Ubisoft has revealed that the third season of Rainbow Six Siege’s Year 8, Operation Heavy Mettle, will launch on August 29.
The new season will include Ram, a new South Korean Operator, a new commendation system, and important gameplay updates, including a Quick Match rework.
Operation Heavy Mettle amps up the anticipation with the new Attacker, Ram, and her BU-GI Auto-Breacher gadget. With an automated tank, Ram can take on the competition by destroying walls, floors, and other elements to offer new vantage points. Ram is a one-speed, three-health Operator, and her loadout features an R4C or an LMG-E as a primary weapon and an MK1 or an ITA12S as a secondary weapon.
This season, player protection efforts will bring the brand-new Commendation System: an appreciation system allowing players to rate other players based on the experience they had playing together. This system will be monitored to ensure it is fair for everyone. Highly commended players will also receive rewards.
Rainbow Six Siege Game modes receive several updates this season, including a Quick Match rework, a redesign of Unranked (now called Standard), and a brand-new Arcade game mode. Quick Match is faster than ever, with reduced round timers, objective locations automatically revealed, and bomb sites come set up with reinforcements to let Defenders focus on strategic defenses.
Also being introduced is Weapons Roulette, an all-new fast action game mode coming to Arcade playlist, which lets all players start with the same weapon that automatically swaps to a new one after a set amount of time.
Rainbow Six Siege Operation Heavy Mettle will also add Tutorials, an onboarding tool that aims to make newcomers more comfortable before their first PVP experience.
Rainbow Six Siege is now available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.