What you need to know
- Ubisoft has dropped the first teaser for its next Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege update.
- The upcoming Latin American-themed season is named Operation Ember Rise.
- Rainbow Six Siege Operation Ember Rise is scheduled for a full unveiling on August 18.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege has locked down the first teaser for its upcoming Operation Ember Rise expansion, soon headed to Ubisoft's hit tactical shooter. Maintaining its seasonal rotation of free content updates, the latest drop further strengthens its multiplayer offerings, on track for an August 18 unveiling. While revisiting a fan-favorite locale, tease of two new Latin American Operators look to diversify the counterterrorism lineup.
Tailing last season's ghostly Operation Phantom Sight, the forthcoming Year 4 Season 3 expansion premieres the game's first Mexican and Peruvian Operators. Former teasers allude to two recruits seasoned in anti-drug and antiquity trafficking operations across South America, now joining the Rainbow roster.
Ubisoft dropped the first formal teaser for the upcoming season via Twitter, confirming the previously-leaked Operation Ember Rise title.
Operation Ember Rise is coming.— Rainbow Six Siege (@Rainbow6Game) August 13, 2019
See the full reveal during the Raleigh Major Finals on August 18. pic.twitter.com/7b0CvqHKOI
Our first teaser aligns with prior Ember Rise leaks, detailing a new grappling hook-equipped attacker alongside defender with an ignitable deployable shield. The former would provide new verticality to climb hatches, while the shield will drop a fiery blaze once destroyed. The glimpse at both Operators showcases what could be these rumored gadgets mounted on their rears, while huddled around a campfire.
The next season of Rainbow Six Siege is on track for a full unveiling live from the Rainbow Six Pro League Finals in Raleigh, North Carolina on August 18, 2019. Ubisoft's "DLC Reveal & Esports Panel" is scheduled for 1:30 PM ET (10:30 AM PT / 6:30 PM UK / 7:30 PM CET) concluding a week of high-stakes esports action.
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