Ubisoft has detailed the upcoming content for Rainbow Six Siege Year 6 Season 2 called North Star. The new content drop marks the arrival of a new Operator named Thunderbird as well as an entirely reworked Favela map. Ubisoft says the new Operator marks the first dedicated healer in Rainbow Six Siege as Thunderbird can now heal any player by deploying her healing stations called the Kona Station. However, this ability is not only restricted to allies so enemies can also benefit from the healing should they get close to the station.
As for the new Favela map, it features reimagined rooms, a better map overview and improved navigation. Rainbow Six Siege Year 6 Season 2 North Star also includes a new scoreboard makeover Ubisoft is calling Scoreboard 2.0. There’s also new corpse icons, bullet hole fixes, balance tweaks and more.
Ubisoft says that the Rainbow Six Siege Year 6 Season 2 North Star content will go live on 25 May over on the Test Server. Users can then experiment with the new content and features before it rolls out into the main game.
The biggest addition to the season is Thunderbird and her healing stations Kona. She is representing the indigenous people of Saskatchewan and a new healer on the defensive roster. Thunderbird can deploy her trio of healing stations as she roams the map. She is kitted out with one-armour, three-speed stats making her an agile Operator.
The Kona Station is placed on any flat surface and shoots players with healing projectives as they enter its radius. It charges every 38 seconds per shot but with three stations, Thunderbird can place them down at clever points to help top up health as players roam the map. The Kona Stations can also revive players who crawl into its radius in a down-but-not-out state. Keep in mind that the opposing team can also benefit from this feature too.
Rainbow Six Siege Year 6 Season 2 North Star also brings the map makeover to Favela. Ubisoft says that it is the most extensive makeover in the game to date. So much so that players may find it hard to distinguish the old map from the new layout. There’s even a new complex that is added to the exterior part of the map.
Apart from the map and Thunderbird Operator, Ubisoft is also tweaking a load of game elements and other skills. Melusi’s gadget will lose its bulletproof quality once deployed and even bulletproof glass is being reworked allowing players to melee and shatter it. Check out the overview trailer down below:
Rainbow Six Siege North Star Overview