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New Rainbow Six: Siege operators revealed for Chimera update

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Reinforcements have arrived.

To kick off year 3 of Rainbow Six: Siege the first content update will be available next month to play. Today we can reveal which new operators we will see appear, and how they can change up the game.

The Chimera update will see 2 new attacking operators added to the mix – Finka and Lion.

Finka is a Russian Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) specialist who has a Ph.D in Microbiology and Immunology. Using these skills Finka injects nanobots into each operator before a round, and is able to activate them while in play to give her team some extra support. Operators receive a small health and accuracy boost, and any downed operators are instantly revived.

Finka is a medium speed and medium armor operator who has a variety of weapons at her disposal. Her primary weapon loadout includes a Spear .308, SASG-12, or the 6P41. To back this up her secondary weapons include a PMM Pistol, or the GSH-18. Lastly from the gadgets she can take with her are breaching charges or stun grenades.

Lion is a French GIGN specialist that deployed drones to help quarantine biohazard incidents. His EE-One-D is used to detect movement in an area across the entire map for a short period of time. After activating the ability the enemy team is given a 3 second countdown warning them of the drones activation. The drone then triggers and any player from the enemy team caught moving during a 4 second window will show up as a highlighted silhouette for their foes for a short time.

Lion is also a medium speed and medium armor operator much like Finka. His primary weapons include a V308, 417 Marksmen rifle, and SG-CQB. His secondary selection of pistols include the P9 or LFP586. To round out his gadgets he can choose from claymores or stun grenades.

Stevivor had the chance to play with the Chimera update and its a lot of fun which will inject an even more diverse selection of attacking opportunites into the game. There are interesting mechanics at play with Lion and Finka, and with the short time we have had with them there are also some cool interactions with the already existing operators. Like Mute’s jammers having the ability to counter Lion’s drone and its movement detection. If a player is running around near a jammer then their silhouette wont show up – this ends up being a small buff to Mute. Speaking to Mindfreak who represented Australia at the Rainbow Six: Siege Invitational 2018, they think both new operators have the potential to be highly picked in the competitive scene.

The Chimera update for Rainbow Six: Siege will be available the first week of March.

Stevivor was flown to Montreal for the Rainbow Six: Siege Invitational 2018 as a guest of Ubisoft.