New Rainbow Six Siege’s Year 9, Operation Deadly Omen Reveals

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Today, Ubisoft revealed the first season of Rainbow Six Siege’s Year 9, Operation Deadly Omen. This season introduces Deimos, the first playable villain Operator in-game, improvements to current anti-cheat solutions including data bans on machine learning and meaningful changes to attachments and shields that reinforce tactical gameplay.

Operation Deadly Omen unleashes Deimos, a fearsome new Attacker equipped with the DeathMARK Tracker gadget. The gadget reveals the target’s precise location as a live ping and Deimos’ location until the gadget’s time runs out or one is killed. Tactically, this probe can be used for anti-roaming, avoiding enemy flanking and to distract enemy Operators. A brutal Operator, Deimos can control any map by pinpointing an enemy’s location. Deimos is a two speed, two health Operator, and his loadout features an AK-74M or a M5904A1 as a primary weapon, with a brand-new powerful revolver, .44 Vendetta, as a secondary weapon.

In Year 9 Season 1, Rainbow Six Siege will continue to emphasize strategic play and teamwork as keys to success. To change the current meta in-game to be more tactical and have more impact on gadgets, shields will be revamped and important upgrades to Attachments & ADS will be implemented. Operation Deadly Omen, specifically, is focused on balancing mechanics and Operators for compelling gameplay. Additionally, Year 9 Season 1 will introduce a critical balancing update for the Japanese Operator Azami. This update is just one part of a balancing initiative to ensure Siege remains competitive and engaging for both Attackers and Defenders.

Important player comfort updates, such as Locker, a new inventory management menu, will also arrive to improve how players manage their cosmetics. Specifically, the Locker allows players to easily sort and view the cosmetics they own, making equipping skins more convenient.

Effective training and onboarding continue to be a priority, especially as the game calls back to its core tactical gameplay experience. The Versus AI Playlist continues to evolve, as this mode continues to be enhanced through new maps and additional Operators to practice with and play against. This mode will allow new and returning players to familiarize themselves with in-game tools and encourage experienced players to hone their skills in competitive play.

Additionally, Rainbow Six Siege remains committed to fair play in Year 9 Season 1. In particular, data bans, Ranked playlist restrictions, and new strike teams to update current solutions like QB and Mousetrap are just some ways the team will prioritize anti-cheat efforts this year.

Learn more about Rainbow Six Siege’s exciting Year 9 plans tomorrow on Sunday, February 25 at 9am PT on

Rainbow Six Siege is now available to play on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, the Xbox One family of consoles, Xbox Series X | S, Windows PC, including on Ubisoft+, Ubisoft’s subscription service*, and Amazon Luna.

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