The rumours were absolutely true – the next surprise in the Siege universe is the appearance of Sam Fisher of Splinter Cell fame!
Splinter Cell fans were no doubt disappointed with the lack of news of a new Splinter Cell game for 2020, however his appearance in yet another crossover event should dull that pain.
Sam will appear the the third season of Siege Year 5 in Operation Shadow Legacy. Sam will be a playable character, available to explore a new version of map favourite Chalet. New features on chalet include some re-design of the first and second floors, and the rood is opened up for a new access point. There’s also a new hallway in the basement and the Trophy site is moved to change up the gameplay.
But that’s not all, there’s with a new gadget, the Argus Launcher, and a new camera – the two-way drill camera. These launchable cameras will stick to certain surfaces, and be rotated to reveal the other side of the wall. The camera is also loaded with a damage, strong enough to take out enemies and destroy other gadgets.
Finally, a new weapon will also be revealed – the SC3000K & melee weapon known as the Karambit.
Need more? Here’s the official Shadow Legacy Trailer from Ubisoft.
The full official Ubisoft press release is shown below
TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE UNVEILS OPERATION SHADOW LEGACY
SAM FISHER IS COMING TO TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX SIEGE
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LONDON, UK — 16th August, 2020 — Today, Ubisoft announced the full details of the third season of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege Year 5: Operation Shadow Legacy. This new Operation introduces Sam “Zero” Fisher from the Splinter Cell series as a new playable Operator, in addition to an entirely reworked Chalet map and additional gameplay features.
In Operation Shadow Legacy, players will be able to rediscover Sam Fisher as an Attacker named Zero, equipped with a new gadget, the Argus Launcher, a two-way drill camera. The cameras are launched to pierce soft or reinforced walls, windows, and hatches or stick to any surface. Once in the camera, the Attacker can rotate the camera’s vision to see the other side of the wall. Each camera is equipped with one laser charge, usable to deal damages to Defenders or destroy gadgets. Sam Fisher is also coming with his unique weapon the SC3000K & melee weapon: the Karambit.
In addition to Sam Fisher, players will be able to explore a reimagined Chalet map, which has been newly reworked. The team improved the first and the second floors, and the roof is now traversable, among other features. Objectives have been the main focus of this rework, with a hallway added to improve rotation in the Basement, and the Trophy site has been switched for a new one in Dining.
Alongside this new season, Ubisoft unveiled that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be available to play for free from 27th August to 4th September, depending on the platform. Interested players can join the more than 60 million players in the Rainbow Six Siege community across all platforms, including immediate access to all maps, modes, and 20 legacy Operators.
Ahead of this free week, Ubisoft also announced the launch of SquadFinder, a mobile and desktop web application designed to help players match with teammates according to their language, playstyle, and overall game habits. SquadFinder is now available at http://rainbow6.com/squadfinder.
Additional game updates include the following:
- Ping 2.0
- Map Ban
- New secondary gadget: the Hard Breach Charge
- New Optics and Sights Colors
- New Reinforcement Pool
The Test Server for Operation Shadow Legacy will go live on 17th August. 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 [link: here]. The Test Server is exclusive to Windows PC.
For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, please visit: https://rainbow6.ubisoft.com.
About Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Alongside a thriving professional esports scene and a community of over 60 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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