Rainbow Six Siege: Skull Rain – Full Patch Notes & Official Launch Trailer

Rainbow Six Siege fans are in for another major update this Tuesday.

Developer Ubisoft is launching the third of four planned content add-ons for the game that promises to introduce new Operators, a new map, new weapon skins, and more. More importantly, with Operation Skull Rain, the team is aiming to breath new life into a now eight-month-old game with a number of quality-of-life improvements that will fortify Rainbow Six Siege’s foundations.

Full patch notes have been revealed over on the game’s official website, as has the update’s launch trailer, which you can catch above. Below are some highlights, as well as a link to the full list of updates for Rainbow Six Siege’s third season.

Operation Skull Rain

In Operation Skull Rain, two BOPE Operators join Team Rainbow to pacify the Favela, our new free map. This third major content update aims to improve the game experience by adding countermeasures for toxic behavior, a new weapon attachment, several game enhancements, customization content and lots more.

New Operators

With Operation Skull Rain, Team Rainbow recruits two of the BOPE’s finest: Caveira and Capitão.
The new Operators are immediately unlocked for Season Pass owners, with exclusive access granted for seven days. All players can then unlock the Operators with Renown or R6 Credits after the exclusive period ends.

New Map

Team Rainbow has been called to pacify and regain control of the Favela. Two BOPEs stationed in the area have been enlisted to provide their tactical expertise of the terrain to Team Rainbow. Mixing colorful and narrow streets with high vantage points, this map supports exterior shell destruction which renders it as the most destructible to date. The new Favela map is available for free for all players.

New Skins

Kick off the new Season with the four Skull Rain signature skins: Amazônia, Ceifador, Azulejos, the Piranha, and Skull Rain. These weapon skins are available in the shop exclusively for Operation Skull Rain. Visit the Shop section for more details.

New Improvements

To make sure the new content in upcoming seasons would be built on solid foundations, we decided to dedicate Season Three to improving the health of the game. As you may know, we supplemented the server-side FairFight anti-cheating engine with BattlEye, an active client-side system.

To improve overall gameplay experience, we also enhanced an array of features. We created a dynamic body part clipping solution, which serves to prevent revealing the limbs of your Operators through walls. For more enhancements, please refer to the General Tweaks & Improvements section below.

Read up on the lengthy list of changes to Rainbow Six Siege here.

Rainbow Six Siege: Skull Rain launches this Tuesday, August 2 on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

  • SubXero

    I really wish they’d fix whatever the fudge is up with the netcode/hit detection in this game. I used to think Call of Duty was the king of WTF moments but this game has taken the cake.

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