Operation Velvet Shell, which includes two new Operators and a new map in which to use them, will arrive February 7, with the former being free to all players at no additional cost. The new additions to Siege‘s playable cast, however, will need to be purchased individually with the shooter’s premium R6 Credits currency or picked up as part of its Year Two season pass. Ubisoft confirmed the existence of a second season pass late last year along with a teaser for the new content planned for 2017 (below).
With each Season being themed after a particular country’s special services, Spain’s Grupo Especial de Operaciones will be first to take center stage, it’s first Operator – Jackal – having been revealed by Ubisoft previously. A second, yet to be announced, Spanish Operator will be included as part of Operation Velvet Shell, so expect more details on the mystery combatant at a later date.
If you’ve yet try Rainbow Six Siege‘s addictive blend of strategy and action, Ubisoft’s holding a free weekend across all platforms this weekend, February 2 – 5. Last year’s first season concluded with Operation Red Crow, which marked the arrival of Operators Hibana and Echo and the impressive Skyscraper map set in Japan. You can check out the original trailer below or, alternatively, head over here for our review.