After the Hong Kong season was pushed back and the Polish season was cancelled to make way for Operation Health, season 3 is set to be released on the 24th of August. Last week the possible Polish GROM and Hong Kong SDU Operators were leaked on Reddit, adding to the list of rumors about the upcoming season.
The third season for year 2 of Rainbow Six Siege will include two operators from the Hong Kong division, one attacker and one defender. It will introduce new maps and new weapons as well as one of the operators from the cancelled Polish season. The map and weapons that would have been released with the Polish operation will not be making an appearance in this season but the operators will be spread between the Hong Kong and Korean season later in the year. On Friday Ubisoft released the patch size estimates for season 3, which are a massive 42GB in Ultra HD and 26GB for standard on PC as well as 15GB for both consoles.
The new operators have not yet been confirmed but possible images of the female counterparts of both the Polish and Hong Kong divisions have been leaked. Reddit user NitroKatze last Saturday posted the images below, claiming they were the new female Polish operator. Many have already given their opinions as to whether or not these leaks are real or what the new operators might do. Since the images are all there is to go off and nothing has been confirmed by Ubisoft at this time, anything speculated is purely that, speculation. Some fans have pointed out that the camouflage pattern on the polish operator’s clothing and the weapon she holds are very similar to that of those used in the Polish Armed Forces, thus strengthening the rumors. More rumors stem from the second image involving the weapon that, unlike other secondary weapons in the game, has a sight attachment. Previously only primary weapons could have attachments and the pistols or secondary weapons did not. This could either be a reason to debunk the rumor and conclude this is not a real operator, or it could be a new feature being added to the game this season.
The second leaked image from Reddit user Miscellaneous777, is one of the possible new operators from Honk Kong. Earlier in the year the names and gadgets of the Hong Kong operators, that would have been released in season 2, were leaked. It is not known which of the two the leaked image corresponds to, however, some have suggested that the appearance of heavy armor in the image means she could be the defender ‘Caltrop’ who can deploy spikes. Once again, as Ubisoft has not confirmed any of these rumors, they are just speculation.
PULSE ELITE SKIN
A new elite skin for the FBI operator ‘Pulse’ was revealed on twitter on Saturday. His new winning animation where he combs his new found hair has already received some mixed opinions. This new skin joins the rest of the elite sets already released, including other recent sets from Twitch and Blackbeard.
I got some bad ideas in my head…
August 9th. pic.twitter.com/XLtoOz4fru
— Rainbow Six Siege (@Rainbow6Game) August 4, 2017
As a result of outages on Friday, players across all platforms can take advantage of the +50% renown bonus that has been activated for 24 hours from Saturday morning, so there is still time to use this bonus! To keep up to date on what’s happening and any new announcements for the game, follow Rainbow Six Siege on Twitter or go to their website.