Posted Sun May 15, 2016 at 09:24 AM PDT by Connor Sears
Out now as part of 'Operation Dust Line.'
The two newest operators in 'Rainbow Six Siege' have launched as part of the 'Operation Dust Line' content drop, and Ubisoft has put together an intro video for both featuring a bit of the new gameplay.
Blackbeard is the offense-minded operator of the two Navy SEALs, carrying around a hands-free shield that clips to the top of his gun. Blackbeard's shield only covers his face, which means players will still be vulnerable from the torso down. The trade-off is that Blackbeard can fire a fully automatic or marksman rifle while using his shield, which other shield-based operators cannot do.
Players who find themselves facing off against Blackbeard can still attack him from the sides or from behind, or they can try to destroy his shield with repeated heavy fire.
Valkyrie is the defensive operator in this update. She carries a collection of cameras that can be stuck to all kinds of surfaces, and once those cameras are up, any player on her team can access the feed to do some quick reconnaissance. Enemies can destroy these cameras—and they have a tell-tale blue glow—so it would do Valkyrie players good to find some clever hiding places.
Blackbeard and Valkyrie should already be unlocked for season pass holders, and the rest of the player base will be able to unlock them with in-game currency starting Wednesday, May 18. You can see both new characters in action in the gameplay video below.
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