TOM CLANCY’S Rainbow Six: Siege’s first season of year 4 is titled Burnt Horizon. It adds two new characters, a new map, and updates on new matchmaking playlists.
New Operators are always the most interesting part of any Rainbow Six: Siege update. But Year 4 comes with more impactful changes than just new content. Some Operators have seen light reworks, while items like the Breach Charge have new deployment Change.
Here are the changes that you need to know about Rainbow Six: Siege’s Burnt Horizon update.
New Attacker, Gridlock
Gridlock is a three armor, one-speed Operator. She can use the F90 assault rifle or the M249 light machine gun. Her secondary options are the SDP 9mm pistol or the Super Shorty shotgun. For gadgets, she can use Breach Charges or Smoke Grenades.
Gridlock unique ability is the Trax Stinger trap. These are hexagonal trap spikes that multiply over an area after Gridlock throws them. Trax Stingers continue to multiply until they cover the area or enemies destroy the deployment gadget. When enemies step on them, the Trax Stingers will deal damage and slow the enemy. Enemies can destroy the traps with bullets, fire, or melee hits.
New Defender, Mozzie
Mozzie is two armor and two speed. He has the P10 RONI submachine gun or the Commando 9 assault rifle. His secondary options are the SDP 9mm pistol or the Super Shorty shotgun. Mozzie can use Barbed Wire or Nitro Cells while defending.
Mozzie’s unique ability is the Pest Launcher. This launcher sends out Pests that take over enemy remote control drones, taking them over for Mozzie’s personal use. Mozzie can shoot Pests onto drones or set them as traps for Attackers. Once a drone is under Mozzie’s control, he gains full use of it, but cannot take it out of the building he’s defending.
New Australian Map- Outback
Outback is Rainbow Six: Siege’s 21st map. It takes place in the Australian desert and consists of a garage, motel, and restaurant. These locations also serve as the maps suitable callouts. Outback doesn’t have many doors(but it has many rooms) and roamers will need to destroy walls to get around.
The Newcomer playlist
Rainbow Six: Siege is a complicated game, and can take hours to learn even the simplest mechanics. The Newcomer playlist is a new feature in operation burnt horizon and will help players excel in the game with consistency.
In Newcomer, players will only play the Bomb game type, and can only play on three maps. Attackers will vote where to spawn. The game will determine the bombsite, not the players.
This playlist is only for players under level 50. Casual has also had its action time changed to three minutes and thirty seconds, to help find a middle ground between Newcomer and Ranked. Ranked play requires level 30, to make sure players have time to understand Siege before dropping in ranked games.
Operator and game balance
Ubisoft upgraded the Breach Charge gadget. It deploys faster and deals less damage to Attackers. For Defenders, the explosion is much larger. And lethal range is more extreme for Defenders. Few Operators are also seeing individual changes. Lesion’s mines now deal less damage, and Dokkaebi’s call will hang up after 12 seconds. Players can also use Mute jammers to defend against Dokkaebi’s by standing next to them when she calls or walking into their range after.