Ubisoft has announced its ambitious Year 8 roadmap for Rainbow Six Siege, which will introduce new features like a player protection initiative called Mousetrap, four new seasons with four new operators, a new map, and much more.
Continuing the Year 7 efforts, which saw the game introduce features such as cross-play, cross-progression, and even a reputation system to reduce toxicity, Year 8 will reinforce Ubisoft’s commitment to making Rainbow Six Siege an exciting and fair game.
The first season of Rainbow Six Siege Year 8, Commanding Force, will bring the Brazilian Attacker Brava and important updates including an immersive reload rework. Season 1 also adds the groundbreaking anti-Mouse & Keyboard solution on Console, Mousetrap, which will prevent cheaters from using an unfair advantage when playing against players with controllers.
Season 2 will introduce a Swedish Operator, an immersive rework of the Consulate map, and the launch of Permanent Arcade Playlist. In addition, the Shooting Range will receive an update to add new target modes to assist new and returning players in practicing before matches.
Season 3’s Operator arrives from South Korea, bringing an in-depth rework of Quick Match – more details below. The last Operator of the year will be from Portugal alongside a brand-new map and a vital onboarding feature: the Defender AI playlist, offering a new way for players to practice Operators, test strategies, and perfect their approach on different maps.
From February 20 until March 20, players can purchase the limited-time Year 8 Pass to unlock the four seasonal Battle Passes, a 14-day early access to new Operators when they launch, a 10% VIP discount on the shop, a full Operator bundle for Ace, up to 2,400 R6 Credits, and more.
The Premium Year Pass offers all the aforementioned perks plus 20 extra Battle tokens that players can use to unlock rewards faster.
Rainbow Six Siege is now available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.