Ubisoft has revealed the name of Rainbow Six Siege Year 6 Season 2, Operation North Star. The Operation’s title artwork suggests that the new Operator will be a wildland firefighter, and previous information shows that Favela will be the map getting a rework this time around. A reveal stream will be held tomorrow during which the new Operator and all other details about the season will be outlined.
Each Operation for Rainbow Six Siege Year 6 adds a new Operator and reworks a map. They also contain at least two Rainbow Six Arcade events, similar to Apocalypse that ends today. Operation North Star will be no different, though, at the time of writing, details on all the new content are still scarce.
If you ever need help, just look up. pic.twitter.com/zaoqcaciVF— Rainbow Six Siege (@Rainbow6Game) May 17, 2021
Thunderbird, presumably a defender, may deploy these "Kona Stations" that will somehow heal nearby players. We can assume that much from the operator icon that depicts little medical crosses above the device. R6leaks also shared a brief low-res clip of the device in action, but it doesn't reveal much about how it'll actually work. Based on its appearance and Siege's recent track record with gadgets, it seems very possible the Kona will heal those that stand near it, friend or foe.
In any case, a new healing gadget is a huge deal. Since launch, Doc's finicky stim pistol has been the only way to heal on defense. On Attack, Finka's nano boosts give a temporary health surge to all teammates at once, but attackers still lack a proper medic.
+5+5+5 pic.twitter.com/hUQeIdlpGS— R6leaks (@R6leaks1) May 16, 2021
The same reliable leakers are also suggesting that Thunderbird will have access to the Spear .308 assault rifle as a defender, which would be noteworthy. Assault rifles are usually reserved for attackers only for balancing reasons, and the few exceptions usually come with some sort of tradeoff to range or optics. It's possible Thunderbird's version of the Spear could come with similar tradeoffs (but we should still take this with a grain of salt, as we haven't actually seen it in the leaked images).
Per Ubisoft's usual schedule for pre-season reveals, we should expect to hear a lot more about North Star over the next week.
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