Rainbow Six Siege has tweeted that the highly anticipated Operation Deep Freeze R6 update has been delayed for further testing. The feed did not confirm a new R6 Y8S4 release date or window, leaving fans waiting for more information. Here are all the details that you have to know.
Below, you can see the shared tweet:
An update on the Operation Deep Freeze release. pic.twitter.com/5TLds2izuJ
— Rainbow Six Siege (@Rainbow6Game) November 28, 2023
Despite the delay, Rainbow Six Siege still maintains a strong presence in the eSports scene, and its frequent updates continue to retain the interest of casual players. However, it has been challenging to introduce significant changes to the game’s meta long after its launch.
The delay of Operation Deep Freeze may be disappointing, but the developers are committed to ensuring a smooth launch. Unfortunately, fans will likely have to wait for an extended period. The vagueness of today’s update suggests that the new content may have encountered serious issues during development.
Operation Deep Freeze R6: New content and challenges
Operation Deep Freeze was set to introduce Tubarão, a new operator with a unique Zoto canister that spreads a freezing compound, and a new map called Lair. While the update contains a decent amount of content, it’s possible that the complexity of the new operator’s abilities and the map’s design led to technical hiccups.
The community remains excited about the potential of Tubarão and the new map. The operator’s throwable freezing device could make them a viable character addition, crucial as Rainbow Six continues to showcase diverse representation.
The Zoto Canister is a throwable device that can:
- Slow enemies
- Freeze devices to pause their deployment and prevent use
- Leave footprints behind if the frozen area is walked on
New map: Lair
Every villain needs a lair, and Deimos is no exception. Situated on the coast of Portugal, Lair is Deimos’ base of operations. With restricted access points from the air, the sea, and underground tunnels, Lair is incredibly versatile and nearly impossible to assault on a larger scale.
We're in our villain era 😈
🗺️ Check out the new map, Lair, coming in Y8S4! pic.twitter.com/RhxZGJxLSB
— Rainbow Six Siege (@Rainbow6Game) November 25, 2023
Operation Deep Freeze introduces a Reputation System update, entering a new phase with the Grace Period. This update includes:
- Information about the impacts a player’s standing will have in the future
- Updated Reputation section to provide more details about a player’s standing and what’s affecting it
Several changes have been made to Frag Grenades for Operation Deep Freeze:
- Removed the ability to cook Frag Grenades
- Redistributed Frag Grenades as a secondary gadget to Osa, Lion, IQ, Blackbeard, and Sens
The bulletproof glass of Mira’s Black Mirror can now be shattered if a projectile drills into it and explodes from the inside, such as Ash’s Breaching Round or Kali’s Explosive Lance.
Rainbow Six Siege Marketplace Beta
On November 12, players will be able to register for a chance to access the new R6 Marketplace, which will enter beta in early 2024. R6S Marketplace is a safe and anonymous web platform for eligible players to trade their eligible items.
Versus AI playlist beta
A new playlist with newly designed AI opponents is being added to offer players a space to train in a low-stress environment.
R6 Y8S4 release date
The highly anticipated Rainbow Six Siege update, the R6 Y8S4 release date under normal circumstances, was November 28, 2023. This delay, though disappointing, will ensure that players receive the most polished and enjoyable experience possible. In the meantime, stay tuned for further updates on the new season’s release date.
While the wait may be prolonged, the Rainbow Six Siege team’s commitment to delivering a polished experience is admirable. Fans eagerly await further news on the status of Operation Deep Freeze and look forward to diving into the new content when it becomes available.
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