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Rainbow Six Siege Year 5: What to expect in 2020

As Rainbow Six Siege kickstarts 2020 plans, Year 5 promises a new wave of free multiplayer updates.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege has concluded its fourth rotation of annual updates, continuing to scale the thriving tactical shooter with free content. It's among Ubisoft's greatest success stories of the decade, recently surpassing 50 million lifetime players, continuing plans for 10-year support. Year 5 is expected to support that growth further, diversifying gameplay, and taking its competitive roots to new heights.

Here's everything we know about Ubisoft's Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 plans.

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Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 reveal and release date

Rainbow Six Siege returns with Year 5, kicking off with the Six Invitational 2020 in Montreal.

Much of Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 remains under wraps, expected to make its first formal appearance in February at the Six Invitational 2020. The Montreal-based event serves as the blockbuster homecoming for Ubisoft's shooter, host to its most massive Rainbow Six Pro League final, and yearly content plans. The Year 5 roadmap and Season 1 are likely to feature, with dedicated panels on February 16, 2020.

However, with Rainbow Six Siege seasons consistently spaced across three-month intervals, it provides a general arrival estimate for each update in 2020.

  • Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 Season 1 – March 2020
  • Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 Season 2 – June 2020
  • Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 Season 3 – September 2020
  • Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 Season 4 – December 2020

While Year 5 Season 1 will receive a dedicated reveal at the Six Invitational, Ubisoft rarely confirms concrete release dates until just one day before deployment.

Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 roadmap

Could these two mysterious figures be our first glimpse at Year 5 Season 1 Operators?

Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 is expected to maintain Ubisoft's established seasonal template, delivering tri-monthly updates comprised of new playable Operators, multiplayer maps, among other gameplay changes. Its content roadmap is set to predate Year 5 Season 1, providing a brief overview of its annual content plans, including Operator countries and locales.

However, Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 will only feature six new Operators, spotlighted by credible leaks via in-game files. As a result. Ubisoft will diverge from its typical annual roadmaps, meaning fewer new abilities hit the field throughout. Rainbow Six Siege EMEA Community Management Lead, Fran├žois Roussel, has since confirmed the leak, providing additional context from Game Director, Leroy Athanassoff.

"As our Game Director, Leroy Athanassoff stated, "We are investing our resources on building more features and systems that will impact every player in every match"," Roussel stated on Reddit. "The Year 5 Pass reflects this direction focused on features that benefit all players, not just those playing the newest Operators. It will lead to additional content for all players, such as free events, extensive reworks, and other core gameplay features. More details on why we are releasing six Operators in Year 5, as well as how that leads into Year 6 and beyond will be shared during the Six Invitational in February."

While disappointing to many, it suggests several high-profile quality-of-life additions and changes throughout 2020. Expect further clarification at the Six Invitational on the Year 5 Pass, and planned changes.

Ubisoft is yet to unveil planned counterterrorism units (CTUs) for Year 5, likely holding details for its full roadmap unveiling. However, many regions across the globe remain undiscovered, including Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, South Asia, and South Africa.

Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 Operators: Oryx and Yana

It appears Rainbow Six Siege Y5S1 will introduce two new Operators, codenamed "Quarterback" and "Rekall."

Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 is expected to expand the playable Operator roster and inject new abilities into the game's ever-shifting meta. Expect six fresh personas with distinct gameplay influences, accompanied by deep backstories as Ubisoft expands supporting lore. And assuming a return of Year 5 Pass, the optional premium membership will grant seven-day early access to all Operators, later available via Renown or R6 Credits.

With Ubisoft tight on plans for Year 5 Season 1 and beyond, it appears an unveiling is scheduled for the Six Invitational. The next milestone expansion has also skirted significant leaks so far, in contrast to Year 4, which regularly saw full seasonal plans surfacing months before release.

Featured in Ubisoft's "Game Celebration Trailer," could this mysterious figure be our first Year 5 Operator teaser?

We understand Ubisoft plans to release two new Operators under Year 5 Season 1, currently codenamed "Quarterback" and "Rekall" internally. While midway through development, the character codenames loosely reflect their planned abilities, expanding both attacking and defending teams.

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Following accurate leaks throughout Year 4, reputable ResetEra user "Kormora" adds further context, with alleged details on the upcoming Year 5 Season 1 update. The leak references Kool-Aid commercials from the tail end of the last century, famed by the drink's "Kool-Aid Man" mascot, bursting through walls. It alludes to an Operator with similar capabilities, potentially allowing the user to charge through soft walls. While it's unclear how Ubisoft would implement such an ability, a stun or kickback like Nomad's Airjab may provide additional utility. A supporting leak also suggests this Operator may be named Oryx, joining the defender lineup.

Leaks surrounding Year 5 Season 1's attacker remain scarce, with several concepts floating around. Kormora previously detailed plans for two Operators capable of drone-based medical support and dual-wielding weapons. While unable to confirm these Operators progressed beyond early concepts, the leak provided a glimpse of ideas shared at the studio. Another rumor gaining traction suggests this Operator will be named Yana but instead offer a controllable hologram. Expect more details as the formal reveal approaches.

Rainbow Six Siege's lord and savior receives a hefty rework in Year 5, according to reputable leaks.

While rumors of a full Tachanka rework have circulated for months, Ubisoft appears to be preparing for a debut in Year 5. The burly Russian lord has emerged the game's weakest Operator since launch, securing meme status among the community, and framed as the lord and savior. Year 5 may finally make him a viable gameplay pick, breaking away from his stationary turret, and introducing further utility.

Ubisoft has teased an imminent rework through his in-game biography and promotional materials, with a leak now outlining what to expect. Tachanka will reportedly take his RP-46 on the move, improving overall mobility, paired with an incendiary gadget. While firm details remain clear, the alleged rework would be the most substantial departure from his original persona so far.

Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 weapons leaked

Year 5 Season 1 plans to introduce a new attacker wielding the G36C and ARX200 rifles.

While our predictions for Year 5 Season 1 gadgetry rides on unofficial sources, details on firearms come directly from Ubisoft. With the release of Operation Shifting Tides, Ubisoft opened the Test Server (TS) environment on PC ahead of a public launch. But it introduced an unfortunate slip-up, based on a work-in-progress build featuring full Year 5 Season 1 Operator weapon loadouts.

Opening select single-weapon cosmetic skins on the TS game menu outlined the usual compatible Operators, alongside placeholders for upcoming recruits. "Y5S1 ATK" or "Y5S1 DEF" icons featured prominently, with further digging detailing the full planned loadouts, as of late 2019. However, it's worth highlighting both represent pre-release designs and could evolve before the reveal.

The leak indicates Year 5 Season 1 will once again recycle weaponry, as Ubisoft tackles various gameplay and legal hurdles for new additions. That debuts an attacker with the G36C and ARX200, two existing assault rifles from Ash and Nomad, accompanied by the MK1 9mm pistol. The MP5 and SPAS-12 will feature on defense with the USP40 semi-automatic pistol and Bailiff 410 revolver.

Rainbow Six Siege Replay Mode and Map Bans

First trace of an upcoming Rainbow Six Siege 'Watch' tab, obtained via documentation on the Dear ImGui project.

With Ubisoft committing additional resources to "core gameplay features" in 2020, leaks also outline two long-awaited features potentially on the Year 5 roadmap. Sourced once again from reputable leakster Kormora, Ubisoft will explore several quality-of-life adjustments geared for competitive play.

One alleged flagship addition comes via a new Replay mode, allowing players to visit past matches, switch up perspectives, and obtain greater insight into gameplay. While far from unique among modern multiplayer titles, Rainbow Six's reliance on client-side debris and other consistencies have reportedly surfaced troubles for the developer. But with traces of an upcoming "Watch" found across developer documentation, its imminent debut is increasingly likely.

The leak also details how Ubisoft is exploring map bans, expanding upon the current Pick and Ban feature shown in Ranked play. The feature would provide players with broader choice over maps, improving upon the currently randomized selection from the rotation.

Year 5 lies on the horizon

Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 remains in initial stages, with more expected during the early months of 2020. However, with an upcoming Six Invitational 2020 and talk of Year 5 Season 1, a ton lies ahead for Ubisoft's hit shooter.

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