More information on Rainbow Six: Siege’s new operators

A couple of weeks ago we brought you the news that Operation Wind Bastion was coming to Rainbow Six: Siege and that it would be bringing two new Operators to the game with it. Those were pretty much all of the details that we had at the time, but now Ubisoft has shared some more details on the new Operators at the Pro League Finals.

Both new Operators are members of Morocco’s GIGR, which stands for Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Royale, but you already knew that. The first of the new Operators, Kaid, is a Defender that will come equipped with three deployable electroclaws (yes, they are a thing) which “can electrify reinforced walls and hatches, barbed wire, and deployable shields, making it tougher for the enemy to breach the Kasbah and any facility he’s tasked with protecting. He enters the field with three of these throwable gadgets. Once they’ve attached themselves to a surface, they each electrify metallic objects within a 0.75 meter radius.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8brHA-qSy0

The second new Operator, Nomad (where have we heard that name before?) is an Attacker who “possesses unmatched resilience to survive the elements and her endurance is famous within military circles.” According to the Rainbow Six website, Nomad’s custom rifle attachment “allows her to launch Airjab repulsion grenades. They can explode midair when in close proximity to an enemy or they can stick to a surface and detonate later, again when an enemy is within range. Nomad enters the field with four Airjab grenades. These pushback devices are non-lethal but they disorient those affected.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRss1JtrX8g

Operation Wind Bastion will also introduce a new map to the game, Fortress, which is (unsurprisingly) set in Morocco. Is there a theme going on?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6cQSSu9xyk

There is no official release date for Operation Wind Bastion as of yet, but the Rainbow Six website has it down as December 2018.

Chris is our resident FPS-obsessed football fanatic who, when not playing an FPS or FIFA, can probably be found spending the odd 100 hours or so building his perfect farm on Stardew Valley. Chris comes to you with a hint of cynicism and plenty of sarcasm.

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