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Rainbow Six Siege’s First Expansion Now Set For February 2

If you're looking for the first Rainbow Six Siege expansion, you'll have to wait a bit longer.

Ubisoft previously said the Operation Black ice expansion would arrive in January, but the publisher has recently confirmed via this blog post that the add-on won't be ready until February 2.

Those who picked up the $30 Season Pass can immediately access the two DLC characters when they're released, but everyone else will have to unlock those characters or purchase them seven days later. The squad members in question come from Canada's Joint Task Force 2 counter-terrorism unit, and are equipped with new weapons and "unique gadgets." Operation Black Ice will also feature a new map (free for all), along with new weapon skins and a few gameplay upgrades.

Ubisoft added that every new operative added this year (8 are coming in all) can be unlocked through normal gameplay:

"The data we have suggests that the average FPS player spends 8-10 hours a week playing their favorite FPS (also in-line with our observation during the closed beta), so it should only take between two to three weeks maximum to unlock an operator."

And as there's about three months of space between each of the four planned expansions, Ubisoft figures you have plenty of time to save up in-game currency to unlock all 8 operators. Late last year, the team explained how the playlists will continue to evolve , and we remind everyone that Siege is a solid and refreshing multiplayer experience.