Thanks to a leaked teaser trailer, we’ve had a pretty good look at the defensive operator that will be added to Rainbow Six Siege in Grim Sky, also known as year three, season three. She’s named Clash, hails from London’s Metropolitan Police, and apparently carries a shield that’s able to electrocute enemies, like a taser. In an earlier tease, Ubisoft described her as “a tough police officer who’s an expert on mob behaviour and snatch-squad tactics.”
In the trailer, Clash’s shield unfolds in stages to amply cover her entire body, at which point it shoots forks of electricity, seemingly in a forward arc. Clash herself doesn’t seem to wear much armour, so the shield’s size and shocking abilities might be offset by limited protection elsewhere. Clash is also stationary throughout the trailer, so it’s possible she’ll be immobile when deploying the shield. If doing so takes much time, she’ll need a fair bit of foresight to use effectively. There’s a chance her shield may also be destructible, since it appears to be made of plexiglass.
The reveal trailer was originally posted by Siege’s Dutch Facebook page before being taken down. At time of writing it has yet to be reuploaded from any official source, but inevitably it made its way to Reddit, and here’s a quick repost and dissection by YouTuber NukemDukem:
The German Siege account also tweeted an intimidating gif of the tasers mid-pulse:
“Das Ziel stürmen? Das bezweifle ich…” pic.twitter.com/eF8xEHJ0qI
— RainbowSixSiegeDE (@RainbowSixDE) August 12, 2018
Clash’s attacking counterpart is described as “an American attacker, a specialist with a remarkably sharp mind when it comes to tactical operations. He has seen the worst in Kabul. Despite it all, he fell in love with the city. Legendary for his surgical precision, he remains an enigma within Rainbow Six.” He carries a blowtorch, as can be seen in the tease last week.
The Operation: Grim Sky release date will most likely fall on or around September 4 – hit that link for our reasoning, and for everything else we know so far about the coming season. From the look of these two ops, it may be one of Siege’s biggest shake-ups for a while.
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