Operation Steel Wave Year 5 Season 2 launched on 16th June introduces two new operators Ace and Melusi. After the longest TTS period with a lot of tweaks, Ubisoft finally decided to launch it on their main server.
Attacker from Norway joined the rainbow six-team previously working with KALI(Y5S1 Indian Attacker) in Nightheaven (Private Military Company founded by KALI).
Equipped with "S.E.L.M.A Aqua Breacher" Ace is yet another addition to the hard breacher in R6 team. It makes use of hydraulic pressure to burst through the breakable and reinforced surface.
Joining R6 as a defender from South Africa Melusi comes from Anti Poaching unit ITF (Inkaba Task Force).
Equipped with The "Banshee Sonic Defence" gadget which can be deployed on any surfaces. One of the best assets of the Banshee is that once Melusi has placed it, her teammates can make use of it just as well as she does.
Rework of one of R6 most popular maps, House. While Ubisoft has said it is trying to "keep this map as casual as possible", the size of it has also been greatly increased by scaling up some rooms and also adding a whole new southern wing. Most floors are now breakable too, to further reduce the claustrophobic feel of the original map. A new bomb site has been added in the TV room and Room, while the living room and training room bomb site has been removed.
New Secondary Gadget:
The new thrown sticky gadget is an essential intel-gathering tool, and it works just as well for anchors as it does for roamers. It will be triggered by an attacker entering its detection field. One of the key factors behind the creation of this gadget is that we felt that we needed to have a "hands-off" gadget able to provide audio intel. We consider this new addition as a variation of the Barbed Wire which tends to be used for intel-gathering more than for his crowd control aspect.
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Check out Steel Wave Launch trailer