Ubisoft has announced that the first season of Rainbow Six Siege Year 8, entitled “Operation Commanding Force,” is now available.
Operation Commanding Force introduces Brava, a new Brazilian Operator, and important gameplay updates including a more immersive reload update, the MouseTrap feature launching later in the season to address players using mouse and keyboard on consoles, and further anti-toxicity measures.
Brava, the new attacker joining the roster, is equipped with the Kludge Drone gadget that can offer new ways to sabotage enemy technology by taking control of their devices or destroying them. She is a three speed, one health Operator, and her loadout features a PARA-308 or a CAMRS as a primary weapon and a USP40 or a Super Shorty as a secondary weapon.
Important anti-cheat updates such as MouseTrap will also be arriving in Rainbow Six Siege, offering ways to detect players that use a Mouse and a Keyboard setup on consoles, activating a penalty which adds additional latency to the inputs of these users, making it harder to aim and shoot with their operator.
Further anti-toxicity measures include a new Reputation Penalty for abusive voice chat. While active, this penalty mutes repeat offenders by default to prevent hateful and disruptive content in voice chat. Muted players can still use voice chat but will only be heard by players who manually unmute them.
From February 20 until March 20, players can purchase the limited-time Rainbow Six Siege Year 8 Pass to unlock the four seasonal Battle Passes, a 14-day early access to new Operators when they launch, exclusive Exotic weapon skins, a 10% VIP discount on the shop, up to 2,400 R6 Credits, and more. The Premium Year Pass offers all the aforementioned perks plus 20 extra Battle tokens per season that players can use to unlock rewards faster.
Rainbow Six Siege is now available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.