As promised at the beginning of Rainbow Six Siege Year 7 Emerald Plains, the first new map added to the game in three years, is finally here. And it brings some Hitman energy to the long-range tactical shooter.
Designed as an old Irish mansion with a modern twist, Emerald Plains Country Club and Private Ranch is a mid-sized map located in Northern Ireland with two floors. It is a luxury location that will serve the hardcore tactical gameplay of Rainbow Six Siege It’s okay. (But it’s also not hard to imagine someone like Agent 47 getting his way.)
Each floor of Emerald Plains has its own flavor, according to Ubisoft:
The two floors inside Emerald Plains are distinct, with a modern ground floor contrasting with the classic style of the upper floor of the mansion, to emphasize clear calls and wayfinding cues. Partially inspired by Bartlett and Border, these spacious rooms offer a huge playing field in this medium-sized map.
For those who discover Headquarters, the game divides its content schedule into years, each divided into four named seasons. Year 7, dubbed Demon Veil, began in March with a host of balance tweaks and new Operator Azami, a defender capable of deploying barrier walls via kunai-style throwing knives.
Going forward, the remaining three seasons will each arrive with a new operator and additional new maps to complete Headquarters‘s map drought — for the past three years, developers have preferred to rework old maps rather than introduce new ones. More additions coming later in Year 7, according to the Rainbow Six Siege roadmap, are crossplay/cross-progression and a permanent Arcade mode.