Rainbow Six Siege Operation Heavy Mettle Release Date
Destruction has a new name in Operation Heavy Mettle! Once deployed, there is little that can be done to stop the BU-GI’s trajectory of doom.
— Rainbow Six Siege (@Rainbow6Game) August 10, 2023
Ram, a Powerful Attacker, Debuts in Operation Heavy Mettle
Year 8 Season 3 of Rainbow Six Siege will be significant, and it all starts with a new Attacker, Ram. She is part of a South Korean Special Forces all-female unit and will join the Redhammer Squad, the Destruction team that comprises Ash, Buck, Sledge, Thermite, and others.
Bu-Gi, her primary weapon, is an auto breacher that is loud, gritty, grounded, and destroys anything in its path, including barricades, deployable shields, flooring, soft barriers, etc. Her Bu-Gis functions as an electronic device before activation and as a mechanical device after activation.
These armoured vehicles are bulletproof but not invincible. This means a C4 or an Impact Grenade can quickly and easily destroy them. It also has a massive red canister on the back that may be shot to kill it. If you play as Solis, you can identify these gadgets and jam them using a well-placed Mute Jammer.
Rainbow Six Siege Ram’s Details: Weapons and Gadgets
- Primary Weapons: R4C, LMG-E
- Secondary Weapons: ITA 12S, MK1 9mm
- Primary Gadget: Bu-Gi (a total of four)
- Secondary Gadgets: Stun Grenade, Hard Breach Charge
Unlike Ash, Ram’s R4C allows you to mount 1.5x and 2x scopes. This will bring back many memories for Ash Mains, who used an ACOG as her primary weapon until 2019. Given the gun is powered, it will be a welcome adjustment for all gamers.
Ram’s gadgets make her an excellent Operator for vertical plays, destroying several devices found in choke places and tight corners.
Operation Heavy Mettle: Frost Rework, Grim Buff, Operator Balances
Frost rework is included in Rainbow Six Y8S3. Players that become caught can now either peel it off themselves with a severe debuff or have a teammate come aid them without getting the debuff, as it has always been.
The debuff lasts 60 seconds, slowing players down to walking speed and leaving blood trails. It takes 4 seconds for players to get off the Welcome Mat.
Grim has been groomed. Canisters will bounce off surfaces instead of clinging to them in his Kawan Hive Launcher’s alternate mode. Fuse’s Cluster Charges can now pass through a deployable shield or Osa’s Talon Shield, increasing adaptability and providing new opportunities for players to adapt to their surroundings. In Operation Heavy Mettle, Thunderbird has a new Elite skin.
Operation Heavy Mettle: Weapon Rework, Quick Match 2.0, Weapon Roulette, and More
Rainbow Six Y8S3 has wholly revamped the Shotgun weapon class. Except for Slug Shotguns, this contains all shotguns.
- The Shotgun rework brings more precision when ADS’d and more destruction when not ADS’d.
- It causes even more destruction when moving and not ADS’d.
- Other Shotguns now have Bailiff’s efficiency, making them more consistent and viable.
Rotating between two bomb sites will be considerably more accessible now that Shotguns are available. The Shotgun overhaul appears promising enough to shake up the ever-changing Rainbow Six Siege meta.
Aside from that, a new Team Deathmatch game called “Weapon Roulette” is on the horizon, in which all players start with the same weapon and it changes to a random new one after a brief time. This game style may be great for players to understand guns and their attachments and fully warm up before jumping into Ranked.
“Standard” has replaced “Unranked.” It will bridge Ranked and Quick Match, removing map and operator ban phases and reducing overtime rounds to one. With a shift in planning to action phase times, Quick Match 2.0 will make matches faster. Ubisoft has soft reset this mode’s skill level and introduced a new pre-setup system on the defence side.
This includes the placement of reinforcements and rotation holes ahead of time. Attackers are now protected by Attack Protection, which consists of a 10-second invulnerability phase at the start of a round enabling a more secure approach to buildings.
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New Commendation System
Rainbow Six gamers will have a new way to interact with one another once Operation Heavy Mettle begins. The new commendation system highlights the positive qualities by allowing you to thank two teammates at the end of a game in up to three distinct categories:
- Valour: Positive and Level-Headed
- Dedication: Reliable and Stays Engaged
- Guidance: Knowledgeable Strategist
You might also praise the opposing squad for being a worthy opponent. It will function similarly to Overwatch 2’s Endorsement system. You will be awarded Alpha Packs if you use the commendation system correctly. This new mechanism also contributes to your in-game reputation.
New Playable Tutorials & Quality-of-life Updates
Rainbow Six Operation Heavy Mettle features new playable tutorials that give newbies in-depth coaching. These are novel, first-time user experiences that emphasise the game’s main mechanics. It includes:
- Basics, Attack, and Defense sessions.
- They explained how core mechanics work such as leaning, verticality, secondary gadget, unique abilities, and more.
- Remove HUD from the replay cam to capture perfect moments
- Use a “Free Cam plus hide UI” that’s available to all spectators
- Kick and promote players from the squad