Rainbow Six Siege Operation North Star Teased
Operation North Star will include a new operator and a rework of the Brazilian map of Favela.
While Rainbow Six Siege Year 6 Season 1 is underway, information about Season 2 of the shooter is now leaking. To get ahead of the rumors, Ubisoft has announced that the new content drop is called Operation North Star, corroborating what a Rainbow Six Siege dataminer previously revealed.
The game's Twitter account shared the name, with an image of an orange helicopter soaring over a forest. The caption "If you ever need help, just look up" came with it, which you can check out below.
If you ever need help, just look up. pic.twitter.com/zaoqcaciVF— Rainbow Six Siege (@Rainbow6Game) May 17, 2021
Back in March, a Rainbow Six Siege dataminer named Benjamin revealed what is now confirmed to be the new season's name. Benjamin also suggested that the new operator is codenamed "Thunderbird" and will use a healing gadget called the "Kóna Station." Further, Benjamin said that Smoke's Remote Gas Grenade will get a tweak that stops it from traveling through walls and floors.
Year 6 Season 2 is called Operation North Star— Benjamin (@benjaminstrike) March 19, 2021
Another round of leaks suggest "Thunderbird" is a three-speed defender equipped with a Spear .308 or SPAS-15, a Q-929 or Bearing-9, an impact grenade or C4, and the Kóna Station.
Earlier this year, Ubisoft hinted at the future of Rainbow Six Siege, including what's to come in the Year 6 Season 2 content drop. This season, there's an operator from the Nakoda Nations (an Indigenous people in western Canada and, originally, the US) and a "rework" of the map of Favela.
Gamepur reports that a livestream is scheduled for Tuesday, May 18, in which Ubisoft will reveal more about Year 6 Season 2. Ubisoft has not officially announced or confirmed anything yet.
In other Ubisoft news, the studio confirmed that two of its biggest-named projects in development, Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine, are still on track to release by the end of this September.
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