"Straight from your childhood and back to the battlefield, it's the return of Rainbow is Magic!"
— Event Description

Rainbow is Magic is an April Fools-themed limited time event in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege that was originally introduced during the Operation Burnt Horizon expansion.[1]

The event initially ran from April 1st, 2019 to April 8th, 2019 but had its end date extended to April 15th, 2019 due to its popularity.[2] The event returned as an Arcade Mode during the Crimson Heist expansion. Known as Rainbow is Magic (Again), it was available from March 30th, 2021 to April 5th, 2021.[3]

Overview

Rainbow is Magic menu screen.

Rainbow is Magic takes place om a special variant of the map Presidential Plane known as Air Cute One. The map features a dramatic visual overhaul, taking place as a toy set within the Kid's Bedroom on the prereworked version of House. The gamemode itself is a variation of Hostage, with the hostage in question called Mr. Bear who has a unique model and animations. The announcer is also replaced with a joyful, feminine voice with special voice lines, describing the game as if it were a children's book instead of a hostage rescue. Available Operators are modeled after army men except for Smoke, Montagne, Tachanka, and Blackbeard who wear bright pink outfits with the themes of a leopard, butterfly, unicorn, and princess, respectively.

Operators

The event limits each side to choose from six Attacking and Defending operators.

Attackers

Defenders

Cosmetics

Alpha Packs

As with other events, Rainbow is Magic features limited-time Alpha Packs containing Headgear, Uniforms, Weapon Skins, and Charms that are themed around the event. There are 21 cosmetic items in the Rainbow Is Magic Alpha Pack collection with no duplicates awarded in packs.

All players are awarded a free Alpha Pack for logging in for the first time during the event. Afterwards, packs are obtained through completing Ubisoft Connect challenges or by purchase. Alpha Packs may be purchased with Renown alongside R6 Credits.

Rainbow is Magic Collection

Headgear

Fuchsia Flutter Headgear.png Montagne
Fuchsia Flutter
Party Animal Headgear.png Smoke
Party Animal
Princess Blackbeard Headgear.png Blackbeard
Princess Blackbeard
The Unicorn Headgear.png Tachanka
The Unicorn

Uniforms

Duke of Butterflies Uniform.png Montagne
Duke of Butterflies
Electric Leopard Uniform.png Electric Leopard
Regal Violet Uniform.png Regal Violet That Pink Camo Uniform.png Tachanka
That Pink Camo

Weapon Skins

Bedazzled SR-25 Skin.png SR-25
Bedazzled
Bedazzled MK17 Skin.png Mk17 CQB
Bedazzled
Glitter Rainbow 9x19VSN Skin.png 9x19VSN
Glitter Rainbow
Glitter Rainbow DP27 Skin.png DP27
Glitter Rainbow
Purple Fluff FMG-9 Skin.png FMG-9
Purple Fluff
Purple Fluff SMG-11 Skin.png SMG-11
Purple Fluff
Beauty Tag Le Roc Skin.png Le Roc
Beauty Tag
Wings of Plum LFP586 Skin.png LFP586
Wings of Plum

Charms

Coronation Gown Charm.png Coronation Gown Magic Pony Charm.png Magic Pony
Pink Cleophile Charm.png Pink Cleophile Spotted Paw Charm.png Spotted Paw
Ta-Chan-Ka Charm.png Ta-Chan-Ka

Operator Bundles

Players may purchase event cosmetics with R6 Credits in bundles for each Operator featured in the event.

Image Content Cost
Blackbeard Dolly Bundle.PNG
  • Blackbeard Princess Blackbeard Headgear
  • Blackbeard Regal Violet Uniform
  • SR-25 Bedazzled Weapon Skin
  • Mk17 CQB Bedazzled Weapon Skin
  • Coronation Gown Charm
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Mantagne Papillon Bundle.PNG
  • Montagne Fuchsia Flutter Headgear
  • Montagne Duke of Butterflies Uniform
  • Le Roc Beauty Tag Weapon Skin
  • LFP586 Wings of Plum
  • Pink Cleophile Charm
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Smoke Stuffie Bundle.PNG
  • Smoke Party Animal Headgear
  • Smoke Electric Leopard Uniform
  • FMG-9 Purple Fluff
  • SMG-11 Purple Fluff
  • Spotted Paw Charm
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Tachanka Sparkle Bundle.PNG
  • Tachanka The Unicorn Headgear
  • Tachanka That Pink Camo Uniform
  • 9x19VSN Glitter Rainbow
  • DP27 Glitter Rainbow
  • Ta-Chan-Ka Charm
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Trivia

  • The Presidential Plane map was given several changes to create a magic-like, childish feel, and it also changed some of the normal aspects of the game to further this fantasy.
  • The usual map music that played upon entering the match was replaced with a frollicy music box theme.
  • Shooting, breaking, or exploding holes into soft walls on the updated map would make a star shape. It would also release a flurry of colorful confetti and make a glittery noise. This confetti also appears when you destroy Blackbeard's Rifle-Shield, obscuring some vision for both parties.
  • Environmental blood caused by shooting Operators or the Hostage was given a purple tint.
  • Environmental fog in certain parts of the map was tinted a vibrant green, causing some vision issues, similar to Smoke's Gas Grenades.
  • Attacking Drones were painted pink and given small cat faces. The yellow lights changed to pink as well.
  • Barricades were also given a happy paintjob with a rainbow, but Reinforcements were simply given a slight purple tint. Default and Operator gadgets went unchanged, making them far easier to see against the bright background.
  • The map also had some interactive aspects.
  • Scattered throughout the map were several flower decals on the walls. If you damaged them, their petals would disappear and their happy faces would turn into frowns, crying loudly.
  • A couple radios throughout the map were given new upbeat, frollicy music as well, and could be destroyed to silence them.
  • In a few places, a gift box would sit. If you opened them by damaging them, a stuffed bear would appear and give a (usually sarcastic) voice line.
  • Along with the change of scenery on the updated map, the pilot voice that occasionally gives announcements over the intercom also received new voice lines, making several references to community jokes.
  • All of the Operator's voices were made high-pitched and faster while playing the gamemode.
  • At the end of the game with the MVP sequence, the characters take army men poses on circular pedestals, to which the player in third place will fall over.
  • The Spetsnaz Recruit was originally an available option during the first appearance of the event.
  • The menu screen was replaced with a cutesy, colorful artwork of Smoke, Montagne, Tachanka, and Blackbeard in their pink outfits. The music was also replaced with an upbeat tune, that cut in after the loading screen with a vinyl scratch.
  • The Rainbow is Magic Alpha Pack collection originally only featured 17 items. This was expanded to 21 items two years later with the addition of four weapon skins.
  • The font used in many of the official graphics for the event is the same font used and popularized by My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
  • During the event, the official Rainbow Six Siege Twitter held a contest for fanartists to make GIFs about the event. Ten winners were chosen. [4]
  • The event made a brief appearance at the Six Invitational 2021 Community Event as one of the playlists streamed during the event.
  • In the 2021 version, the Toy Squid in the game mode is wearing a mask, referring to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. [5]

Gallery

References

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