Today, during a remote live stream reveal, Ubisoft announced the full details for the second season of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Year 5, Operation Steel Wave. It will introduce new Operators Ace and Melusi, a new Attacker and Defender from Norway and South Africa respectively, as well as an entirely-reworked House map and other gameplay changes.

Norwegian Attacker Ace and South African Defender Melusi are the two new Operators
coming in Operation Steel Wave.

As a part of the Norwegian Home Guard, Ace acquired a heroic reputation. After being accepted into the Forsvarets Spesialkommando, on a joint UN operation in Somalia, Ace emerged saving Kali’s life. The offer to join NIGHTHAVEN swiftly followed.

Ace is equipped with S.E.L.M.A., a throwable and stickable device that will stick to any vertical surface and slowly destroy up to 3 panels, one after the other. The S.E.L.M.A gadget can also be thrown at almost any defensive gadget and destroy it with its arms or water explosive.

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Melusi signed up with the South African National Defence Force to broaden her skillset and fund her field ranger training. After an ambush left her badly wounded, she resigned from the military and – as the heart of the Inkaba Task Force Anti-Poaching Unit – began training local women in tracking, interception, and surveillance.

Melusi is equipped with Banshee deployable electronic gadgets. It applies a slowing effect to any attackers that are in a direct line of sight. The Banshee can also be used as an intel gadget as it produces an identifiable sound when an attacker entire its range.

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In addition to these two new Operators, players will be able to explore a reimagined House map, which has been newly reworked. Its owner welcomed a newcomer in the family, leading to notable changes including expansions to the basement area, attic, and office tower. Additional changes can be experienced throughout the map, all with the intent of evolving the gameplay meta.

The Test Server for Operation Steel Wave goes live today on 19 May 2020. The Test Server (which is exclusive on PC) is an alternative version of Rainbow Six Siege, allowing players to test upcoming gameplay features that will make their way into the main game itself.

All additions mentioned above will be free to every Rainbow Six Siege player when Operation Steel Wave launches on PS4, Xbox One and PC. While Year 5 pass holders will receive one-week early access to the new Operators, Ubisoft has yet to announce the official release date.


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