Catch a glimpse of Rainbow Six: Siege’s new Villa map

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Tom Clancy just keeps churning out excellent video games. Despite, you know, the obvious. Both TC’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Rainbow Six: Siege are experiencing the sort of lifespan that I thought, for sure, would have been comparable to say… Evolve? Jokes on me: both titles are going strong and only getting better. TCR6S is entering the second season of its third year, which is just gosh dang commendable in this cluttered multiplayer market. The Para Bellum update comes with two new operators and an impressive map. Today, we get our first look at it, and it is genuinely a thing of beauty.

Welcome to the Villa. It’s a gigantic estate full of dark lighting, aggravatingly tight corners, and sections with completely destructible floors. The Italian location shows off wine cellars, fields, art galleries, and even a glimpse of the Assassin’s Creed logo.

Check out the stunning trailer below:

As mentioned, two new operators are getting added. Rumors are that one dude can deploy holograms and the other has a remote-controlled turret. Among the other balance tweaks that come with the upgrade, many of the faster characters will get a bit slower and many of the slower characters will get a bit faster. Equality!

Also, the terrible dropshotting will be unceremoniously dropped.

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Here’s the summary of the new map, with in-game story:

The land belongs to the Vinciguerra, a dangerous crime family known for their smuggling activities. The house is their retreat, where they lead a lavish lifestyle and collect rare art pieces. Now we catch the villa in a snapshot of time: Vinciguerras are burning documents and transporting their holdings before the big raid. But they’ve got wind of Operation Para Bellum and fled, leaving everything in disarray with vital information ready for the taking.

You should expect to see a release date circa June for this update. Ubisoft is revealing all the details of Operation Para Bellum on May 19th and 20th during the Pro League Finals in Atlantic City, which will be livestreamed on Twitch.

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6 Comments

  1. lglethal says:

    Oh hell yes. My respect for the developers of rainbow six has just gone up massively – you can admire a frigging Caravaggio whilst playing. Now that is a developer with artistic taste. Big thumbs up to that designer!

    • Brock Wilbur says:

      thanks was trying to figure out the artist on that

      • lglethal says:

        Caravaggio’s Saint Jerome writing

        I’m a big fan of his work. I love his use of light and shadow. Plus he is a fascinating figure in his own right. A favorite of the church who nonetheless used street people and prostitutes as his models for saints, angels and holy figures. Who drank, fought and even killed a man in a duel. Having a death sentence placed on him in Rome he fled to the Mexico’s and worked for them.
        Later in order to obtain a pardon in Rome, he sent the pope a picture David with the head of goliath. The had was a self portrait of Caravaggio himself – you can have my head in at but not in life he seemed to be saying. Being granted a pardon, he set foot sail Rome, with the boat stopping on route. Caravaggio got drunk at the stop (as you do) and missed the boat the next morning and then died in mysterious circumstances as he tried to go overland to Rome.
        A truly fascinating figure. Talented but flawed.

        • lglethal says:

          He fled to the Medici’s. Stupid auto correct.
          Also I meant to write you can have my head in art but not in life.

        • Chaz says:

          I was lucky enough to see some of his work in the flesh when I visited St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta a couple of years back. Most notable was The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist. As with pretty much any artworks, seeing them in the flesh is just uncomparable to seeing a picture in a book. The painting is actually pretty much life size and has such a sense of depth to it, that it feels as if you could step right into it. Always wanted to see some of his work after reading Andrew Graham-Dixon’s book about him.

  2. Bucketear says:

    Thank god they are getting rid of the dropshot.

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