Just before Operation White Noise drops, a slew of Rainbow Six Siege Year 3 content has been announced.
Four seasonal updates are planned, beginning in January 2018. Each update will feature two new operators, while the entire year will see two new maps introduced.
Season 1 has already been named as Operation Chimera and is focused around bioterrorism. With two operators hailing from France and Russia respectively, Operation Chimera will also launch with a timed co-op event called Outbreak. This limited event will be free-to-play and available for four weeks during season 1.
While details are thin on the ground, with Rainbow Six Siege’s love of barricading and destroying said barricades, we assume it’ll be some sort of horde mode. Ubisoft has confirmed that unique event rewards will be available, offering up a collection of customisation options such as gun skins and different character models.
Following that, Season 2 will whisk players to Italy, with a new map and two Italian operators.
Season 3 will introduce a new character from the UK and another addition to the US with a Delta Force operator. Interestingly, Season 3 will also see a current map being pulled from rotation, completely reimagined and then re-introduced. Ubisoft wants to keep the ‘essence of the map the same’ but introduce new gameplay and tactics.
Season 4 will round out the year by landing in Africa. Morocco to be precise. With two new Moroccan operators and a brand new map, Rainbow Six Siege will finally have visited every continent.
Overall, it seems like after Operation Health and Year 2, Rainbow Six Siege Year 3 is looking too refine the competitive slant the game has. It already has huge momentum having just passed 25 million players and we’re sure the player base will be happy that Ubisoft aren’t slowing down any time soon.
According to Ubisoft, the Year 3 Season Pass will be available to purchase on December 12, with more details regarding the updates being revealed at the Rainbow Six Siege esports tournament Six Invitational in February.