According to the DLC road map put out by UbiSoft, the 3rd release was supposed to come out in July, but didn't make it out until mid August. Their release schedule has been a month behind and corresponds with some ESL event using Rainbow Six: Siege. A July release would have put “Skull Rain” in a good position right before the Rio Olympics. During the selection process for the 2016 Olympics there was great concern over whether or not Rio could host a safe Olympics. This coming after a successful hosting of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. After years of unrestrained violence in the favelas of Rio the government decided it was time to crack down. 2014 through 2016 saw an uptick of policing using a special group called BOPE.
What is BOPE?BOPE is Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais which is a special operations police unit. BOPE has come under scrutiny in the past for being heavy handed and corrupt. There have been allegations of evidence planted on dead bodies to make them look like drug dealers. But with the coming global events of 2014 and then later 2016, Rio had to crackdown on crime. To crackdown on crime they had to up policing and clear out the favelas. To up policing they had to pump money into the police and BOPE. BOPE was tasked with clearing out the favelas and they paid a high price in lives accomplishing that task ahead of these major global events.
Death is a very possible outcome in law enforcement and more so in an elite direct action unit like BOPE. In relation skulls are a very important part of the BOPE lore and tradition. We will talk about skulls a little later though. First, lets introduce you to the characters.
Who are the characters?UbiSoft named the two characters Caveira(female) and Capitao(male). UbiSoft has a trend of offering one male and one female character in each DLC so this was expected and will most likely continue in the Japan update scheduled for October but will most likely release in mid November because all updates have been a month behind. So let's meet the characters.
Who are Caveira and Capitao?
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You can see she has that rugged attitude. But she is older and not quite what they would want in a character that would be played by younger players. I think they crossbred her with the character from “Fast Five” Elena Neves.
Elena Neves is, of course, the Spanish actress Elsa Pataky. Elena provided the appeal the game needed. She is...wow! And this picture of her modeling on the beach. Check out the pics below.
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