Ubisoft's newest content outing for Rainbow Six: Siege takes players to an all new, out-of-this-world experience that some gamers might thoroughly appreciate. In a trailer, there are some details on the new content along with a look at what you can expect from the update. Take a look!
The video was posted on Ubisoft's official YouTube channel. The trailer starts by focusing on an alien vessel falling from the sky and police enforcement vehicles arriving at a farm. The police end up stepping inside the barn where they find a capsule strapped to a truck hidden deep within the barn. This eventually leads to the Outbreak mode being introduced, which is set to take place over the course of a month between March 6th and April 3rd for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
The trailer reveals that the full trailer reveal for the co-op mode will take place at the Six Invitational 2018 eSports event.
In the press release Ubisoft revealed that there will be two brand new operators joining the fray, themed around biohazard containment. You'll be able to play both operators in the co-op mode and in the adversarial PvP modes that are native to the gameplay. This is also the first ever cooperative-only event for Rainbow Six: Siege.
The co-op mode will center around the infestation that takes over a town called Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. The theme around the map is that due to the high risk of contamination, the authorities quarantine the city and trap both civilians and soldiers inside the city.... and they're also trapped with the infected. The Rainbow Six team contracts the Russian and French biohazard specialists to help go into the quarantine zone and battle against the monstrosities currently taking over the town.
Oddly, the event won't be permanent. Ubisoft has plans on only running the Outbreak co-op mode for four weeks between March and April. Players will fight against people infected by the alien substance, sort of like what happens in the new Dwayne Johnson film, Rampage. Except, in Rainbow Six: Siege, players will have to defeat exploding monsters, hulking terrors, and other armored menaces intent on finding ways to take down the team.
I'm sure most Valve fans recognize that this sounds almost identical to Left 4 Dead. The only difference is that it's taking the zombie-survival element and putting it into the gameplay atmosphere of Rainbow Six, which includes the realistic weapon handling, the destructible environments, and the low amount of life that the game is known for.
The Outbreak event will start on all platforms starting March 6th. But, you will be able to play it early on PC as part of the Operation Chimera event on the TTS, starting on the second day of the event, February 20th.
You'll be able to see the first gameplay trailer for the new Rainbow Six: Siege mode in action at the Six Invitational finals taking place in Montreal, Canada between February 17th and February 18th.