Ubisoft has unveiled the roadmap for Rainbow Six Siege’s sixth year, starting with Crimson Heist. In the first season of the sixth year you get the new operator Santiago “Flores” Lucero. It also includes a revised version of the Border map. The whole thing will be available on the PC test server from today.
The right gameplay and trailer material is available below.
The Season 4 Operator is from Ireland and the Outback map is being revised.
In the course of Year 6, several gameplay elements will also be revised, including the ability to control cameras and gadgets after you’ve died, as well as the function that attackers can change operators as often as necessary during the preparation phase of the match. Furthermore, a new one-bullet weapon called “Gonne-6” is added, which can destroy bulletproof equipment. However, it will only be available for a few operators, including Glaz, Dokkaebi, Lion, Finka, Amaru, Gridlock, Iana and Zero.
Rainbow Six Siege will also receive enhancements to encourage better player behavior. A reputation system tool is introduced that restricts access to ranked playlists for those considered toxic. However, it will also give affected players information about what they can do to improve their reputation again. Streamers, on the other hand, can choose to play matches anonymously in order to avoid so-called “stream sniping” by viewers.
- Crimson Heist introduces a brand new attacker: Flores. Flores is equipped with a unique gadget, the RCE-Ratero, with which he can place a remote-controlled explosive device in front of his feet and control it via the map for a limited time. If the timer runs out (or if Flores interrupts it himself), the device is armed, becomes bulletproof and activates a short detonator before it explodes. Flores can be equipped with either an AR33 or an SR-25 as a primary weapon, and a GSH-18 as a secondary weapon.
- In addition to the new operator, the border map has been completely revised and now has an inner balcony that connects the east staircase with the break room. The bathroom has also been expanded and is connected to the switches.
The overhaul brings a new, challenging environment with blocked entrances, less destructible walls and additional outside stairs.
- With the new season there is also a new secondary device, the “Gonne-6”. This new weapon does little damage to soft walls and operators. This secondary device should counter the challenges of the “20 Second Meta” and the Defense Meta in Year 5. Additionally, additional updates featured in the Future of Siege will be implemented on the Crimson Heist test server to receive feedback from players: Match Replay Beta and Streamer Mode.
- In addition, the new elite skin for Kali: Masterframe Prototype I can be viewed. This will be published on February 22nd.
The test server is an alternate version of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege that allows anyone to test upcoming gameplay features before they find their way into the main game. As this is a test environment, a consistent gaming experience cannot be guaranteed on the test server. Players are welcome to submit problems that arise on the test server on the R6 Fix platform.
YEAR 6 ROADMAP
- Crimson Heist, the first season of Year 6, introduces the new attacker from Argentina and a revised version of the Border map. This season is playable on the PC test server from tomorrow. Season 2 introduces an operator from the Nakoda nations and the revised Favela map.
The operator from Season 3 is from Croatia. In Season 3, three maps will be slightly revised. Ultimately, the last operator of this year comes from Ireland with the revised Outback map. Ubisoft’s longstanding commitment will continue in Year 6 to continue to offer all players a more tactical, fair and stable gaming experience.
- Ubisoft’s longstanding commitment will continue in Year 6 to continue to offer all players a more tactical, fair and stable gaming experience.
The aim of this tool is to promote positive behavior in the game by rewarding players with a positive influence on the game with in-game content, while negative behavior is punished by, for example, restricting access to ranked matches. This tool will now be visible to players to let them know how to increase personal scores and improve behavior.
The tool will be introduced during Year 6.
- Since streamers are an important part of the community, a streamer mode was created with which the content creators can monitor their anonymity while playing. With the help of this tool, streamers can hide their name, region and ping, hide all other players in the match and insert a hidden matchmaking delay. In addition, the current approval level and the profile picture can be hidden. A first version of this feature is available on the Crimson Heist test server.
- A new secondary device appears in Rainbow Six Siege – the Gonne-6. This secondary weapon with one shot in the magazine is able to destroy all bulletproof devices, offers a new selection option and thus enables new tactical possibilities.
The first version of the Gonne-6 is available for Operator Glaz, Dokkaebi, Lion, Finka, Gridlock, Amaru, Iana and Zero on the Crimson Heist test server.
- Operators are now able to control cameras and devices after their death. This change was made to improve the support phase in the match. This means that operators who have left can better support their team. This feature is planned for a later date in Year 6.
- Another feature enables the attackers to change operators and equipment as often as they want during the preparation phase. This serves to balance attack and defense and to make scouting more tactical. This feature is planned for Year 6.
- As the final gameplay update, armor will be changed to health so that players have a better overview of how much damage they can take in total. This feature is planned for Year 6.
QUALITY OF LIFE
- In addition, improvements in the quality of use are planned in Year 6: DDoS attacks, which have already decreased by 90% this year, will continue to be a focus, so that the gaming experience can be improved.
The technical team is working closely with our partner, Microsoft Azure, to further reduce matchmaking time and improve the stability of the servers. Last but not least, the development team is trying to reduce the size of the game in general. This is an ongoing action that is already underway and will become increasingly visible to players as the year progresses.
- Operators get more customization options in Year 6: Elite skins can be customized and other equipment can be added to the outfit to create a completely customized equipment set.
- As a surprise, Ubisoft announced a partnership with Capcom and their survival horror franchise Resident Evil: an elite skin inspired by Resident Evil veteran Jill Valentine for Zofia and other Resident Evil X Rainbow Six Siege skins are planned for Year 6. Ubisoft has also teamed up with Creative Director Ikumi Nakamura and will be presenting a large selection of new skins, initially for Echo and Dokkaebi, which will be released on March 2nd.