Rainbow is Magic was an April Fools-themed limited time event in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege that was introduced during the Operation Burnt Horizon expansion. It featured an exclusive collection of cosmetics, available only during the time of the event and purchasable with R6 Credits.[1] The event initially ended on April 8, 2019. However, following the communities' request for the event to be renewed, Ubisoft extended the event to April 15, 2019.[2]


Rainbow is Magic took place in a special variant of the Presidential Plane map available only during the time of the event. The map was known as Air Cute One, a pink toy plane that was in the Kid's Bedroom in House. It features a dramatic visual overhaul where all available Operators are either modeled after army men or, in the case of Smoke, Montagne, Tachanka, and Blackbeard, wear bright pink outfits with the themes of a leopard, butterfly, unicorn, and princess respectively. The gamemode itself was a variation of Hostage, with the Hostage in question being called Mr. Bear, who had a unique model and animations to go with the character. The announcer was also given a joyful, feminine voice and different voice lines, describing the game as if it were a children's book instead of a hostage rescue.

Rainbow is Magic menu screen.

The Operation Burnt Horizon 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.


As with other events, only a select few Operators have been chosen. As well as the Spetsnaz Recruit, the following Attackers and Defenders were available.




Rainbow is Magic features limited-time Alpha Packs containing Headgear, Uniforms, Weapon Skins, and Charms that are themed around the event. There are 17 cosmetic items in the Rainbow is Magic 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, each weekend featured a Ubisoft Club challenge that would award an Alpha Pack upon completion. All other packs could then be purchased for 300 R6S-credits-icon.png. Bundles of Rainbow is Magic packs were available for 1200 R6S-credits-icon.png for a bundle of four packs, 2400 R6S-credits-icon.png for a bundle of eight packs, and 3600 R6S-credits-icon.png for a bundle of twelve packs.

Rainbow is Magic Collection


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


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

Beauty Tag Le Roc Skin.png Le Roc
Beauty Tag
Bedazzled SR-25 Skin.png SR-25
Glitter Rainbow 9x19VSN Skin.png 9x19VSN
Glitter Rainbow​​​​​
Purple Fluff FMG-9 Skin.png FMG-9
Purple Fluff


150px Coronation Gown 150px Magic Pony
150px Pink Cleophile 150px Spotted Paw
150px Ta-Chan-Ka


  • 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 Remote Gas Grenades.
  • Attacking drones were painted pink and given small cat faces. The red lights changed to pink as well.
  • Barricades were also given a happy paintjob, 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 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 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. [3]



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