From Press Release:
Raleigh, North Carolina — August 18, 2019 — Today, at the Six Major Raleigh, Ubisoft announced the full details of the third season of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege Year 4 content. Operation Ember Rise introduces a new Attacker and a new Defender, Amaru and Goyo from Peru and Mexico. In the meantime, the map Kanal has been entirely reworked with an improved navigation between all parts. Finally, Ubisoft announced that Battle Passes are coming into the game, with a free Phase 1 named “Call Me Harry” released later in the season.
Peruvian Attacker Amaru and Mexican Defender Goyo will bring verticality and fire in-game. Amaru, a former archeologist, is equipped with a G8A1 automatic rifle and a Supernova shotgun. Notably Amaru will also possess the ability to access any high position in record time with her Garra hook and finish with a Garra kick which instantly takes out an opponent standing behind the window, making her a perfect flanker. Amaru helped to raise Goyo, a former member of the Mexican Fuerzas Especiales who uses the dangerous Volcán Shield. Like the ordinary Deployable Shield, the Volcán Shield provides cover and allows Defenders to block pathways, but Goyo can turn up the heat with an attached incendiary bomb and make it burst.
In addition to these two new Rainbow recruits, players will be able to explore a reimagined Kanal map, newly reworked to make it easier to rotate and navigate with a new path linking the eastern and western buildings. Two staircases have been added to make the entire map more vertical and the number of indoor playable areas has been increased, with some rooms also seeing an expansion. Last but not least, all bomb sites have been changed from the Kitchen to the Security Room and the site in the Radio Room is now found in the expanded Lounge Room.
Rainbow Six Siege will also introduce a Battle Pass, starting with the Mini Battle Pass “Call Me Harry”. The Mini Battle Pass is Phase 1 of Rainbow Six Siege’s Battle Pass deployment in Year 4 and will launch during Year 4 Season 3 for free. “Call me Harry” will set its focus on Dr. Harishva “Harry” Pandey, Director of Rainbow. By earning Battle Points, players will unlock tiers and unique rewards, and will get an exclusive Harry Chibi charm upon completion. Phase 2 of the Battle Pass, including a free track and the premium track, will be available during Season 4.
Additional updates include the following:
- An all new unranked playlist containing the same rules as Ranked without affecting players’ rank or MMR.
- An all new Champions rank
- Map rotations have been reworked in Ranked, Casual and Unranked
- Player Behavior updates to combat in-game toxicity
- The Operators menu has been reworked
- The shop interface has been improved
The Test Server for Operation Ember Rise Sight will go live on August 19th. The Test Server is an alternative version of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, allowing players to test upcoming gameplay features that will make their way into the main game itself. Since this is a testing environment, a consistent gameplay experience is not guaranteed on the Test Server. Players are invited to submit the issues they encounter on the Test Server on the R6 Fix platform [link: here]. The Test Server is exclusive to Windows PC.
For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, please visit: https://rainbow6.ubisoft.com.