Rainbow Six Siege's Operation Wind Bastion Update Is Live; Here's What It Does
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Rainbow Six Siege's latest update has gone live for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, meaning Operation Wind Bastion's new Operators, Nomad and Kaid, are now available. The update also includes a new map, named Fortress.
Operation Wind Bastion is themed around Morocco, with Fortress being set in the north African country and the two new Operators hailing from the GIGR special forces. Kaid, a Defender, comes equipped with three deployable electroclaws, which electrify any metallic object within a small radius. That means, if placed correctly, one electroclaw could electrify multiple reinforcements, deployable shields, or razor wires.
Nomad, meanwhile, is an Attacker. Her primary weapons come attached with a device that launches wind-powered proximity mines. When an opponent approaches, the mines blast all enemies back and off their feet. Opposing players are rendered unable to use their weapon for a short duration, and must get back on their feet. The mines can be used defensively to protect your flanks or offensively to flush enemies out.
Operation Wind Bastion also includes additional weapon skins and a headgear bundle. In addition, five existing Operators are receiving balancing changes: Mute, Clash, and Smoke are being buffed, while Lesion and Zofia are being nerfed. The full list of changes can be read in Operation Wind Bastion's patch notes.
In the Operation's preview stage, we thought Kaid felt overpowered, so it will be interesting to see how the new Operators feel now the game is live for all. Operation Wind Bastion is the fourth and final Season of DLC from Siege's third year, though Ubisoft has stated its plans to continue supporting the game for years to come.
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