Ubisoft has announced that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege will receive its next major update at the end of this month. Operation Blood Orchid releases on August 29 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The update is set in Hong Kong, which brings two new operators from Hong Kong’s Special Duties Unit (SDU), a new Operator from Poland’s Grupa Reagowania Operacyjno-Manewrowego (GROM), a new map, and new weapons. Operation Blood Orchid follows the end of Operation Health, a fancy name for a roadmap of bug fixes and improvements put in place to remedy many of Rainbow Six Siege’s outstanding problems and prepare the game for more efficient future updates.
As usual the new map in Operation Blood Orchid will be free, but the operators will have to be earned and bought using in-game currency. For current season pass holders, however, all of this content will be accessible from release.
This will be the second update in Siege’s Year 2 content lineup, following on from the three month content pause, where Operation Health was introduced. The game recently received a small patch that readies the game for a forthcoming mega patch, which will be as large as 42GB on PC (around 15GB on consoles).
There’s currently no footage of Operation Blood Orchid as it will be unveiled with a live demo at the Pro League finals on August 26 at Gamescom 2017.
Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Blood Orchid will be available from August 29 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.