With the second season of content for the firmly established tactical shooter announced not so long ago, it seems the team over at Ubisoft Montreal have been hard at work yet again, as today marks the arrival of the latest DLC content for Rainbow Six Siege, Operation Velvet Shell.
This is the fifth expansion to be released for the game and much like the previous expansions, Operation Velvet Shell throws two new operators from the Spanish GEO Counter Terrorism Unit, Jackal and Mira into the mix, as well as a new map, Coastline.
- Mira has proven her strength and endurance in tactical situations, but her best asset is her technical expertise. Her specialty is creating Black Mirrors, nearly indestructible horizontal one-way windows that can be punched into barricades or destructible walls. Combined with the Vector 45 ACP and ITA12L as her primary weapons, enemies can rapidly go from “spotted” to “dead.”
- Jackal has developed his expertise in tracking down High Value Targets and intercepting narcotics shipments with the G.E.O.s. Equipped with the C7E and PDW9 as primary weapons, Jackal can also activate his Eyenox Model III headset to track enemy footprints. The more recent the prints, the “hotter” they’ll appear in Jackal’s view, so if you see bright red bootprints, there’s likely an enemy nearby!
As was the case with previous expansions, all content in Operation Velvet Shell will be free to all players, however those hoping to get their hands on the content from today will need to have bought the Year Two Season Pass to ensure the one week early access. For those without the Season 2 Season Pass, Operation Velvet Shell will be available to everyone on February 14th.
Haven’t jumped in yet with the tactical shooter? Fear not, all previously released content is available to everyone and if you not sure whether Rainbow Six Siege is for you or not, our review should help clear things up for you. See you in the field.