Operation Ember Rise is Now Live for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

By Heidi Nicholas, 1 month ago
There's almost 50 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege achievements, but Operation Ember Rise brings two new operators, a refreshed map, and a range of other improvements to tackle them with.

Operation Ember Rise is Ubisoft's latest update for Rainbow Six Siege. Despite releasing four years ago, the game holds a top spot on our gameplay chart (and was only recently toppled from no. 4 by the recent release of Gears 5). Operation Ember Rise brings several pieces of content and various updates. The game's site states that "Something new is on the horizon, and Operation Ember Rise will shed light on it. Two operators, Amaru and Goyo, were recruited from Peru and Mexico, bringing with them innovation and change to Rainbow Six, along with a thrilling rework to Kanal." Specialist Azucena Rocio "Amaru" Quispe's unique ability is the Garra Hook, which allows her to grapple onto ledges and through windows. Timing the Garra right "can result in Amaru's infamous Garra Kick, which instantly takes out an opponent standing behind the window". Specialist Cesar "Goyo" Ruiz Hernandez's unique ability is the Volcán Shield. "Like the ordinary Deployable Shield, the Volcán Shield provides cover" and blocks pathways, "but Goyo turns up the heat with an attached incendiary bomb."

The update also brings a rework of the Kanal map. There'll now be two bridges, meaning that Attackers and Defenders have less chance of being unable to reach objective areas, and teams will have to be extra vigilant in defending all possible points of entry. Each building will now have two staircases, and the number of indoor playable areas has been increased. Some, such as the Lounge Room, have been expanded. There have also been changes to bomb sites. Battle Passes are on their way to Rainbow Six Siege, with Ember Rise including "Phase 1 of the Battle Pass deployment". The Mini Battle Pass, named "Call me Harry", is free and focuses on Dr. Harishva "Harry" Pandey, the Director of Rainbow. Players can earn Battle Points with the Pass, and use them to unlock rewards and Tiers. There's also a new Unranked Playlist and a new Champions Rank, wherein once the player reaches 5000 MMR, they'll be an official Champion. The standing for each of the top 9999 players will be displayed on their rank, so that the player with the highest MMR in the game will be recognisable as the no. 1 Champion. There's also a new Operators Menu, updates to Player Behaviour, and changes to the Shop interface. There'll also be a decrease in the price for Operators: "Following the pattern from last season, a new batch of Operators will see a price decrease in Season 3. Capitão and Caveira’s prices will now be 10,000 Renown or 240 R6 Credits. Ying, Lesion and Ela’s will come down to 15,000 Renown or 360 R6 Credits, while Maverick and Clash’s prices will decrease to 20,000 Renown or 480 R6 Credits."

We've got the full list of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.

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Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!