With Ubisoft introducing Rainbow Six Siege players to the Year 7 Season 1 (Y7S1) content drop titled “Demon Veil,” the studio isn’t stopping just there. In a preview event where MP1st was invited, the Rainbow Six Siege 2022 roadmap was revealed, too! Siege players have a lot to look forward to this year, and it’s not just new Operators, but new features, too!
Rainbow Six Siege 2022 Roadmap
Alongside the image above, the studio has also revealed
PLAYER BEHAVIOR & REPUTATION SYSTEM
Throughout Year 7, the development team will take steps towards addressing specific player behavior to further anti-cheat efforts introduced in Year 6 like the Reputation System. Season 1 introduces improvements towards detecting griefing and player disconnects. Season 2 tackles players who misuse friendly fire through sanctions restricting reverse friendly fire as well as improving match cancellations.
In Season 3, players can access reporting options in Match Replay to address harassment in voice and video chat. Season 3 also introduces Reputation Scores for players, which will launch in Season 4 and start deploying rewards and sanctions to block repeat offenders. In Year 7, the development team strives to meet their continued goal of creating a secure and fair environment.
YEAR 7 PASS
From tomorrow until March 21, players can purchase the limited-time Year Pass for $30 or the Premium Year Pass for $60. The Year Pass unlocks the four seasonal Battle Passes – which includes a 14-day early access to new Operators when they launch – while the Premium Year Pass unlocks four Battle Passes, the early access to new Operators, exclusive Exotic weapon skins, VIP credits, and more. Players who purchase the Premium Year Pass will also unlock 20 extra Tiers out of 100, receiving rewards quicker.
Console players will receive several dedicated updates this year including aim control personalization, new controller input presets, and field of view settings.
To better introduce new players to Rainbow Six Siege, Year 7 adds a Shooting Range: playable spaces to practice, train, and experiment without the pressure of a match. Another onboarding tool, Operator Tips, will let players get to know each Operator, their gadgets, and any tips that might be helpful for Attacker or Defender strategies.
BALANCING AND PLAYLIST UPDATES
The development team will continue reworking several Operators this year including Zero, Bandit, Dokkaebi, and Thatcher. Year 7 will add Team Deathmatch and Arcade permanently to the playlist, as well as revamping the Ranked experience to reflect a player’s progression better.
Alongside the details shared via the press release, Ubisoft has confirmed that crossplay and cross-progression is being added “near the end of 2022.”
Once we know the exact release date of Y7S1, and the other features deployment schedule, we’ll let our readers know.
Update: Ubisoft has reached out to let us know the Year 7 Pass is $30 and not $40 as originally mentioned in the press release. Article has been updated accordingly.