A thermal sight scope, or at least a target illuminator, was teased through the Rainbow Six Siege Twitter today. The scope could potentially be limited to Glaz, as he was the character featured in the tease. Have a look below at what the scope does to enemy players.
Target acquired.— Rainbow Six Siege (@Rainbow6Game) March 10, 2017
I could get used to this... pic.twitter.com/kGmSdpDqkp
The new scope highlights your targets in a bright yellow, which isn't really how a thermal scope acts, but it's frankly the best way to describe it. You'll be able to see your enemies true and clear with this addition. Any dark corner campers or spawn-killers can be much more easily noted.
Unfortunately, the Rainbow Six Siege developers didn't share any further information other than the tweet and didn't make any mention of a release date.
Here are their replies to the community's questions.
@ThePlasticGay Is it?— Rainbow Six Siege (@Rainbow6Game) March 10, 2017
@Rainbow6Game plz tell me this isn't a joke and you actually putting this in the game— Lorenzo (@bowkiller75) March 10, 2017
Siege is due for an update near the end of March or early April with Velvet Shell's Mid-Season Reinforcements. Each mid-season update brings in quite a few bug fixes and gameplay improvements, but has also been known to include big changes to characters.
Last Mid-Season Reinforcement update brought a wall of shields to Tachanka's deployable LMG. This might mean Glaz will be the next character to be changed in a mid-season update. However, there's been more clamor in the Siege community for Blitz to be buffed instead.