Rainbow Six Siege’s Next Season Adds the First New Map in Three Years
Ubisoft has introduced that the primary season of Rainbow Six Siege’s seventh yr will lastly introduce a brand new map. Emerald Plains would be the first everlasting new addition to the map roster since 2019’s Outback. It’s going to arrive following the introduction of a brand new defender operator, Azami, who is ready to patch up destroyed surfaces with a bulletproof chemical compound.
Rainbow Six Siege’s seventh yr of content material begins with Operation Demon Veil, a season that provides the Irish-set Emerald Plains map to the sport. Sadly Emerald Plains won’t be obtainable till mid-way by way of the season, however when it arrives it is going to present a brand new nation club-style location for attackers to blow to smithereens.
The big manor home has differing ornamental types; the decrease flooring are trendy and up to date, whereas the higher ones are extra conventional in design. Ubisoft has but to supply an in-depth take a look at the map, so it’s troublesome to get a way of what tactical alternatives it is going to provide, however a brand new aggressive map has been a very long time coming and might be welcomed by the group.
Accessible proper from the beginning of the season is Azami, a brand new defender operator who hails from Japan’s personal safety forces. Clad in trendy threads, she has the fascinating skill to repair up destroyed partitions, ceilings, and flooring with giant bulletproof discs referred to as Kiba Obstacles. Deployed through throwing knives that spray out an increasing foam that quickly hardens, they permit defenders to rapidly patch up holes of their protection constructions from vary. That is notably helpful in opposition to vertical assaults, as there’s traditionally little or no defenders can do when the enemy begins firing in from above. Now, hatches and holes blasted within the ceiling may be rapidly patched up with a circle of bulletproof foam. Kiba Obstacles may be deployed to any floor, so can be used to cowl up home windows, doorways, and usually break up sightlines with a bulletproof floor. The froth may be countered with explosives, although, so it’s not fairly as hardy as a wall reinforcement.
Azami is a medium pace, medium well being operator, and comes geared up with a alternative of both an SMG – the 9×19VSN, as utilized by Kapkan – or the ACS12 shotgun that’s utilized by Alibi and Maestro. Her sidearm is the D-50 Desert Eagle, and she or he has a alternative of both barbed wire or influence grenades as her secondary gadget.
Past a brand new operator and map, Operation Demon Veil additionally provides quite a few necessary new gameplay options and modifications. Probably the most radical amongst these is Attacker Repick, which permits the attacking workforce to alter their loadout and even operator throughout the preparation section. This implies attackers can change their characters with every new spherical of a match, adapting to the techniques utilized by the defending workforce. Attacker Repick might be current in Fast Match, Unranked, Ranked, and Professional League sport varieties.
There’s additionally a model new, everlasting sport mode arriving within the type of Crew Deathmatch. An uncommon match for Siege, it’s been designed to supply a way more informal expertise inside Rainbow Six’s in any other case hardcore assortment of actions. Crew Deathmatch matches final 5 minutes, or finish when one workforce reaches 75 kills. The sport mode makes use of respawns, and gamers are in a position to change their operators between spawns.
This season can even convey Match Replay to consoles, permitting gamers to retailer 2 hours value of match replays on their system that may be then studied and dissected, in addition to balancing updates for Valkyrie and Goyo (whose gadget not makes use of a deployable defend and is as a substitute only a flammable canister hooked up to flooring or partitions), enhancements to participant conduct and anti-cheat programs, and – as common – a restricted time occasion and addition to the arcade. The season can be making each kind of weapon sight obtainable for all major weapons.
Up to now a launch date has not been introduced for Yr 7, Season One, however historically Siege’s years start in March, so anticipate extra particulars on launch occasions within the coming weeks.
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Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK Information and Leisure Author.