Following the December 2019 release of “Operation: Shifting Tides”, the final update for the Year 4 Rainbow Six Siege, Ubisoft is all set to forge ahead with its plan of incorporating significant story elements in the Season 5 (Year 2020) Edition.
Alexander Karpazis, Ubisoft’s R6S Presentation Director said that in Season 5, a really important story arc is one linked to the introduction of Nighthaven in Season 1. Nighthaven being the India-based private military outfit, to which new R6 recruits Kali and Wamai, are affiliated.
Since the December 2019 installment already made Kali and Wamai part of the R6S Operation, Director Karpazis said players can expect to see the Season 5 stories unfolding by way of the operators, through the battle pass and in the bizarre engagements. In the Season 5 story expansion, the two (2) Nighthaven mercenaries recruited in Shifting Tides and their tactical weapons, as well as the redesign of the 2017 Theme park, will have significant influences.
About Kali – Offensive Operator
Kali may be a traditional sniper but as an offensive operator she can blend in well with team mates. Her design includes the capability to enter buildings and work side by side with her teammates using an assault weapon that has been long called for by players for the R6S series.
Kali’s weapon is a powerful bolt-action firepower that can kill an enemy with a single headshot, or with a hit in the torso. It is powerful because even if Kali is a traditional sniper, she does not have to wait for targets to present themselves in her sight. Her rifle has an under barrel attachment, which allows her to fire an explosive round that can penetrate any surface with full force, including armored barricades.
Any gadget that’s caught in the explosive round will be disabled, as long as careful targeting has been made. If multiple defenders are positioned in a way that they can all be targets of a single shot, Kali’s sniper rifle can take them all down simultaneously.
All such features suggest that as a member of an attacking team, Kali’s sniper rifle can provide effective cover with powerful firepower support. It can destroy barriers that will allow R6 Siege operators to enter, as well as punch holes in walls and create firing angles with which to take down defenders.
Wamai – Defensive Nighthaven Operator
When playing as the defensive unit, Wamai brings into the game a gadget that has magnets that can suck in projectiles passing through its area of defense. Assault teams who will be lobing grenades at the door will find their grenades blowing up on them if a magnet has been placed at the entrance. The magnets will not allow the grenades to travel any further than the doorway. .
Although Wamai’s magnets are for single use since they get destroyed by the explosives they held in place, Wamai’s stash of magnets can be unlimited because they recharge during a match. This feature suggests that this Nighthaven recruit can continue placing magnets either in their area of defense orplant them in paths that attackers will be taking. In addition to the magnets, Wamai as a defensive operator carries either an Aug A2 or an MP5k for close quarter combat.
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