Rainbow Six Siege adds a Pick & Ban system with Season 2

As part of the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege Para Bellum expansion, Ubisoft has announced it will introduce a Pick & Ban system to the game. 

Operation Para Bellum will also introduce two new Italian Operators and a new map. The Operators are both defence specialists and will be right at home on the new map; Villa.

Rainbow Six Siege Para Bellum is Year Three, Season 2’s major update and is “designed to offer a competitive showdown.”

Rainbow Six Siege Para Bellum

The Pick & Ban system is designed to create a competitive atmosphere amongst teams. Teams will need to think strategically and work to counter the opposition’s picks in the ban phase.

This will allow players to develop strategies based on another team or individual player’s weaknesses and really work to exploit those in their quest for a win.

Details on the new Operators are scant right now, though Ubisoft has promised a full reveal of Para Bellum during the Pro League Finals on May 19 through 20. A trailer for the new Villa map was released over the weekend, giving players a glimpse at their new playground.

As described by Ubisoft, Villa is “Beautiful, deadly and designed to offer a competitive showdown. The Villa is the new Rainbow Six Siege map coming with Operation Para Bellum”

The land belongs to the Vinciguerra, a dangerous crime family known for their smuggling activities. The house is their retreat, where they lead a lavish lifestyle and collect rare art pieces.


Now we catch the villa in a snapshot of time: Vinciguerras are burning documents and transporting their holdings before the big raid. But they’ve got wind of Operation Para Bellum and fled, leaving everything in disarray with vital information ready for the taking.

You can watch a flythrough of the map below and we’ve collected some screenshots for you as well. Keep your eyes open for the Assassin’s Creed Easter egg.

Rainbow Six Siege Para Bellum is launching on May 19. Stay tuned for more details during the Pro League Finals.

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