Rainbow Six Siege continues onwards into the fall and their next operation is called Grim Sky. While this adds no new maps to the game, it will bring a rework of the Hereford Base map. As it was one of the first maps made for Siege, it makes sense it would be the next one to get a rework. You can read through the rework of the stage on Ubisoft’s blog post and check out the trailer for the map if you haven’t done so already.
Let us turn our attention to the new set of operators joining the game. These two operators are apart of a join operation codenamed Grim Sky. The update will add one attacker and defender from The Urban Tactical Response Team.
Maverick: Burning and Breaching Through Any Cover
This Delta Force member is quite the enigma, even to Rainbow Six. While investigating a case of a missing reporter, Maverick suddenly disappeared without a trace. It wouldn’t be until two years later he reemerged with not only a DIY blowtorch, but enough intel to dismantle a major insurgency operation.
With the Breaching Torch, Maverick can burn holes through just about anything and has one of the quieter methods of breaching. While simple walls and cover will melt like butter, heavier and reinforced surfaces may take longer. When using the torch, it is imperative to take your time in cutting as rushing it may cause the torch to make uneven burns. By cutting holes in walls or floors, you can provide you and your team peepholes to take potshots at the enemy when they come rushing in. You can use it to either take out enemy gadgets or let other operators use their tools to raise hell.
Clash: The Defender’s First Shield Operator
For as strange as it is to consider, the developers limited the ability to use shields to attack operators. Between Blitz’s Flash Shield, Montagne’s Extendable Shield and Fuze’s Ballistic Shield, the attackers had plenty of options to keep themselves and their team safe. With Operation Grim Sky, defenders now have their very own shield user in the form of Clash and her Crowd Control Electric (CCE) Shield. Before joining Grim Sky, Clash worked with the Metropolitan Police Service as an expert in decisive crowd-control strategies.
Created by fellow operators Twitch and Mira, the CCE shield enables Clash to not only have protection against incoming fire but also comes equipped with a taser that can damage and slow down tagged enemies. This means that during a gunfire, she can help divert attention away from her allies to allow them the chance to take down enemy combatants. But as grand as this see-through shield is, it isn’t without its drawbacks. While the shield is out, Clash cannot fire behind the shield or use it as a melee weapon like other shield users. This means she must be careful to ensure that the fight doesn’t get too close range as one melee hit or Zofia’s concussion grenades can cause her to stagger. Thatcher can use his EMP grenades to temporarily disable the taser while Capitao’s Asphyxiating Bolts can choke out Clash even behind cover.
So what do you think?
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