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Rainbow Six Siege Shifting Tides gadgets and bolt-action sniper leak

Rainbow Six Siege CSRX-300
Rainbow Six Siege CSRX-300 (Image credit: manuxillo via Reddit)

Ubisoft has revealed Operation Shifting Tides, the fourth and final update headed to Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege in 2019. Its first oceanic teaser provided a glimpse of the upcoming season, though formal details remain limited ahead of the scheduled November 10 reveal. And with two mysterious Operators from Indian and Kenyan origins, a leaked trailer confirms planned gadgets for the update.

Updated November 7, 2019: Ubisoft has released its first Rainbow Six Siege Operation Shifting Tides trailer, following the earlier leak. The full Shifting Tides reveal remains on track for November 10.

Ubisoft looks to continue its trend of teasers preluding the Shifting Tides' reveal, as a leaked Operator gadget trailer surfaces online, seemingly posted prematurely in China. The one-minute trailer, since picked up by keen-eyed Reddit users, confirms prior Operator leaks for the expansion. In a similar vein to the first Operation Ember Rise trailer, the video provides a look at behind-the-scenes testing with Rainbow's fictional R&D director, Mira.

from r/Rainbow6

An alleged Indian attacker appears to feature the "CSRX-300" bolt-action rifle, demonstrating a high-caliber round capable of penetrating multiple soft walls. The firearm also features an underslung "LV explosive Lance," which explodes upon impact. It could be our first glance at the rumored Thatcher alternative, introducing the second anti-gadget utility. However, with a clear explosion upon deployment, we may also see our fourth hard breacher.

The video also outlines the "Mag-NET System," which appears to be our new Kenyan defender deployable. The rumored "Jager competition" utilizes a disc capable of stopping and capturing throwables mid-flight. Earlier reputable leaks indicated the gadget would also detonate captured throwables, although currently remains unclear.

Rainbow Six Siege Operation Shifting Tides is set for a November 10 reveal at the Rainbow Six Pro League Finals in Tokoname, Japan.

Matt Brown
Matt Brown

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