We can’t wait for Deimos!

During the Six Invitational 2024, Ubisoft revealed information about Operation Deadly Omen. Operation Deadly Omen will release along with Rainbow Six Year 9 Season 1, which brings about significant gameplay and other changes. Here’s all we know about Year 9 Season 1 including the release date and time. 

When does Rainbow Six Siege Year 9 Season 1 release?

Operation Deadly Omen / Rainbow Six Year 9 S1 release

Rainbow Six Siege Year 9 Season 1 will release on March 11, 2024. This patch will usher in a brand new Year and will bring significant changes. The changes are not only limited to new features, a new operator but also significant changes to existing operators. 

What’s new in R6 Year 9 Season 1?

The new season adds a revamped shield mechanic that allows defensive operators to take risks and play slightly more aggressively. Ofcourse, the balance is that they are putting themselves and in turn, the team at risk. But these changes should help improve the pick rates for certain operators in the game at the highest level.

Changes to attachment and ADS upgrades also mean that grips, Under Barrels and Sights have received changes. Specifically, there has been an increase in magnification, which is useful at the lowest magnification levels. 

We also have new PLayer Protections which will ensure that Ranked matches are no longer frustrating for experienced players. Ranked restrictions now feature two groups - returning and New players. Returning and New players will have restrictions on access to Ranked until certain requirements are met. These requirements include winning five matches in either Quick Match or Standard. There are also more restrictions which you can read here

The new Rainbow Six Year 9 Season 1 also adds a brand new operator - Deimos. Deimos brings a unique Ultimate ability that works like a small helicopter drone. This drone will mark the opponent but only for Deimos. So playing Deimos requires you to have excellent communication skills with your teammates. 

Here are Deimos’ loadout:

Primary Weapon:

  • AK74M
  • M590 A1

Secondary Weapon:

  • .44 Vendetta

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