Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher Is Rainbow Six Siege's Next Operator

Sam Fisher is coming to Rainbow Six Siege. The star of the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series will join as a playable operator in a fellow Tom Clancy series as part of its forthcoming Operation Shadow Legacy update.

Details on how he’ll function in Siege–each operator has their own distinct gadgets that make them unique–have yet to be revealed. The teaser trailer below may feature some hints as to what to expect; we see night vision kick in at one point, although Fisher himself is not wearing his signature goggles. However, an accompanying piece of key art does show those trademark green dots on his forehead, with light pouring in through three holes in the floor. That’s likely to tie in to whatever he brings to the table in the game. Toward the end of the teaser trailer, we see that his operator name may be “Zero” in Siege.


A full reveal for Shadow Legacy is planned for this Sunday, August 16, during Siege’s North American Mini Major Finals. Those will be streamed on the Rainbow Six Twitch account. If Ubisoft sticks with its usual rollout, Fisher will be one of two new operators introduced in this update.

While certainly exciting, the addition of Fisher may come as somewhat bittersweet for Splinter Cell fans. The series has been dormant for years now, with the last core game being 2013’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Fisher has popped up since then, most notably in mobile game Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad and as part of an update in yet another Tom Clancy game, Ghost Recon Breakpoint (following his appearance in Ghost Recon Wildlands). Ubisoft has suggested that the Splinter Cell series is not dead, but it has not announced any firm plans for a new entry.

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