UBISOFT WILL KICK OFF THE SIXTH GUARDIAN PROGRAM WITH THE ABLEGAMERS CHARITY
LONDON, UK - 23rd November, 2020 — Today Ubisoft announced the launch of the Sixth Guardian Program, a new series of charity bundles in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege. Starting in Year 5 Season 4, the game will feature a special charity bundle, with new bundles added in future Seasons to support different non-profit organisations. With this bundle, Rainbow Six Siege players will have the opportunity to access unique in-game items and donate to great causes.
To kick off the initiative, Ubisoft is partnering with The AbleGamers Charity, a U.S. based non-profit organisation that aims to support players with disabilities by providing gamers with the tools they need to enjoy their playing experience and by promoting inclusion in the video game industry. Beginning at the launch of Year 5 Season 4, Rainbow Six Siege players will be able to purchase a bundle with a uniform, weapon skin, charm, and headgear. One hundred percent of net proceeds, with a minimum of $6 USD per bundle sold, will be donated to The AbleGamers Charity.
“We decided to launch the Sixth Guardian because we recognized an opportunity to mobilise the Rainbow Six Siege community around important issues,” said Karen Lee, Lead Community Developer for the game and creator of the Sixth Guardian Program. “Our players are so passionate, and we wanted to give them an easy, effective way to support incredible organizations, like AbleGamers.”
"AbleGamers is honoured to partner with Ubisoft to support players with disabilities with this amazing Sixth Guardian bundle," said Steve Spohn, AbleGamers Director of Peer Support. "With more than 46 million players with disabilities in America alone and even more worldwide, we couldn't be more thrilled to have the ranks of the Rainbow Six community joining our quest to combat social isolation and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities by providing the equipment and knowledge they need to play in the virtual worlds we love so much."
The Doc Sixth Guardian bundle is available for purchase in Rainbow Six Siege beginning with the launch of Year 5 Season 4.
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About Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Alongside a thriving professional esports scene and a community of over 65 million registered players, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege puts players in the middle of a fast-paced, ever-evolving multiplayer experience grounded in the selection of unique Operators. Using the right mix of tactics and destruction, Rainbow Six teams engage their enemies in sieges, where both sides have exclusive skills and gadgets at their disposal. Defenders prepare by transforming the environments around them into modern strongholds, while attackers use recon drones to gain intel for carefully planning their assault. With access to dozens of Operators inspired by real world counter-intelligence agents from around the globe, players can choose exactly how they want to approach each challenge they encounter. Through the constant addition of new Operators and maps that add to the depth of both strategy and combat, the unpredictability of each round of Rainbow Six Siege sets a new bar for intensity and competition in gaming.
About The AbleGamers Charity
The AbleGamers Charity is a 501(c)(3) charity that continually strives to create opportunities to enable play in order to foster inclusive communities, combat social isolation, and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Through received support and donations, AbleGamers provides disabled gamers with assistive technologies (including their Expansion Pack program) that allow those with limited real-world mobility to experience what it is like to walk, run, climb, drive and even fly – in a virtual world. AbleGamers additionally advises developers and publishers on how to best incorporate accessibility options so that their video game titles may reach and appeal to the widest and most diverse audience possible. To read AbleGamers articles, or to find out how your support or donations can help them positively impact an even greater number of individuals with disabilities, please visit www.ablegamers.org or accessible.games.
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