Posted Sun Jul 31, 2016 at 09:44 AM PDT by Connor Sears
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This week, 'Rainbow Six Siege' will be following the Olympics and heading down to Brazil in the 'Operation Skull Rain' expansion releasing Tuesday, August 2. Publisher Ubisoft has released a short video showing all of the expansion's new changes in action.
The most prominent additions are the two player characters from the Brazilian special ops team. Caveira is a defensive operator focused on stealth. Using her "silent step," she can get the jump on enemies and interrogate them to learn the locations of the other enemy players. The other new character, Capitao, wields a crossbow that can shoot bolts that can either obscure vision or suffocate enemies with increased accuracy.
The update also comes with a new map that will be available for free to all players. The new Favela map, according to the developers, is the game's "most destructible map to date," allowing cunning players to create their own lines of sight from across an entire map.
The last big addition in 'Operation Skull Rain' is the Tactical Realism game mode. This hardcore mod strips all but the essentials from the player's HUD, forcing them to keep track of their ammo usage, their teammates' positions, and the number of hostiles still on the field manually.
'Operation Skull Rain' is set to release August 2. Season Pass holders will have a seven-day exclusivity period for the two new operators. You can see all of the new additions in action in the video below.
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