Ubisoft has just revealed Operation Vector Glare across all of its networks, ushering in the second season of Rainbow Six Siege Year 7, arriving on June 7. This season introduces us to Sens, a new Belgian Operator, a new map, and Phase 1 of the new Reputation System that brings an exciting privacy mode and other updates such as a narrative change in many of the operators and more improvements in the match.
This new operation brings strategy to the fore with an unknown Attacker named Sens, a brilliant tactician from Belgium with military experience and a background in psychology. His main helper will be a device in the form of a wheel that travels in a straight line, leaving behind small projectors and right after it self-destructs in a given time. Said projectors build a wall of light that blocks enemies’ line of sight, so making a versatile approach suits Sens’s wheelhouse perfectly. Ubisoft has developed him as a low-speed, high-speed Operator to remedy this. Health carries a new weapon, the POF-9 or a 417 as a primary weapon and an SDP 9MM or a GONNE-6 as a secondary weapon.
But Sens won’t be the only new thing coming to Ubisoft’s shooter, as a new exclusive map is also arriving at the launch of the season. Set in Greece, Close Quarter is the first Team Deathmatch map dedicated to player movement rather than full-on defense. Additionally, as part of the Year 7 roadmap, Phase 1 of the Reputation System is coming this season to address various improvements to player behavior. Being a circular map and a good mix of different viewpoints, this facility will be a unique experience for players to try.
In this update, default, reverse-friendly fire will be enabled for those who like to troll and deal too much damage to their teammates. Players will receive two warnings before the debuff kicks in, and the bans will be removed after playing multiple matches without injuring our allies. Other updates address those who misuse the match cancellation system, giving players more control throughout the process, from the initial request to the actual match cancellation.
Additionally, privacy options are now available to all players in the Options menu. This season they will also add two tools:
The Shooting Range is a playable space to practice, train, and experiment with all weapons, attachments, and recoils without the pressure of being in a match
All Operators Guide, which tells players about how each Operator works, their unique abilities, gadgets, and any tips for Attacker or Defender strategies
In turn, Ubisoft has also announced a collaboration with SEGA so that two much-loved characters from the Yakuza saga will come to the tactical shooter unexpectedly: Kaoru Sayama for Hibana and Kiryu Kazuma for Echo.