There’s a new season about to hit Rainbow Six Siege, called Operation Ember Rise. This is the third season of year four for the game, and it is set to get another final season this year. The new Operation Ember Rise update was live on the Test Server for the past couple of weeks and now the devs have announced that it is coming to the main server tomorrow. The update will drop on 6.30PM IST today for PS4, 7.30PM for Xbox One and 8.30PM for PC/Steam.
The two new operators this time are from Mexico’s FES unit and Peru. While one of the new operators is an attacker, the other is a defender. From Mexico we have Goyo, who is a two speed and two armor defender. His special equipment is a Volcán Shield that is a normal deployable shield but with a gas canister attached to it. This makes it a one way napalm bomb, meaning that it can be shot from the defender’s side to explode and create a fiery area.
The Peruvian operator is an attacker by the name of Amaru. Her special gadget is the Garra Hook which is used to quickly zip on to a window, ledge or an open hatch. The new operation that is hitting the season 3 of the game is called Ember Rise. A Redditor has theorized that Rainbow Six devs name their operations based on the abilities of the operators being introduced. ‘Ember’ represents Goyo’s flame shield while Amaru’s zipline gadget denotes ‘rise’.
In terms of new maps the devs are introducing a reworked Kanal map which was part of the roadmap for Year 4. But the Kanal map still has two different buildings. It has different textures, and the stairs have been color coded which will help place people in the map. It will also help with callouts for the map quickly registering information.
Ubisoft is introducing a new Mira Elite set with Operation Ember Rise, called Inspiracion. The devs have also announced the release of a new battle pass. This new battle pass will be in a test stage with Operation Ember Rise and have only seven levels. This will become a full fledged battle pass with Season 4. It will be available for free during Season 3 but will be paid in Season 4. Like most battle passes it will have a free tier and a premium tier.
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There will also be a new Champions rank above the Diamond. And players will not be able to queue with players who are 1500 rank above you. Ranked map rotation has added Kanal and removed Hereford Base, Theme Park and Fortress. There’s an update with player behavior as well with players that are AFK. Besides this there’s a Operator Screen and Shop interface. Operator balance changes have also been made and many operators now have the new reworked deployable shield, and grenades have been given to more operators. Check out the full patch notes here.