Operation Skull Rain, the third expansion for Rainbow Six Siege, will release tomorrow, August 2, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC as part of Patch 4.0. Before Patch 4.0 goes live though, there will be one hour of maintenance on each platform from 9am ET – 10am ET on PS4, 10am ET – 11am ET on Xbox One, and 11am ET – 11:59am ET on PC.
The above launch trailer gives you a look at the new Favela map, the most destructible environment yet, and the two new BOPE operators: Caveira and Capitão. The Favela map is live for everyone on August 2, while the new operators are instantly available to Season Pass owners on August 2. If you don’t have the Season Pass, Caveira and Capitão can be purchased separately in-game with Renown or R6 credits beginning on August 9.
Here’s what you need to know about the new operators:
Known as a brutal interrogator, Taina “Caveira” Pereira’s makes for a fearless Operator on the field. Originally from a small town on the outskirts of São Paulo, her life could have taken a turn for the worst when she was arrested at 16 on robbery charges. Her promising profile allowed for an exception, giving her the option between entering a juvenile reformatory and working with BOPE.
Caveira’s predatory stealth technique, the “Silent Step,” allows her to lurk on her preys, almost inaudible, until it’s too late. Caveira’s ability allows her to sneak on her target, swiftly immobilize them and force them to divulge the position of the opposing team (the interrogation mode). She is also equipped with the “Luison,” a unique PRB92 with a custom suppressor and subsonic ammunition. Do not simply neutralize your opponent; make sure that no one gets away.
- LUISON (Custom PRB92)
Born and raised in Nova Iguacu outside of Rio de Janeiro, Vicente “Capitão” Souza was recruited by the Cooredenadoria de Recursos Especiais (CORE) soon after high school. After being ambushed as he cleared a house, Souza was captured and tortured for two months. While Souza endured his ordeal with stoicism, he had irreversible damage done to his person. From there Souza developed unprecedented tactical strategies and caught the attention of BOPE.
Equipped with the Tactical Crossbow TAC Mk0, Capitão can fire two types of ammunition: asphyxiating bolts and micro smoke grenades. The asphyxiating bolts burn the oxygen in a given perimeter, which is lethal to your target. The micro smoke grenades enable you to mask your movements. Deliver swift and agile assaults without alerting your opponents of your position.
Tomorrow’s update also includes a number of fixes and improvements, which you can see on the official Skull Rain website.
“In Operation Skull Rain, two BOPE Operators join Team Rainbow to pacify the Favela, our new free map,” Ubisoft writes. “This third major content update aims to improve the game experience by adding countermeasures for toxic behavior, a new weapon attachment, several game enhancements, customization content and lots more.”
[Source: Operation Skull Rain]