Rainbow Six Siege’s third year will introduce 8 operators and a co-op event


Slick tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege will soon enter its third year, and that means updates. New maps and a “map makeover” were announced by Ubisoft Montreal at the Pro League Finals in Brazil at the weekend, plus two new operators specialising in “biohazard situations”.

The operators are a part of Year 3’s first season, Operation Chimera, and will be available in standard matches. But for four weeks they’ll also be part of Siege’s first ever co-op event, Outbreak. This event will be free to Siege players, says Ubi, and will include an “exclusive collection of cosmetics”. Later in the year, there’ll be maps set in Italy and Morocco, along with six other operators – two for each season. So far this is all just being teased, but a full reveal is planned for next year.

In the meantime, Year 2 continues, with the final big update, Operation White Noise, which hits the test servers today. It’s heading to South Korea with a new tower map and three new operators. You can see them in action below.

Out of the three operators, Dokkaebi is clearly the best. When she’s not assaulting the enemy with her Mk 14 EBR Marksman Rifle and the BOSG.12.2 shotgun, she’s hacking their dumb phones, distracting them and letting the rest of her team know their position. She’s joined by sneaky Vigil and heavy-hitting Zofia. Hopefully none of them get vertigo, because that skyscraper they’ll have to rappel down is pretty damn tall.

If you missed the Pro League Finals over the weekend, you can still catch up on Twitch.


  1. Nosebeggar says:

    I’ve tried them on the technical test servers and while Dokkaebi is incredibly strong, I’d argue that Zofia will be the new star. Her 150 shot-magazine rifle does incredible damage even at high range with very low recoil penalty. Also the ability to get yourself up is invaluable.
    Vigil was my favorite though, droning a room and seeing that white noise on the corners of you screen flimmer gives you the chills. You know that he is in there, but you won’t know where unless Dokkaebi has his phone or you’re IQ.

    The new shotgun is incredible too. A shot from 10-15 meter distance at a 3 armor operator gives them 85 damage. It’s insane.

    The new map is wonderful, gameplay and design-wise alike.
    I’d go so far as to say that content-wise, this is the best update Siege has gotten since release.

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    Mikemcn says:

    I enjoyed this on the free weekend, even bought the complete edition, which was a great choice because trying out the operators let me find some of my favorite characters to play (especially love Buck, with his ability to blow holes and things and then fill those holes with frag/bullets, and Lesion, who just coats the entire map in traps.)

    But somehow after the steam free weekend, I’ve been finding the community even more unfriendly and toxic, getting Tked completely arbitrarily, or because I “wasn’t playing right” and with no system to reward good behavior and discourage bad, i feel completely bamboozled, =(