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Rainbow Six: Siege Has a Hefty Update Out Today

Did you know that Ubisoft has a major release that isn’t open world and doesn’t require you to climb towers in order to uncover portions of the map? No, I’m not talking nonsense, I’m talking Rainbow Six: Siege, a game that, since it’s December release, has been making tactical waves. People seem to like it, and people seem to be continuing to play it. The game’s first major content update, Operation Black Ice, is out now. Weighing in at an impressive 3.58 gigs, it contains a new Yacht map, a couple more operators, weapon skins, a spectator mode, and a bevy of balancing, features, and bug fixes.

There’s also a trailer if you like to be given information visually.

The map is free to everyone, and has a nice setting to boot:

In the Baffin Bay, a luxury yacht has crashed into an iceberg breaching the hull. Rainbow has been sent to secure the stranded vessel as an unidentified submarine has docked near the vessel.

The two new operators (one of them has a rifle/shotgun combo!) and weapon skins, however, must be purchased with renown or R6 credits. Still, a few years ago it seems like the map would’ve been paid DLC, so it’s nice seeing more publishers step away from that, especially for a multiplayer game.

Ubisoft’s Operation Black Ice site has a lot of other details, including descriptions of the operators.

So get out there and rifle-shotgun someone in the face.



About Josh Price

Josh Price is a writer who probably spends too many hours of the day playing video games. At some point he decided to put the two together to (hopefully) great effect.

He also wrote some fiction. You should check that out if you’re into such things, which you should be. Reading is FUNdamental.

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