With the past smashing success of Operation Dust Line, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege was inevitably going to follow up on that experience with a step to the next level. Take a peek at what the team over at Ubisoft has in store for you in Season 3, with the introduction of the Favela map.
Just in time for the Olympics, Rainbow Six Siege is headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The way the city outskirts are set-up make combat inside have a close range, with the long range gunplay taking place across rooftops and vistas. According to Art Director Gregory Fromenteau, there was a story in mind when it came to setting up this update. As a part of BOPE, the Rio-based CTU, the tables are turned, with you being surrounded by the threats. “Your assault truck was ambushed during a patrol and now you are surrounded,” Fromenteau said. You’re now in a high-risk situation, directly exposed to the lingering threats.
The main buildings are vulnerable from the outside, in the new exterior shell destruction technique implemented for this mode. This needs to be considered when you’re hiding somewhere and using cover – as now that same retreat can be used as a weapon against you.
To read more about the map’s creation, check out Ubisoft’s blog here. Operation Skull Rain comes out on August 2nd. For updates in the meantime, check out the website, Twitter, and Facebook for the game.