By now, a lot of Splinter Cell fans will already know that Sam Fisher is coming to Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege in its upcoming new update. Today, Ubisoft has revealed more details and information about the third season of Rainbow Six Siege Year 5: Operation Shadow Legacy.
This new Operation introduces Sam “Zero” Fisher from the Splinter Cell franchise as a new playable Operator, in addition to an entirely reworked Chalet map and additional gameplay features.
In Rainbow Six Siege Operation Shadow Legacy, players will rediscover Sam Fisher as an Attacker named Zero, equipped with a new gadget, the Argus Launcher, a two-way drill camera. The cameras are launched to pierce soft or reinforced walls, windows, and hatches or stick to any surface. Once in the camera, the Attacker can rotate the camera’s vision to see the other side of the wall. Each camera is equipped with one laser charge, usable to deal damages to Defenders or destroy gadgets.
What’s intriguing is that Sam Fisher will also be coming with his unique weapon the SC3000K & melee weapon: the Karambit. He’s been using the Southeast Asian weapon since 2013’s Splinter Cell Blacklist.
In addition to Sam Fisher, players will be able to explore a reimagined Chalet map, which has been newly reworked. The developer improved the first and the second floors, and the roof is now traversable, among other features. Objectives were the main focus of the rework, with a hallway added to improve rotation in the Basement, and the Trophy site has been switched for a new one in Dining.
In addition, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be available to play for free from 27 August to 4 September 2020, depending on the platform.
Ahead of this free week, Ubisoft also announced the launch of SquadFinder, a mobile and desktop web application designed to help players match with teammates according to their language, playstyle, and overall game habits. SquadFinder is now available at http://rainbow6.com/squadfinder.
Additional game updates include the following:
- Ping 2.0
- Map Ban
- New secondary gadget: the Hard Breach Charge
- New Optics and Sights Colors
- New Reinforcement Pool
The Test Server for Operation Shadow Legacy goes live today on 17 August 2020, but this is exclusive to Windows PC.