SAN FRANCISCO — March 6, 2018 — Today, Ubisoft announced that Operation Burnt Horizon, the first season of Year 4 of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege, is now available for PC, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. Operation Burnt Horizon brings two new Operators, Mozzie and Gridlock alongside with a new map: Outback, set in a forgotten service station on a lost Australian highway.
Owners of the Year 4 Pass can play with the new Operators starting today. Other players will be able to unlock these Operators starting March 13 using Renown or R6 Credits. The brand-new Outback map and new content improvements are now available for free to all players.
Operation Burnt Horizon:
In Operation Burnt Horizon, players will meet two new Operators:
- Mozzie, an Australian Defender, that can hack Attackers’ drones and take control of them with his Pest Launcher. Having Mozzie in the team give a significant advantage to the Defenders, and Attackers would be better watch their drones if they do not want to lose crucial intel.
- Gridlock is an Australian Attackers who can deploy barbed mats capable of slowing down and hurting Defenders stepping on them. This feature, unique for an Attacker, enables them to use the Trax as an obstacle to reshape the map and control an area.
In addition, players will discover the lost Australian highways in the new Outback map, an homage to the forgotten service stations lost in the Australia’s Red Heart. Outback is a medium-sized map packed with twists, turns, and Australiana, and is filled with unexpected corners and souvenirs from the Great Southern Land.
Operation Burnt Horizon also features a series of iconic themes of Australia and a new Hibana Elite Set.
Newcomer Playlist & Playlists updates
A brand-new newcomer playlist for players under level 50, to help them learn the basics of Rainbow Six Siege. They will play the Bomb mode of classic maps most representative of the game’s core gameplay, namely Chalet, Bank, and Consulate. Attackers will vote for a team spawn point while on the Defenders’ side, the bomb sites will be automatically pre-selected by the game.
The Casual playlist will now improve the flow between the Newcomer and Ranked and has been updated. Finally, to stabilize the Ranked gameplay experience, the required minimum level has been raised to 30.
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About Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Alongside a thriving professional esports scene and a community of over 40 million registered players, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege puts players in the middle of a fast-paced, ever-evolving multiplayer experience grounded in the selection of unique Operators. Using the right mix of tactics and destruction, Rainbow Six teams engage their enemies in sieges, where both sides have exclusive skills and gadgets at their disposal. Defenders prepare by transforming the environments around them into modern strongholds, while attackers use recon drones to gain intel for carefully planning their assault. With access to dozens of Operators inspired by real world counter-intelligence agents from around the globe, players can choose exactly how they want to approach each challenge they encounter. Through the constant addition of new Operators and maps that add to the depth of both strategy and combat, the unpredictability of each round of Rainbow Six Siege sets a new bar for intensity and competition in gaming.
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