Ubisoft has announced the full details for the second season of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Year 5, called Operation Steel Wave. Operation Steel Wave introduces Ace and Melusi, a new Attacker and Defender from Norway and South Africa. Additionally, there is an entirely reworked House map and gameplay changes.
Norwegian Attacker Ace and South African Defender Melusi arethe two new Operators coming in Operation Steel Wave. As a part of the Norwegian Home Guard, Ace acquired a heroic reputation. After being accepted into the Forsvarets Spesialkommando, Ace saved Kali’s life on a joint UN operation. The offer to join NIGHTHAVEN swiftly followed.
Ace is equipped with S.E.L.M.A., a throwable device that will stick to any vertical surface and destroy up to three panels. The S.E.L.M.A. gadget can also be thrown at almost any defensive gadget and destroy it with its arms or water explosive.
Melusi signed up with the South African National Defence Force to broaden her skillset and fund her field ranger training. After an ambush left her badly wounded, she resigned from the military and began training local women in tracking, interception, and surveillance.
Melusi is equipped with Banshee deployable electronic gadgets. It applies a slowing effect to any attackers that are in a direct line of sight. The Banshee can also be used as an intel gadget as it produces an identifiable sound when an attacker enters its range. In addition to these two new Operators, players will be able to explore a reimagined House map. Its owner welcomed a newcomer in the family, leading to notable changes including expansions to the basement area, attic, and office tower.
Additional game updates include Unified MMR, Amaru Buff, Proximity Alarm, and the addition of the Echo Elite set. The Test Server for Operation Steel Wave will go live on May 19. The Test Server is an alternative version of Rainbow Six Siege, allowing players to test upcoming gameplay features that will make their way into the main game. The Test Server is exclusive to Windows PC.
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