Today, at the
Six Invitational 2019, Ubisoft announced the full details of Season 1 of Year 4
of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege. Operation Burnt Horizon introduces an
all-new Attacker and Defender from the Australian SASR Mobility Platoon,
Gridlock and Mozzie. These two new operators come with a new map, Outback, a
homage to all the lonely service stations and motels along the forgotten
highways across Australia’s beautiful sun-soaked land. Year 4 Season 1 also
brings a new Elite Set for Operator Hibana, including an Onkochishin uniform and
a new victory animation and weapon skin.
Operation Burnt Horizon brings two new Operators, the Attacker Gridlock and the
Defender Mozzie, both friends for years in the Australian Special Air Service
Regiment (SASR) Platoon. Gridlock uses Trax Stingers, a portable version of road
spikes that when activated, deploys a hexagonal cluster of spikes. When
Defenders step on them, the Trax Stingers deal damage and slow them, making this
gadget a good map control tool. In the meantime, Mozzie can deploy a Pest
Launcher. When launched, the Pest latches onto the nearest enemy drone and
obscures its camera. The Pest then initiates an override sequence to hack the
drone and grant full control to Mozzie.
Alongside these two new Operators, Burnt Horizon introduces the map Outback, a
lonely service station forgotten on one of Australia’s iconic motorways. Outback
is divided into three distinct sections – the Garage, the Motel, and the
Restaurant – all of which are unique and distinctly recognizable, even from a
distance. Outback is a medium-sized map, so players won’t need to go far to find
alternative routes. Packed with twists, turns, and Australiana, Outback is
filled with unexpected corners and souvenirs from the Great Southern Land.
The Test Server for Operation Burnt Horizon will go live on February 18th. The
Test Server is an alternative version of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege,
allowing players to test upcoming gameplay features that will make their way
into the main game itself. Since this is a testing environment, a consistent
gameplay experience is not guaranteed on the Test Server. Players are invited to
submit the issues they encounter on the Test Server on the R6 Fix platform
[link: here]. The Test Server is exclusive to Windows PC.