Rainbow Six Siege's Operation Skull Rain DLC Releases On August 2

By Mike Sousa on July 26, 2016, 6:25PM EDT
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Rainbow Six Siege's 'Operation Skull Rain' expansion pack releases on PS4, Xbox One and PC on the 2nd of August, Ubisoft has announced.

Similar to other Rainbow Six Siege expansions, Operation Skull Rain includes two new Operators: Caveira and Capitão, both from Brazil's Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais (BOPE). Both Operators will be available exclusively to Season Pass holders for 7 days.

"Caveira is the defensive Operator of the two," said Ubisoft. "As such, she possesses the "Silent Step" skill that enables her to sneak up on enemies to immobilize and then interrogate them to reveal their teammates' location. Her arsenal includes an M12 and SPAS-15 for primary weapons, a PRB92 as a secondary, and Nitro Cell C4 and Barbed Wire for gadgets.

"As the attacker, Capitão carries a tactical crossbow that can fire asphyxiating bolts that burn oxygen within a certain radius, as well as micro smoke grenades that can mask positions and team movements. Capitão also has an M-249 and PARA-308 for primary weapon options, a PRB92 for secondary, and frag and stun grenades rounding out his available arsenal."

This expansion will also introduce a map set in a Brazilian favela and it will be available for free for everyone. The map supports exterior shell destruction, making it Rainbow Six Siege's most destructible map to date.

The developer is also adding several tweaks and improvements to the overall Rainbow Six Siege experience with this update. One of these addition is the Tactical Realism custom game mode. This mode prevents players from marking enemies, allowing only the timer, compass, gadget, and weapon panels to be visible in the HUD. Additionally, there are no kill confirmations, and more realistic magazine management will be put into play. This update will also introduce new angled grip attachment and a new surrender system.

You can see the first footage of the new Favela map in the trailer below.

Source: Ubisoft

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