Operation Blood Orchid, the Year 2 Season 3 add-on for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, will launch soon on PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC, Ubisoft has announced.
Starting tomorrow, all Season Pass holders will have full access to Rainbow Six Siege‘s 3 new operators Ying, Lesion and Ela along with their signature weapon skins and the brand new Theme Park Map, which is free to all players who can also unlock Blood Orchids’ remaining content starting September 12th using Renown or R6 Credits.
Ubisoft is yet to announce an official start time for Operation Blood Orchid but will keep fans posted. “We don’t have an exact time for the update on the 5th, but we will keep you guys posted,” said the developer in a tweet.
Operation Blood Orchid introduces 3 new operators with defenders Ying and Ela and attacking Leision added to the roster in addition to the Theme Park map, which sees Team Rainbow head to an abandoned theme park in Hong Kong that is being used as a nest for narcotics manufacturing.
Ying: Siu Mei Lin is recognised as an all-purpose operator. After a few operations, she decided to join Team Rainbow, representing Hong Kong’s Flying Tigers Unit. Equipped with the T-95 LSW and the SIX12 shotgun as primary weapons, she knows how to intervene in densely populated areas with her non-lethal unique gadget. Her Candela device is a new breed of flash grenade: when deployed, it releases a cluster of flash charges that can be anchored on surfaces, or it can be thrown out as a grenade or rolled along the floor.
Lesion: Liu Tze Long is known to take his work seriously and to thrive in high-risk situations. Demonstrating a natural calm while handling highly corrosive substances, he’s also an expert in mine-clearing. Equipped with the SIX12 SD silenced shotgun and the T-5 SMG, Lesion can handle any situation with his Gu mines. When an attacker triggers these mines, they are injected with a toxin that deals an initial burst of damage, and then slower damage over time, limiting their speed until the affected player removes the poison dart. Starting with two Gu mines, his inventory will increase by one Gu mine every 35 seconds until it reaches a maximum of seven mines.
Ela: Ela Bosak is the latest and one of the youngest recruits to Team Rainbow. This thirty-year-old operator is a member of Poland’s Military Unit, GROM, and is equipped with the Scorpion EVO 3 A1 SMG and the F0-12 shotgun as primary weapons. Ela also is equipped with the RG15 pistol with a red dot sight, the first pistol in the game with a sight. She is known for her determination and prowess in the field. Her sticky Grzmot mines are proximity concussion mines that affect anyone within radius with reduced movement speed, aiming and vision. Ela’s signature move when in a downed state is the ability to trigger one last concussion mine.
Operation Blood Orchid brings an end to Operation Health and will be the largest update since the game’s release in 2015, bringing various improvements and fixes to the game, along with new and improved servers.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is out now on Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC.