'Clash' is Rainbow Six Siege's upcoming shield Operator

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is soon set to receive its next major update, with the release of Operation Grim Sky. Alongside the previously announced rework of Hereford Base, a duo of playable Operators is in the pipeline from two counterterrorism units. Brief teasers have confirmed a shielded defender and blowtorch-wielding attacker, with a full reveal of Operation Grim Sky set for August 19.

We've now received an early look at Grim Sky's new defender, through a 35-second teaser reportedly surfacing on Ubisoft's German channels. "Clash" is now confirmed as the new shield Operator, rocking a deployable shield comparable to Montagne. However, she offers a unique twist, with some form of taser mounted to the shield.

We're yet to see how Clash functions in-game, though more details are expected this week at the Six Major in Paris. It appears today's teaser was posted in error, meaning a more formal arrival is expected in the coming days.

For more details on Operation Grim Sky, including its upcoming Operators, reworked map, and fixes, be sure to check out our cohesive breakdown below.

Rainbow Six Siege Operation Grim Sky: Everything We Know

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Matt Brown

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