Revealed earlier today, Rainbow Six Siege’s next update, North Star, features a new operator named Thunderbird that MP1st was fortunate enough to be previewed by MP1st during an exclusive press preview event, Ubisoft gave us time to play as the new operator, which is featured in the Rainbow Six Siege Thunderbird gameplay below, and another video featuring the reimagined map, Favela!
The changes in the design of the Favela Map highlights better navigation for the players while still keeping the thematic setting, vibrancy, and liveliness of Brazil. The sample shows the map while using Thunderbird to traverse through the area during a match.
In a separate gameplay video, the Thunderbird showcase features the use of her Kóna Healing Station. The small, compact device heals any player, ally or enemy, within its proximity, even if they are downed. According to a previous announcement, “Thunderbird is a low armor, high-speed operator, equipped with a SPEAR .308 or SPAS-15 as a primary weapon, and BEARING 9 or Q-929 as a secondary weapon.”
Test servers for the North Star update will be dropping on May 25.