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Rainbow Six leak reveals first look at Skyscraper & Chalet map reworks

Published: 22/Jun/2020 3:55

by Andrew Amos


Skyscraper and Chalet are the two maps next in line for a rework in Rainbow Six: Siege, and a first look of what players can expect has been leaked.

Every season, a new map gets added or reworked in Siege to help keep the game fresh. Given there’s already some 20-odd maps, in recent years that has led to a lot of map reworks, especially those from the early years of the game.

Skyscraper and Chalet are two of those maps, having been in the game since Year 1. They are dated compared to some of the maps nowadays, but that will change later on in Year 5 as their reworks get released ⁠— and players can now see what they should expect from it.

Skyscraper map rework in Y5S3

Skyscraper was released in Operation Red Crow back in 2016, although has never really ventured into the competitive map pool much. However, that could change after its rework in Year 5 Season 3.

While the layout is mostly the same, one thing to note is just how big each room feels. Skyscraper is a map that was quite small, with lots of short angles to hold outside of Reception. However, it’s really opening up in the rework, with more spacious rooms and longer sightlines.

S3 Skyscraper Rework from r/Rainbow6

The biggest change is upstairs. The courtyard area that was once deemed outside is now open for the defenders to roam, while the porch on top of Gong Room has been expanded to make rushing into Reception a bit less dangerous for attackers.

Chalet map rework in Y5S4

Chalet has been kicking around since the release of Siege. The French ski resort based map has been popular in the past, although it suffers from the same issue many Siege maps do nowadays ⁠— just being a bit too small.

That is being changed up in a complete overhaul at the end of the year. Upstairs is being completely renovated, with new rooms backing out onto the East side balcony. There’s also a wall being put up to remove the runout from the Office side too, and less spawn peek windows.

S4 Chalet Rework from r/Rainbow6

The stairs to the top floor have been moved from the central corridor in Kitchen to the far North. In the Basement, the layout of Snowmobiles has been changed to make it harder for attackers to safely plant. Wine Cellar has also been expanded.

The new maps will be released later in Year 5. It comes after House was reworked in the recent Operation Steel Wave launch, with the casual favorite getting a massive expansion.

The new maps aren’t the only bit of new Year 5 content that has been leaked either. The gadgets of the two new operators, Scout and Aruni, have been revealed. A Tachanka Elite skin is also on its way.

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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