Rainbow Six Siege: The Mute Protocol Event Is Now Live

The MUTE. Protocol LTE starts on August 4 in Rainbow Six Siege and runs for two weeks.

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The newest content in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege's Year 5, Season 2 is now live. Following the release of the new Siege update, a brand-new limited-time event on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One has begun called MUTE Protocol, a revamp of the tactical shooter's Secure Area game mode. Here's what to expect from the mode and what new cosmetics are available for you to acquire. [Update: Due to technical issues, the event had to be temporarily put on hold, but Siege's MUTE Protocol event is now live once again.]

MUTE Protocol takes Secure Area to the future, bringing a sci-fi aesthetic to the 5v5 game mode. Attackers must shut down MUTE Protocol, while Defenders must prevent the Attackers from succeeding in their mission. Though similar to Secure Area, MUTE Protocol includes a new Morphing feature that seemingly allows you to switch between Drone and Operator forms (on the Attacking side) or digitally ride through bulletproof cameras a la Watch Dogs (on the Defending side). The mode wraps up on Monday, August 17.

Only 41 of Rainbow Six Siege's 56 Operators will be playable, with Twitch, Thatcher, Mozzie, Mute, Maestro, Valkyrie, Dokkaebi, Echo, Goyo, Clash, Montagne, Blitz, and Caveira all being gated off for "gameplay reasons." Ubisoft didn't specify why these 13 characters won't be playable in MUTE Protocol. But while some Operators will be absent from the limited-time mode, MUTE Protocol does package 26 customization items to purchase, including exclusive equipment for Jackal, Lion, Ying, Kapkan, Mira, Mute, Oryx, and Vigil. These customization options, along with other "signature items," will be 10% off for Year 5 pass owners.

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Unplayable MUTE Protocol Operators:

  • Twitch
  • Thatcher
  • Mozzie
  • Mute
  • Maestro
  • Valkyrie
  • Dokkaebi
  • Echo
  • Goyo
  • Clash
  • Montagne
  • Blitz
  • Caveira

Though the latest Rainbow Six Siege patch was delayed just before it was supposed to drop, Ubisoft has confirmed that the Y5S2.3 update is out now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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