Splinter Cell Hero Sam Fisher Comes To Rainbow Six Siege
Splinter Cell’s Sam Fisher is coming to Rainbow Six Siege as a playable operator in the Operation Shadow Legacy update for Season 3 of Year 5. The crossover sees a character from one Tom Clancy series joining another, and while we don’t know much about how he’ll play just yet, we’ll be learning much more very soon. Sam looks quite a bit different, and a little younger than he did in recent crossovers with another Tom Clancy series. It’s the latest game he has appeared in that isn’t actually Splinter Cell.
Sam Fisher will be the next Rainbow Six Siege operator. Siege’s biggest crossover will bring the grizzled spec ops veteran into Ubisoft’s tactical FPS in Operation Shadow Legacy, a fitting name for the stealthy but dormant character.
Leaks in June revealed the existence of Sam Fisher in Siege, but the reveal video above confirms him as the next (and only) operator coming in Shadow Legacy. The teaser seems to confirm what we learned in June: Sam is an attacker who will carry some kind of special gadget that fires camera bolts that and burrow through soft walls, allowing him to spot what’s on the other side. The leak also suggested that these cameras can deal ranged damage.
A full reveal for Shadow Legacy is planned for tomorrow, August 16, during Siege’s North American Mini Major Finals. Those will be streamed on the Rainbow Six Twitch account. Although new Siege seasons typically include two new characters, Ubisoft previously confirmed in its Year 5 roadmap that only one new operator is coming in Season 3. As such, Fisher will be the only new operator introduced in this update. He looks far larger than in the past, with added muscle that could make it a little hard to be a stealth master.
Season 3 will also get a rework of the Skyscraper map, plus the reasonable, usual, and customary timed event and gameplay reworks. The new content is expected to launch sometime in September.