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Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher to Join Rainbow Six Siege as an Operator Named Specialist Zero

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Aug 25, 2020
Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher will be the next operator to join Rainbow Six Siege, and he will arrive with the Operation Shadow Legacy update as Specialist Zero. While his possible addition was leaked a few months ago, Sam Fisher was officially revealed in a teaser trailer, and even though he wasn't wearing his iconic night vision goggles, those three dots did appear on his gun with the classic sound. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/11/rainbow-six-siege-splinter-cells-sam-fisher-reveal-trailer-operation-shadow-legacy"] Additionally, night vision activates part-way through the trailer, all while Fisher says, "You should know better than to write me off. Consider this a teaching moment." Ubisoft also released a key art of Sam Fisher, which you can see below, and it looks like those three dots may also be part of a device that can burrow through walls to provide a glimpse of what is on the other side. Sam FisherBR We have yet to see Specialist Zero in action, but the end of the trailer promises his full reveal will take place on Sunday, August 16, at 11am PT/2pm ET/7pm BST. On Fisher's official page on Rainbow Six Siege's website, Lera "Fink" Melnikova pens a letter, giving background for Zero's arrival;
"He seems to have kept in good shape despite being off active duty, though he also seemed a little more frazzled than usual when he arrived. I wonder what has Zero using Rainbow as his home base, he wouldn’t be here without his own motivations and we should take advantage of his experience. His military expertise will be a good balance to your psychological insight. As he’s coming in as the first member of the Rainbow Operational Staff (ROS), I’m curious and cautious of the changes he’ll bring to our organization. I’m sure his instruction will be a necessary, and painful, experience. I imagine there’s something he’s not telling me regarding his sudden appearance, but that’s not surprising. Zero operates on a need to know basis, I’m sure he’ll tell me when he thinks I need to know."
While we haven't gotten a proper Splinter Cell game since 2013's Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Fisher has appeared in other games like Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Clearly, Ubisoft hasn't forget about Fisher, as it was recently revealed that a Splinter Cell Netflix animated series is in the works with Derek Kolstad, one of the creators of John Wick. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=every-ign-tom-clancy-game-review&captions=true"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected]. Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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