Rainbow Six Siege Operation Neon Dawn Countdown: Aruni Operator Reveal Time, Gadget, Map Rework, Balancing And More
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Rainbow Six Siege Operation Neon Dawn Countdown: Aruni Operator Reveal Time, Gadget, Map Rework, Balancing And More

Lloyd Coombes
7 November 2020

It's a new dawn, it's a new day...

Rainbow Six Siege has quietly become one of this console generation's finest shooters, with Ubisoft building from a barebones launch to an ever-evolving tactical shooter which accommodates plenty of playstyles.

Operation Neon Dawn is set to close out the game's fifth year of content, and it'll offer a new Operator known as Aruni, as well as plenty more.

Here's everything we know ahead of the big reveal.

Rainbow Six Operation Neon Dawn Reveal Details

Reveal Time

Operation Neon Dawn is going to be revealed with a Twitch stream, and it'll kick off at 4 PM GMT.

Check out Ubisoft's tweet below:

New Operator and Gadget

While Operation Shadow Legacy added Zero as an attacker, Neon Dawn will add Aruni as a new defensive Operator, hailing from Thailand.

We don't know the full extent of her loadout just yet, but we do know she offers a kind of laser grid that can be placed over entrances.

"Can you take the heat?" she asks in the reveal below, suggesting they'll do damage as players move through them.

Map Rework

Each of the Year 5 seasons has offered a map rework as Ubisoft continues to refine Siege's pool of existing content, and it looks as though Neon Dawn will be the same.

While an early Roadmap promised Skyscraper would see a rework in Operation Shadow Legacy, it was actually Chalet that saw sizeable changes, despite being scheduled for what we now know to be Operation Neon Dawn.

That suggests that the map could be getting a rework in the upcoming season, although we're yet to find out for sure.

Balance Changes

Every season makes changes to Operator abilities, weapons and more, so expect Neon Dawn to do the same.

We'll be sure to cover the full balance changes as soon as we know what they entail.

Quality of Life/Game Mechanic Changes

Something that surprised many players during Operation Shadow Legacy was the development team's commitment to making changes to existing mechanics.

For example, players now have a pool of reinforcements that can be used by an entire team, rather than a set number for each Operator, as well as changes across every scope in the game.

That earlier roadmap we mentioned makes note of more "Core Gameplay and Reworks" coming in this season, and we can't wait to see what Ubisoft has up its sleeve.

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