Ubisoft has made some important changes to their Year Two plans for Rainbow Six Siege.
Instead of releasing the Polish Season this month as planned, Ubisoft will now bring out Operation Health, which is a “hard push toward tech improvements and bug fixes, and it introduces a new three-stage deployment process for updates, with new features first rolling out on a Technical Test Server, then on PC, then on consoles. (There’s also a new on/off feature in case a rollback is needed).”
Operation Health is also about keeping the community informed on what’s coming when, with frequent reports detailing upcoming features and improvements, and you’ll also be able to help the developers test the quality of these changes by previewing them on the Technical Test Server. To learn more about Operation Health, check out the official site and be sure to tune in to the Rainbow Six Pro League finals on May 21, when there’ll be a full panel discussion on what’s planned for the new season.
Because of Operation Health, Poland will no longer have its own Season in Year Two, and the Polish map has been cancelled. The two Polish operators will still be released, but they’ll be split up: one will arrive in August with the Hong Kong Season, and the other will arrive in November with the South Korea Season.
According to Ubisoft, the reason the map was cancelled is “to truly prioritize our game’s health over adding new content.” They also talked about why Poland was the affected Season, and not Hong Kong or South Korea:
We did not cancel Hong Kong as we have already made progress on its development. South Korea’s plan was maintained as a result of assessing our development team’s needs and capabilities. We determined that we are better able to deliver the content from the South Korea Season by keeping it in the original time frame that was scheduled.
Ubisoft won’t be offering refunds on the Year Two Season Pass, because “we will still deliver on your early access to the remaining Operators. You will receive the content and early access benefits you have paid for.”
You can see the updated Year Two Roadmap above.
If you’re looking to buy Rainbow Six Siege, it’s on sale for as low as $24.99 USD through the North American PlayStation Store this week.