Rainbow Six Siege has gone from strength to strength and with a third-year plan involving bioterrorism (read: probably zombies), it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. The last seasonal update for 2017 is called Operation White Noise and involves siblings, phone hacking and a brand new map.
This final update for 2017 sees Team Rainbow going to Korea, with three new operators joining the roster.
The new map is Mok Myeok Tower, a high-tech communications tower that’s very reminiscent of the first Die Hard. With big open spaces as well as enclosed offices, it offers a nice mix of shooting opportunities. There’s also no external areas, save for the spawn points on top. Every member of the attacking team will need to rappel down and make a grand entrance through the windows.
Mok Myeok Tower also offers significantly more verticality than previous maps, spread over three floors.
Obviously, the other important aspect of Operation White Noise is the operators. There are three new ones, two attackers and a defender.
Zofia, big sister of Ela, is the first attacker and comes packed with a monster of a grenade launcher. More accurately described as a cannon, it can fire breaching rounds as well as bouncing stun grenades. Paired with fairly average stats and a 150-round LMG, she’s not exactly interested in sneaking around.
Her final ability also allows her to revive herself if downed, albeit with 1 hp. Still, it should make Zofia a potent attacker for any team, especially if you’re unable to finish her off.
Next up is Vigil, the first Korean operator in Rainbow Six Siege. Vigil is a high-speed, low-armour defender that specialises in stealth and hacking. He essentially has an invisibility cloak for drones, a cooldown-based ability that allows him to remove himself from their vision. While the cloak can be shorted out by Thatcher EMP’s or Twitch’s drone, it’s a powerful tool for getting into position early on or avoiding drones as you flank.
Vigil has two weapons, either choosing between a sub-machine gun or a shotgun capable of firing slug shells, giving it a fair amount of accuracy.
Lastly is Dokkaebi, the Korean attacker that has an… interesting ability. She has balanced stats, an accurate DMR and similar alternate weapons to Vigil. That’s where the similarities end. You see, with her custom tablet, Dokkaebi is capable of hacking into enemy operators phones and making them ring. Turns out sneaking around a large, terrorist filled office block is difficult with your phone going off.
Players suffering from an unfortunately timed call can either let it ring out or frantically fumble to turn it off. Dokkaebi can also grab dead enemy’s phones and use it to view the entire enemy camera network, including Valkyrie cams.
Luckily for Echo players, he’s sensible enough to turn his phone off before he goes on a life-threatening mission. Dokkaebi is also highly susceptible to IQ’s scanner, which can pick up her tablet through walls.
Operation White Noise is going live on the Rainbow Six Siege test server on November 20, giving us a fair idea that it’ll be available publically soon.