The next Rainbow Six game may be incoming soon, but Ubisoft is still dedicated to supporting Rainbow Six Siege throughout year 6. Apart from bringing back the Road to Six invitational, Ubisoft have outlined their plans and unveiled the roadmap which contains gameplay updates as well as quality of life upgrades.
Crimson Heist, the first season of the Year 6, will bring the Argentinian attacker Flores and the rework of the map Border. Season 2 will introduce an Operator from the Nakoda Nations and a rework of the map Favela. Season 3’s Operators will come from Croatia. During season 3, 3 maps will also be slightly reworked. To conclude, the last Operator of the year will be from Ireland, and the reworked map will be Outback.
A new secondary weapon will also come to Rainbow Six Siege – the Gonne-6. This one-bullet secondary weapon can destroy any bulletproof gadget and adds an extra loadout option to players, opening new tactical possibilities.
Players will now be able to control cameras and gadgets after their death, which will intensify the support phase in a game, and make sure players that are out can better help their team. This feature is planned to release later in Year 6.
Attackers will also now have the possibility to change their Operators and loadout as many times as they want in the preparation phase, making scouting even more tactical and offering many new tactical possibilities. This feature is planned to release later in Year 6.
To conclude the gameplay updates, Armor will now be switched to Health, for players to have a better understanding on how much damage they can take. This feature is planned for Year 6.
With regards to player behavior, a first version of the Reputation System has been shadow tested in the past new season. This will now be transparent for players in order to inform them how to increase their scores and adapt their behavior and will launch during Year 6.
A streamer mode has been designed for content creators to control their anonymity when playing. This tool will allow them to hide their name, region and ping, hide everyone else in the match, include a hidden matchmaking delay, hide their current clearance level and profile image.
As far as quality of life improvements are concerned, which will revolve around minimizing DDoS attacks to improve servers’ stability. Lastly, the development team is making a strong effort to reduce the game size in general.
Lastly, players will now have more customization options for their Operators, as players will be able to adapt Elite skins and to add other gears in the outfit for a full customized set.
Ubisoft has also announced a partnership with Resident Evil, featuring an Elite skin of Jill Valentine for Zofia, and an additional Resident Evil x Rainbow Six Siege skin coming in Year 6. Creative Director Ikumi Nakamura will work with Ubisoft for the release of a series of skins, starting with Echo and Dokkaebi releasing on March 2.