Rainbow Six Siege welcomes Thunderbird, an Operator from the Nakoda First Nation, among many other updates
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — May 24, 2021 — Today, Ubisoft® revealed the second season of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege Year 6: North Star and its new indigenous Operator, Thunderbird, coming from the Nakoda nation, a North American First Nation, in addition to an entirely reworked Favela map, and more.
In North Star, players will discover a brand-new Defender: Thunderbird. She deploys Kóna Healing Stations, which heal any player – ally or enemy – as long as they are within close proximity to this device, even if they are downed, and has a short cooldown between each charge. Thunderbird is a low armor, high-speed operator, equipped with the SPEAR .308 or SPAS-15 as primary weapon, and BEARING 9 or Q-929 as a secondary weapon.
In addition, North Star introduces a reimagined Favela map with reworked rooms, better map overview and improved navigation. These changes will improve readability, making sure players always know where they are and where they are going when playing on Favela.
On the Test Servers, two new features will be trailed this season: a revamped armour system and activities after death. Players’ armour will be converted to additional health so they have better visibility on their armour’s impact. Additionally, players will have new activities after death, with Attackers being able to control their own drones while some Defenders will be able to use their gadgets after their death (including Maestro, Echo or Mozzie). These changes will have a strong impact on gameplay and need to be tested to get players’ feedback. They will be available on the Test Server only and will not release on live servers at North Star launch.
Additional updates coming with North Star include:
- Scoreboard 2.0
- New corpse icons
- Bullet holes fix
- Operator balancing (Melusi, Mira, and Maestro tweaks and Gas Propagation rework)
The Test Server for North Star will go live on May 25. The Test Server is an alternative version of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, allowing players to test upcoming gameplay features that will make their way into the main game itself. Since this is a testing environment, a consistent gameplay experience is not guaranteed on the Test Server. Players are invited to submit the issues they encounter on the Test Server on the R6 Fix platform here.
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About Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Alongside a thriving professional esports scene and a community of over 70 million registered players, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege puts players in the middle of a fast-paced, ever-evolving multiplayer experience grounded in the selection of unique Operators. Using the right mix of tactics and destruction, Rainbow Six teams engage their enemies in sieges, where both sides have exclusive skills and gadgets at their disposal. Defenders prepare by transforming the environments around them into modern strongholds, while attackers use recon drones to gain intel for carefully planning their assault. With access to dozens of Operators inspired by real world counter-intelligence agents from around the globe, players can choose exactly how they want to approach each challenge they encounter. Through the constant addition of new Operators and maps that add to the depth of both strategy and combat, the unpredictability of each round of Rainbow Six Siege sets a new bar for intensity and competition in gaming.
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