Rainbow Six Siege Y6S2 leaks point to Operation North Star and new seasonal event

It looks like a few details about what Rainbow Six Siege Year 6 Season 2 will bring are starting to trickle through. Back in February, developer Ubisoft Montreal revealed a few details about what was coming with Year 6’s second season, and some of the FPS game’s dataminers have also been poking about, giving us a clearer idea of what’s on the way.

As revealed by Ubisoft earlier this year, we can expect two big new changes with the arrival of Year 6 Season 2. First up, we’ve got a new Rainbow Six Siege operator who is from the Nakoda Nations – an Indigenous people based in western Canada (and the US, originally, too) – coming. Details on who this new operator might be aren’t known just yet, but given the most recent addition to the Siege roster was attacking op Flores, perhaps we could see a defender join the gang next – though, this is just speculation at this point.

Ubisoft additionally revealed that a rework of the multiplayer game’s Favela map was on the way next season – but that’s all we know for sure so far.

However, dataminer BenjaminStrike – who has correctly anticipated a bunch of upcoming content in the past – has posted a few tweets about what could be coming to Siege for Y6S2. For example, they’ve noted that the season will be called “Operation North Star”, and have said that a “new event called ‘Apocalypse’ [is] coming this season”, which will reportedly “be played on a modified version of Outback”:

Additionally, the dataminer has said that, either during the remainder of Y6S1 or Y6S2, Smoke’s remote gas grenade “will work with a new propagation system that prevents the toxic gas from traveling through walls, floors, and ceilings”.

Naturally, this is all far from confirmed at this stage, and we won’t know for a while yet what’s definitely coming up for this year’s second season. However, there’s one thing we can make a guess about on this topic: given Siege seasons tend to be around three-and-a-half months long, we can anticipate that the Rainbow Six Siege Year 6 Season 2 start date will be around early June – but, again, it’s important to note this is unconfirmed at this stage.

While we wait for more details to emerge closer to the next season’s start, be sure to check out or rundown of upcoming PC games to keep a weather eye out for.

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