will remain. These will be sold in Showdown Packs which is a fancy name for event-themed loot boxes at the price of 300 R6 credits each which translates to about $2.50 / €2.50.
At least there will be no duplicates in these packs but getting all of them will still cost over $70 / €70, beating a brand new AAA game in price by a decent chunk.