Additional details have leaked out about the pair of new Operators set to hit Rainbow Six Siege in a few weeks’ time. Frost and Buck are both from Canadian special forces, with Frost taking defensive duties and Buck handling attack. Ubisoft’s naming system still doesn’t disappoint I see. This pair join the Brits' Thatcher and Germany’s Blitz and Jäger as the pick of the bunch.
While official details from Ubisoft aren’t forthcoming, we can see that as suspected Frost can make use of a mechanical bear trap to incapacitate enemies. Being mechancial rather than electric - as all other traps in R6 Siege are - it’s going to be undetectable by IQ, and both Thatcher and Twitch will be unable to disable it. Frost’s also got a knife for up close and personal, silent melee kills, along with a Benelli Super 90 semi-automatic shotgun.
From what we understand, when somebody walks over the trap they become stuck and go down, possibly bleeding out. Team mates can then come along and rescue them, if they haven’t already been put out of their misery.
The other operator, Buck, was basically a total unknown. As it turns out this attacker packs a punch. He's armed with a carbine C8-SFW assault rifle, but the special ability toggles an under-barrel shotgun attachment. This means Buck is suitable for both mid-long and short range attacks. Personally I can’t wait to blast through some murder holes with the shotgun, before whipping out the rifle to clear the room.
Frost and Buck are going to joined by a new shipwrecked yacht map. It’s crashed into what looks to be an iceberg, with the attacking team emerging from the frozen surroundings. The map’s going to be free, but the DLC Operators aren’t going to come cheap. Each can be unlocked by spending roughly 25,000 Renown, or alternatively buying outright for £3.99.
From my experience that could take a little while. On a good evening I can earn around 3 or 4 thousand, so it’s going to take a week or two’s solid play to earn each one. You’ve not got long either, Rainbow Six Siege’s Black Ice update is due to roll out on February 2nd.
Which of Frost and Buck are you going to splash out on first? Do you spy any game-changing abilities on offer here?