Ubisoft has released details of Year 4’s third season with the new Operation called Embers Rise, and with it comes to new operators as well as a rework of Kanal, and the introduction of battle passes. Let’s start with the operators who are the Peruvian attacker Amaru and Mexican defender Goyo. Both of these characters were previously confirmed in a teaser which also showed their gadgets. Amaru comes equipped with the G8A1 automatic rifle and the Supernova shotgun, while the gadget is the Garra hook which can allow Amaru to reach high positions quickly. Amaru also has the Garra kick skill which allows for opponents to be kicked out of windows nearby.
Goyo’s main piece of equipment is the Volcan Shield which is like a deployable shield except it has an incendiary bomb attached to it so can blow the opposition away. Kanal’s changes include two new staircases so players can reach higher levels faster while a various number of rooms have had expansions so they offer more space to navigate and fight in. A new path links the eastern and western buildings too. Bomb sites have been rotated too with the Kitchen bomb now in the Security Room and the Radio Room bomb is now in the Lounge Room.
Rainbow Six: Siege’s Battle Passes begins with a free mini pass called Call Me Harry in which centres around Rainbow Director Dr. Harishva “Harry” Pandey. Through doing this mini pass players will be able to earn new rewards, tiers, and a mini Harry Chibi charm. There’s no further information about how future Battle Passes will be handled. The Test Server for Ember Rise will be live from tomorrow, August 19th, on PC.
Other updates were highlighted too and they can be seen below:
- An all new unranked playlist containing the same rules as Ranked without affecting players’ rank or MMR.
- An all new Champions rank
- Map rotations have been reworked in Ranked, Casual and Unranked
- Player Behavior updates to combat in-game toxicity
- The Operators menu has been reworked
- The shop interface has been improved
Source: Press Release