During the Rainbow Six Siege Pro League finals over the weekend, Ubisoft detailed a third year of DLC content for its multiplayer shooter, teasing a new co-op mode in the process.
As with previous content updates, Year 3 will be split into four seasons, each adding two new operatives and new maps. The first season, titled ‘Operation Chimera’, will add two biohazard specialists from France and Russia that are playable across the usual multiplayer modes, but it’s the new co-op mode that will be of interest to long serving fans of the game.
Called ‘Outbreak’, this new mode will only be playable during the first four weeks of the season and won’t require any extra cost to play. Little is known beyond its co-op nature, with the tease suggesting a potential new threat for players to deal with beyond the standard versus or AI terrorists along with special cosmetic items to collect. The full reveal of the new mode and Operation Chimera will take place during Ubisoft’s Six Invitational 2018 early next year.
Further content updates during Year 3 include two new maps set in Italy and Morocco (along with matching operators from each country) and an as yet untitled remake of an existing map, complete with updated level designs and a new art direction. The season pass for Year 3 will be made available from Dec. 12, whilst the final season of Year 2 launches this week with Operation White Noise, featuring the Mok Myeok Tower map and three new operators.