Here's How Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher Plays in Rainbow Six Siege

Here's How Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher Plays in Rainbow Six Siege

We see how Rainbow Six Siege's newest operator fits into the squad.

We're still waiting for Sam Fisher to make a real return in a proper Splinter Cell. In the meantime, Ubisoft is content to put the super spy into every game but his own. In a new deep dive video released today, Ubisoft explained not only how Sam Fisher will play, but the other changes coming with the Shadow Legacy update.

First up is Fisher himself, presented as an older, wiser operative called Zero. In addition to an assault rifle, Zero gets a suppressed pistol, in keeping with the stealthy nature of Fisher. Zero's gadget is the Argus launcher, a gun that shoots a camera probe into destructible or reinforced surfaces. Once the probe is in place, you can look at either side of the wall, allowing you to gain intel and plan breaches. It can also fire a small laser, which can destroy enemy gadgets or slightly damage enemies.

To counter the Argus launcher, defenders can use electrified walls, which destroy the probe immediately. Mute's jammer will keep the probe from transmitting and Wamai and Jager's gadgets will prevent the projectile from reaching its target at all. Alternatively, you can just shoot it once you find it.

The Shadow Legacy update also offers a host of new features for Rainbow Six Siege. There's Ping 2.0, which assigns every player on your team with a number, so you'll know exactly who is pinging. There are also new contextual pings, allowing you to mark gadgets and the diffuser without talking over voice chat. You can also ping from drones and cameras, making Zero's Argus launcher even more important.

Ubisoft also reworked the Chalet map, added new scopes and magnification levels, a reinforcement pool, and a tweak of the EMP grenade. The latter will see the grenade only disabling gadgets for a limited time, rather than destroying them. All in all, it sounds like Shadow Legacy is the next phase in Rainbow Six Siege as a whole. There's no firm release date for the update, but it will be free for all players, while Zero comes at launch for Year 5 Pass holders.

Rainbow Six Siege continues to go from strength to strength while the unfortunately-named Rainbow Six Quarantine sits on the shelf. Quarantine is a three-player co-op shooter that was first shown at E3 2019. It was intended to be a story-based PvE experience, as opposed to Siege's multiplayer PvP focus. Quarantine was supposed to come out in 2020, but what delayed given the pandemic, Ubisoft has understandably not rescheduled a release.

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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