Ubisoft has announced the additions and changes that will come to its competitive tactical multiplayer shooter Rainbow Six Siege in its next seasonal update, called ‘Operation Dread Factor’. A new character leads the change – Fenrir, a Swedish Defender character whose signature ability involves releasing fear gas that restricts the peripheral visions of his opponents.
The gas is deployed via the F-NATT Dread Mine gadget, meaning strategic placement in entryways and chokepoints is necessary for its effectiveness.
Fenrir is a two-speed, two-health character. His firearm loadout is as follows:
- Primary Weapon: MP7 submachinegun or SASG-12 shotgun
- Secondary Weapon: Bailiff 410 revolver
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Elsewhere in the Year 8, Season 2 update for Siege, the Consulate Map is being completely rebuilt for balance purposes, creating more protected approaches for attacking teams. A new gadget called the Observation Blocker will serve as a counter to drone scouts, invisible to human operators. The Shooting Range will expand with an extra aiming lane to test weapon loadouts, as well as a destructible wall to experiment.
Rainbow Six Siege will also be introducing a permanent Arcade playlist, featuring more lighthearted and lower-stakes modes like Golden Gun, Snipers Only, and Deathmatch, as well as a new Free For All mode.
Operation Dread Factor will release on 30 May 2023.
Rainbow Six Siege is PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.
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