After an exceptional amount of time spent in development and testing, Ubisoft have finally released Rainbow Six Siege alpha packs - the tactical shooter’s equivalent of loot boxes. There are roughly 1,000 cosmetics that can be obtained through alpha pack drops and they’re divided into five rarity bands: common, uncommon, rare, epic, and legendary. Additionally, there are also a significant number of cosmetics across each rarity band that can only be obtained through alpha pack drops.
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Rainbow Six Siege alpha packs are also being welcomed with open arms by the community. The reason being they’re encouraging players to stay in matches and take casual play more seriously, leading to a marginal decrease in match abandons and trolling. Ubisoft are receiving plenty of praise for their decision not to monetise Rainbow Six Siege alpha packs too.
How to get Rainbow Six Siege alpha packs
You can only buy Rainbow Six Siege alpha packs with Renown, so the only way to earn them is to play the game. Each Rainbow Six Siege alpha pack costs 5,000 Renown to purchase outright. However, you also get the chance to earn them after each match win, and the more you play the game without getting an alpha pack drop, the higher your chance of receiving one the next time you win a match.
When you do get an alpha pack, your chance of getting a new one drops to 3%. You have to play and finish games in order to raise your chances: ranked wins increase it by 3%, ranked losses by 2.5%, casual wins by 2%, and casual losses by 1.5%. Drops are fairly regular, especially if you consider all the Renown you’ll be earning through normal play and completing daily and weekly challenges. If you haven’t logged in since the alpha pack update, Ubisoft also gave everyone a free loot box containing a random epic item that’ll be waiting for you when you start the game up.
Rainbow Six Siege alpha pack legendary items
A whopping 24 Rainbow Six Siege alpha pack legendary items have been discovered by the community so far. Legendary cosmetics can only be acquired through alpha pack drops and can’t be found on the in-game store or on an operator’s loadout screen. For that reason, there could still be some alpha pack legendary items that haven’t been discovered yet, so check back over the next few days to see if any others have been unearthed. Here’s every Rainbow Six Siege alpha pack legendary item:
Alpha Pack charm
Morbier LFP586 weapon skin
Tavernier Bleu headgear
Yellowfin Famas weapon skin
Firefly universal weapon skin
Killjoy M249 weapon skin
Training Dummy charm
Plasma Pink universal weapon skin
Hot Chopper 556xi weapon skin
Bismuth SASG-12 weapon skin
Antique UMP-45 weapon skin
Mac Daddy D-50 weapon skin
Rekt MP5SD weapon skin
Grand Inquisitor MP5 weapon skin
Golden Ivy 416-C Carbine weapon skin
Safety Yellow MP5K weapon skin
Rheinland P12 weapon skin
Ballistic Storm headgear
Gold Doubloon charm
Politsiya 9x19VSN weapon skin
Knight Helmet charm
Conduit SMG-11 weapon skin
That’s every alpha pack legendary in the game so far - what do you make of the new cosmetics? Let us know in the comments below.