Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be getting Operation North Star next, featuring an animated trailer at Ubisoft Forward. The video description simply states:
Love, wisdom, bravery… Endowed with the legacy of her ancestors, Thunderbird is ready to ignite the sky of Siege!
A newcomer from the Nakoda Territories has joined Team Rainbow: Thunderbird. This reckless helicopter pilot brings her altruistic philosophy directly to the field, as a new defender with the ability to spare healing devices: the Kóna stations. Also, discover the freshly reworked Favela map.
Cross-play and cross-progression were also announced, with the schedule being set as follows:
- 30 June: PC, Stadia, Luna
- Early 2022: Crossplay between Xbox and Playstation, cross-progression between all platforms
Naturally, with North Star, Rainbow Six Siege is getting new stuff in a Community Artist Bundle with Sunstark, and new Streamer Charms. The post-stream section also tackled a few top issues expressed by the community:
- Automated data-based cheat detection
- Coming in Y6 S2: Increased abandon penalties, smoke propagation fix, bullet hole peeking fix
- Coming in Y6 S3: Improved flash detection, skin visibility, MMR rollback
There’s also discussion about stream sniping, which the team promises they’re working on, but cannot provide a solid timeline, which you can read about here.