Ubisoft have been fantastic with their support of Rainbow Six Siege since its initial release. As we enter year 2, their support is still as strong as they release the first free update of the year, Operation Velvet Shell.

First thing is first, we have to point out that this update is currently available for Season Pass owners only. Non-season pass owners will be able to get their hands on the update on February 14th.

Onto the juicy stuff now! This new update will let players assume the role of two Spanish operators from the Grupo Especial de Operaciones and attempt to regain control of the Ibiza coastline using their unique tactical expertise. Here is an official description of the two Spanish operators:

Mira has proven her strength and endurance in tactical situations, but her best asset is her technical expertise. Her specialty is creating Black Mirrors, nearly indestructible horizontal one-way windows that can be punched into barricades or destructible walls. Combined with the Vector 45 ACP and ITA12L as her primary weapons, enemies can rapidly go from “spotted” to “dead.”
Jackal has developed his expertise in tracking down High Value Targets and intercepting narcotics shipments with the G.E.O.s. Equipped with the C7E and PDW9 as primary weapons, Jackal can also activate his Eyenox Model III headset to track enemy footprints. The more recent the prints, the “hotter” they’ll appear in Jackal’s view, so if you see bright red bootprints, there’s likely an enemy nearby!

It will also feature a new dynamic navigation interface, making player activity such as challenges, news and boosters available in the same place.

Season Pass owners, let us know what you think of the new update in the comment section below. Non-season pass owners… Let us know if you’re looking forward to the update in the comment section below.