TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX SIEGE: YEAR 5 SEASON 2 OPERATION STEEL WAVE
It’s time again! A new season is about to arrive in Rainbow Six Siege. The name of the new operation is steel wave and just like previous operations, it is going to feature a new attacker, a new defender, and a reworked map. We are gonna cover all the details that you need to know before the operation steel wave arrives in June. So with that being said, let us find out what operation steel wave has in store for us.
Operation steel wave brings us, two new operators. Let’s start with the attacker. The new attacker is named Ace and he hails from Norway. Ace will be a two speed, two armour operator who’s gadget is a mix of Hibana’s X-kairos and Thermite’s exothermic charge. This basically indicates that Ace will be a hard breacher. His gadget is called S.E.L.M.A aqua breacher which is a throwable gadget and each S.E.L.M.A contain three breaches which explodes sequentially after a short delay. A full 3 step explosion gives the attackers enough room to vault or crouch through a surface. Ace carries three of these devices in his load out making him even more useful as not only he can breach reinforced surfaces but he can also use them to destroy defender’s primary and secondary gadgets. Ace’s loadout consists of the Ak-12 assault rifle, the M1014 shotgun and the p9 handgun. Players will have to choose either the rifle or the shotgun as Ace’s primary weapon and the p9 handgun is his only secondary option. His secondary gadget options include breach charge and smoke grenades. Like every other operator Ace also has his fair share of counters. His S.E.L.M.A can be tricked by Kaid and Bandit and it can even be stopped by using mute’s jamming devices. Mozzie can destroy the gadget using a captured Twitch drone and the laser from Maestro’s evil eyes will destroy the gadget as well. Since S.E.L.M.A is a throwable device hence it can be intercepted and destroyed mid-air by Wamai or Jager’s gadgets as well. The defenders can even shoot them on sight. Overall, Ace is looking to be a very competent operator and we will get to know more about him when operation steel wave drops next month.
The defender is named Malusi and she is from South Africa. She is a three-speed, one armour operator whose gadget is known as Banshee a bullet-proof device that slows down the attackers when they are in range. Furthermore, the device emits a droning sound when it spots an attacker, thereby distracting them. So her gadget basically acts like a trapping and an alerting device that she can place both vertically and horizontally. Malusi is going to have three Banshee devices in her loadout. Speaking of her loadout she is going to carry either the T5 SMG or super90 shotgun as her primary and RG15 pistol as her only secondary. Her secondary gadgets will include a deployable shield and an impact Granade. Malusi’s gadget is bullet-proof but is vulnerable to melee attacks. A single melee attack is good enough to break the device, further attackers like Kali, Ash and Zofia, are a strong counter to Malusi since their explosive devices can take down Banshee pretty easily. Fuze’s cluster charge or even a well placed frag Granade can take out the device. Twitch drones and Thatcher’s EMP can disable the device temporarily. Although, Malusi can be an effective operator she is looking to be the weaker one when compared to her counterpart ACE. Let’s see how she performs when the new season arrives in June.
In Year 5 Season 2 we are gonna get a Reworked House map. Although This map will not be featured in the ranked playlist and will be reserved for casual only. The biggest changes of the map include the Garage site which now contains only one breachable wall and the construction site at second floor has been renovated into a pink bedroom. More details about the map will be uncovered soon as season 1 comes to an end.
UPDATES TO THE GAME
A brand new secondary gadget known as the proximity alarm is coming with a Y5S2 update. It is a defender’s gadget which is a throwable device that gets attached to a surface and detects the attacker’s movement when an attacker is nearby and then notifies the defender. Goyo and Mira are the only confirmed defenders who are getting this gadget as of now. Amaru is getting a buff in Y5S2 so her pick rate might go up next season. Other operators will also receive certain buffs and nerfs in Y5S2. Echo is getting his very own elite skin in Y5S2. Certain Changes to the MMR system.