Rainbow Six Siege ‘Operation New Blood’ Season Launches June 11

In a nutshell

  • Year 9 Season 2 is launching on June 11
  • The Recruit operator will see a massive rework and will feature an offensive and defensive playstyle
  • Fenrir and Solid will see balancing changes

Ubisoft has announced the second season of Rainbow Six Siege’s Year 9, Operation New Blood, is launching on June 11.

The new season will feature a complete remaster of the Recruit, the beloved original operator, impactful balancing changes, the introduction of the R6 Membership, and other important gameplay updates such as playlist optimization and changes for player comfort.

Reinventing the Recruit

The Recruit now sports a fresh look and features two new archetypes for playing as an Attacker or Defender, as well as the ability to customize their loadout by selecting two gadgets from those available depending on their role.

Striker, the offensive Recruit, can select two different gadgets from the wide range of attacking secondary gadgets. They’re armed with the M4 or M249 as a primary weapon, and a 5.7 USG or ITA 125 as a secondary weapon.

The defensive Recruit, Sentry, can select from any defensive secondary gadget in the arsenal. Sentry’s loadout features the Commando 9 or M870 as a primary weapon, and the C75 Auto or Super Shorty as a secondary weapon. 

All players will have access to the recruit, and as such, Premium Battle Pass owners will receive an Operator voucher that can be redeemed for any Operator. Players who own all available operators will receive 600 R6 Credits instead.

Rainbow Six Siege Year 9 Season 2 Highlights

Here are some of the other highlights of Rainbow Six Siege Year 9 Season 2:

  • Balancing changes for Defending Operators Fenrir and Solis
    • The number of F-Natt Dread Mines in Fenrir’s possession has been reduced to 4 and are no longer bulletproof
    • the duration and range of Solis’ SPEC-IO Electro Sensor has been reduced
  • R6 Membership, giving players monthly drops of exclusive content that includes time-limited gear, animated Legendary skins, 10x Battle level skips, a Bravo Pack, and access to the Premium Battle Pass.
  • Enabling two-factor authentication and at least clearance level 25 to gain access to the Rainbow Six Siege Marketplace
rainbow six siege year 9 season 2 r6 membership

Rainbow Six Siege is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.

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