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Outbreak, a four-week co-op event

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Outbreak is a free coop event taking place within Operation Chimera. Over a duration of four weeks, all Rainbow Six Siege owners will be able to team-up with two of their friends to take on a mysterious threat. The Outbreak event will be deployed first on TTS on February 20th. It will then be playable from March 6th to April 3rd, for all of our players.

Outbreak takes the renowned Rainbow Six Siege gameplay and drops it in a new and fresh setting with an innovative twist. The parasite is unlike any threat the Rainbow Six team has ever faced before. From exploding monstrosities to hulking horrors, these armored monsters will bring the fight close and push the destruction engine to new heights – they won’t hesitate to tear through walls to get to you.

Five archetypes of infected will challenge players in Outbreak, each with their own distinct abilities. Players must react quickly to fortify their positions and control their environments while under pressure. Play smartly and tactically to find new ways of using your arsenal, against a foe that doesn’t take cover and engages instantly in close combat.

Full article: https://rainbow6.ubisoft.com/siege/en-us/news/152-318321-16/details-of-outbreak-event-revealed

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OUTBREAK: INFECTED HOSTILE BRIEF

09/02/2018 12:00 PM

Outbreak Infected Briefing

INFECTED DETAILS

A parasite caused a surge of violence and chaos in the small town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Today, we are revealing the details of the five lethal profiles of infected resulting from this Outbreak.

As a strike-team of three Rainbow Operators, you will venture deep into the quarantine zone to identify the source of Outbreak. The parasite has altered the bodies of the infected with abilities that outmatch humans’ defense mechanisms. To succeed, you will have to eliminate the five following lethal profiles:

Grunts

Grunts are common hostiles that become highly resistant when the parasite detects an enemy presence. To protect its host, the parasite armors its body and becomes more resistant to bullet wounds. Caution and stealth is recommended.

Breachers

Breachers are proximity bombs that crater anything in their path. They make for a very agile opponent, but they launch themselves into the fray and blow holes in indestructible walls. Make sure you are nowhere close to them.

Rooters

Rooters are a rarer type of hostile. They send out coral spikes from the ground to injure and immobilize their targets. Rooters are always on the move and will keep you on edge. Beware when dealing them the final blow; they become extremely lethal when on the brink of death.

Smashers

Smashers are not discreet. The parasite reinforces its body under a massively thick hide, making it practically impervious to bullet wounds. They will also tear down walls without suffering any injuries.

Apex

Apex is at the top of the hostile food chain. It sends waves of hostiles your way rather than attack you head-on. They can hurl blinding projectiles, which can only be countered by Finka and Doc. This opponent is a real test on your team’s communication skills.

Lastly, keep in mind that the hostile will combine their abilities to eliminate you. Team Rainbow has now arrived at the Quarantine Zone. Suit up and get your gear ready: Outbreak is about to start.

Source: https://rainbow6.ubisoft.com/siege/en-gb/news/detail.aspx?c=tcm:154-318881-16&ct=tcm:154-76770-32
 

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