Rainbow Six Siege Details Its New Burnt Horizon Operators and Upcoming Balance Changes

Nathan Birch

Last week Ubisoft officially announced Operation Burnt Horizon, the Australian-set first season of Rainbow Six Siege’s fourth year of content, and now they’ve released a teaser trailer and details for new characters Gridlock and Mozzie. You can check out a quick cinematic teaser for the two Australian SASR Operators, below.

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Here’s how Ubisoft describes Gridlock:

A farm girl from Central Queensland, Tori “Gridlock” Tallyo Fairous learned from an early age that the best way through any hardship is with the help of family. Years spent running the family cattle farm honed her natural leadership skills, but her preferred method for dealing with problems is to get stuck into them herself and to ignore the inevitable paperwork that piles up afterward. Suffice to say, taking on a more formal role as an officer in the SASR hasn’t been one of her top priorities, despite the many attempts made to promote her. Gridlock will be deploying her Trax Stingers – originally designed to stop pursuing vehicles in their tracks – to add a new dimension to her team’s control of their surroundings.

And here’s the lowdown on Mozzie:

Max “Mozzie” Goose is affectionately known as a “show pony” and there’s no mistaking when he walks into a room. He can talk for hours about the wild stunts he’s pulled… But at the end of the day it’s his exceptional work ethic and ability to integrate with any team – as well as his unnecessary yet spectacular derring-do – that made him a candidate for Rainbow. Mozzie will deploy his Pest to make the enemy think twice about their intel gathering strategies.

Year 4, Season 1 will also come with the usual array of balance changes. Here’s what to expect:

Operator Changes


  • Removed ACOG from R4-C


  • Increase swap time between SURI Torch and weapons


  • After 18 seconds, phone calls from Dokkaebi will hang up on their own
  • Being in range of Mute jammers will prevent Dokkaebi from calling you
  • Walking into range of Mute jammers will hang up phone calls during the call


  • Increasing area of effect size
  • Reducing damage per tick from 19 to 12


  • Removing Muzzle Brake on Machine Pistol


  • Reduced Gu Mines damage per tick from 8 to 4

Breaching Charges

  • Deployment animation is much faster
  • Damage on Attacker’s side is reduced from 150 to 50
  • Damage area of effect on Defender side is increased
  • Lethal damage area of effect on Defender side is reduced

Rainbow Six Siege is available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. More information about Operation Burnt Horizon will be delivered during the Six Invitational in Montreal on February 17. The Y4S1 balance update is currently available on PC test servers.

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