Meet Melusi, the first South African operator in Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege’s next big update, which is the second season of year 5 is called Operation Steel Wave. This update adds two new operators, Ace and Melusi, with the latter being from South Africa.

Get ready for an entirely reworked House map as well as some gameplay changes. For instance, the MMR system is changing to a unified system, meaning no region switching to try fiddle your MMR. The Champions rank is also becoming more prestigious as the leaderboard is now worldwide, meaning a spot there shows some serious skills and dedication to the game. Players need 5000 MMR as well as 100 matches to qualify for ranking.

There are also some changes to Amaru, making her hook work better and providing options to the player so that they aren’t killed as soon as someone hears the hook noise. The hook will breach hatches automatically, it breaks windows and players will have control before grappling through a window. Better timings and animations should make her movement feel more natural and hopefully this will let her see more play in future.

This is Ace. He is a rescue worker slash influencer. Yeah.

But mostly, I want to look at Melusi. Thandiwe Ndlovu was born in Louwsburg near Ithala Game Reserve and she became a nature lover and went on to become part of the Inkaba Task Force Anti-Poaching Unit. That is, after a stint in the SANDF and the 1st Parachute Battalion.

Melusi is a 3 speed 1 armour defender, armed with the Banshee, a device that uses noise to slow down attackers, letting off a telltale noise when activated. The gadget is immune to gunfire, so enemies need to use gadgets or wade in to hit it, which might attract the fleet-footed roamer.

She sounds great for those who are playing defence that still enjoy flanking opponents, or reacting to trouble quickly. She uses a submachine gun and a shotgun to deal with anyone who gets near her turf.

If it has the letters RPG in it, I am there. Still battling with balancing trying to play every single game that grabs my interest, getting 100% in a JRPG, and devoting time to my second home in Azeroth.

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