Rainbow Six Siege Operation Red Crow Release Date Announced; Play for Free This Weekend

Jorge Jimenez
Posted Nov 10, 2016
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Play with Japan’s finest. Ubisoft just announced the release date for Rainbow Six Siege’s fourth update, Operation Red Crow, later this month. The update includes two new characters and a free map.

Ubisoft also announced that Rainbow Six Siege will be available for free from November 10th to 13th, on PlayStation 4 and PC via Uplay and Steam.

Operation Red Crow has Rainbow Six infiltrate a skyscraper in Nagoya, Japan. The team needs to deal with the dangerous Yakuza that have taken residence. Art Director Gregory Fromenteau explains what he was going for when designing the skyscraper:

We played with various opposites while designing this map. For instance we mixed beauty with bloodshed, serenity with vertigo, and art with destruction. The goal was to trigger a sense of vertigo, no matter where you stood in the map.

The two new team members recruited to Rainbow are operators from the Japanese Special Assault Team (S.A.T.). Here’s a little more info on the Japanese S.A.T Operators:

  • Hibana is an expert at gaining entry in high-risk areas thanks to her explosive leadership on the field. She is equipped with the SuperNova and Type-89 as primary weapons, allowing for rapid movement and providing precise room-to-room clearings.
  • Echo a tactical and technology-driven Operator, is also equipped with the SuperNova, along with the MP5SD4 as primary weapons, allowing him to proceed rapidly and precisely in Close Quarter Battle contexts.

Rainbow Six Siege’s Operation Red Crow Update will be made available on November 17th for Playstation¬†4, Xbox One and PC. The two new Operators will be released for all players on November 24. Season Pass holders will be able to access them on November 17th.

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If you want more information on Operation Red Crow, you can tune into the Rainbow Six Pro League Season 3 Finals this weekend where they will demo the new DLC for the first time.

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