Operation Para Bellum First Impressions

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Yesterday, Rainbow 6 Siege had its major update Operation Para Bellum worldwide release. Along with two new operators and a new map, the game also had some technical fixes/changes as well.

The two new operators added into the game are attackers Alibi and Maestro. Both of these operators are Italian G.I.S and each has a very unique set of skills that they bring to the table.

New operator, Alibi, is a cunning adversary with a gift for infiltrating dense networks of organized crime. Alibi is notable for her Prisma which projects holograms identical to Alibi in an idle position. If you shoot or touch the holograms, you’ll be marked and pinged for the next few seconds. If Prisma is deployed outside, a false “Defender Outside” warning is triggered for Attackers. To add an element of surprise, Prisma conceals the identity of any defender who ventures outside. Any bullet, melee, or explosive damages Prisma, and will shoot through the hologram. Be careful not to stand too close.


New Operator Maestro is another member of the Italian Gruppo di Intervento Speciale (G.I.S.) earning his iconic facial scar from a roadside IED during his participation in joint operations with Team Rainbow in Iraq. Maestro uses a remote-controlled turret firing high-energy laser beams. Once affixed to the floor or wall, Maestro can remotely-surveil and provide overwatch in a location through the swivel-mounted camera. When the camera device breaks open to fire a laser beam the core is exposed to damage. Otherwise, the turret is unaffected by bullets and melee. Lastly, Evil Eye can see through smoke.

The new map added to the playlist is called Villa.

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A luxurious Tuscan villa. No riches were spared to offer our most tactical map to date. The house provides diverse options with its wide staircases, narrow tunnels, and secret hatches. The illusion of cover haunts whoever sets foot in the villa.

Some other technical changes that took place along with the update are UI enhancement, operator buffs and nerfs, map buffs, and many more which you can see here.

As for someone who plays Rainbow Six on a day-to-day basis, I would have to say that the new operators are very well balanced and don’t see any outstanding factor which would make them overpowered in any way. Once you get used to the new map and getting teamkilled because you picked the new operator, this content update gets a 10/10 from me.