Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Operation Steel Wave is live

Ubisoft has announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 second season – Operation Steel Wave is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. The new season introduces two new Operators, Ace and Melusi, a House map rework, and a new Defender gadget.

Check out the trailer below:

Let’s first go through the two new Operators – Ace and Melusi.


Ace is a Norwegian Attacker equipped with S.E.L.M.A – a throwable and sticky device that will to any vertical surface and slowly destroy up to 3 panels, one after the other. The gadget can also be thrown at any defensive gadget and destroy it with its arms or water explosive.

Melusi, on the other hand, is a South African Defender equipped with Banshee deployable electronic gadgets. It applies a slowing effect to any Attackers that are in range and direct line of sight. The Banshee can also be used as an intel gadget as it produces an identifiable sound when an attacker enters its range.


The House map has also been reworked. There is a large two-story addition adding new objective sites and entry points for players to contend with.

The Proximity Alarm is a new Defender secondary gadget introduced in Operation Steel Wave. It is a small, throwable sticky gadget that loudly alerts Defenders of an oncoming Attacker in its line of sight.

Additional game updates include:

  • Unified MMR
  • Amaru Buff
  • Addition of Echo Elite set

Owners of the Year 5 Pass can play with using Ace and Melusi immediately. The rest of the players will be able to unlock the Operators starting June 23 using Renown or R6 Credits. Additional seasonal new content, including the House rework, on the other hand, are free to all players.

Year 5 Season 2 will also welcome its Battle Pass named Tour De Force on June 29.

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