‘Rainbow Six Siege’ DLC ‘Operation Velvet Shell’ Bringing New Maps and Characters in February

‘Rainbow Six Siege’ DLC ‘Operation Velvet Shell’ Bringing New Maps and Characters in February PHOTOGRAPH: Flickr/eknutov |

Rainbow Six Siege has made new announcements about its team-based shooting game on Monday. Ubisoft will be releasing its newest free expansion on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. It is called “Operation Velvet Shell,” which will be released on February 7.

There was initially a lot of hype regarding the game but fans were worried about the gameplay. Once it was released, the game proved critics wrong and exceeded expectations. The latest announcement is good news for fans who have been playing the game for a while now.

New Place to Battle in ‘Rainbow Six Siege’

The maps are free to all players and it includes two new operators and one map. Having a season pass for Year Two has its perks too as the new character addition will be free for those who have it. Unfortunately, those who don’t will have to unlock them using in-game currency or real-world money.

According to Gamespot, the Rainbow Six Siege expansion is themed around one Special Forces group. The Spanish Grupo Especial de Operaciones (G.E.O.) are the main focus of “Operation Velvet Shell.” The new free map, on the other hand, is set in Ibiza, Spain and is called “Coastline.” It’s a swanky resort named La Perla Blanca and is full of luxurious amenities, pools, and bars. Despite its stunning interior, it is empty and ready to serve as a battleground for players.

A New Operator in ‘Rainbow Six Siege’

In the Rainbow Six Siege expansion, there are two G.E.O. operators added to Team Rainbow in order protect civilians. Jackal, also known as Ryad Ramirez Al-Hassar, is one of them. According to the official update from Ubisoft, he is equipped with the C7E and PDW9 as primary weapons. He has the USP 40 and ITA 12S as secondary weapons.

The site further explained the backstory of Jackal and how he got into the Special Forces in the first place. He was thrust into the life of war. And at nine years old, he was in foster care at the time of Spain’s political transition. His brother, Faisal, got him out of it and took care of him. Unfortunately, Jackal’s brother died due to an “inconclusive case of street violence.” Thus, Jackal became determined to find out the truth behind the death of his brother and decided to join the Cuerpo Nacional de Policia.

Another Spanish Operator will join Jackal when the expansion goes live in game. Ubisoft has not revealed any details about this, but there are speculations the publishers will not wait that long. Perhaps the next update will come when players have played around the new map for a while.

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