Rainbow Six Siege Shows Off New Outback Map And Teases Operators

Ubisoft have revealed the next map coming to Rainbow Six Siege as part of Operation Burnt Horizon, the first part of their year 4 lineup. It's a dusty service station in the middle of Australia's vast outback a.ka the middle of nowhere. It's a striking location for the game and has, according to Assistant Level Design Director Jacques Wong taken inspiration from some of the game's favourite maps, Oregon and Clubhouse.

"We divided the map into three distinct sections - the Garage, the Motel, and the Restaurant - and put a lot of effort into making sure each section is recognisable, even from far away"

"There are specific colours for each section, and we used lighting and geometry to direct the player's gaze to where they need to go."

The accompanying video certainly supports this, it's one of the game's most colourful maps to date and each area seems to stand out. Wong adds:

"We wanted to emphasise the impact of player decision-making, so for example, there's a limited number of doors between each sections"

"Roamers can still create new paths by destroying walls, and there's always the option of changing floors as a flanking strategy. It's a medium-sized map, so players won't need to go far to find alternative routes."

Rainbow Six Siege
Rainbow Six Siege

They've also been teasing the two new operators: "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."

The full reveal will be on the Rainbow Six Twitch channel, the 17th of February.

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