After days of speculation, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege players got their first true look at the operators from the Operation Burnt Horizon expansion doing what they do.
The new Attacker is Gridlock, who falls on the heavier end of operators, with level 3 armor and level 1 speed. Gridlock’s gadget is her Trax Stingers, which–similar to what we predicted—deploys a cluster of road spikes that damage (10 per tick) and slow enemies walking over them, while also making some noise when walked on or destroyed. The spike pads deploy outward from the Trax when thrown, but Defenders can prevent this by destroying the Trax mid-deploy. Should it deploy successfully, however, it creates a fair amount of risk to both flanking and entrenched Defenders that area, making Gridlock an ideal zoning Attacker.
Playing opposite to Gridlock is the new 2 armor, 2 speed Defender named Mozzie. Mozzie’s Pest dart allows him to hack enemy camera drones and use them as his own. Drones can be hacked by either hitting them with the Pest directly, or by letting them roam into a zone where the Pest has been placed. The Pest can control multiple of any drone, even the powerful Twitch drones, and while Attackers can never get them back, they can be scouted out by IQ, or have their feed intercepted by a Dokkaebi hack.
As for weaponry, Gridlock packs the F90 assault rifle and the M249 SAW LMG as her primary options, while Mozzie can bring in the P10 Roni automatic pistol or Commando 9 assault rifle. Both operators wield the Super Shorty shotgun as their secondary.
The new Operator gadgets, along with the new Outback multiplayer map, can be checked out in the trailer below.
Rainbow Six Siege‘s Operation Burnt Horizon content is now live on the game’s test server, with a full-game launch expected in a couple weeks. Players with the Year 4 pass will get one-week early access to the operators, but everyone can play the map on the same day.
Source: Ubisoft- Rainbow Six Siege