Ubisoft's Rainbow Six Seige's next operator is the hero of the Splinter Cell games- Sam Fisher
Sam Fisher will be the next Rainbow Six Siege operator. Siege's biggest crossover will bring the grizzled stealth veteran into Ubisoft's tactical FPS in Operation Shadow Legacy, a fitting name for the stealthy but dormant character.
Fans have been speculating this crossover ever since the second or third season of the game. With operation Shadow Legacy, the old hero will make a comeback.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege meets Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
Leaks in June revealed the existence of Sam Fisher in Siege, but the reveal video above confirms him as the next (and only) operator coming in Shadow Legacy.
The teaser seems to confirm what we learned in June: Sam is an attacker who will carry some kind of special gadget that fires camera bolts that and burrow through soft walls, allowing him to spot what's on the other side. The leak also suggested that these cameras can deal ranged damage.
Now, these leaks have been confirmed and it seems that Sam Fisher will play a vital part in intel gathering along with operators such as Valkyrie or Maestro. However, he will be the attacking counterpart to such operators.
Reading into Ubisoft's in-character description of Sam Fisher on the Siege website, one might get the sense that Fisher could just be the start of further such cameos coming to Siege.
"As he’s coming in as the first member of the Rainbow Operational Staff (ROS), I’m curious and cautious of the changes he’ll bring to our organization." It remains to be seen whether this "Rainbow Operational Staff" is a new subset of operators, or just a bit of flavor text.
At any rate, we will learn all about Sam Fisher and his role in team Rainbow this Sunday during the full reveal of Operation Shadow Legacy.