Bolster through the first season of Rainbow Six Siege Year 8 with Operation Commanding Force! From the beautiful melting pot that is Brazil comes the sly and headstrong new Operator Brava. Equipped with her Kludge Drone, an electromagnetic gadget that can disrupt hostile surveillance, Brava joins the ranks of Viperstrike ready to push the limits of convention and good measure to carry out justice. Read the Patch Notes below for full details.
In Operation [REDACTED], Brava faced every specialist’s nightmare when she had to choose between saving a fellow operator or the mission objective, rescuing a group of hostages. She chose the latter. Soldiers who can make the right decision in the worst of circumstances belong in Viperstrike.
“The Kludge Drone’s capacity to turn a hostile device wouldn’t be as effective without Brava’s ability to survey a situation…”
Brava's Kludge Drone is a sabotage tool capable of taking over opponents' devices. If the device can't be controlled, it's destroyed instead.
Coming in the middle of Operation Commanding Force, players who use mouse and keyboard on consoles will activate a penalty that adds lag to their inputs. The goal of this penalty is to encourage fair gameplay by removing the unfair advantage that mouse and keyboard players have on consoles.
While active, continued use of mouse and keyboard gradually increases the lag over several matches, making it harder to aim and shoot. Completing matches with a controller will gradually reduce the lag back to normal.
NEW REPUTATION PENALTY: ABUSIVE VOICE CHAT
This season introduces a new Reputation Penalty for abusive voice chat. While active, this penalty mutes repeat offenders by default to prevent hateful and disruptive content in voice chat. Muted players can still use voice chat but will only be heard by players who unmute them.
Reloading has been reworked so that interrupting the animation will leave the player without a magazine, but closed bolt weapons will have a single round for the player to use at any point during the reload.
Zero's Argus camera has some new behaviors. Zero can command his cameras to pierce through surfaces while controlling the Observation Tool. Once the camera has pierced a surface, teammates and Zero can swap to surveil either side at will unless they're eliminated.
Operator Specialties identify an Operator's playstyle in-game. All Operators have one to two specialties which can be checked during the Planning Phase, in the Operators section, and in Operator Guides.
Specialty Challenges aim to help beginner players learn the various Operator specialties and what they contribute to a match.
By completing challenges, players can earn a variety of rewards, including an Operator after finishing all challenges for a single specialty. If the Operator is already owned, players will earn their value in renown instead. All players can be complete the challenges and earn all rewards, not just beginners.
PLAY SECTION UI CHANGES
Playlists are now divided into 3 separate categories: Competitive, Quick Play, and Training, alongside the already-existing Custom Game section.
BOOT THE TEST SERVER FROM LIVE GAME
For convenience, the live game now notifies players when the Test Server is live and has a shortcut that lets players quickly boot it.
BRAVO PACK TICKET
This season introduces the Bravo Pack Ticket, a rare item that lets you pick an exclusive reward from the latest Bravo Collection. This ticket will be awarded to Premium players who reach level 100 in this season’s Battle Pass as a reward for their dedication.
It’s a new Year and as per usual Operation Commanding Force brings its own batch of Operator price decrease. Dropping to 10,000 Renown or 240 R6 Credits are Operators Oryx and Iana. Flores’ price is decreasing to 15,000 Renown or 360 R6 Credits, and finally, Azami is now priced at 20,000 Renown or 480 R6 Credits.
Travel to the luscious and vibrant landscapes of Brazil with the seasonal skin collection included in the Lush Foliage Bundle. It comes with the Tropical Underbush weapon and attachment skins, the Flowery Relaxation charm, as well as the Thunderous Nature operator card background! The seasonal weapon skin will be released at season launch and available for purchase throughout the season. Once unlocked, it remains in your inventory indefinitely and can be applied to all available weapons.