Rainbow Six Siege has revealed the name and location of its Year 4 Season 1 update, and in the process it’s seemingly confirmed every rumor we heard about its next Operators.
Operation Burnt Horizon is heading to the land down under for its next map. After a high-stakes chase, attackers and defenders will find themselves battling over a service station in the middle of the Australian outback. The map will include a gift shop, a fast food counter, and “twists, turns, and Australiana.”
Where it gets really interesting is Ubisoft’s descriptions of its upcoming Operators. Previous leaks indicated that the defender, Mozzie, will come equipped with a gadget that can take control of the attackers’ drones, and the attacker, Gridlock, can lay down a trap that will alert his team to roaming defenders live Caveira and Vigil.
Well, here’s Ubisoft’s description of the Operators, who come from Australia’s Special Air Service Regiment, in full (emphasis ours):
One’s a stoic Attacker who’s just there to get the job done, and the other is a quick-witted Defender who’s in it for the guts and glory. Two old mates from way back, they’ve signed up with Rainbow to bring a little Aussie know-how to the other side of the world. This includes a new device that’ll keep roaming Defenders on their toes, and one that’ll leave Attackers at a bit of a loss.
Obviously, Ubisoft hasn’t revealed the Operators’ names, but every other detail seems to line up perfectly with the previous leak. Operation Burnt Horizon will get its full reveal on Rainbow Six Siege‘s official Twitch channel on February 17th during the Six Invitational in Montréal, which is when we’ll get our first look at the map and the new Operators in action.
Siege recently balanced some of its existing Operators with its Y3S4.2 update, including nerfs to Caveira and buffs to Clash.