The second season of Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Operation Steel Wave introduces Ace and Melusi, in addition to a reworked House map and gameplay changes.
Owners of the Year 5 Pass can play with the new Operators immediately. Everyone else will be able to unlock these Operators starting on June 23 using Renown or R6 Credits. Additional seasonal new content, including the House map rework, are available for free to all players. Year 5 Season 2 will also welcome its Battle Pass “Tour De Force” on June 29.
In Operation Steel Wave, players meet two new Operators. Norwegian Attacker Ace is equipped with S.E.L.M.A., a throwable and stickable device that sticks to any vertical surface and slowly destroys up to three panels. South African Defender Melusi is equipped with Banshee deployable electronic gadgets. It applies a slowing effect to any Attackers that are in range and direct line of sight. The Banshee can also be used as an intel gadget as it produces an identifiable sound when an attacker enters its range.
In addition to the new Operators, players can explore a reimagined House map, which has been reworked. The homeowners have expanded their family and their floorplan, with a large two-story addition adding new objective sites and entry points for players to contend with. Additional changes can be experienced throughout the map, all with the intent of evolving the gameplay meta.
Operation Steel Wave also introduces a new Defender secondary gadget: the Proximity Alarm. The small, throwable sticky gadget is an essential intel-gathering tool that loudly alerts Defenders of an oncoming Attacker in its line of sight.
Additional game updates include the following:
- Unified MMR
- Amaru Buff
- Addition of Echo Elite set