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Rainbow Six Siege Crystal Guard Release Date Announced

Osa is the newest attacker coming to Rainbow Six Siege in Operation Crystal Guard
Osa is the newest attacker coming to Rainbow Six Siege in Operation Crystal Guard / Photo courtesy of Ubisoft

Ubisoft unveiled Rainbow Six Siege’s newest season, Operation Crystal Guard, a little differently this time around. Instead of waiting until the final day of the Mexico Major, Crystal Guard was unveiled at the beginning of the first day.

This season will bring lots of changes to Siege including: a new operator, changes to three different maps, balancing changes, quality of life changes, new cosmetic content, and more.

Rainbow Six Siege Crystal Guard Release Date

Operation Crystal Guard launches Sept. 7.

The Test Server for Operation Crystal Guard will go live Aug. 17, and, as always will be restricted to PC only. Players who own the console version of the game can contact Ubisoft and get access to the PC Test Server.

On average, new operations (Siege's term for seasons) typically stay on the test server for around three weeks. This is to weed out any bugs or see if any new balancing changes need to be made. After their average three-week run, the new operation goes to the live build of the game. Ubisoft may elect to extend their Test Server run by one week seeing as they're launching the test server at the start of a major as opposed to at the end of one, which they've regularly done in the past.

Stay tuned for more information on Rainbow Six Siege's latest operation, Operation Crystal Guard. This article will be updated once Ubisoft announces an official release date.