Things are going much more high-tech and spooky in Rainbow Six Siege as the developers revealed Operation Phantom Sight this weekend. This marks the beginning of Year 4 Season 2 in the game, in which we are introduced to Nøkk and Warden, as well as getting a beautified version of Kafe Dostoyevsky. You can read more below and watch the full introduction video for the season, but the short version is that Nøkk has the power to camouflage herself as an attacker, while Warden has special glasses protecting him from flashes and seeing through smoke as a defender. Depending on how you play, those two abilities could be pretty OP. We'll see how the meta changes with these new toys as everything will go live in the Test Servers on May 21st with a TBA date for the full release.
In this new season, Nøkk and Warden will redefine how intel is gathered as the newest additions to the Rainbow Six Siege Operator lineup. Armed with her FMG-9 and SIX12-SD, Nøkk uses her high-tech HEL Presence Reduction gadget to quietly navigate behind enemy lines, invisible to cameras and drones alike. In the meantime, Warden uses his Glance Smartglasses to enhance his vision, providing him with better visibility in smoke as well as immunity to flashes while remaining still. His M590A1 and MPX makes him a powerful anchor and entry denier in defense.
In addition to these two new Rainbow recruits, players will be able to explore the map rework of Kafe Dostoyevsky, which incorporates significant changes to the current map in order to open up and diversify gameplay: the first floor has been redesigned, new Bomb sites appeared on the second floor, alongside with many other updates improving replayability and gameplay opportunities. Other features that will be introduced in the upcoming season include further updates to Reverse Friendly Fire based on data and community feedback, a reworked Ranked playlist and a new in-game storefront.