Ubisoft today announced its sixth Rainbow Six: Siege expansion, Operation Blood Orchid will be delayed until September 5. Siege's latest update was scheduled for an August 29 release.
However, Ubisoft will instead release Operation Blood Orchid onto the Technical Test Server on August 29 with the official release one week later. To soften the pain, Ubisoft announced that Rainbow Six: Siege will be free to play this weekend for all platforms (PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) and on sale at a discounted price.
With the Ubisoft's previous announcement to focus on performance, stability and improving the base game in May, this led to Ubisoft's previous update, Operation Health. Despite the feedback regarding lack of new operators, gadgets and maps, Operation Health was deemed a success.
Now with the wait nearly over, Operation Blood Orchid introduces a new map; Theme Park. Along with three new operators and their gadgets. Ubisoft plan to completely reveal Operation Blood Orchid during the Rainbow Six Pro League Season 2 Finals this weekend live at Gamescom, August 25-26 with 8 teams competing for the $237,500 prize pool.