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What to expect from Operation Shifting Tides, Rainbow Six Siege's next op

by Bill Cooney

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Rainbow Six Siege began teasing their all-new upcoming Operation “Shifting Tides” with a short video hinting at what could be coming in Season Four of 2019.

Season four will be the final season of new content for Rainbow Six Siege in 2019 and will introduce two new operators to the game.

Rainbow Six will also see a revamped Theme Park map arrive during Season four, as well as a still-unannounced mid-season event.


What do we know about the new operators?

The two new operators will be from Kenya and India, but other than their nationalities, not a whole lot is known about them.

With the nautical theme of the teaser, it's not ridiculous to think that the new operators could be nautically themed in some way, maybe a marine or Kenya/India's version of a Navy SEAL.

India's navy does have a renowned special forces unit called MARCOS akin to the US SEALs, but whether the new Indian operator will be a member remains to be seen.

Ubisoft
Ubisoft
We know the nationalities of the upcoming Operators thanks to the official RS6 2019 roadmap.

The map getting a rework for Season Four is Theme Park, an abandoned amusement park on the shores of Hong Kong.

As with the upcoming operators, we don't know exactly what kind of changes we'll see to the map during Season Four - but during Season Three Kanal received an extensive rework that increased the playable areas on the map.

Theme Park being on the coast also goes along with the "Shifting Tides" theme, but that still leaves plenty of questions about the new mid-season event.

Ubisoft
Ubisoft
Theme Park will be getting a makeover for Season Four.


What could the next Rainbow Six event be?

We haven't seen anything about Season Four's event, but there's a good chance it could be holiday-based, like Season Three's Halloween event Doktor's Curse.

Rainbow Six had a Christmas-themed event called Christmas Challenge all the way back in 2016, could it come back for 2019? Only Ubisoft knows for sure.

A New Year's Eve event could also work very well with Rainbow Six, seriously, who doesn't want to see Tachanka in a tux?

Thanksgiving is more of a long shot, and there's always the chance that the event won't be based on a holiday at all, at this point, your guess is as good as ours.