The launch of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege‘s Operation White Noise expansion brings with it three new operators and one new map, coincidentally just as the game hit a new player milestone.
Operation White Noise features three new operators: two attackers and one defender. The attackers are Dokkaebi, who wields the Logic Bomb hacking tool that can hack enemy devices and ping the devices’ positions, and Zofia, whose Lifeline grenade launcher can fire both explosive and concussive rounds. The defender, Vigil, sports an Electronic Rendering Cloak that makes him nearly invisible to enemy cameras. Dokkaebi and Vigil are part of South Korea’s 707th Special Mission Battalion, while Zofia hails from Poland’s GROM CTU.
Going with the expansion’s South Korean theme, Siege‘s newest map takes players to a rooftop in the skyline of Seoul, South Korea. Tower, as the map is called, offers some aggressive verticality, as players can see for themselves in Operation White Noise‘s official launch trailer.
Operation White Noise‘s Tower map is now available for all players, but only season pass holders currently have access to the expansion’s new operators. Starting December 12th, all players can enjoy the new operators for free, but non-season pass holders will have to buy them with Renown credits.
The release of Siege‘s Operation White Noise expansion has also serendipitously aligned with Siege hitting a new registered player milestone of 25 million. Granted, that’s how many players are registered, not necessarily an indicator of how many are still actively playing. Still, it is an impressive number all the same.
In other Rainbow Six Siege news, friendly fire could possibly be removed from the game’s Casual matches.