It’s time for an all-new season in Rainbow Six Siege and this time Ubisoft has prepared a surprise. It’s Operation Deep Freeze (Y8S4) and will change the face of much of the game for many players, especially newer players who are just starting to get into Siege. There’s a new operator that some might consider OP, a map that will make life difficult for defenders, and an entirely new marketplace that allows players to trade items on a peer-to-peer basis.
There’s plenty of content awaiting you in Operation Deep Freeze, which launches worldwide on November 28th. Until then, users still have a few more chances to unlock everything possible from Operation Heavy Mettle, the current season in Rainbow Six Siege. It’s a testament to Six Siege’s staying power knowing that the game has been around for almost a decade, but Ubisoft is still investing resources into the game.
What’s coming in Operation Deep Freeze?
Ubisoft is touting some changes, including grenade adjustments, controller remapping options, and a “Defender AI” playlist meant to replace THunt, putting players in the hot seat against a stack of AI-controlled enemies. It’s meant to mimic more casual, less stressful games and be a great way for inexperienced players to train. That’s a mission presented throughout – Ubisoft has been actively adjusting its “onboarding” mechanics to more effectively welcome new players into the game.
Operation Deep Freeze is also getting a brand new map, Lair. This map is unique and is set in a dingy cave hidden from prying eyes. It is a secret base that offers many advantages for attackers – and poses a greater challenge for defenders. It features a rotation of four bomb sites and many tight turns.
It has been argued that the jewel of Operation Deep Freeze lies in the form of the new operator, a 2-2 defender named Tubarao, a Portuguese figure. Almost overwhelmed, he carries his “Zoto Canister”, which can stick to most surfaces and instantly release a freezing, ice-like substance that disables almost any device, makes footsteps visible through surfaces, and slows or prevents almost any attack.
He has an MPx and an AR-15.50 as his primary weapon, both of which are powerful, and his secondary weapon comes in the form of a P226 MK 25. His Nitro Cell and proximity alarm devices only serve to make his already impressive arsenal even more powerful.
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When does Operation Deep Freeze come out?
On November 28th, Operation Deep Freeze will be released on all platforms, giving players the opportunity to access all of the fresh, hot content that Ubisoft has made available.
For example, users can try out the new marketplace, an unprecedented concept. The marketplace allows users to exchange cosmetics and other items for credits. It’s a great way to make some money in the game by shipping items you don’t want or need.
Until then, enjoy Operation Heavy Mettle.
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