In Rainbow Six Siege, Seasons are major game updates that are focused on improving the experience. Every Season we release new free content including maps, features or game modes as well as new unlockable content including operators, weapon or character skins.
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 2023
Play it cool and control the battle with the new Portuguese Operator, Tubarão. He is equipped with Zoto Canisters, throwable devices that can stick to any surface and freezes the area, temporarily disabling all gadgets affected by the ice. Enemies stepping into the frozen area are slowed and leave footprints, revealing their location to Tubarão. Deep Freeze also introduces a brand new Ranked map, Lair, item trading with the Marketplace (beta), full launch of the Reputation system, balancing updates, and controller remapping.
NEW MAP + MARKETPLACE (BETA) + REPUTATION SYSTEM + NEW OPERATOROPERATION DETAILSTUBARÃO
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 2023
Discover new breaching strategies with South Korean powerhouse, Ram equipped with the deployable BU-GI Auto Breacher, a mini tank capable of forging a path of destruction. Year 8 Season 3 brings exciting new updates to the Siege playlist like the upgraded Quick Match 2.0 and a redesigned Unranked(now called Standard), offering a streamlined Siege experience. Heavy Mettle will also introduce a fresh Player Commendation system allowing players to rate other players on the experience they had playing together, and an all-new Arcade game mode in the form of Weapon Roulette to keep you adapting to your arsenal on the fly!
PLAYER COMMENDATION SYSTEM + QUICK MATCH 2.0 & STANDARD + NEW ARCADE MODE + NEW OPERATOROPERATION DETAILSRAM
RELEASE DATE: MAY 2023
This season introduces Fenrir, an expert in Neuroscience, armed with mines that when triggered induces terror in his enemies and impairs their vision. Year 8 Season 2 also brings exciting new updates like the rework of Consulate from the ground up, a new aiming lane in the Shooting Range that allows customization of target speed, movement, and quantity, plus the permanent arcade playlist that includes many favorite modes such as Headhshot and Golden Gun!
CONSULATE REWORK + ENHANCED SHOOTING RANGE FEATURES + PERMANENT ARCADE PLAYLIST + NEW OPERATOROPERATION DETAILSFENRIR
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 2023
Sabotage enemy drones and make them your own with Brava, our newest Brazilian Attacker joining Siege! Her Kludge Drone disrupts hostile surveillance and converts enemy technology them to her own. Year 8 Season 1 also brings exciting new updates, like the new immersive reload system that rewards tactical play, a mouse and keyboard penalty that will make the console environment more fair, as well as more balance changes, anti-toxicity efforts, and much more.
MOUSE & KEYBOARD UPDATE + PLAYER PROTECTION + IMMERSIVE RELOAD + NEW OPERATOROPERATION DETAILSBRAVA
RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 2022
Meet our new intel-gathering Defender, Solis, and her SPEC-IO Electro-Sensor. This season also marks the release of long-awaited improvements like Cross-play, Cross-progression and Reputation Score (beta). In addition, Operation Solar Raid includes a brand-new competitive Map, Nighthaven Labs, a completely revamped Battle Pass, Ranked 2.0, and much more.
CROSS-PLAY + PLAYER PROTECTION + NEW MAP + NEW OPERATOROPERATION DETAILSSOLIS
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 2022
Operation Brutal Swarm clears the way for our new Singaporean Attacker: Grim. Discover his gadget, the Kawan Hive Launcher: with no reload and a low fire rate, it allows for Intel-Gathering and Area Denial. Stadium will now be a permanent map where you can defy your opponents in ranked matches. This season also brings major balancing updates that will shake things up.
NEW OPERATOR + NEW MAP + MAJOR BALANCING UPDATES + NEW BATTLE PASSOPERATION DETAILSGRIM
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 2022
Divert enemy attention and gain the upper hand with Sens, the new Operator from the Belgian Special Forces Group. Sens comes equipped with the brand-new POF9 assault rifle and the R.O.U. Projector System ability, allowing them to break line of sight and turn the tide of battle. Operation Vector Glare also introduces the Shooting Range and a new Team Deathmatch map set in Greece, offering fresh venues to hone your skills and put them to the test.
NEW OPERATOR + NEW TEAM DEATHMATCH MAP + NEW SHOOTING RANGE + NEW BATTLE PASSOPERATION DETAILSSENS
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 2022
Demon Veil introduces exciting new content like Azami, a new Defender from Japan, a brand new map*, and a permanent game mode: Team Deathmatch. Azami’s Kiba Barrier can shut down sightlines, block off entry points, and create entirely new angles of defense all with a flick of her wrist. Also coming with this season is the Attacker Repick which brings another strategic option to the Prep Phase, a balancing change for Goyo, Match Replay for console and more.
NEW OPERATOR + TEAM DEATHMATCH + NEW BATTLE PASS + NEW SEASONAL SKINSOPERATION DETAILSAZAMI
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 2021
Thorn, an inspirational leader from the National Police Service of the Republic of Ireland is ready to trap the Attacking Team. She is always ready to deploy the Razorbloom Shell, a special gadget which initiates a timed explosion once triggered. You can play as Thorn on the newly reworked Outback map and prevent the Attackers from defusing the objective!
NEW OPERATOR + MAP REWORK + NEW BATTLE PASS + NEW SEASONAL SKINSOPERATION DETAILSTHORN
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 2021
Innovation is natural for Osa while she reinforces the attacking team's position. She can deploy the Talon-8 clear shields on doors, door or window frames or keep it in hands to navigate through the map. The Talon-8 shields ere bulletproof but transparent and let both side see through so be careful when positionning them. Additionally, Bank, Clubhouse and Coastline see some changes to add more comfort.
NEW OPERATOR + MAPS SMALL REWORKS + NEW BATTLE PASS + NEW SEASONAL SKINSOPERATION DETAILSOSA
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 2021
Guided by the spirits, Thunderbird uses her ability to protect and heal. She can deploy Kóna stations at several places on the map and operators standing next to them can absorb their charge to heal themselves. The Kóna stations can overheal and even revive a downed operator. But be careful though, both allies and enemies can use them! Additionally, Favela sees big changes with a rework.
NEW OPERATOR + MAP REWORK + NEW BATTLE PASS + NEW SEASONAL SKINSOPERATION DETAILSTHUNDERBIRD
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 2021
In life, you have to commit to the things that make you happy. For Operator Flores and his RCE-Ratero, it's stealing the corrupt to help his fellow citizens. Additionally, you will be able to roam the newly reworked Border.
NEW OPERATOR + MAP REWORK + NEW BATTLE PASS + NEW SEASONAL SKINS + GONNE-6 SECONDARY GADGET + MATCH REPLAY BETA ON PCOPERATION DETAILSFLORES
RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 2020
You can find confort or hardship in the light. Operator Aruni and her Surya Gate will be waiting for drones, Operators and their gadgets to come through. Defenders are free to roam, while Attackers should move with extra caution. Plus, a newly reworked Skyscraper is about to surface.
NEW OPERATOR + MAP REWORK + NEW BATTLE PASS + NEW SEASONAL SKINSOPERATION DETAILSARUNI
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 2020
Get out from the dark with this season Operation Shadow Legacy. Test Zero and his Argus Launcher and get your eyes where you are not supposed to see. Explore the newly reworked Chalet and discover all the new features brought to you with Operation Shadow Legacy.
NEW OPERATOR + MAP REWORK + NEW BATTLE PASS + NEW SEASONAL SKINSOperation detailsZeroTACHANKA REWORK
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 2020
Don't miss a beat with Operation Steel Wave. Discover the new hard-breacher Ace and his S.EL.M.A Aqua Breacher that combines the demolitionist’s explosive force with the humanitarian’s care. On the other side of the action, don’t be too alarmed if you find yourself slowed when there’s no barbed wire underfoot. This is the Banshee Sonic Defence that will alert Melusi of your presence. With them, expect a newly reworked House coming into the game.
New Operators + MAP REWORK + NEW ELITE SKIN + SEASONAL SKINOperation detailsAceMelusi
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 2020
For the fifth year of Rainbow 6 Siege, give some space to our two new operators as they break into this season with their unique abilities. Thanks to her Gemini Replicator, attacker Iana can create a usable clone of herself, while Defender Oryx can use his Remah Dash against enemies and walls.
New Operators + MAP REWORK + NEW ELITE SKIN + OPERATORS BALANCEOperation detailsIanaOryx
RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 2019
Rise from the depths this season with Operation Shifting Tides. Try Kali and her explosive underbarrel gadget that lets her use it for more than just punching holes in walls and Operators. On the other side of the action, strange things happening to grenades, as Wamai deploys a new gadget with magnetic appeal. With them, expect a newly reworked Theme Park to surface.
NEW OPERATORS + MAP REWORK + NEW ELITE SKIN + SEASONAL SKINOperation detailsKaliWamaiCosplay Guides
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 2019
Something new is on the horizon, and Operation Ember Rise will shed light on it. Two operators, Amaru and Goyo, were recruited from Peru and Mexico, bringing with them innovation and change to Rainbow Six, along with a thrilling rework to Kanal.
New Operators + MAP REWORK + BATTLE PASS + New Elite SkinOperation detailsAmaruGoyoCosplay Guide
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 2019
Sharpen your eyes with Operation Phantom Sight! Become invisible to cameras and drones and move quietly with Nøkk and her Hel gadget. Watch your enemies through smokes and be immune to flashes with Warden and his Glance Smart Glasses. Rediscover Kafe as you have never seen it with the rework of the map.
New Operators + MAP REWORK + New Elite Skin + Reverse Friendly FireOperation detailsNøkkWardenCosplay Guides
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 2019
Rainbow Six goes to the land Down Under for Operation Burnt Horizon. Protection specialists with the SASR Mobility Platoon, Gridlock and Mozzie are assigned protection detail for a high-value convoy across sunburnt country.
New Operators + NEW MAP + New Elite Skin + Newcomer PlaylistOperation DetailGridlockMozzieCosplay Guide
RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 2018
New to Rainbow Six are Kaid and Nomad for Operation Wind Bastion. These two Operators are right at home at the reputable Kasbah Sekhra Mania, the featured Fortress map in Morocco. Join the very best at this elite training ground.
New Operators + New Map + New Weapon + Pro-teams SkinsOperation DetailKaidNomadCosplay Guide
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 2018
For Operation Grim Sky, Rainbow Six is deploying Clash and Maverick. Experts in mob behavior and high-precision strikes respectively, they'll also assess the new training facilities at the reworked Hereford Base. Out with the old and in with the new.
New Operators + MAP REWORK + Weapon Skins + Map BuffOperation DetailClashMaverickFan Kit
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 2018
In Operation Para Bellum, two G.I.S. Operators thrive under the blaze of the Tuscan sun. Team Rainbow is deploying Maestro and Alibi in the villa of one of the most dangerous crime families.
New Operators + NEW MAP + Weapon Skins + Map BuffOperation DetailAlibiMaestro
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 2018
With Operation Chimera, we are exploring a new fantasy: quarantine and biohazard. The two operators are biohazard specialists from France and Russia. During this first Season, our first major coop event, Outbreak, will take place over four weeks
New Operators + EventOperation DetailLionFinka
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 2017
In White Noise, Team Rainbow premieres two Operators from the 707th Special Mission Battalion for a rescue mission high up Mok Myeok Tower, our new free map. Joining them is our second GROM Specialist turned Rainbow Operator.
New Operators + New Map + New WeaponOperation DetailDokkaebiVigilZofia
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 2017
In Operation Blood Orchid, two Special Duties Unit Operators join Team Rainbow to raid Theme Park. This third season will showcase a reworking of the Operators and maps following an optimization of our data, namely a rework of textures, polished dynamic and static lighting, richer sky domes, new customization, and much more.
New Operators + New Map + New WeaponOperation DetailLesionYingEla
RELEASE DATE: MAY 2017
Operation Health has been all about fixing several issues and investing in better technology to make sure we keep growing strong in the upcoming years. It focused on three main pillars: technical improvements, a new deployment process and addressing top community reported bugs.Operation Detail
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 2017
In Operation Velvet Shell, two G.E.O. Operators join Team Rainbow to regain control of the "Coastline". Following a year of post-launch content, this major update aims to improve player comfort with an upgraded navigation interface, customisation selections and lots more.
New Operators + New Map + New WeaponOperation DetailMiraJackal
RELEASE DATE: November 2016
In Operation Red Crow, two S.A.T. Operators join Team Rainbow to neutralize the threat residing in our new free map, "Skyscraper". This fourth major content update aims to improve game experience, offers new customization opportunities and lots more. The new map Skyscraper also offers fresh tactical opportunities for group-based assaults.
New Operators + New Map + New WeaponOperation DetailHibanaEcho
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 2016
In Operation Skull Rain, two BOPE Operators join Team Rainbow to pacify the Favela, our new free map. This third major content update aims to improve the game experience by adding countermeasures for toxic behavior, a new weapon attachment, several game enhancements, customisation content and lots more.
New Operators + New Map + New WeaponOperation DetailCaveiraCapitão
RELEASE DATE: MAY 2016
In Operation Dust Line, two Navy SEAL Operators join Team Rainbow to secure the "Border" - our new free map. This second major content update also introduces new weapon skins, advanced customisation options, the ability to change your loadouts between rounds and lots more.
New Operators + New Map + New WeaponValkyrieBlackbeard
RELEASE DATE: FEBRUARY 2016
Continue the Siege with our first major content update, Operation Black Ice, which gives you access to the new Yacht map, two new JTF2 operators, new weapon skins, a spectator camera on all platforms and more.
New Operators + New Map + New WeaponOperation DetailBuckFrost