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Rainbow Six Siege Y9S1: Release Date Window, Leaks and Everything We Know So Far

Wondering what's in store for Rainbow Six Siege in Year 9 Season1? Here's everything that's been revealed so far.
Rainbow Six Siege Y9S1: Release Date Window, Leaks and Everything We Know So Far

It's been a long road for Rainbow Six Siege, but with each new season fans are just as eager to jump in as they were from the start. While Y8S4 brought Operation Deep Freeze on December 6, fans are already looking ahead to what Y9S1 could hold. Be it a new operator, map and more, Rainbow Six Siege could be kicking off the new year off in style. Below, we'll go over everything we know about the upcoming season, including its release date and content. 

9 February 2024 - We've checked for the latest news, leaks and information.

Y9S1 Latest News & Leaks

Just below we'll keep you updated on any official news and leaks related to the upcoming Y9S1 season.

6 February 2024 - Y9S1 Reveals Confirmed For Later This Month

The Six Invitational 2024 is fast approaching and Ubisoft has released a new blog post that confirms when we'll get our next exciting chunk of info on whats to come next.

On the Rainbow Six website's Guide to the Six Invitational 2024 players are being told to tune in on Rainbow Six channels and online watch parties to see everything coming in Year 9 on these two dates:

  • February 24 at 12:30 EST / 2:30 PM BRT / 6:30 PM CET for the Year 9 Season 1 reveal.
  • February 25 at 01:00 PM EST / 3:00 PM BRT / 7:00 PM CET for more details on the Y9 of Rainbow Six Siege and the Blast R6 esports Season 2024.
26 January 2024 - Deimos Confirmed As Next Attacker In Leak

Reliable insider and leaker Ubi_Frax has confirmed that Deimos (a long-standing Siege antagonist) will be the next operator to come to the game. 

He'll also bring with him a new .44 Vendetta revolver.

Will we see more unique gadgets in Y9S1? (Picture: Ubisoft)

Rainbow Six Siege Year 9 Season 1 Release Date Speculation

With Rainbow Six Siege Y8S4 Operation Deep Freeze having launched on December 6, following a delay from November 28, players are now looking ahead to the release of Y9S1. Deep Freeze is the final seasonal update for Year 8, so we know Year 9 is just around the corner — the question is when? 

Y8S4 Operation Deep Freeze is expected to end on March 11, 2024, though this date is subject to change as we head closer to the window. Y9S1 is expected to begin immediately after, either on March 11, 2024 or the following day, on March 12. 

At the time of writing, it's unclear what the next season will be called. Given that it's a new year, we can likely expect Ubisoft to kick off with something exciting that likerly shapes the seasons to come throughout Year 9. We'll be sure to update this article as more information is made available.

Rainbow Six Siege Year 9 Season 1 Content

New Operator

So far, Ubisoft has kept their plans for Y9S1 under wraps. It's no surprise given how relatively fresh the Y8S4 content is. Naturally players, leakers and more have all been heavily speculating over what nationality the new operator will be, with some posts pointing to an American operator.

Y8S4 brought players Tubarão, a Portuguese operator who has some uniquely cold abilities at his disposal, such as the Zoto Canister. This throwable device slows enemies and freezes devices to keep his team a few steps ahead.

Should Y9S1 introduce a new American operator, it's likely that some of the additional new features could also adopt the same themeing. Perhaps a new map set in the US, or somewhere related. Whatever Ubisoft rolls out, players can expect the usual round of balance changes and updates to hit Rainbow Six Siege. 

Rainbow Six Siege Marketplace

Ubisoft has also been working on the Rainbow Six Siege Marketplace, where players will be able to exchange items for R6 Credits or past weapon skins. So far, players have only had the chance to sign up to the Marketplace Beta. Ubisoft previously mentioned that the Marketplace would launch in Y9 — whether that means the full feature in Y9S1, or just the Beta, remains to be seen.