Rainbow Six Siege will receive a 3rd year of DLC & additional support in 2018 following Ubisoft’s announcement. Players will receive 8 new Operators, 2 new maps, & 1 “existing map makeover”.
Year 3 will consist of 4 seasons, much like Years 1 & 2, each including 2 new Operators. The first season is called Operation Chimera which includes “biohazard specialist” characters from France and Russia. It’ll also include Outbreak, which is a new limited time co-op event; it will be free to play for all Siege owners, and it’ll take place over 4 weeks during Season 1 of Year 3.
Season 2 will include 2 new Italian GIS Operators and & new map set in Italy. Season 3 brings with it 1 character from UK’s Scotland Yard & 1 from US’s Delta Force. An existing map will be reworked for this season, bringing “considerable changes to level design and art direction”. “The essence of the map will remain the same, but the gameplay and tactics will be completely different” said Ubisoft. Season 4 will introduce 2 Moroccan Operators & a new map from the same region.
“Mission Outbreak” sounds a bit like Call Of Duty’s zombies mode. It introduces 2 new biohazard specialist Operators, and instead of getting a new map that ties in the new Operators, Ubisoft is taking a different path by adding this 3 player co-op event. Studio officials stayed quiet about Mission Outbreak, but they implied that the biohazard specialists had a big role to play in the event, and seeing as it’s taking place during something called Operation Chimera, it does suggest that we’ll be facing some sort of monster-like enemies. Ubisoft Montreal said during a panel at the weekend that we’ll be fighting “against something you might not totally expect“
You’ll be able to buy Year 3’s season pass from 12th December. Currently not much is known about Operation Chimera, or Year 3, but Ubisoft said that more will be revealed come February at the Six Invitational eSports tournament.