Rainbow Six Siege's business model has embraced microtransactions since launch, with weapon skins, charms, headgear, and armor up for grabs.
The Six Invitational is the professional gamers' chance to shine on the big stage and take home the top spot, but it's also the flawless time for Ubisoft to reveal info about changes and improvements that are on the way while bringing in new esports viewers.
Look for more details on all of these changes to come from Ubisoft soon after the Rainbow Six Siege Six Invitational has fully concluded.
The development team said that it hopes the game will live and be supported for ten years, and if so, intends to release a total of 100 operators eventually.
Rainbow Six Siege was released in late 2015 and has been continually supported by Ubisoft with events, new operators and different price points. Its Year 3 updates are meant to be its biggest yet, however, as the publisher has announced five major changes coming to the multiplayer shooter.
This is to quell the annoyance of having to grind a ridiculous amount of in-game currency to unlock subsequent operators, however a more sufficient change would have been giving Starter Edition players the opportunity to upgrade to the Standard Edition for a fee, something which still isn't possible.
Pro-league will be 1 team attacking 5 times followed by the other team attacking 5 times.
Pick and Ban is coming for operators in Pro-league.
The Six Invitational, the biggest Rainbow Six competition so far, kicked off last week with Australian team Mindfreak making it all the way to the top eight. There are also plans to rework the observational tool.
Hereford Base is the map that'll get the full rework, a preview of the update being shown through the game's Twitter account.
Siege will see its existing maps receiving what Ubisoft has dubbed "map buffs". The map "Yacht" is coming back to casual and the Map "Hereford" will be the first map to be reworked.