Ubisoft has officially announced Rainbow Six Siege’s Year 6, Season 2: North Star. The new season will feature the indigenous operator Thunderbird of the Nakoda nation–located in what is today’s western Canada.
Thunderbird is a Defender with a focus on healing abilities and speed, though this comes at the expense of armor. She can use either the SPEAR .308 or the SPAS-15 shotgun as her weapon along with the BEARING 9 or Q-929 sidearm. Her Kóna healing station is a risk-versus-reward sort of device, as she can deploy it to heal anyone close to the device, but this means truly anyone; if enemies are nearby, they’ll get healed, and this includes downed enemies, so it can inadvertently help the other team.
The Favela map has also been reworked for the North Star season, improving rooms and the map overview. “These changes will improve readability, making sure players always know where they are and where they are going when playing on Favela,” Ubisoft said.