Rainbow Six Siege presents a new season with a Brazilian operator and anti-cheat function
Ubisoft revealed “Operation Commanding Force” the first season of Rainbow Six Siege Year 8. The content presents bravaa new Brazilian operator, and major gameplay updates, including a change to immersive reload, the feature Mousetrap (to identify gamers using mouse and keyboard on consoles) and more anti-toxicity measures. You can read our impressions HERE.
Commanding Force unleashes Brava, an invaluable new attacker equipped with the device Kludge Drone. This drone disrupts hostile surveillance and provides counter tactics like technology reuse for your squad. Being an extremely adaptable Operator, Brava can gain an advantage in any environment by accessing the electronic resources available to her. She is a three speed, one health operator, and her equipment includes either a PARA-308 or a CAMRS as a primary weapon and a USP40 or a Super Shorty as a secondary weapon.
Major gameplay updates that further enhance player protection improvements, such as Mousetrap, arrive in Year 8 Season 1. Players using mouse and keyboard on consoles will trigger a penalty that adds delay to their inputs. The goal of this penalty is to encourage fair play by removing the unfair advantage keyboard and mouse players have on consoles. While active, continued use of the mouse and keyboard gradually increases lag over multiple matches, making it difficult to aim and shoot. Completing matches with a controller will gradually reduce the lag to normal.
Other anti-toxicity measures include a reputation penalty for abusive voice chat. While active, this penalty mutes repeat offenders by default to prevent annoying and disruptive content in voice chat. Muted players can still use voice chat, but will only be heard by players who unmute them.
In Year 8, Rainbow Six Siege focuses on cementing its position as a high-intensity tactical shooter where determined action, precision, and creative tactics are the keys to success. In Commanding Force comes a balance update to Zero, improvements to the gameplay section UI, balance change on weapon perks and an immersive reload system: animation interruption will leave the player without a magazine, but bolt-locked weapons will have a single round for the player to use at any time during reload.
Additionally, features are coming this season to help new players onboard to learn Rainbow Six Siege: Beginner Challenges and Specialized Challenges. Beginner Challenges identify an operator’s playstyle in the game. All Operators have one or two specialties that can be found during the Planning Phase, in the Operators section, and in the Operator Guides. Specialty Challenges are intended to help beginning players learn the various Operator specialties and what they contribute to a match. By completing challenges, players can earn a variety of rewards, including an Operator after completing all challenges for a single specialty. If the operator is already owned, players will get its value in popularity. All players can complete the challenges and earn all the rewards, not just the beginners.
From February 20 through March 20, players can purchase the limited-time Year 8 Pass at a reduced price to unlock all four Season Battle Passes, 14-day early access to new Operators when they launch, skins of exclusive exotic weapons, a 10% VIP discount in the store, and more. The Premium Year Pass offers all of the benefits listed above plus an additional 20 Battle Tokens that gamers can use to unlock rewards faster at a great price. Visit the Rainbow Six Siege store for more information.
Season 1 Battle Pass Features Ticket Bravo Pack, a rare item that allows you to choose an exclusive reward from the latest Bravo Collection. This ticket will be awarded to Premium players who reach Tier 100 in this season’s Battle Pass as a reward for their dedication.
Rainbow Six Siege is now available to play on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One family of consoles, Xbox Series X | S, Windows PC, even on Ubisoft+, Ubisoft’s subscription service.