Year 7 is plotted.
Today, Ubisoft announced an ambitious 2022 roadmap for Rainbow Six Siege, which recently surpassed the 80 million player milestone. Year 7 will bring new maps for the first time in three years, new permanent game modes including Team Deathmatch, continued efforts to encourage positive player behavior, and many more updates.
In Year 6, Rainbow Six Siege introduced four new Operators, several extensive map redesigns, numerous Operator balancing updates, Privacy Mode, UI and HUD improvements , and more. In 7th grade, Ubisoft continues its long-term commitment to making Rainbow Six Siege an exciting, thoughtful, and fair game.
YEAR 7 ROADMAP
Demonic Veilthe first season of year 7, will bring the Japanese defender Azami, a new country club card located in Ireland, and a permanent Team Deathmatch game mode. Season 2 will introduce a Belgian operator and an exclusive Team Deathmatch map in Greece. The operator of season 3 arrives from Singapore, bringing a new competitive map. The last Operator of the Year will be Colombia.
PLAYER BEHAVIOR AND REPUTATION SYSTEM
Throughout Year 7, the development team will take steps to address specific player behavior to continue anti-cheat efforts introduced in Year 6, such as the reputation system. Season 1 introduces improvements in detecting player griefs and disconnects. Season 2 tackles players who abuse friendly fire through penalties limiting reverse friendly fire as well as improving game cancellations.
In Season 3, players can access reporting options in Match Replay to combat harassment in audio and video chat. Season 3 also introduces Reputation Scores for players, which will launch in Season 4 and begin rolling out rewards and penalties to block repeat offenders. In year seven, the development team strives to achieve its ongoing goal of creating a safe and fair environment.
YEAR 7 PASS
Starting tomorrow and running through March 21, players can purchase the limited-time game Annual subscription or the Premium annual subscription. The annual pass unlocks all four Seasonal Battle Passes – which include 14-day early access to new Operators when they launch – while the Premium annual subscription unlocks four Battle Passes, early access to new Operators, exclusive Exotic weapon skins, VIP Credits, and more. Players who buy the Premium annual subscription will also unlock 20 more levels out of 100, receiving rewards faster.
Console players will receive several dedicated updates this year, including aim control customization, new controller input presets, and field of view settings.
To better introduce new players to Rainbow Six Siege, Year 7 adds a Shooting range: playable spaces to train, practice and experiment without the pressure of a game. Another onboarding tool, Operator Tips, will allow players to learn about each Operator, their gadgets, and any tips that might be useful for attacker or defender strategies.
PLAYLIST BALANCING AND UPDATES
The development team will continue to rework several operators this year, including Zero, Bandit, Dokkaebi, and Thatcher. Year 7 will permanently add Team Deathmatch and Arcade to the playlist, as well as revamping the ranked experience to better reflect a player’s progress.
Rainbow Six Siege will add cross-play and cross-progression towards the end of 2022.
To learn more about the Year 7 roadmap, please visit: https://rainbow6.com/roadmap.
For more information on Rainbow Six Siege, visit: https://rainbow6.ubisoft.com.
On Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Alongside a thriving professional esports scene and a community of over 75 million registered players, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege puts players in the middle of a fast-paced, ever-changing multiplayer experience based on unique operator selection. Using the right mix of tactics and destruction, rainbow six teams engage their enemies in sieges, where both sides have exclusive skills and gadgets. Defenders prepare by transforming the environments around them into modern fortresses, while attackers use reconnaissance drones to gain intel to carefully plan their assault. With access to dozens of operators inspired by real-world counterintelligence agents from around the world, players can choose exactly how they want to approach each challenge they encounter. With the constant addition of new operators and maps that add depth to strategy and combat, the unpredictability of every turn in Rainbow Six Siege sets a new bar for intensity and competition in the game.
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands including Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, For Honor, Just Dance, Watch dogsand Tom Clancy’s video game series including Ghost Recon, rainbow six and The Division. The teams throughout from Ubisoft global network of studios and commercial offices is committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2020-21 financial year, Ubisoft generated net bookings of €2,241 million. For more information, visit: www.ubisoftgroup.com.