Rainbow Six Siege Operation Ember Rise Detailed
The third season of the Rainbow Six Siege year 4 content Operation Ember Rise has been detailed.
Operation Ember Rise will introduce a new Attacker and a new Defender, as well as a reworked Kanal map.
Peruvian Attacker Amaru and Mexican Defender Goyo will bring verticality and fire in-game. Amaru, a former archaeologist, is equipped with a G8A1 automatic rifle and a Supernova shotgun. Notably Amaru will also possess the ability to access any high position in record time with her Garra hook and finish with a Garra kick which instantly takes out an opponent standing behind the window, making her a perfect flanker. Amaru helped to raise Goyo, a former member of the Mexican Fuerzas Especiales who uses the dangerous Volcán Shield. Like the ordinary Deployable Shield, the Volcán Shield provides cover and allows Defenders to block pathways, but Goyo can turn up the heat with an attached incendiary bomb and make it burst.
In addition to these two new Rainbow recruits, players will be able to explore a reimagined Kanal map, newly reworked to make it easier to rotate and navigate with a new path linking the eastern and western buildings. Two staircases have been added to make the entire map more vertical and the number of indoor playable areas has been increased, with some rooms also seeing an expansion. Last but not least, all bomb sites have been changed from the Kitchen to the Security Room and the site in the Radio Room is now found in the expanded Lounge Room.
Additional updates will introduce the following content.
- An all new unranked playlist containing the same rules as Ranked without affecting players’ rank or MMR.
- An all new Champions rank
- Map rotations have been reworked in Ranked, Casual and Unranked
- Player Behavior updates to combat in-game toxicity
- The Operators menu has been reworked
- The shop interface has been improved
A Battle Pass is also getting introduced, starting with the Mini Battle Pass.
The Mini Battle Pass is Phase 1 of Rainbow Six Siege’s Battle Pass deployment in Year 4, and will launch during Year 4 Season 3 for free. “Call me Harry” will set its focus on Dr. Harishva “Harry” Pandey, Director of Rainbow. By earning Battle Points, players will unlock tiers and unique rewards, and will get an exclusive Harry Chibi charm upon completion.
Rainbow Six Siege is now available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in all regions.