Year 4 of Rainbow Six: Siege is officially underway and with it, Operation Burnt Horizon.
For the first season, Rainbow Six is heading to Australia to throw down in the Outback with the Special Air Service Regiment. With these brand new operations coming to Siege, they will be turning their roles upside down of what it means to be an attacker and a defender. What kind of chaos will these two Australian Operators bring to the table? Let’s find out.
Trapping Defenders With Gridlock
Defenders usually get to enjoy setting up traps for invading attackers. With Gridlock, the tables have now turned with what’s she’s bringing to the table. She is a Three-Armor, One Speed Operator that brings the F90 Assault Rifle and the M249 LMG to the fight.
Gridlock’s special gadget will make the defender’s ability to move around rather problematic. By using her Trax Stingers, she can deploy a cluster of spikes in a radial pattern. This can be very good at limiting a defender’s mobility as the spikes will not only damage them but will also slow them down and make noise too. Now the good thing about the Stingers is that they can be easily destroyed and should you see them as they are being deployed, you can destroy them early to stop the spread.
If you find yourself up against Gridlock, you might find the act of being silent a tricky concern. Don’t make too much noise or she will likely come and gun you down.
Mozzie Be Mr. “Stealing Your Drones”
When you’re on the attack, it is usually best to use your drones to scout out an area to find where the defenders are hiding. With Mozzie in play though, that option might become a problem. As as a Two-Two Armor-Speed Operator, Mozzie brings with him the Commando 9 Assault Rifle and the P10 RONI Submachine Gun.
Mozzie’s “Anti-Drone” gadget is The Pest Launcher. With it, he can hijack an enemy’s drone and use it as his own. In a way, this would make him a fun counter to Twitch and his Shock Drone as that too can be taken over by Mozzie. The method of capture can be done in two ways. You can fire the device directly onto the drone (to which Mute can also help to jam the drone) and if you miss, you can pick it up and try again. He can also set up the pest launcher to ambush drones should they drive by it.
Should a drone fall into Mozzie’s hands, attackers will see the drone glowing blue. Should they see that, it would be in your best interest to take it out. Characters like IQ can also use his special gadget to have an easier time finding the turncoats and taking them out. Dokkaebi can also rehack into a drone that was taken over, but she will not be able to control it.
If you find yourself in a match against Mozzie, you might want to be careful with your drones (unless if you want them to fall into the wrong hands).
What the Future Holds
There is a lot of things to unpack for Year 4’s First Season, but it is the start of many things to come for Rainbow Six: Siege.
While we have a new map with Outback, it would seem this is the only new map we will see for this year. Not to say we will not see any other changes for the year as we will also see reworks of three maps. For each of the upcoming seasons, we will see the maps Kafe Dostoyevsky, Kanal and Theme Park get updates. These changes will involve changing the layout, visual elements and moving objects.
Alongside with these map reworks, we also got a small preview of our upcoming operators and where they are coming from. These operators will be from the United States, Denmark, Peru, Mexico, Kenya, and India. It will be fun to see what the upcoming operators will bring to the table and Ubisoft’s ongoing mission to bring 100 operators to the game.
And on a fun note, there is a small change being done to friendly fire. It has been an issue in the game where teammates might accidentally gun each other down by mistake (unless if you enjoy being a backstabber). Should a player kill a teammate during a match, they will do “reverse damage.” Hopefully, this will cut down team kills, but we’ll have to wait and see where that takes us.
There are plenty of things to look forward to with Rainbow Six: Siege and it will be fun to see how the game will continue to evolve through 2019.
What do you think?
What are you looking forward to see? Any Operators that need buff and nerfs? And what will the new Operators bring to the table when they arrive?
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