Something new is on the horizon, and Operation Ember Rise will shed light on it. Two operators, Amaru and Goyo, were recruited from Peru and Mexico, bringing with them innovation and change to Rainbow Six, along with a thrilling rework to Kanal.
Besides that, numerous changes and new features are on their way. As you scroll through the Patch Notes, you’ll find more information on Ubisoft's plans for a Battle Pass, the new Champions rank and Unranked playlist, the new Operators menu, changes to the Shop interface and Player VS AI, and which Operators are getting a price decrease.
Azucena Rocío "Amaru" Quispe is one of two new Operators added to Rainbow Six Siege in Operation Ember Rise. Amaru is a 2 Speed 2 Armor Attack Operator whos unique ability is the Garra Hook; She comes equipped with the G8A1 Assault Rifle and Supernova Shotgun as primary weapons, ITA125 Shotgun and SMG-11 as secondary weapons, and Claymores or Stun Grenades as gadgets.
The Garra Hook is a truly unique contraption. With it, Amaru can grapple onto ledges and windows and hoist herself up in record times.
Her opponents now not only have to worry about attacks from above, but also attacks from below. With the Garra, Amaru is the only operator that can go up an open hatch, instead of down.
When timed right, hooking the Garra onto a window can result in Amaru’s infamous Garra Kick, which instantly takes out an opponent standing behind the window.
César “Goyo” Ruiz Hernández is the other new Operators. Goyo is a 2 Speed 2 Armor Defense Operator whos unique ability is the Volcan Shield; He comes equipped with the Vector .45 ACP SMG and TCSG12 Shotgun as primary weapons, P229 secondary weapon, and Impact Grenades or Nitro Cells as gadgets.
Goyo gives a new, dangerous meaning to deception. With him in the field, every deployable shield is a question. Is this a simple obstacle, or could it blow up in your face?
Like the ordinary Deployable Shield, the Volcán Shield provides cover and allows Defenders to block pathways, but Goyo turns up the heat with an attached incendiary bomb. From the front, however, there’s little indication of which it might be. Until someone shoots the bomb to make it explode, the shield continues to be an obstacle for the Attackers.
Hopefully, Goyo’s teammates will remember to save that explosion for when an Attacker is standing in front of the shield, or climbing over it.
This season, a wind of change is blowing over Kanal. It’s been a long time coming, but we’re bringing a few things to this map that we felt were missing.
To start off, we wanted players to be able to rotate more easily. With only one path linking the eastern and western buildings, both Attackers and Defenders could find themselves cut off from the objective area. With two bridges, though, players can move more freely, and teams have to coordinate more efficiently in order to cover all entry points.
While this improves navigation, we pushed that further by adding two staircases to make vertical movement more accessible. Each building now has two each, color-coded to simplify call-outs.
Then, we increased the number of indoor playable areas and expanded some of them, like the Lounge Room. This should allow players to come up with new strategies, all while slowing down objective pushing.
Speaking of objectives, the third item is quite important: bomb site changes. The bomb on Kitchen has been moved to the Security Room, with a brand new doorway connecting it to the Map Room. The site in the Radio Room is now found in the expanded Lounge Room, across the hall from the usual Coast Guard site. Radar and Server remain unchanged, though you’ll find much of that area has been reorganized. Finally, a new pair of sites has been put in. At last, Bomb can be played on Supply Room and Kayak, although the area just outside has been turned into an indoors Diving Room. Overall, these new objectives should be more viable for all thanks to the new rotations and diminished spawnpeeking spots.
All of the above content is available RIGHT NOW on the Test Servers on PC. Ubisoft has yet to announce an official release date and time for Operation Ember Rise on the Live Servers (PC) and Console.