Ubisoft has recently revealed Rainbow Six Siege’s newest expansion titled, Operation Skull Rain, will be heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC next week on Aug. 2.
The new expansion will feature two operators, Caveira and Capitao, and one new map that is set in a Brazilian Favela. The two new operators will be instantly unlocked for Season Pass holders, who will have exclusive access to them for the first seven days. After that, the operators can be purchased using the in-game currency.
Ubisoft shed in-depth details of what we can expect from the two new operators:
“Caveira is the defensive Operator of the two. As such, she possesses the “Silent Step” skill that enables her to sneak up on enemies to immobilize and then interrogate them to reveal their teammates’ location. Her arsenal includes an M12 and SPAS-15 for primary weapons, a PRB92 as a secondary, and Nitro Cell C4 and Barbed Wire for gadgets.”
“As the attacker, Capitão carries a tactical crossbow that can fire asphyxiating bolts that burn oxygen within a certain radius, as well as micro smoke grenades that can mask positions and team movements. Capitão also has an M-249 and PARA-308 for primary weapon options, a PRB92 for secondary, and frag and stun grenades rounding out his available arsenal.”
The development team will also add in new several fixes to Rainbow Six Siege to add in more sense of realism. By a popular request, the Tactical Realism mode will prevent players from marking enemies, allowing only the timer, compass, gadget, and weapon panels to be visible in the HUD.
Finally, a new angled grip attachment and a surrender mode will be introduced in the new update. The angled grip makes the transition between hip fire and ADS much faster, creating a faster-paced style of combat. Meanwhile, the surrender mode will give a team an option to surrender during a ranked match, with a majority vote.