Rainbow Six Siege Outbreak Update (1.44) Shoots Out and Here’s What to Expect

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For Rainbow Six Siege players, today is a big day as the game is getting its first content update for Year 3! The first Rainbow Six Siege Outbreak co-op event, the new Operators and more are available!

For the PS4 version, the Rainbow Six Siege Outbreak update is at a whopping 10GB! Here’s what’s detailed in the press release sent out by Ubisoft.

Year 3 First Content:
This season’s two new operators are specialists in biohazard situations and, on top of being playable in adversarial multiplayer in Operation Chimera, they will have to face a major threat in the game’s first co-op event: Outbreak. 

From France and Russia respectively, Lion and Finka, are veterans of numerous conflicts involving bio-chemical threats and Rainbow team’s best chance to help contain the mysterious parasite infection that hit Truth and Consequences, a small town in New Mexico…

A limited time three player co-op mode, Outbreak will force players to revisit their strategies and to rely on their teammates like never before, bringing the tension of close quarters combat to another level.

Additional Year 3 Updates:
Among the Year 3 changes announced at the Six Invitational, the development team revealed new adjustments for select Year 3 game editions, providing more accessibility and better progression for Siege newcomers. 

From today, the Renown cost of the original 20 Operators and all attachments will be removed for all players who own the Standard Edition or the Advanced, Gold, and Complete editions

In addition, players who purchase the Starter Edition after today will receive a total of six random Operators, up from 2 Operators in the previous version. Once activated, players will receive three random Attackers and three random Defenders from a selection of 10 operators.

For the full patch notes, head on over here for the lengthy read.