- A Lara Croft skin is heading to Rainbow Six Siege
- The new skin will be available shortly after Operation Void Edge
- Ubisoft plans to release Rainbow Six Siege on next-gen platforms from launch
Ahead of the Six Invitational 2020 final, Ubisoft detailed what to expect for the fifth year of Rainbow Six Siege – with a special Tomb Raider-themed prize in store.
The new elite skin is worn by US SWAT officer Ash, and comes bundled with a special victory animation, gadget skin for her M120 CREM breaching rounds, and weapon skins for the G36C, R4-C, M45 MEUSOC and 5.7 USG.
An official release date is yet to be announced for the skin, with Ubisoft stating it’ll come “soon after” the launch of Operation Void Edge.
The skin itself is slightly random but it’s a cool addition, especially as it could pave the way for further gaming crossovers. It isn’t the first time Rainbow Six Siege has had a slightly bizarre crossover either, with the game staging an event themed around Spanish crime drama Money Heist earlier this year.
Operation Void Edge will add two new operators Oryx and Iana, along with an Oregon map rework.
New Attacker Iana utilises a decoy hologram to trick enemies, while Defender Oryx can break through breakable walls using pure brute force. The latter can also cover ground quickly with a sprint ability.
Ubisoft announced the two new operators will go live on public test servers Monday 17th February, with an official release date yet to be revealed.
The Year 5 roadmap also promises more map reworks for House, Skyscraper and Chalet. For future operators, Ubisoft announced the next two operators will be from Norway and South Africa, while season’s 3 and four will only have one new operator each.
You can check out the full Year 5 roadmap below.
What to expect from Year 5 of Rainbow Six Siege (Picture: Ubisoft)
Speaking to Windows Central, Athanassof said: “What I can tell you is that we are going to be on [the consoles] from launch. When they will release the consoles; but it’s up to them to agree that.
“For Siege, our target is to be available right at launch.”
PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are expected to launch in holiday 2020.