It’s the game that just keeps on giving and Rainbow Six Siege players can now get access to Operation Ember Rise – with it bringing new Operators to action, and a new map to enjoy.
Season 3 of Year 4 of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege kicks off with Operation Ember Rise on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, as we see the Peruvian Amaru and Mexico’s Goyo bring new attacking and defending options in terms of the Operator roster…
Amaru is the new Attacker from Peru. She uses the Garra hook that allows her to grapple onto ledges, balconies, skylights and windows, and hoist herself up in record time. Amaru’s opponents now not only have to worry about attacks from above, but also attacks from below. When timed right, hooking the Garra onto a window can result in Amaru’s infamous Garra Kick, which instantly takes out an opponent standing behind the window.
Goyo, the new Defender from Mexico can deploy Volcán Shields. Like the ordinary Deployable Shield, the Volcán Shield provides cover and allows Defenders to block pathways, but Goyo turns up the heat with an attached incendiary bomb. From the front there’s little indication of which it might be, and Attackers can easily be surprised when the Volcán Shield explodes.
Further to seeing those two Operators dropping in to action and Operation Ember Rise also deliver a reworked map – Kanal – which should now come with increased playability options, a better visual effect and more. There is now a greater emphasis on rotation, a new bridge has been added to create an alternative path to the objective areas, and a staircase has been added in both buildings to make vertical movement more accessible and indoor playable areas have been added or extended. But further to that we see that the bomb sites have changed: The bomb on Kitchen has been moved to the Security Room, with a brand new doorway connecting it to the Map Room. The site in the Radio Room is now found in the expanded Lounge Room, across the hall from the usual Coast Guard site. Radar and Server remain unchanged, though these areas have been reorganized. Finally, a new pair of sites has been put in. Bomb can now be played on Supply Room and Kayak, although the area just outside has been turned into an indoors Diving Room.
It’s not just new Operators and a reworked map that Ember Rise delivers though, and you’ll also find an all new unranked playlist containing the same rules as Ranked without affecting players’ rank or MMR, whilst a Champions rank is in place. The map rotations have been reworked too – across Ranked, Casual, and Unranked. Further still, Siege player behaviour updates have been put in place to combat in-game toxicity, whilst reworked and improved Operators menu and shop interface will be in place.
It’s a great time to be a Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege player and those with the Year 4 Pass in place can get access to the new Operators immediately, while the rest of the players will be able to unlock these guys from 19th September using Renown or R6 Credits. The Kanal map rework however is available for free to all players.
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