October 23, 2019 Rainbow Six Siege’s 2019 Halloween event is live.
Rainbow Six Siege’s Halloween 2019 event is Doktor’s Curse, and as we’ve come to expect it includes a unique event mode, a redecorated map to host that mode, and a selection of spooky skins. There’s one major change this time around, though – you can buy this year’s selection of loot boxes with the free, in-game currency. (Just expect to spend a lot of it.)
Doktor’s Curse begins today and will last two weeks, concluding on November 6. The event gives us a new 5v5 mode called Monster Hunt. One team will be made up of Sledges equipped with a unique selection of weapons, and gadgets borrowed from Jackal, Pulse, and Lion. The other team plays as monster-ised versions of Lesion, Frost, Kapkan, Smoke, and Ela. The monsters have no weapons, but they do have have traps and the ability to briefly turn invisible. The monster team has to survive while the attacking team tries to kill them.
The new Halloween skins for Lesion, Frost, Kapkan, Smoke, and Ela go with their role as monsters in the new mode, and they match the leaks we saw a few months ago. Doc and Bandit also get some new looks, making a total of 28 items this year. The 2018 Halloween skins are back, too.
Doktor’s Curse packs are available for the usual 300 R6 credits, or for the first time you can pick them up for 12,500 Renown. That’s a potentially lengthy grind, but at least it’s an option if you’re looking for ways to get more free packs.
You’ll also get one pack for logging in, and you can get two more freebies through Ubisoft Club challenges – one for getting 20 kills on the Doktor’s Curse map, and one for winning 13 rounds on the new playlist.