The new Rainbow Six Siege map is here – take a tour of Emerald Plains

rainbow six siege year 7 roadmap

After being announced earlier this year, a new Rainbow Six Siege map is now available in-game. Like previous maps, this is free to all players with no strings attached.

Emerald Plains takes the total number of maps up to 21 – a big number, though it’s been more than two years since Ubisoft added Outback to its line-up of virtual arenas.

In those intervening seasons, the developers had gone back to retune the existing map rotation in Rainbow Six Siege. Emerald Plains comes as part of Year 7 Season 1 for the tactical shooter dubbed “Demon Veil”. Here’s an official overview:

Experience the rolling hills of Northern Ireland in the Emerald Plains country club and private ranch. In the idyllic setting, players can explore the grounds to develop the best approach for their matches, whether it be risking a rappel through the skylight, taking advantage of the three interior stairs, or seeking cover beside the fireplace atrium.

The two floors inside Emerald Plains are distinct, with a modern bottom floor contrasting against the classic style of the manor’s upper floor, to emphasise clear call-outs and orientation landmarks. Partially inspired by Bartlett and Border, these spacious rooms provide a large playground in this medium-sized map.

Rainbow Six Siege Year 7 Season 1

For those who want a quickfire rundown of Y7S1’s latest additions to Siege, here’s a condensed list:

  • New Operator – Azami, a 2 health/2 speed defender whose throwable kunai gadget creates patches of bulletproof cover.
  • New Mode – Team Deathmatch returns as a permanent game mode in Rainbow Six Siege. Respawn, change Operator, and practice before heading into competitive matches.
  • Attacker Repick – Allows attackers to repick their Operator during the preparation/drone phase. Available in all game modes.
  • Universal Weapon Sights – A wider range of scopes and sights now available across the game’s arsenal.
  • Goyo Rework – Goyo’s gadget has been reworked – the Volcán Canister is more compact and is no longer attached to a deployed shield.
  • Player Protection – Ranked Play in Siege will require authentication via phone number.
  • Match Replay For Consoles – This PC feature will finally be available on consoles, allowing playback of up to 2 hours of footage (or 12 matches).
  • Operator Discounts – Mozzie and Gridlock are now 10,000 Renown or 240 R6 Credits, Oryx and Iana are changing to 15,000 Renown or 360 R6 Credits, and Flores will now cost 20,000 Renown or 480 R6 Credits.

This is just the tip of the iceberg for Siege in 2022. Ubisoft promises that more maps and modes are on the way, as well as game features such as online cross-play.

Rainbow Six Mobile

In case you missed it, a mobile version of Rainbow Six Siege has also been confirmed. This free to play title is currently in the pre-alpha stage, but should look familiar to fans of the tactical Tom Clancy shooter.

Expect to see some of your favourite Operators up for grabs, complete with their unique gadgets, and a brand new look for mobile.

Source: Press Release

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