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Ubisoft has unveiled its plans for the sixth year of Rainbow Six Siege, and it sounds like there are some major changes on the way for the tactical shooter.
The publisher recently outlined everything it has up its sleeve for Year 6 of Rainbow Six Siege, which kicks off next month with the Crimson Heist update and the inclusion of a brand-new Operator called Flores, an explosives expert and the game's first openly gay playable character.
Beyond Flores, one of the biggest surprises coming to Rainbow Six Siege involves Ubisoft making crucial adjustments to what dead players can do during the support phase. In a developer panel, it was confirmed that fallen players will be able to control cameras and gadgets to help out any teammates that are still alive. It sounds very Among Us, and I'm here for it. Ubisoft believes this will "intensify" the support phase, and the feature is expected to drop partway through Year 6.
Another major change due to release later this year has the potential to drastically alter the game's meta. In short, attackers will be able to change their Operator and loadout as many times as they like during the preparation phase. Ubisoft believes this update will give attackers more strategies to play around with.
The armour system is also set to go through an overhaul. At some point in Year 6, armour will merge with HP, so you'll just see one number that takes both HP and armour into account. As with any constantly evolving shooter, these changes will no doubt be subject to fan feedback and communication with the game's community. Some of the new additions might work out brilliantly, some might not. However it all shakes out, it's great to see that even after six years Ubisoft is working to keep Rainbow Six Siege minty fresh and full of surprises.
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