's now-forever IP, Rainbow Six Siege
is in its sixth year. In fact, it's at the tail end of that year, and remains one of the most popular competitive shooters in its class thanks to a heady round of updates, tweaks, content drops and major beats like Season 4's High Calibre, which is what brings us here today.
And to put a finer point on it, we enlisted resident expert on all things corridor-peeking, Joaby
, to run us through the new content.
Here's a snippet:
The new operator in High Calibre is Thorn, an Irish defender who brings with her a blade-based proximity mine and — bizarrely, to me — the first completely fictional weapon in the history of the game.
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A member of Ireland's Emergency Response Unit, there's something pleasant about hearing Thorn's voicelines in her hushed Irish brogue. There aren't enough Irish accents in popular media in my opinion. "Sendin' out a shell" she declares as she deploys her Razorbloom Shell, a deadly proximity mine she can place practically anywhere...