While (almost) all eyes are on TI8, Ubisoft is doing its utmost to grab a share of the limelight for Six Major Paris by announcing that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be available to play for free for a limited time.
The free weekend is available from August 16 to August 20 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
In a press release, Ubisoft said: "Players who try the game during the free weekend can carry over their progress and continue to play uninterrupted if they purchase the game.
"They will also benefit from a discount of up to 60% off on the Starter, Standard, Advanced, Gold, and Complete Editions between August 16 and August 27, on select platforms and editions."
Play Rainbox Six Siege for free: Details
The Six Major Paris is running until August 19 when Operation Grim Sky will be revealed during Sunday's finals.
The tenth expansion for Siege will feature two new operators, one American Attacker and one Defender hailing from Great Britain, and the first fully reworked map, Hereford Base.
Play Rainbox Six Siege free - FAQ
(Taken from Rainbow Six official site)
HOW CAN I ACCESS RAINBOW 6 FREE WEEKEND?
PC: Click on the PC link above or go to your Uplay PC Launcher.
PLAYSTATION 4: Find the game on the PSN Store or click the PS4 link above, and click on the "Try free Demo" button located next to "Add to Cart" button.
XBOX ONE: Click on the Xbox One link above or check your Games with Gold section.
CAN I PRELOAD THE GAME?
Yes, preload is available for this free weekend only on PS4 & PC. You can preload the game from August 14. Xbox will be available at the start of the Free Weekend.
CAN I PLAY WITH MY FRIENDS DURING THE FREE WEEKEND ?
Of course. You can play with anyone who already owns the game or is enjoying the Free Weekend like you are.
ARE THERE ANY OFFERS AVAILABLE?
If you like the game and want to keep playing after the Free Weekend period is over, your progress will carry over to the full game if you purchase. Rainbow Six Siege is available at 60% off across all platforms for a limited time! Please check your favorite store to see the available discount.
WILL MY PROGRESS FROM THE FREE WEEKEND CARRY ON IF I PURCHASE THE FULL GAME?
All of your progress and Operators will carry over if you decide to upgrade to the full game, except if you purchase the Starter Edition on PC.
WHAT CONTENT IS AVAILABLE?
The full game! The free version of Rainbow Six Siege offers access to all of the maps, modes, and Operators present in the full version, giving you the full Siege experience over the Free Weekend.