Rainbow Six Siege’s Operation Chimera brings new Operators, first co-op event

Your first look at Outbreak, a four-week co-op event coming to Rainbow Six Siege 6th March

Starting 6th March, Operation Chimera is going to heat up (you know, because chimeras breathe fire) the competition for Rainbow Six Siege players on PlayStation 4.

The first in a series of content updates for Year 3 of Rainbow Six Siege, Operation Chimera features two new Operators from French and Russian counter-terrorism units. Like the Operators before them, these new Operators will come with loadouts and special gadgets that make them uniquely suited for various tactical scenarios that can arise over the course of a Rainbow Six Siege match.

Your new Operators and co-op event Outbreak

Some of you may have noticed something different about this particular pair of Operators, which makes them stand out from their other CTU counterparts.

That’s because they’re biohazard specialists, and for good reason: Operation Chimera not only includes these two Operators, but also a new cooperative event called Outbreak, in which these new Operators will join Smoke, Ying, Buck, Kapkan, Ash, Doc, Tachanka, Glaz, and the Recruit in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico to contain an extraterrestrial parasite in its quarantine zone, and prevent it from turning more of the locals into gruesome Apex monsters.


“With Outbreak, we wanted to celebrate Rainbow Six Siege’s third birthday by introducing a big change from Operations we have released in the past,” says Alexandre Remy, Brand Director for Rainbow Six Siege. “We took the key ingredients and mechanics of Siege and placed them in a different context, designing a three-player co-op experience, with a surprising environment, to say the least…”

Outbreak is a free four-week event that starts 6th March, and a team of three Operators will be able to tackle it on two difficulty settings: Normal and Pandemic.

Normal will be tough for players unless they use teamwork and communication to survive, but Pandemic will push any team to their limits – enemies will pack an extra punch, and friendly fire will be turned on. In either case, the Apex are relentless and will do everything to bust down walls, tear down your defenses, and invade your personal space with extreme prejudice as your team fights through three expansive maps designed for co-op.

“We had a lot of fun building this,” Remy adds. “We can’t wait to see you all discover Outbreak in March.”

What’s coming next

Operation Chimera and Outbreak are just the beginning of Rainbow Six Siege’s Year 3 journey.

The following Season in Year 3 will include two new Operators from Italy’s CTU, along with a new map located in that country. Two new Operators are also coming in Season Three (one from the UK, the other from the USA) along with a rework of an existing map, while later in the year, Season Four will come charging in with two Operators from Morocco and a new Morocco-based map.

Season Pass owners will get seven-day early access to all new Operators along with exclusive cosmetic items, renown and alpha pack boosters, a 10% discount in the shop, and 600 R6 credits.

And if you have yet to try Rainbow Six Siege and want to see what the fuss is about, we’ve got some good news: The Rainbow Six Siege Free Weekend begins 15th February at 2pm CET/1pm GMT for PlayStation Plus subscribers. If you like what you see, you can continue your progress in the full version of the game after the Free Weekend has ended.

The Rainbow Six Siege team has been able to create this content due to the support of millions of players, and they can’t wait for you to see what they have in store for Operation Chimera and the rest of Year 3.

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Looking forward to the outbreak event. But I have to ask is Rainbow Six ever going to get a PS4 Pro patch?

FlagshipFighter 06 February, 2018 @ 21:44

To whom it may concern: Any chance we’ll be getting this months list of PSNow added titles announced soon (for EU)?

I saw Yakuza 4&5 added on the US PSNow list and would love to play them!

This game is good…but if you play this game with a team of friends, its flipping amazing. It’s the best Multiplayer experience you will ever have. At first, I didn’t know anyone else who had this game… so I looked for a community group that were not too serious. There are quite a few to choose from, so it didn’t take long to find a group that I fitted into quite quickly. This game is a whole different experience if you communicate with your other teammates. 3 Years later and the support from the developers get stronger and stronger. Give it a go, you won’t be disappointed.

Cant wait! The best multiplayer shooter since Pandora Tomorrow!

Kinky_Friedman 08 February, 2018 @ 01:56

‘Your first look at Outbreak, a four-week co-op event’

Only four weeks? It seems a bit bizarre to put all that effort into a temporary game type and new map. Seeing as a lot of people have been asking for more game types, why not make it permanent? It’d be a good alternative to TH which gets kinda stale after a while and is hard to find matches in sometimes.

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