The successful shooter game Rainbow Six Siege is getting its first DLC of the year, named Operation Velvet Shell. There will be a live demo for fans to watch at the upcoming Six Invitational Event taking place in early February.

In an announcement made via Ubiblog, the developers tell us that Operation Velvet Shell, the new map, and details about the operators will be revealed during teaser panels for the DLC. This will form a much anticipated part of the Six Invitational Event which is an Xbox One and PC tournament for Siege’s best players from around the world, who will be competing for a $200,000 prize fund.

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Q&A sessions, as well as panels discussing all things Siege, will also be taking place during Six Invitational. The future of the game and what the developers will be hoping to achieve via prospective updates will make up a key topic of conversation at the event. Taking place in Montreal, the event starts 10am EST on Friday, February 3rd, and runs until the Grand Final on Sunday the 5th.

For fans of the game who can’t make it to Montreal in person, there is still the opportunity to see the first Year 2 DLC for yourself. The whole competition event, as well as the reveal of Operation Velvet Shell will live stream via Twitch, YouTube and Facebook. This will give us the chance to get a feel for the new map and operation before its release later in the year. Ubisoft has promised fans that this is to be another full year of new content, and the announcement of Operation Velvet Shell is proof that the developers still have plenty in store for the tactical shooter.

For more news surrounding the latest DLC for Rainbow Six Siege and any future announcements be sure to check in to Gamespresso.

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