Ubisoft has lifted the lid on the first details for upcoming Year 3 Season 4 Rainbow Six Siege update, Operation Wind Bastion. As is customary, Wind bastion will feature a new map, and two freshly concocted operators.
Operation Wind Bastion hones in on the Moroccan special operations elite police tactical unit known as the GIGR, Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Royale, Morocco’s answer to the French GIGN or the Italian GIS.
As for the map, Ubisoft describe it as representing ‘the pinnacle of military training facilities’ and is a fortress nestled among the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Ubisoft reckon they received written agreement from the fortress’ resident Commander to use the location for their latest map. As for the official blurb, it goes like this: ‘You’ll have the rare opportunity to test your skills inside a stunning mudbrick kasbah. Enjoy unprecedented roof access, but do try to stay focused despite the breathtaking oasis just next door’. As maps go, Rainbow Six Siege tends to consistently hit the bullseye when it comes to visuals so we’ll wholeheartedly heed their warning.
In similar fashion to recent Operations, the first new operator is a Defender and, in a welcome twist, none other than the very Commander who granted permission to replicate the fortress. We’re guessing part of the agreement was for his likeness to be rendered in game for posterity. Who wouldn’t want to be in a video game? The Commander is supposedly quite the character and sows fear in the hearts of even the bravest soldiers with his demand for discipline and respect. He’s also ‘taken it upon himself to guide the future of Moroccan Special Forces’. What a guy.
The second Operator is predictably an Attacker ‘who travels wherever the wind takes her. She’s among the few explorers who can cross the Sahara, climb up the Alps, trek through Asia’s rainforests, march along the Arctic Circle…and still return to her unit in operational shape’. As you can see she’s rather adaptable regardless of the locale and excels at halting advancing enemies.
The name Operation Wind Bastion is a nice amalgamation of both Operators; the Attacker being like the Wind, and the Commander up in his Fortress, Bastion. Very clever Ubisoft.
As was the case with September’s Operation Grim Sky, Ubisoft have planned an all-the-bells-and-whistles reveal during this month’s Pro League Finals scheduled for November 17th and 18th. You can tune in over on Rainbow Six Siege’s Twitch channel.