Ubisoft has this week announced ‘Operation Grim Sky’, the Season Three expansion for first-person-shooter Rainbow Six Siege.
Coming off the back of Season Two’s ‘Operation Para Bellum‘, ‘Grim Sky’ looks to shake things up with a map rework, along with the introduction of two new operators.
Not much is known of the two operators currently, aside from nationality and attacker/defender status. The first operator, a “tough police officer who’s an expert on mob behavior and snatch-squad tactics”, will be a Defender hailing from Great Britain. Her attacking counterpart is an American Attacker, “a specialist with a remarkably sharp mind when it comes to tactical operations”, and together they represent Rainbow’s Urban Tactical Response Team, codenamed ‘Grim Sky’ (GSUTR).
Emphasizing the “Legendary for his Surgical Precision” reputation, we can see the American holding what appears to be a form of blowtorch, suggesting he might be a fan of breaches.
Alternatively, our Defender who “knows she belongs on the front line and she won’t tolerate any nonsense”, is seen posed behind what appears to be a large shield of some kind, suggesting she is not a fan of breaches and would prefer he stops.
Owners of Rainbow Six Siege’s Year 3 Pass should have access to both Operators for no additional cost, whilst those without are expected to have to wait the seven days before purchasing for Renown or R6 Credits.
As mentioned, a reworking of an old favorite is also being introduced, with Hereford Base being modified to facilitate change in competitive play. Being one of the inaugural maps, and with the progressive design of new operators, this may be the first of many reworks we see as Ubisoft look to keep all maps relevant going forward.
Some game-play enhancements have also been announced, namely the addressing of weapon sight misalignment, something the community has reportedly been anticipating for some time. Further to this, players can expect some changes to the way Operator Idle Pick works, along with dynamic resolution scaling for consoles in the near future.
For those of you thirsting for more information, the Rainbow Six Siege Twitch Channel will be showcasing a full reveal across August 17 – 19, during the first ever Six Major in Paris. Be sure to stop in for some competitive action, and a first in-game look at ‘Grim Sky’.