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Rainbow Six Siege Operation Grim Sky revealed, bringing blowtorch and shield operators

Rainbow Six Siege Grim Sky is upon us, and so are its operators

Ubisoft has revealed the first concrete details on Rainbow Six Siege year 3 season 3, officially known as Operation Grim Sky. The operation will bring two new operators and a Hereford Base rework. We already knew that much, but now we know a bit more about the new ops – including what their gadgets will be.

Both operators are as yet unnamed, but one is a female British defender equipped with a shield in the teaser image, described as a “police officer who’s an expert on mob behavior and snatch-squad tactics.” The other is a male American attacker who’s “legendary for his surgical precision” and boasts a blowtorch in the teaser.

The announcement also briefly touches on the Hereford Base rework, which will have a “high chance of rain” – basically confirming the weather effects we expected after yesterday’s tease. Ubisoft says that the renovations will see it “making many adjustments to raise the bar for competitive play.”

We’ll see a full reveal for Operation Grim Sky during the Six Major in Paris, scheduled to run August 17-19. Proper gameplay will likely be showcased for the first time there, though if Ubisoft follows its previous patterns, we can expect a drip feed of new details in the week-and-a-half leading up to the event.

Some smaller scale “gameplay enhancements” are also coming alongside the new Operation, with a weapon sight misalignment fix set to finally come out of testing at Grim Sky’s launch. Get familiar with the best Rainbow Six Siege operators while you can – we’re about to see some big shifts in what to expect.