Rainbow Six Siege video highlights a new defender and her holograms

Ubisoft has pulled back the curtain ever so slightly on the new Rainbow Six Siege defender Alibi, one of two new Italian operators coming to the game in Operation Para Bellum. 

Alibi, real name Aria de Luca, was born in Libya and emigrated to Italy with her parents when she was three. After winning gold in two divisions in a European shooting competition, she was recruited by the Carabinieri, where she served with the Raggruppamento Operativo Speciale before earning a spot in the Gruppo Intervento Speciale. She then worked undercover for several years as part of an operation that brought down the Vinciguerra crime family. 

The update doesn't say anything about how Alibi will actually play, but the teaser video suggests she'll be able to deploy holographic decoys and will wield a Beretta Mx4 Storm carbine—which we (probably) already knew, thanks to previous leaks and analysis. 

Ubisoft also showed off the new Villa map coming in Operation Para Bellum over the weekend, and we'll no doubt be getting a tease of the second operator, the Pavarotti-with-a-gun guy bearing the on-the-nose codename Maestro, in the near future. The full reveal of Operation Para Bellum will be livestreamed on Twitch during the Rainbow Six Siege Pro League finals, running May 19-20. 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.