Rainbow Six Siege Y6S2 Begins

Ubisoft announces that North Star is now underway in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, kicking off Year 6 Season 2 in the tactical shooter. The addition of DLSS support was mentioned earlier, but this also includes new content and gameplay elements. Some of this is shown off in a new North Star Story Trailer and a new North Star Battle Pass Trailer. Here are some details:
In North Star, players will discover a brand-new Defender: Thunderbird. She can deploy a Kóna Healing Station, which heals any player – ally or enemy – close to this device, even if they are downed. The Kóna Station has a cooldown between each charge. Thunderbird is a low armor, high-speed operator, equipped with a SPEAR .308 or SPAS-15 as primary weapon, and BEARING 9 or Q-929 as a secondary weapon.

North Star introduces a reimagined Favela map with better map overview and improved navigation. These changes will improve readability, making sure players always know where they are and where they are going when playing on Favela.

Additional updates coming with North Star include:

  • Scoreboard 2.0
  • New corpse icons
  • Bullet holes fix
  • Operator balancing (Melusi, Mira, and Maestro tweaks and Gas Propagation rework)