Rainbow Six Siege – North Star Operator and Map Guide
Hailing from the Nakoda Nation — a North American First Nation — Thunderbird is a speedy Defender who offers strong support to her teammates with her Kóna Stations.
Kóna Stations are easy to destroy for Attackers looking to deny healing to Defenders, but if they manage to and clear a path to one, some sweet heals could be theirs. And in addition to healing, a Kóna Station can be used by a downed-but-not-out Operator to get themselves back on their feet, expanding their potential impact. Whether they are supporting roamers as they harry the Attackers’ advance or aiding in a stalwart bomb site defense, Thunderbird’s Kóna Stations are a powerful new support gadget.
There are a few notable Operator gadget updates on deck as well, the first of which affects the bulletproof glass of Mira’s Black Mirrors and Maestro’s Evil Eyes. It won’t fully break or fall out, the Black Mirror’s canister will be unaffected, and the Evil Eye can still open the shutter to shoot lasers. However, the melee attack will crisscross the glass with fracture lines and make it impossible to see through, allowing bold Attackers to severely limit the intel-gather aspect of each gadget. Additionally, Melusi’s Banshee device will now be vulnerable to bullets when active, and Smoke’s toxic gas will now be a bit more translucent and will propagate more naturally (read: it won’t go through walls).
If that isn’t enough updates for you, head over to the PC Test Server starting on May 25 to test out not only these North Star updates and Thunderbird, but also a few work-in-progress changes that will not be launching with North Star. This feature will be on the Test Server in an in-development state, as will changes to the armor system and a new bulletproof camera update that adds camera control and a recharging EMP blast to the Defender secondary gadget. Players who own Rainbow Six Siege on PC can download and play the Test Server for free, and if you do, be sure to send the team your feedback on the new features through the forums, subreddit, or social media.
Finally, the Favela map has been reworked and will be free for all players when North Star launches. Attackers will have to infiltrate through the two rooftop stairwell entries or the various windows and doors (as there is no more ground-floor stairwell entry), and then prepare for some close-quarters engagements. The new floor plan is much more navigable and interconnected, opening up more opportunities for both sides to use destruction to their advantage.
May 29, 2021 at 00:14