Meet Rainbow Six Siege Ember Rise Operators 'Amaru' and 'Goyo'

What you need to know

  • Operation Ember Rise is the newly-unveiled update soon headed to Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, expanding its roster to 50 Operators.
  • New Mexican and Peruvian Operators release under Ember Rise, seemingly dubbed "Amaru" and "Goyo."

Ubisoft has unveiled Operation Ember Rise, the third seasonal update headed to Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege this year. The upcoming Latin American expansion is slated to debut the game's first Mexican and Peruvian Operators, expanding its tactical multiplayer with two new resourceful tools. While Ubisoft remains tight on firm details ahead of an August 18 unveiling, further details continue to surface on what lies ahead.

Year 4 Season 3 recently received its first teaser, dropping cryptic key art alongside confirmation of its Operation Ember Rise title. Ubisoft Russia has now seemingly provided further details on the latest recruits via Twitter, confirming "Amaru" and "Goyo" as stars of Ember Rise.

"The Operation Ember Rise will begin very soon," stated Ubisoft Russia on Twitter via a rough translation. "Amaru and Goyo will be introduced to Rainbow Six - the new operators from Peru and Mexico, which will make the gameplay even more diverse. There will also be a full Kanal rework. More details will be revealed at the #RaleighMajor final."

Firm details on Ember Rise's new Operators remain scarce, currently framing Amaru as our female Peruvian attacker, alongside Mexican defender, Goyo. Previous leaks allude to a new grappling hook-equipped breacher, bringing much-needed vertically to rapidly ascend hatches and windows. Her rumored partner secures the objective with a unique deployable shield, dropping a fiery inferno in its radius once destroyed.

Operation Ember Rise will see a full reveal on August 18, 2019, at 1:30 PM ET (10:30 AM PT / 6:30 PM UK / 7:30 PM CET), live from the latest Rainbow Six Pro League Finals in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Matt Brown

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