'Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege' DLC news: Operation Black Ice DLC now available; includes a free crashed yacht map


Ubisoft has finally released Operation Black Ice, the first major downloadable content update for its first-person shooter game "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege." The Operation Black Ice DLC gives players access to a new map, operators, weapon skins and the spectator camera feature.

With the Operation Black Ice DLC, players are given free access to a new Yacht map. According to Ubisoft, a luxury yacht has crashed in the Arctic and the Rainbow have been sent to secure the crashed yacht after an unidentified submarine has docked beside it.

The update also brings two Canadian JTF operators, defender Frost and attacker Buck. Frost and Buck have been trained to work under extreme conditions. According to Hardcoregamer, Frost comes with a leg trap that clamps down on the entire leg leaving enemies in immense pain. Buck, on the other hand, comes with a shotgun/rifle hybrid that would make him useful during short-range encounters.

Frost and Buck are now initially available to all Season Pass owners. For other players, they will be available to purchase for 25,000 Renown after Feb. 9.

The Operation Black Ice update also comes with new weapon skins including the JTF-2 skin, the USA winter camo and Dwyer Hill. Players can purchase the new weapon skins using Renown or R6 credits.

Furthermore, the update also includes a Black Ice weapon skin that can only be purchased using R6 credits.

Ubisoft has also made the spectator camera feature available to all platforms. Players can conduct five-on-five battles with an 11th player able to join as an observer in real time. This new feature will not only allow players to be spectators to exciting battles but they can also learn more about strategy while observing the game.

The Operation Black Ice update also introduces tweaks, bug fixes and improvements to improve gameplay and player comfort. Some of the fixes include making objectives more varied, weapon improvements, display enhancements, reduced and simplified effects, among other maintenance changes.

The full list of game tweaks and improvements can be seen here.

Aside from the Operation Black Ice DLC, Ubisoft has announced that more downloadable content will be coming before the end of 2016.

"Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege" is available to play for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows PC.

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