Rainbow Six Siege’s new Defender has gadgets that can heal and revive

Sheriff Sayed
May 24, 2021 11:19 GMT

Rainbow Six Siege has introduced a new type of healer to Meta.

Over the weekend, Ubisoft officially announced Thunderbird. Rainbow Six Siege Thunderbird is an advocate of Nakoda (the indigenous people of North America) and is a key component of a new operation called the North Star.

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Thunderbird’s main gadget is the Kona Healing Station. The Kona Healing Station heals enemies as well as allies as long as they are close to the device. Healing is similar to a Doc pistol. In other words, it can act as an overshield that dissipates over time. The Kona Healing Station needs to be recharged on a shot-by-shot basis and can be picked up and rearranged by Thunderbird.

More interestingly, Kona Station can actually revive the DBNO player. Players who are down must manually trigger this process by crawling near the station.

Thunderbird himself is a fast, low-armored operator who can choose the Spear .308 assault rifle or SPAS-15 shotgun as his primary weapon and the Bearing 9 or Q-929 as his secondary weapon.

Like all new siege operations, North Star will introduce a new map rework. This time is favela. The reimagined map should be easier for players to remember, thanks to navigation and layout updates.

All of this will arrive tomorrow on Siege’s test server, along with some other gameplay updates. They include a new armor system that transforms armor into traditional HP. Players can also test another major change that accompanies the North Star. This is a feature that allows dead players to use the gadget. This means that the attacker can continue to use the drone, but some defenders can still control the gadget after death.

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