Operation Shadow Legacy marks the introduction of Sam Fisher to Rainbow Six Siege. Ubisoft revealed the upcoming operation today, which plans to introduce Sam as this season’s new operator, re-launch the Chalet map with a new rework, and bring multiple changes. As usual, Ubisoft didn’t announce a release date, but the new operation is coming to the PC test server on August 17, so you won’t have to wait long to try Sam Fisher out for yourself.
Sam Fisher comes to Rainbow Six Siege with the codename ‘Zero’ and his Argus Launcher gadget, a pistol that shoots a two-way drill camera that can penetrate soft and reinforced walls. This lets the attacking team see both sides of a wall, while Sam can control it to shoot a single laser that’s powerful enough to destroy gadgets or deal damage to a defender. Sam can equip the MP7 as well as two unique weapons: the SC3000K assault rifle and Karambit knife. Sam’s classic Five-Seven suppressed pistol is also available in his arsenal.
As for players’ arsenals, you may notice something different in the next season: Ubisoft has changed up a lot of the optics and sights. A number of the optics have been redesigned, while several assault rifles now no longer have access to the ACOG scope. This has been replaced for some operators with several different scopes that feature different ranges. It’s a little disappointing that I’ll have to get used to new optics, but admittedly, it is nice to see some shake-up in an area that needed it.