Rainbow Six Siege is escaping wet previous Blighty in favour of hotter climes for its fourth season this 12 months. Operation Wind Bastion is taking the tactical game of window abuse to the Kingdom Of Morocco, and into a really scenic previous fort out within the mountains. This replace may also introduce the same old duo of latest operators, this time taken from the ranks of the GIGR (Groupe d’Intervention de La Gendarmerie Royale), a Moroccan particular forces unit. Below, we attempt to decide a bit of meat from the bones of this pointedly imprecise announcement.
The two new Operators coming are – as soon as extra – a defender and attacker pair. The new defender is commander of the mountain fort himself, described as “as stoic as the mountains are immovable”. So, a grumpy previous git, then. Beyond that, there’s not a lot to glean from his official description. The different is a famed woman explorer, “an expert on environmental operations with a knack for pushing the enemy back”. Quite what meaning is anybody’s guess, however I’m going to imagine she shoots individuals. Let’s zoom and improve and see if we will’t select anything.
Well… I’ve acquired nothing. Sadly, not like the earlier operation, zooming in on the brand new characters doesn’t inform us a lot about them. The new defender on the left appears to be like respectably grizzled. Classy beret, a dense gray beard, a pair of binoculars in hand and what seems to be an ornate, sheathed blade at his aspect. Beyond that, not a lot. The new attacker isn’t giving up any secrets and techniques via her look both. She has what appears to be like like a reasonably customary assault rifle, however no different gear of word is seen. Ubisoft, how do you anticipate us to wildly speculate primarily based on this?
In all seriousness, Morocco looks like subsequent cease, and a world away from the wet dreariness of the up to date Hereford Base. It’s additionally good that this’ll be an entire new map, as an alternative of a rework of an current one. The kasbah’s sheer, excessive partitions and huge open brick-lined window-spaces ought to make for some fascinating gunfights the place cowl is extra than simply visually obscuring. Ubisoft point out “unprecedented roof access” of their official announcement, so I can see this being a extra vertically organized atmosphere than most. Plus, no skeletons to cover up, I assume.
Ubisoft can be displaying off Operation Wind Bastion on November 17th and 18th, through the Pro League Finals on Twitch here.