Rainbow Six Siege is entering year five of its service and with it comes the Six Invitational tournament, new operators, and plenty more weapon and operator skins, which is obviously what people live for (I swear to God if I hear one more person say the words “black ice”, I’m gonna lose it). This season, however, Ubisoft is spicing things up with their announcement for a new elite skin for Ash. It seems like one of the most notable (and despised) attacking operators is a fan of the original Tomb Raider series, as she sports the same iconic outfit of Lara Croft, down to the crimson shades. This, however, was met with some mixed responses from fans of the game.
On one hand, fans were ecstatic to see a nod to a game that many of them grew up with. The powder blue tank top and brown shorts that left many a young boy captivated (particularly as they tried to remove them) given a modern touch in a beloved shooter sends a wave of nostalgia that brings back memories of a gleeful childhood. Of course people are going to be happy to see this, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some criticisms.
While nobody was really displeased with the addition of Lara Croft’s original outfit, there were a few complaints about giving it to Ash, of all operators. After all, she does already have two elite skins (albeit they’re almost indistinguishable), so giving her another while there are still plenty of operators that don’t have elite skins seems like a bit of a waste. There were also a good few people making the assertion that it would fit Caviera, the stealthy nightmare of a defending operator, a lot more. Frankly, I fall into this group myself. So nothing too negative from the release, but there could have been some better choices made.