Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Grim Sky Update - New Operators, Map Updates, Release Date and More - Dexerto
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Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Grim Sky Update – New Operators, Map Updates, Release Date and More

Published: 19/Aug/2018 15:39

by Calum Patterson


Ubisoft has revealed full details of the Operation Grim Sky update in Rainbow Six Siege, which brings two brand new operators, map updates and more.

Rainbow Six Siege is one of the most popular shooters at the moment, with unique gameplay from its competitors, and maintains a strong player base with the games-as-a-service model, constantly bringing new updates and content.


Operation Grim Sky will go live following the conclusion of the Six Major Paris, on August 20, first on test servers, but is set for a full release on all platforms in September.

The main attractions are the two new operators: defender ‘Clash’ and attacker ‘Maverick. Clash was first to be revealed, a member of the London Metropolitan Police.


The new ‘Clash’ Operator

“She’s an expert at devising crowd-control strategies and she even acquired special permission to attend Gold Command meetings. She later made Detective Constable. Her experience, service record and persistence in her line of work got her noticed by Rainbow Six.”

Her special equipment is the CCE Shield (Crowd Control Electro Shield), which will help to slow down and stun opponents.

Maverick, the new attacking operator, also has his own unique equipment, a ‘D.I.Y Blowtorch’, allowing him to burn holes in most materials to give unexpected lines of sight.

Check out gameplay with the two new operators and tips from Ubisoft’s official trailer.


The other big news for Operation Grim Sky is the new Frost Elite Skin, in addition to the esports skins already revealed.

Check out the new Frost Elite Skin below, and you can see all the new esports skins here.

Map changes have also been revealed, with a rework to both Hereford and a buff to Consulate confirmed.


Hereford now features bomb sites on all four floors, and the basement has also had some serious attention, full details are shown in the video below.

Consulate received a ‘buff’, also adding new bomb sites and a general improvement to the maps aesthetics. Changes to wall placements have also been made to give some added spawn protection.


Finally, Ubisoft is also implementing some changes to tackle toxicity and hacking, with new user options, such as muting text chat.

And a new ‘two-step’ verification system for accounts will also be put in place, while will be necessary to play in ranked matches.

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How to watch Rainbow Six Tachanka rework full reveal: release date, more

Published: 6/Oct/2020 2:32

by Andrew Amos


Tachanka’s rework is coming to Rainbow Six very soon. After being revealed at the Six Invitational, Ubisoft is sharing more details with the playerbase very soon. We’ve got everything you need to know about the Tachanka rework presentation right here.

The Lord has arisen. Well, he’s about to, at least. Rainbow Six’s Tachanka is the first operator in line for a major rework in Ubisoft’s tactical shooter, and it’s right around the corner.


The cult hero’s overhaul was first revealed at the Six Invitational, to rapturous applause from the crowd. The turret wielding Russian might retain his legendary status, but picking him will no longer be a meme.

Ubisoft are set to drop more details about Tachanka’s rework very soon. In fact, it could be coming in just a matter of weeks, or even days, on Operation Shadow Legacy. Here’s what we know about the full reveal coming soon.


Rainbow Six Tachanka rework stream

It’s unclear if the Tachanka rework full reveal is going to be streamed on Twitch, or just be a video uploaded to Ubisoft’s accounts globally. However, we do have a set date for when you should expect more info: October 7.

The full reveal will go live on October 7 at 10am ET / 1pm ET / 6pm BST.

Tachanka rework details: new molotov gadget, more

Tachanka’s kit is heavily outdated in Rainbow Six. His static playstyle doesn’t fit with the dynamic of Siege. However, that’s all going to change when the Russian defender gets his rework.


We’ve already seen the major changes. Tachanka will now wield an incendiary grenade launcher instead of his turret. It’ll work similarly to Capitao’s bolts, helping lock down certain areas.

“The incendiary grenade launcher not only fits his theme of like World War II, old weapons, but also adds a real interest into his gameplay that’ll move him from being a meme character to a meta pick,” game director Leroy Athanassoff told Dexerto.

He will instead get his LMG as his primary weapon. It comes with supreme destructibility, with the ability to open up soft walls and hatches with ease. It also packs a decent punch, although the fire rate isn’t anything to write home about.


The Lord himself is set to get an Elite skin too. He’s ripped off his top ⁠— but kept the helmet on ⁠— as he marks a new era with a new look.

The Tachanka rework will likely arrive in Operation Shadow Legacy. However, a firm release date hasn’t been locked. We will keep you posted as new info arises.