Ubisoft reveals plans for 8th year of ‘Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege’

Ubisoft has revealed the roadmap for the 8th year of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, which showed the many reworks and additions planned for the game over four seasons.

Season 1 will drop on March 7, 2023, and will bring a new Brazilian operator called Brava, who can hack into the enemy’s gadgets and change their allegiance or disable them entirely.

It will also add a penalty system for those who use a keyboard and mouse on consoles as it gives them an unfair advantage over those who use controllers. Lastly, season 1 will remove the ability to cancel reload animations. 

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Ubisoft hasn’t been as clear about what they plan to add in the other three seasons, though they have announced their plans for adding operators from Sweden, Korea, and Portugal in the same order. In season 2 they will implement a rework of the operator Frost and the Consulate map. 

Season 4 will add a whole new map, but more importantly, it will bring massive changes to the way riot shields are used. Players who use riot shields will no longer be able to hip-fire while holding the shield up.

They will need to switch between aiming their pistol and defending. As a trade-off, they will have the ability to independently look in a direction different from where their shield is pointing. Ubisoft justified its decision by saying that this would increase the tactical and aggressive nature of the gameplay. 

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is an online tactical shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal that was initially released on December 1, 2015.

Check out the game’s year 8 cinematic trailer published by Ubisoft:

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