Ubisoft has announced the changes coming to Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Year 6: Crimson Heist. The first season of Year 6 will give players a new attacker to use and a reworking of the Border Map. The game will also see core gameplay changes throughout the year. Ubisoft also announced plans for the Six Invitational 2021 and some key changes to the 2021 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Esports programs.
The new attacker, named Flores, will be an armor attacker from Argentina. Flores will be outfitted with a gadget called the RCE-Ratero Charge. This remote-controlled explosive will allow players to drive it through the map then turn it into a bomb after a certain amount of time. What makes the RCE-Ratero Charge different from a recon drone is its ability to lock down and become bulletproof after its timer has expired or it’s manually detonated. Flores will be able to use the AR33 or the SR-25 rifles. This season will also feature a reworked version of the Border Map. The modified map will reduce the number of destructible walls and add an additional outside staircase. A new secondary weapon called the Gonne-6 that can tear through bulletproof defender gadgets.
Some gameplay changes will be coming to Rainbow Six Siege. Ubisoft plans to allow both Attackers and Defenders to move their cameras and gadgets after their death in order to foster support from downed teammates. Attackers will be given the option to customize their loadout and Operator selection throughout the preparation phase in order to react to what they see while scouting. In addition, Armor statistics will now be changed to health. All of these gameplay changes will happen at varying times during Year 6.
Ubisoft also gave some insight on what players can expect in upcoming seasons, including new Operators in both Season 2 and Season 3, one from the Nakoda Nations and the other from Croatia. Season 2 will see a reimagined Favela and Season 3 will have 3 different maps “slightly reworked”. The last season of Year 6 will introduce an Operator from Ireland and a modified version of the Outback map. Although not a lot of information was given for the upcoming seasons, it’s clear Ubisoft has a tremendous amount of content coming to Rainbow Six Siege Year 6.
The developer also announced its plans to carry on with its 2021 Invitational. The Esports competition was initially postponed because of travel restrictions in France. Now, the competition will take place in May 2021, however exact times and locations have yet to be determined. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Esports programs are also being reworked with the removal of ties; allowing match wins to be determined through a “Best-of-Three” overtime. Rosters for each program will be extended and allow up to 12 players under a banner. Coaches will be issued timeouts in order to reevaluate their strategy during games and a new standardized point system at the regional level.