Rainbow Six Siege Teases its Australian-Set Next Season, Operation Burnt Horizon

Nathan Birch

A few weeks back, a leak indicated that Rainbow Six Siege may be heading to a land down under for its next season, and now Ubisoft has confirmed it. Rainbow Six Siege’s first season of Year 4, entitled Operation Burnt Horizon, does indeed take place in Australia, and will include two new Operators – a “stoic Attacker” and a “quick-witted Defender”. According to that earlier leak, our Attacker will likely be called Gridlock, and be able to deploy a red tracking web, and our Defender will be called Mozzie and be able to take control of enemy drones. Ubisoft also hints there’s a new map set “halfway between here and nowhere” in the Australian Outback on the way.

Here’s what Ubisoft is saying about Operation Burnt Horizon at this point:

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Year Four Season One is all set to go, featuring two new operators from the SASR. One’s a stoic Attacker who’s just there to get the job done, and the other is a quick-witted Defender who’s in it for the guts and glory. Two old mates from way back, they’ve signed up with Rainbow to bring a little Aussie know-how to the other side of the world. This includes a new device that’ll keep roaming Defenders on their toes, and one that’ll leave Attackers at a bit of a loss.

That doesn’t mean they’ve left the sunburnt country completely behind them, though – there’s a slice of the red desert coming with them. A high-stakes chase has ended in a standoff at a service station halfway between here and nowhere, resulting in a map that’s packed with twists, turns, and Australiana. Try not to get distracted in the gift shop or dream of sampling the national specialties available at the fast food counter. Your teammates will thank you.

It’s all a bit vague, but Ubisoft is promising to deliver more information during the Six Invitational in Montreal on February 17. What do you think? Eager for some Outback shenanigans?

Rainbow Six Siege is available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

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