Ubisoft Teases Rainbow Six Siege Operation Para Bellum
Ubisoft’s tactical shooter Rainbow Six: Siege Year 3 has seen the game elevate to new and higher heights, with a consistent increase in playerbase. It is really amazing just how much this game has changed since it originally launched, as Ubisoft continues to support it with the upcoming Season 2 update codenamed Operation Para Bellum.
Year Three Season Two is inbound for Rainbow Six Siege players, as Ubisoft announces more details surrounding Operation Para Bellum. Alongside the standard two new operators comes the much needed change to dropshotting, the Clubhouse map buff and the Pick & Ban settings among general changes.
The Pick & Ban system is a new feature allowing each team to pick and Attacker and Defender to remove from the rotation of a match for its entirety, meaning that four operators won’t be able to be played by either team. “This feature provides an extra layer of strategy between teams, as each side tries to counter their opponents’ picks during the banning phase,” explains Ubi in its blog post. “We also anticipate a thrilling twist at the last moment, when teams swap Operators for the unexpected sixth pick.”
Not much has been said about the two new Italian operators, Maestro and Alibi, besides sporting intel-based gadgets. While that might mean the type of processor their electronics house, this is sure to reference the new meta replacing the current ‘global ability’ controversy.
The real draw to Operation Para Bellum is the new map, which Ubisoft bills as its “most competitive map to date.” Considering the first season went without a new map, this is certain to draw a lot of attention, particularly with it seemingly aiming to be more balanced across all sites for Attackers and Defenders alike.
One thing that we can look forward to with certainty, however, is the Clubhouse map buff adding a new dimension to a classic map. Connecting the two top floors for better rotation from Bedroom/Gym to Cash Room, alongside extra sets of stairs to the basement is sure to increase Defender roam game. The pool table will also be separated into its own area to make Bar a more viable hold.
Ubisoft plans to hold its full reveal for Para Bellum during the Pro League Finals on May 19 – 20.