It looks like avid players of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will need to wait for another week before they can get their hands on the next expansion called 'Operation Blood Orchid'. Instead of getting it on August 29, the release date has now been moved to September 5.

Ubisoft explains the delay

During the Gamescom 2017 big reveal, Ubisoft unveiled a host of exciting details on season 3 of "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege," but it also brought a piece of bad news. The game publisher announced that the release date of 'Operation Blood Orchid' will be pushed back in early September.

It further explained the reason behind their decision to delay the release of the new content on the current-gen platforms and on the PC. According to the game publisher, the development team needs the extra time to catch major bugs in the new operators.

Apparently, the new content will only be tested on the PC test servers on August 29.

The PC players can join the Technical Test Server run of Operation Blood Orchid on Tuesday next week. In the process, they will be able to try out the three new Operators as well as the new Hong Kong map.

Season 3 adds new operators, HK map

As promised, Ubisoft revealed the first glimpse at the three operators and the new map coming in Operation Blood Orchid expansion.

Season pass holders will get the new downloadable items on September 5 while the others will be able to buy these items a week after the release.

The new season will introduce two group defenders: Lesion from the Hong Kong Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) and Ela of the Polish GROM unit. Ying, meanwhile, is the group’s attacker.

Ubisoft posted a teaser video that introduces Liu Tze Long, codenamed Lesion, on the game’s official Twitter account. Check out the character reveal below.

Lesion deploys throwable Gu mines on the floor that have poison needles for sticking an attacker who steps on them.

It then impairs the vision, and it also brings damage to the attacker over a period of time.

On the other hand, the other defender of the group, Ela, has Grzmot mines that stick on walls, ceilings, and also on floors. They explode once an attacker draws close and consequently they damage the hearing and vision. The Polish operator also has an SMG and a pistol equipped with a dot sight.

Ying, meanwhile, has Candela devices such as special glasses that protect herself from her own flashes and grenade-like devices.

“Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege” is now on its Year 2, with Season 3 officially kicking off on September 5. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, the tactical shooter video game was released on Xbox One, PS4, and PC platforms on December 1, 2015.