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Rainbow Six Siege Unveils New Season: Crystal Guard
Posted by Christer de Guia August 17, 2021

Ubisoft has just revealed Crystal Guard, the third season of Rainbow Six Siege Year 6! The new season includes Croatian Operator Osa, minor reworks of Coastline, Bank, and Clubhouse, and quality of life updates.

Meet NIGHTHAVEN’s Osa

Osa is an attacking operator from Croatia.

In Crystal Guard, players will discover a brand-new attacker, Osa, equipped with Talon-8 Clear Shield: a transparent bulletproof shield that she can deploy on the ground, in doorframes, or in window frames. She can navigate with the shield in her hands if needed, albeit with certain restrictions (weapon stored, no sprint, no prone). Osa is a medium speed, medium armor Operator, equipped with 556 Xl (Thermite) or PDW9 (Jackal) as a primary weapon and the PMM (Spetsnaz) as a secondary weapon.

Reworks, rebalancing, updates galore

In addition, the Bank, Coastline, and Clubhouse maps have been rebuilt from the ground up to enhance balancing, environmental destruction, sound propagation, and lighting. Crystal Guard introduces numerous balancing adjustments to these maps including a 1F Reception bomb site replacing the 1F Service Entrance site on Coastline, new locations, and more entryways – for example, a new alleyway in Bank and a new path in Clubhouse have been edited. Say goodbye to those frustrating spawn peeks and runouts.

In terms of environmental destruction, the Bank and Coastline maps feature new destroyable walls: on Bank, the Railing on 2F Skyline, and on Coastline, the exterior wall in 2F VIP lounge.

Additional updates coming with Crystal Guard include:

-Elite customization: players are now able to equip any headgear with an Elite Uniform if they own both and belong to the same Operator

-Operator balancing (Twitch, IQ, Fuze, Mute)

-Flash Detection System

-Gadget damage adjustments

-Armor rework

-RIM lighting that highlights opponents to avoid unfair camouflage

A New Resident is in Town

Leon Kennedy makes his appearance in Rainbow Six Siege as an Elite skin

Finally, Rainbow Six Siege is welcoming its second Elite skin from Capcom®’s survival horror franchise Resident Evil: Lion “Leon S. Kennedy” Elite. This Elite skin will be available on August 17.

Hammer Down on This Collector’s Case

Rainbow Six Siege will release a new Collector case in Fall 2021. Exclusive to the Ubisoft Official Shops, this case includes exclusive goodies such as a replica of Sledge’s hammer, the Sparkle Tachanka chibi, and digital content for Rainbow Six Siege.

Although there is no announced Ubisoft Official Shop in the Philippines yet, you can check out the official stores in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia.


The Test Server for Crystal Guard will go live on August 17, with Osa coming on August 18. The Test Server is an alternative version of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege that allows players to test upcoming gameplay features that will make their way into the main game. Since this is a testing environment, a consistent gameplay experience is not guaranteed on the Test Server. Players are invited to submit the issues they encounter on the Test Server on the R6 Fix platform here.

How excited are you for the next season? Registration for the Rainbow Six Operation League MY/SG/PH/ID Season 6 is still ongoing!

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