Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Dust Line Update Is Out Today, Patch Notes

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Rainbow Six Siege‘s second major content launch arrives today on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, delivering a new map to explore, new operators to get familiar with, and a ton of new features to try out.

The free update most notably adds a new map called Frontier into the rotation and lets Season Pass holders unlock two new operators — Valkyrie and Blackbeard — with brand new abilities and loadouts. Non Season Pass holders get access on May 18. There are also new weapon skin, head gear, and charm options to customize your operator with. Quality-of-life improvements include a new Winning Team Showcase at the end of every match and the ability to tweak loadouts between rounds.

Check out some of the highlights and the full patch details below:


New Operators – “With Operation Dust Line, Team Rainbow recruits two of the Navy SEAL’s finest: Blackbeard and Valkyrie. The new Operators are immediately unlocked for Season Pass owners, with a 7 day exclusive access. All players can then unlock the Operators with Renown or R6 Credits after the exclusive period ends.”

New Map – “Team Rainbow has been called in to assist the local law enforcement and regain control of the border. Two Navy SEALs stationed in the area have been enlisted to provide their expertise of the region to Team Rainbow. A mix of old and new buildings with open air pathways make this the most destructible and open planned map to date.”

New Weapon Skins – “With Operation Dust Line, get the USA desert Camo, the Dust Line signature skin, the Navy SEAL skin and more.”

New Headgear – “Swap out your operator’s headgear from basic camo upgrades to high quality traditional military and fantasy gear. Unlock new gear using Renown, R6 Credits, or a combination of the two.”

New Charms – “Charms are now available for weapons. Whether you want to equip your favorite operator, a six medal or a unicorn, you can now equip your weapon with a lucky charm before going into battle.”

Winning Team Showcase – “We are also introducing a new winner’s showcase to the end of multiplayer matches. After the final round, the winning team’s operators are displayed in all their glory to both the winning and losing teams, and an MVP for the match is crowned, for ultimate bragging rights.”

Loadout Customization Between Rounds – “You can now customize your operator’s loadout between each round. Simply select your operator and go to their loadout to select weapon, attachments, charms and headgear.”


Siege’s Operation Dust Line update is currently rolling out on all three platforms as of this writing, so stay on the lookout.