Ubisoft has announced their plans for the Rainbow Six Siege Year 4 roadmap, including news on new maps and operators.
Operation Burnt Horizon will be the next major R6 update, bringing the action to Australia.
This will be followed by operators from the United States and Denmark, which will be paired with a new map rework for Kafe.
This will be followed by two more map reworks in the final seasons, as well as new characters from Peru, Mexico, Kenya and India.
The new operators included in the Burnt Horizon are Gridlock, an Attacker who can deploy damaging clusters of spikes on the floor, and Mozzie, a Defender who can hack the attacking teams’ drones and use them for his own intel-gathering.
The new map is called Outback and is described as a roadhouse in the middle of the sunburnt country.
The new map is comprised of three main buildings joined together in an L-shape, and each one has colour-coded accents to help you get oriented.
Here’s more from Ubisoft, who confirmed: “There’s a stuffed shark, a rodeo bull, and a host of other landmarks to help with callouts, as well as plenty of breakable walls and floors for our two new Operators to destroy using their Super Shorty shotgun sidearms.
And when it comes to the new operators, it appears Ubisoft is hoping to change things up.
Telling fans: “Gridlock bolsters the attacking team’s area denial capabilities with her Trax Stingers. Throw one on the ground, and it immediately starts deploying clusters of Defender-damaging spikes in a radial pattern. Each Stinger produces quite a lot of spike clusters, allowing you to really jam up a staircase or a hallway, or cover a large area of a room. Attackers can traverse the spikes without hindrance, but Defenders who dare to tread on them will take damage, be slowed down, and make noise.
“Trax Stingers allow Gridlock to obstruct flanking routes, or surround a planted defuser with a defensive perimeter. Toss a Trax Stinger through a hatch or between floorboards to exert some pressure from above, or lob one into an area where you know a Defender is hiding to put them in a prickly position.
“Mozzie, a Defender who figures there’s no reason to bring his own drones to the fight when he can just steal someone else’s. Armed with his trusty Pest Launcher, Mozzie can hack the Attacking team’s drones and make them his own. Yes, this includes Twitch drones. He can capture them in two ways:
“Shooting a Pest directly on to a drone. Mute can be very helpful in getting drones to stay still, but if you miss your shot, you can always pick up your Pest and try again.
“Shooting a Pest onto a surface and creating an ambush. The Pest will pounce on any drone that cruises inside its ambush radius and hack it.
“Each Pest can hack one drone and add it to Mozzie’s fleet. Once a drone is hacked, Mozzie is free to do drone things, like drive, jump, use shock charges, tag enemies, and park it in sneaky spots.
“He can’t pick drones up, and if he drives one outside for more than a few seconds, he’ll lose the hack and the drone will be lost, even to its original owner. Each drone Mozzie keeps in play is a valuable new intel source that joins the Defender camera feed for all to see.”