Rainbow Six: Siege is solid proof of the Games as a Service concept done right, and that support continues today with a free-time limited event that shakes up its setting in a major way. Titled Showdown, the new mode takes players to the times of cowboys and Indians in the wild west.

The 3v3 event is available right now and lasts for two weeks through until 26th July. Fort Truth is the new map that plays host to the tactics of the west, with the simple objective of overtaking its ruins and eliminating the enemy team. You'll be able to choose between four Operators, but all characters come equipped with the same weapons - the BOSG.12.2 shotgun and the Magnum LFP586 revolver. Without any preparation phase, a limited HUD, and a 90-second timer for each round, this is sure to be a fast and intense event you won't want to miss out on.

The event brings with it 31 new exclusive items, and you'll earn a free Showdown Collection pack from simply logging in and playing. Will you be checking out this new mode? Squad up in the comments below.

[source youtu.be, via blog.us.playstation.com]