The next season of Rainbow Six Siege (opens in new tab), called Operation Neon Dawn, will kick off tomorrow with a maintenance period scheduled to begin at 8 am ET/1 pm UTC. To set the table, Ubisoft has released a new animated trailer revealing more about Aruni, the new defender joining the team this season.
It's a tale as old as time itself: Pickup trucks, bombs, busy Bangkok highways, and an old partner whose freewheeling ways came to ruin and regret. It's all very sad!
Of course, if you don't care about such things, you can learn more about Aruni's practical side here: She can deploy indestructible laser walls that will stop everything except bullets ("pretty cool"), and instead of shooting holes in walls like most people, she can use that thumping metal fist to punch big holes in them—echoes of Adam Jensen, perhaps?
The launch of Operation Neon Dawn will also see a rework to the Skyscarper map "to balance gameplay and enhance navigation," changes to Jager, Hibana, and Echo, a reduction in the amount of time a defender can spend outside unnoticed, and tweaks and changes to gameplay, which you can read about in detail at ubisoft.com (opens in new tab). Ubisoft also warned that the Neon Dawn patch will be larger than usual, but the changes it makes mean the game will take up less drive space once it's installed.
🛠️Y5S4 Neon Dawn Patch Sizes🛠️With Operation Neon Dawn, we will be consolidating data files which means this patch is larger than usual, but when complete will take up less memory on your computer/console.See patch sizes below 👇 pic.twitter.com/Q1u4UCIfi4November 30, 2020