Ubisoft outlines new Operators for Rainbow Six Siege
April 23, 2016 // 12:29 p.m.
Ubisoft has released details on the operators coming in the second major content update for Rainbow Six Siege, Operation Dust Line, releasing in early May.
Operation Dust Line is going to follow in the footsteps of Operation Black Ice before it, and will be bringing two new operators and a map to the table. If Black Ice was anything to go by, Operation Dust Line will go for a desert themed map, and a strong rumour at the moment is that the map might be in some way related to the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound.
It’s just a rumour, and as Rainbow Six Siege seems to strive for an apolitical approach, so even if that was the case, it’s unlikely to actually refer to the raid by name, in a similar way that the Oregon map draws inspiration from the Waco Siege.
Anyway, speculation over. Let’s talk operators. The new characters come from the Navy SEALs, if I were still speculating I’d mention that the SEALs are the folks that raided Osama Bin Laden’s compound.
Your operators are Valkyrie and Blackbeard, taking Rainbow Six Siege’s naming conventions firmly into radical. Valkyrie is on the defence and has the ability to deploy sticky cameras inside the map, adding these cameras to the defender’s surveillance network. Blackbeard comes equipped with a rifle and a shield, which is likely to be as annoying as it sounds.
One thing that’s quite upsetting about Blackbeard is that both of the new attackers have just been weapons based. The question at this stage is whether Ubisoft has run out of good ideas for attacking characters. With two more big content updates still to come, hopefully the next attacker we see has more than a unique weapon combo. Mostly I’m just raging because there are now 4 shield-using Operators.
You can watch the PC Rainbow Six Pro League Finals on May 7th to learn more about Valkyrie and Blackbeard and the other characters coming in Operation Dust Line and Rainbow Six Siege Season Pass holders will get access to the new operators starting on May 9th.
I’m looking forward to it, personally.