Rainbow Six Siege Operation Wind Bastion Is Now Available

 Rainbow Six Siege Operation Wind Bastion Is Now Available

Ubisoft announced that Operation Wind Bastion, the fourth and last season of Year 3 of Rainbow Six Siege, including two new operators and the new Fortress map, is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Year 3 pass owners can now play Operation Wind Bastion’s two new operators; Nomad and Kaid. All other players will be able to unlock these operators starting December 11th using Renown or R6 Credits.

New Map: Fortress

The all-new Fortress map and new content improvements are now available for free to all players. Fortress is based on real and existing structures, and this large daytime map features a mudbrick kasbah and iconic architecture unique to the southern region of Morocco. It’s the ideal place to try out the two new operators in Operation Wind Bastion.

New Operator: Nomad

Rainbow Six Siege Operation Wind Bastion Is Now Available
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Nomad is a Moroccan attacker that packs quite a punch thanks to her Airjab launcher. Airjabs are sticky, proximity-triggered air blast grenades that allow Nomad to shove operators back and throw them to the ground.

New Operator: Kaid

Rainbow Six Siege Operation Wind Bastion Is Now Available
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Kaid is a Moroccan defender that serves as a powerful counter to hard breachers. Kaid uses his Rtila electroclaw to electrify all metallic objects in proximity: reinforced walls, barbed wire, deployable shields.

Year 3 Season 4 Major Update Implementation

In addition to this new content, Operation Wind Bastion will include a major update on the following features:

  • A redesigned in-game shop to improve the user experience. For example, the shop will feature a new full-screen view for weapons, a new light theme, and the possibility for players to browse left and right within a category, among many other changes.
  • Updated throw curves to make throwable gadgets more accessible and more comfortable to use. All throwables now use this new curve except for the Nitro Cell, which will be classified in a different category defined as “heavy throw.”
  • An optional area of effect feature for Kaid and Nomad that is designed to help new players better understand the area of effect when deploying a gadget. This will only be visible for the Operator placing the gadget. This feature can be disabled in the game’s settings.
  • Finally, in addition to the gameplay and technical fixes, players can expect playlist changes to the ranked map pool and casual map pool.

Operation Wind Bastion is now available for owners of the Year 3 Season Pass of Rainbow Six: Siege. Its new map is open to everyone right now, and everyone else can unlock the new operators Nomad and Kaid on December 11th.