Rainbow Six Siege Operation Grim Sky gets September 4 release date

Following its initial reveal earlier this month, Ubisoft has finally given its next major update to Rainbow Six Siege a release date. The update, which is dubbed "Operation Grim Sky," is now set for launch on September 4, bringing with it new operators, a reworked multiplayer map, and more.

The biggest additions in Operation Grim Sky are the two new operators: Maverick and Clash. On the defensive side of things is Morrowa "Clash" Evans, who comes from Scotland Yard in the UK and wields a "CCE Shield" gadget as her primary weapon, enabling her to deploy a bulletproof defense while on the go. Meanwhile, Erik "Maverick" Thorn, from the U.S. Delta Force, takes on an attack role with breaching and stealth capabilities.

Instead of a whole new map, Operation Grim Sky will include reworkings of existing maps, Consulate and Hereford Base. New cosmetic items, including the "Huntress" Elite skin for Frost and weapon skins, are also in line for the update.

Lastly, Operation Grim Sky is set to debut dynamic render scaling on Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro, along with more tools to combat toxic players.

Rainbow Six Siege team talks Operation Grim Sky, balancing, future plans

For the complete rundown on what's new, check out our detailed look at everything you need to know about Operation Grim Sky.

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