Rainbow Six Siege Burnt Horizon release date unveiled

Rainbow Six Siege Mozzie
Rainbow Six Siege Mozzie (Image credit: Ubisoft)

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is soon on track to receive its next major update, Operation Burnt Horizon. The new Australian season brings a duo of new playable Operators to the hit tactical shooter, alongside a new Outback multiplayer map, and various tweaks and fixes.

Following Burnt Horizon's reveal at last month's Six Invitational, Ubisoft has now unveiled a planned release date for the next expansion. Slated for March 6, 2019, deployment of Year 4's kick-off will be staggered over a multi-hour period.

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Highlights of the Burnt Horizon update are Mozzie and Gridlock, a pair of new Operators from the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) counterterrorism unit. Gridlock's new Trax Stingers lay a piercing underfoot trap, while Mozzie leverages a drone-hacking gadget to lock down surveillance. They're shaping up among the game's most creative additions yet, as detailed in our Burnt Horizon hands-on preview.

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Burnt Horizon marks the first content drop of 2019, ahead of a wealth of content under its Year 4 roadmap. In the meantime, Rainbow Six Siege is now available on Amazon, starting at $23 (opens in new tab) on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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