And you thought that home invasions were problematic.

Ubisoft’s popular tactical shooter benefitting from having Tom Clancy’s name attached to it is doing much better than most people would have expected at launch. The constant stream of updates, new operators (playable classes/characters), and even popping up every so often keep old players engaged and new ones drawn into the fray. And now a new update is coming, seemingly more in line with XCOM, Prey, or Left 4 Dead than anything Tom Clancy-related.

Short story: alien parasites have infected some hapless humans, transforming them into weird monsters. Now a bunch of operatives needs to go in and clean up this mess before it spreads.

We even got a rundown of enemy types in this event:


Grunts are common hostiles that become highly resistant when the parasite detects an enemy presence. To protect its host, the parasite armors its body and becomes more resistant to bullet wounds. Caution and stealth is recommended.


Breachers are proximity bombs that crater anything in their path. They make for a very agile opponent, but they launch themselves into the fray and blow holes in indestructible walls. Make sure you are nowhere close to them.


Rooters are a rarer type of hostile. They send out coral spikes from the ground to injure and immobilize their targets. Rooters are always on the move and will keep you on edge. Beware when dealing them the final blow; they become extremely lethal when on the brink of death.


Smashers are not discreet. The parasite reinforces its body under a massively thick hide, making it practically impervious to bullet wounds. They will also tear down walls without suffering any injuries.


Apex is at the top of the hostile food chain. It sends waves of hostiles your way rather than attack you head-on. They can hurl blinding projectiles, which can only be countered by Finka and Doc. This opponent is a real test on your team’s communication skills.

It looks pretty interesting, overall, somewhat reminiscent of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, and maybe will be more popular than Predator hunting in Wildlands. Time will tell. The update will come to Rainbow Six: Siege on March 6th and last a month.