Ubisoft has just revealed Operation Solar Raid, the next update for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, which will introduce a new operator, new map and the most exciting addition, crossplay and cross-progression.
Operation Solar Raid is going to be a pretty big update for year 7 of Rainbow Six Siege, so we’ve highlighted some of the biggest news for you if you can’t find the time to sit down and watch a 30 minute video.
Solis, of the Ghosteyes squad, joins Siege as a new Operator for the Defenders. She utilizes her unique Spec-IO Electro Sensor goggles, an electronics-detecting gadget capable of scouting out and finding hostile drones, mines or breaching charges with ease and relaying that information to her team for easy disarmament.
Primarily a support character, Solis gathers Intel for her team and is kitted out for disabling active emplacements that would have otherwise taken her team by surprise. Her primary weapons are the P90, a popular submachine gun that carries 50 rounds, or the ITA12L, a powerful 12-gauge shotgun with a 22” barrel. While Solis isn’t particularly good in a firefight, she more than makes up for it with her utility and intel.
Operation Solar Raid launches with the release of a new map called Nighthaven Labs. This new Singaporean location is set up in a coastline of an island with the building proper next to the shore. It’s a base owned by the Nighthaven PMC, and has a futuristic corporate aesthetic.
Operators looking forward to playing the new map can rest easy knowing that it can’t be banned for the rest of the season when released so players have a higher chance of getting into the new map when playing.
Crossplay & cross-progression will be available in Rainbow Six Siege once the new update is released. At last, PlayStation and Xbox players can play together through crossplay. However, PC and Cloud players are paired separately with one another and won’t be able to play with console players on release but additional plans may manifest down the line.
Other than those mentioned above, players can expect quite a number of updates to be included once the new update is released. Some of which are, the following:
A Nier Automata collaboration set that sees Operator Iana don 2B’s attire.
Operation Solar Raid and all its associated updates including crossplay will be released for Tom Clancy‘s Rainbow Six Siege on the 6th of December, 2022; with the season test server releasing this week for those interested in looking into what they can expect to come once the update goes live.