Rainbow Six Siege Operation Burnt Horizon update heads to Australia
Ubisoft has unveiled Operation Burnt Horizon, the next major update headed to Rainbow Six Siege.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is slated to shortly kick off its Year 4 updates, delivering a new wave of seasonal content for the hit tactical shooter. As previously detailed, Rainbow Six Siege's first season of 2019 is headed to Australia, packing a new themed map and two playable Operators. And now Ubisoft has formally named the expansion, dubbed Operation Burnt Horizon.
Operation Burnt Horizon explores the Australian Outback, paired with two Operators hailing from the region's Special Air Service Regiment (SASR). As detailed via the official Rainbow Six blog, the duo will bring two new gadgets to multiplayer:
Most notably, both Operators align with previous alleged leaks of "Mozzie" and "Gridlock." If true, we expect the debut of a proximity-based "red web tracker" for attackers, alongside a drone-hacking gadget for defenders.
A brief tease of Operation Burnt Horizon's accompanying multiplayer map has also surfaced, promising "a slice of the red desert." The locale looks to host close-quarters encounters, situated within an isolated service station.
Ubisoft is now gearing up for a full reveal of Operation Burnt Horizon, and an accompanying Year 4 roadmap, with regular teasers expected in the weeks ahead. The final unveiling is currently scheduled for February 17, 2019, at the Six Invitational in Montreal.
With Year 4 around the corner, Rainbow Six Siege is now available for $25 via Amazon.
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