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Rainbow Six Siege Y5S1 details revealed: name, leaked operators, more

Published: 11/Feb/2020 0:41

by Andrew Amos


After months of speculation and leaks about Rainbow 6‘s upcoming operation, Ubisoft has given players their first bit of concrete information in the form of a name for the upcoming event — Operation Void Edge.

With the Six Invitational underway, Rainbow 6 players are just days away from learning about the game’s newest two operators.

Ubisoft are letting fans know about it too, leaving a trail of crumbs all the way until the February 15 reveal. The hype is building, so we’ve assembled everything we know so far for you here so you can get ready for the big announcement.

What is the name of Rainbow 6’s Y5S1 operation?

The Year 5 Season 1 operation for Rainbow 6 will be titled Operation Void Edge. It was revealed on the game’s official Twitter on February 10, accompanied with an eerie inter-galactic image and the caption “look into your darkness.”

This was the first official news players have heard from Ubisoft regarding the upcoming op, with more details expected to be released in the coming days.

Operation Void Edge release date

Operation Void Edge will be revealed at the Y5S1 Panel at the Six Invitational, which is expected to take place on February 15.

However, the operations aren’t expected to hit live servers until some time in March, if previous years are anything to go by.

Ubisoft usually doesn’t reveal the release date of operations until the day before maintenance, so be sure to check the Rainbow 6 Twitter for when it’s coming.

More details regarding Operation Void Edge will be revealed at the Six Invitational.

Operation Void Edge leaked operators

There has been a few leaks about the latest set of characters to join Team Rainbow over the last few months leading into the Six Invitational. The rumor mill has been spinning since the release of Operation Shifting Tides, where leaks for each operator’s weapons were found.

A fresh drop from a Russian dataminer, translated by ‘Maxinik03’ on Reddit, over the last few weeks has given players a bit more to go off though. The attacker is nicknamed Yana, while the defender is nicknamed Oryx — however, this could change before the operators are revealed on February 15.

Yana is a female with “a likeable appearance,” with a quirky gadget similar to Alibi on defense. Yana will be able to send holograms that she can control in an attempt to try and trick defenders. She will have access to Nomad’s ARX200 and Ash’s G36C.

Alibi standing with holograms in Rainbow 6
The Y5S1 attacker is expected to have a similar gadget to Alibi’s holograms.

Oryx is the ultimate soft-wall destroyer on defense, turning himself into the Kool-Aid Man and flat-out running through them with his gadget. His arsenal of weapons will include the MP5 and the SPAS-12 as primaries, and the Bailiff .410 and USP40 as secondaries.

These leaks do have to be taken with a grain of salt, but this is what players are expecting to see come February 15.

Operation Void Edge map

There’s been no details or leaks about Operation Void Edge getting a new map or rework in its release. Usually, Ubisoft reveal two ops, one major gameplay feature, and one map rework or release every operation, and it’s likely that trend continues.

Stadium map in Rainbow 6
Players are hoping that Stadium will be added to the game permanently after the Road To S.I. Event.

Kafe, Kanal, and Theme Park were reworked in 2019 alongside the release of Outback. Players are hoping that the new Stadium map, used in the Road to S.I. 2020 event will be added as a permanent fixture into the game, although nothing has been said on Ubisoft’s end.

More details regarding Operation Void Edge will be revealed on February 15.

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New Rainbow Six Siege defender Aruni revealed: gadget, guns, release date

Published: 8/Nov/2020 18:50 Updated: 8/Nov/2020 18:54

by Isaac McIntyre


Rainbow Six: Siege is adding a new defender, Aruni, to its ever-growing operator roster in Operation Neon Dawn, Ubisoft has confirmed. Here’s everything we know about Team Rainbow’s latest recruit, including her abilities, release date, and more.

Operation Neon Dawn is now on the horizon. The final update of Year 5 in Rainbow Six is set to be a big one, debuting the Skyscraper rework, as well as the final new operator for the year: defender Aruni.

The leaks have been plentiful for Aruni, but as of November 8, everything is locked in. The Thai defender is set to shake up the meta with her Surya gates slowing down attackers on their entry into sites.

She also packs a punch, being the first defender to have a DMR in their arsenal. Here’s everything we know about Aruni, including how her kit works, and when you can get your hands on her.

When will Aruni be released?

Aruni will be released with Operation Neon Dawn, the Y5S4 Rainbow Six expansion. The update will be hitting the test servers shortly, on November 9, as stated in the Six November 2020 Major announcement.

After a few weeks on the test server, she will be made available to players on live, with Year 5 Pass owners getting a week of early access before the others.

Aruni gadget: the ‘Surya’ laser gate

Aruni might pack some firepower, but she also has very potent utility. Her Surya gate will change how attackers approach bombsites as they realise their typical modes of attack are cut off.

The Surya gate blocks off windows, hatches, walls, and doors, not letting anything past ⁠— projectiles, drones, or operators. If an attacker decides to walk through, they’ll take a substantial 40 damage.

The gates will deactivate when something passes through it, and needs to be manually reactivated by shooting the gate. They are indestructible through any means though, and they can’t even be disabled by EMP grenades.

To disable it as an attacker to launch an assault, just throw a flash grenade or another suitable projectile. However, to keep attackers on their toes throughout the round, it might be worth looking at picking up your gates and moving them.

It would also be remiss to forget about Aruni’s “secondary” gadget, her rocket arm. Instead of meleeing a small hole, Aruni can blast open gaping holes in walls, and take down barricades in one hit with her prosthetic arm. You can use these to create rotate holes without needing a shotgun.

Aruni guns: Mk 14 EBR, P10 Roni

Rainbow 6 Siege Aruni
Meet Aruni, Rainbow 6 Siege’s newest Operator.

Aruni’s arsenal will contain the P10 Roni and the MK14 EBR. This is no joke for a defender ⁠— Mozzie’s P10 Roni is one of the strongest SMGs you can take, and the MK14 EBR is the first DMR available to defenders.

The sights at her disposal means she can’t take long range fights too much ⁠— it maxes out at 1.5x scope ⁠— but the stopping power is incredible. She also has access to the PRB92 sidearm, as well as Barbed Wire and Bulletproof Cameras as her true secondary gadgets.

Aruni will be released as part of Operation Neon Dawn. Aside from her debut and the Skyscraper rework, meta operators Jager, Hibana, and Echo are set for big changes, and other quality of life improvements are on the way