Ubisoft has revealed a few more details about the upcoming update to Rainbow Six Siege—Operation Wind Bastion—as Year Three approaches its fourth and final season.
In their latest blog post, Ubisoft reveals that Operation Wind Bastion will be focused around the GIGR (which stands for Groupe d’Intervention de La Gendarmerie Royale, obviously) and will bring a new map and two new Operators from the Kingdom of Morocco.
Following a written agreement with the resident Commander, Rainbow Six has secured permission to use the new map, which will be set within a “renowned fortress located in the Atlas Mountains”, which will give players the “rare opportunity to test your skills inside a stunning mudbrick kasbah”. Ubisoft indicates that there will be a lot of roof access on this new map, but warns players not to get too distracted by the “breathtaking oasis just next door”. I’d like to think that being shot at would be enough to keep me focused on the task at hand.
Little details have been given on the new Operators yet, but Ubisoft does tell us that one will be a Defender (and the Commander himself) who is as “stoic as the mountains are immovable” and is “strict and imposing” – sounds like my old Headmaster. The second new Operator will be an Attacker who “travels wherever the wind takes her” (seriously, who comes up with these quotes? They’re awesome) and she is “among the few explorers who can cross the Sahara, climb up the Alps, trek through Asia’s rainforests and march along the Arctic Circle” and is an “expert on environmental operations”. So, she’s Lara Croft, then. I wonder if you can lock a butler in the fridge.
So, there we have it, Ubisoft says that the full reveal of Operation Wind Bastion will take place on the Rainbow Six Twitch Channel during the Pro League Finals on November 17th and 18th. For now, just be happy with the knowledge that Lara Croft and my old Headmaster are off to Morocco.