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When does Rainbow Six Siege Year 8 Season 4: Deep Freeze Launch?

The new Operation has a new map, new operator and much more. Here’s the new launch date (tentative)

The final season for Rainbow Six Siege Year 8 Season 4 is finally here. With a new map, new operator, and multiple operator and weapon balance changes, this season promises to add something new to the game. Operation Deep Freeze takes us to Portugal with both the new operator as well as a map hailing from the European country. Rainbow Six Siege Year 8 Season 4 was initially slated for a November 28 release, but has since been delayed. Ubisoft has since revealed the new release date for Operation Deep Freeze.

Rainbow Six Siege Year 8 Season 4 release date

R6 Year 8 Season 4 Launch

There is now a release date for Operation Deep Freeze. The new season will launch on December 6, 2023.

Rainbow Six Siege Y8S4 Deep Freeze was originally scheduled to release on November 28 but has now been delayed.

While Operation Deep Freeze's launch was delayed, there were instances where players could play the new season on Xbox. Ubisoft has acknowledged this issue and has since fixed it.

There is a lot to unpack in the new Operation including a new map - Lair and a new Operator - Tubarão. 

The new operator is a defender who has a Zoto canister gadget. The gadget supercools anything its impact radius making it a useful tool in the defense. It can cool attacker rushes, slowing their pace and giving the defenders more time to react. It can also freeze attacker gadgets, rendering some of them ineffective.

<em>Rainbow Six Siege Year 8 Season 4 will see the introduction of a brand new map based in Portugal. The new map is called Lair.</em>
Rainbow Six Siege Year 8 Season 4 will see the introduction of a brand new map based in Portugal. The new map is called Lair.

There's also a new map - Lair that has three levels of gameplay. With strategic exits (and also entrances) this map has a different theme per level. It will go live on all playlists when Y8S4 Deep Freeze goes live.