Ghost Recon Wildlands and Rainbow Six Siege Crossover Mission Now Available

Nathan Birch

Ghost Recon Wildlands' free Special Operations 2 update kicks down the door with a little help from Team Rainbow today. Last week we detailed some of the Special Operations 2 additions, including new Ghost Wars content and the ultra-hard PvE Ghost Mode, but Ubisoft has since revealed the update will also include a Rainbow Six Siege crossover mission! You can check out a trailer for the mission, below.

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This isn’t Ghost Recon Wildlands' first crossover – April’s Special Operations 1 let you team up with Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher for a mission. What other Ubisoft stars might show up in future Special Operations updates? Are we going to have hooded Assassins running around Bolivia? Is Rayman going to step up to take down the cartels?

Here’s a few more details about the Special Operations 2 Rainbow Six Siege mission:

When Caveira, an elite Brazilian Operator, goes missing, Rainbow fears she’s up to her old criminal ways. Intelligence agent Valkyrie has tracked her to Bolivia, and enlists the help of the Ghosts, along with nearby Operator Twitch, to find Caveira and discover out what’s really going on. Those of you too busy dismantling the Santa Blanca Cartel to check out Rainbow Six Siege may be wondering: who are these new characters, and where do the Ghosts come into play? That’s why we’ve assembled all the need-to-know intel on your new partners from Rainbow Six:

  • Caveira is a Brazilian national and a former member of the elite Brazilian Police force, BOPE. Her disappearance is very troubling for Rainbow, as it is unheard of for an elite Operator to disappear without updating their unit as to their whereabouts. Caveira was raised in the favelas of Sao Paulo, where she committed acts of robbery and had contacts with organized crime. There is concern among Team Rainbow that she may have returned to her criminal roots. An exceptionally lethal operator, Caveira has mastered the ‘Silent Step’ skill, which allows her to sneak up on enemies and immobilize them. She is an expert at interrogation and gathering intel. If someone with her skills should step back over to the criminal world, the results could be catastrophic.
  • Valkyrie was still a Navy SEAL, she first met Karen Bowman during a particularly dangerous mission in South America. Bowman was an undercover CIA operative who provided Valkyrie’s team with valuable intel, and the two kept in contact as Valkyrie was recruited for Rainbow and Bowman began working with Ghost Recon. Within Rainbow, Valkyrie’s specialty is surveillance and gathering intel. A former Olympic hopeful, she is very competitive and works well with aggressive operators like Caveira. When Caveira goes missing and is presumed to be in Bolivia, Valkyrie contacts her old friend Bowman, and the two of them provide intel and support to the Ghosts on the ground as they search for the missing Rainbow Operator.
  • Twitch is a French national, known for her proficiency with robotics and mechanics, and she was in Brazil for a follow-up assessment on a Rainbow operation when Caveira first went missing. Using advanced technology from the Skell Tech Corporation, she was able to develop Shock Drones that can be deployed for stealth reconnaissance, or used to take out enemy electronics. When Twitch finds out a fellow Rainbow member is missing, she immediately packs up her drones and heads to Bolivia to assist the Ghost Recon operators in their search for Caveira.

Ghost Recon Wildlands is available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. The Special Operations 2 update is available to download for free today (July 24).

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