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Rainbow Six Siege: Black Ice teaser is a video you need to see

Rainbow Six Siege Black Ice
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We learned yesterday that the new Rainbow Six Siege DLC, Operation Black Ice, would be out today, and that it would feature a pair of Canadian special forces operators, Hosehead and Moose—sorry, Frost and Buck—doing their thing on some rich guy's superyacht, that's somehow managed to become almost completely encased in ice. Today, Ubi released a brief trailer showing the new duo in action, and it's... well, it's really something to see.

What impresses me most is the way the video manages to showcase the unique hardware that each soldier brings to the field, that being a shotgun for Buck and a leg-hold trap for Frost. First, Buck vaporizes a guy by shooting him in the back—through a window, no less—and then Frost comes upon some poor dummy caught in her trap and proceeds to shotgun him in the junk not once, not twice, but four times, including once after he's clearly dead (or really, really wishes he was).

Around these parts, we call that the Moose Jaw Kidney Punch.

It's the sort of assault that would be incredibly uncomfortable to watch if it wasn't so breathtakingly hilarious. And why are there only two JTF2 operators to secure this entire, massive yacht? Because the other guy is parking the truck. Hey, I'm Canadian, I get to make these jokes.

Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Black Ice is available now to season pass owners at no charge. Players without season passes will be able to unlock the characters with Renown or R6 Credits beginning on February 9.

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.