Rainbow Six Siege new operators are great at helping mix up the game. Each new season introduces new operators that alter the meta and introduce exciting new tactics. There are currently 48 operators, and the next season update, Ember Rise, will increase this to 50, meaning there is a favourite soldier for every type of player.
We are still eagerly awaiting final release of the two new Rainbow Six Operators due to arrive in Year 4 Season 3. Until then, however, we do at least have full gadget and kit loadouts for the new Rainbow Six Siege operators, Goyo and Amaru, as well as some tips on how to best use each one.
The last pair of Rainbow Six Siege new operators, Nokk and Warden, are now available for all players to purchase and play with. Below you’ll find a full roundup of their loadouts, abilities, and stats. We also have the same information for the previous season’s new operators, from Burnt Horizon all the way back to Wind Bastion, in case it’s been some time since you last logged in.
Rainbow Six Siege new operators – Ember Rise
Amaru and Goyo are the two new Rainbow Six Siege operators arriving in Operation Ember Rise. Hailing from Peru and Mexico respectively, both South American operators excel at flexibility, Amaru adding a grappling gun to the attacking team and Goyo helping lock down the site with his explosive shields. Both operators and a reworked Kanal map will arrive with the Rainbow Six Siege Ember Rise release date.
Specialist Azucena Rocío “Amaru” Quispe started out as an anthropologist striving to preserve Peru’s shared cultural heritage. She served for the Policía Nacional del Perú (PNP) for several years before shifting to a freelance archaeologist focused on the discovery and categorization of new archaeological sites. After several clashes with antiquities traffickers, and failed attempts to bring them down from within, Amaru turned her attention to guerrilla tactics in order to recover important artifacts and locations for the Peruvian State.
Away from the lore, Amaru’s main gadget is the Garra Hook. This grappling gun can be used to rapidly ascend buildings, hot breach through windows, or even go up through destroyed hatches. This gadget propels Amaru at seven metres per second, allowing her to rush the objective from any angle, faster even than Ash. That makes Garra a superb entry fragger and flanker, as she can bust through a window without warning or quickly fall off one angle and adopt a new one faster than any other attacker.
Amaru can either take the G8A1 LMG that you may be used to from IQ’s arsenal or the Supernova shotgun used by Hibana – the G8A1 is one of the most underrated LMGs in Rainbow Six Siege, and it improved with the new angles grip attachment. The SMG-11 can equipped as a powerful secondary weapon, but if you want to be able to open up hatches for yourself then you can grab Mira’s ITA12S as a secondary shotgun. Alternatively, if you’re able to use the SMG-11 for your main fragging needs then you can use the Supernova for popping hatches. Secondary gadget choices are nice and simple: breach charges of claymores.
Amaru partners well with distraction ops like Ying, Dokkaebi, Lion, and Fuze, as she can use the brief window where enemies are disoriented to get inside and start causing chaos.
César “Goyo” Ruiz Hernández was only eleven years old when a bomb destroyed his home, killing his father and sister, and severely injuring his mother. With the help of Amaru, César’s mother taught him to observe his surroundings, and to avoid the other boys his age who had become involved with gangs. Eventually, Césarat joined the Heroic Naval Military School, where he graduated as a teniente de corbeta. He joined the Naval Infantry next, then the Amphibious Commando Battalion, participating extensively in anti-smuggling ops and assisting in several high-profile arrests. Becoming a member of the Fuerzas Especiales introduced him to the reality that drugs were no longer the primary source of income for the cartels. He began working with UNESCO and INTERPOL to combat antiquities trafficking, where Goyo gained the attention of Rainbow as a mind with a keen tactical sense and exceptional forward-thinking.
On the battlefield, Goyo’s gadget is the simple but effective Volcan Shield. From the attacker’s perspective, this is an ordinary Deployable Shield, but behind the shield is an explosive fuel canister – shoot this and fire will spread across a large area and burn for 12 seconds. If the initial explosion doesn’t kill an attacker, then the resulting fire will, and if you just need to buy your team a few seconds then popping the canister is a great way to halt an attack while you plan your next move. Goyo gets three of these shields, and they can be shot by any teammate, enemy, or even triggered by a Maestro Evil Eye or Kapkan trap. Because of this, Goyo can either anchor or roam, which is reflected by his versatile kit.
If you prefer to hold down the site and use the shield’s one-way mirror slats to peek opponents then you should take the Vector .45 ACP. If you prefer long lines of sight and fighting with an ACOG, then you should opt for Kaid’s TCSG12 slug shotgun. The only secondary available is the P229 pistol. Finally, Goyo can carry either the nitro cell or impact grenades – the former for roaming, the latter for anchoring.
Rainbow Six Siege new operator – Phantom Sight
Denmark gets its first operator in the form of stealthy attacker Nokk, while the US Secret Service is represented by anchoring defender Warden. These two new Rainbow Six Siege operators make up Operation Phantom Sight, the second season of Rainbow Six Siege Year 4.
Pretty much nothing is known about who Nokk actually is. Due to reasons of national security, everything on her personal file is redacted – her files, however, have been passed onto Six. Here’s what we do know:
“Nøkk enlisted at the Army NCO School in Sønderborg, then enrolled at the Royal Danish Military Academy where she graduated at the rank of First Lieutenant. With four deployments under her belt, Nøkk underwent additional special operations training, earning her Jægerkorpset maroon beret with skills in covert ops, combat search and rescue, direct action, special recon, arctic warfare, and advanced breaching. Nøkk served in Afghanistan and Iraq, often alone in deep undercover behind enemy lines. She received commendations for eliminating hostile insurgents in surgical strikes and was responsible for uncovering Erik “Maverick” Thorn’s location, forwarding that intel to the Unit.
Nøkk keeps her identity hidden from all but her fellow operators. NATO’s O&P division recommended Nøkk for Rainbow as one of its deep cover specialists.”
When it comes to playing as Nokk it’s tricky to figure out exactly what role she fulfills. She’s a two-armour, two-speed attacker with a gadget that temporarily cloaks her to cameras and quietens her footsteps. While we’ve gotten used to stealthy defenders thanks to Vigil and Caveira, creeping into a building without giving away your position is novel. She’s best used far, far away from the rest of the attack, where she can slip past cameras and rush across flanking routes without being noticed.
You should be familiar with her weaponry as she carries Smoke’s FMG9 or Lesion’s SIX12 Suppressed shotgun as her primary weapons. As for her secondaries, you can take either a 5.7 USG pistol or a D.50 – except this one differs from Valkyrie’s in that you can strap a suppressor on it, drastically decreasing its recoil.
Here’s what we know about the 48-year-old Warden. “Collinn McKinley enrolled in the Marine Corps at 18 and earned several commendations in his service jacket for his aggressive quick-thinking, achieving Master Sergeant despite a few minor infractions on his record. After his third tour, he left the Marines and entered the Secret Service in close-protection detail.
McKinley’s agility was instrumental in saving Secretary of State Baldwin’s life when insurgents attacked the U.S. diplomatic junket. Baldwin later went on to win the U.S. Presidential and requested McKinley be assigned to the Presidential Protective Division. McKinley has spent over a decade in Washington, protecting important political figures. He is the foremost expert in close protection detail, and with President Baldwin finishing his second term, McKinley has received high endorsements for his transition into Rainbow.”
Warden is a typical anchor with his three-armour defensive bonus and his gadget, which allows him to see through smoke and flash grenades once activated. Playing Warden is all about holding down the objective room and punishing overly aggressive pushes or denying defuser plants under cover of smoke. He’s a direct counter to Ying, Blitz, and operators who use smoke to push in like Montagne, Capitao, and Glaz.
Like Nokk, Warden’s weapons have also been seen on other operators. Your choice of primary weapons is either Valkyrie’s MPX or the SAS shotgun, while your secondary weapon choices are P-10C or the SMG12. As for secondary gadgets, Warden can bring either the Deployable Shield or Barbed Wire into battle with him.
Rainbow Six Siege new operators – Burnt horizon
The two new Rainbow Six Siege operators from Burnt Horizon hail from the Australian SASR CTU. Mozzie is the new defender and can hack attacker drones and use them himself, while attacker gridlock can lay traps to cut off rotation routes. Check out the Rainbow Six Siege Burnt Horizon release date or learn more about Rainbow Six Siege Year 4.
Tori Tallyo Fairous has is a natural born leader and has worked with engines and robotics her whole life. Her mechanical background was a hangover from her father, who worked on military aircraft. Fairous joined the Australian army reserves to improve her engineering skills, not to mention her access to better tools. over her career, Fairous has gained experience in a range of weapons, gathering intel, and close protection. This unique skill set made her an essential recruit into the SASR Mobility Platoon.
In-game, Gridlock stands out as one of the only three-armour attackers in the game. As she is slower than most other attackers, she is best positioned as a rear-guard, a role which suits her gadget, Trax Stingers, down to the ground. She carries three of these and each one spits out enough spiky traps to completely clog up a corridor, staircase, or small room. The traps don’t do a huge amount of damage, but defenders will need to either shoot them in order to clear a path or wave goodbye to a significant chunk of their HP. These make Gridlock great at countering roamers and securing post-plant scenarios.
In terms of weaponry, Gridlock can carry either the F90 assault rifle or a modified version of the M249 LMG with a side-mounted magazine and a cleaner version of the ACOG scope. She also has access to the Super Shorty pump-action shotgun as a sidearm, which is great for punching through soft walls and floors. Another strength is that she can carry smoke grenades.
Max Goose is a calculated daredevil with a passion for motorbikes and Rainbow Six. Goose joined the Australian Defence Force Academy straight after high school, later joining an infantry regiment that incorporated dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles in their reconnaissance operations. Goose excelled in land navigation and became the two-wheeler expert in raids, scouting, and convoy operations. His gear reflects his background: crafty, stealthy, and hard-hitting. This two-speed defender excels in counter-surveillance and his gadget, the Pest Launcher, allows him to capture and hack attacker drones, adding them to the defense’s network of cameras. Mozzie can drive these captured drones around, feeding valuable information back to his team and making life even easier for roamers.
Mozzie’s primaries both pack a hefty punch, but the Commando 9 is the better weapon for all occasions – this carbine marries power and accuracy, not to mention a particularly gorgeous reload animation. If not, you can take P10 Roni machine pistol, which dominates in CQC skirmishes. Like Gridlock, Mozzie can also take the Super Shorty shotgun, which is handy for setting up kill holes and objective defenses. Finally, Mozzie can also equip the Nitro Cell, rounding him out as a powerful fragger.
Rainbow Six Siege new operators – Wind Bastion
Operation Wind Bastion ushers in a new defender and a new attacker from the Moroccan CTU, the GIGR. Here’s the weapons, stats, and crucial details about both of Year 3 Season 4’s Kaid and Nomad.
Specialist Sanaa El Maktoub is constantly on the move, thus her codename, Nomad. She’s a two-speed attacker who specialises in denying roamers and displacing entrenched anchors, which she does using her Airjab repulsion grenades. These proximity grenades are fired from a custom rifle attachment and stick to any surface, when triggered by proximity they will propel anyone caught in the sonic blast backwards, leaving them vulnerable and on their backs. These repulsion grenades are non-lethal and deal no damage, but they provide the attacking team with their first trapper operator to counter roaming defenders.
Nomad’s Airjabs can also be fired directly at enemies to send them flying through soft walls and Deployable Shields, but expect a small delay. This can be used to literally force defenders out of cover or even through it, which can be very useful for dealing with anchored defenders like Smoke and Mira.
You’ll get the choice of two assault rifles when playing as Nomad, the Ak-74M or ARX200. Neither weapon can carry a grip attachment so recoil can be tricky to handle and there are very few differences between the two – the ARX200 deals slightly more damage, fires slightly faster, but only carries 20 rounds per magazine compared to the AK’s 40. Nomad’s sidearm is the .44 Mag Semi-Auto, a devastating pistol that comes already equipped with a long-range optic. She can carry Breach Charges and Stun Grenades as her secondary gadget.
Here’s a little background information from Ubisoft’s overview of Nomad:
“Brought up in a wealthy Moroccan family, Sanaa El Maktoub travelled considerably at a young age, visiting Europe and North Africa, and dreaming about braving remote regions. She enlisted in the military at 19 and later joined the Groupe d’Intérvention de La Gendarmerie Royale (GIGR) after graduating from the legendary Fortress. She served 4 tours with the Mountain Infantry Battalion and took part in Flintlock exercises and joint missions with Trans-Saharan Counterterrorism Initiative partners. She became her unit’s expert on environmental operations.
“Between tours, she undertakes solo expeditions. El Maktoub is among the few explorers who can cross the Sahara, climb up the Alps, trek through Asia’s rainforests, march along the Arctic Circle… and still return to her unit in operational shape. Rain or shine, desert or polar climates, she can walk through it all. Perceptive and resourceful, she’s an expert survivalist who sketches out her trips in her notebook.”
Jalal El Fassi was raised on stories of the Fortress, the legendary training facility in the Atlas Mountains. El Fassi took has codename from the “Kaids” (Commander) of the Fortress, and he proves to be just as formidable as the renowned stronghold, even at the age of 58. Kaid’s gadget is the Rtila Electroclaw, a thrown electrical device that sticks to any surface and electrifies any metal objects in its proximity. This allows Kaid to deny hard breachers from taking out reinforced hatches, but also for Kaid to electrify more than one object with a single Rtila Electroclaw. Placed just right and the proximity can electrify multiple pieces of barbed wire, a Deployable Shield, and a reinforced wall. It’s a simple, but incredibly effective gadget that will make Kaid a must-pick defender for certain maps.
Maestro broke the trend for defender weaponry earlier this year with his ACOG-toting LMG, but Kaid’s weapons push the meta even further. His Aug A3 boasts a high rate of fire, controllable recoil, and solid damage, but it’s his semi-automatic, slug-firing TCSG12 shotgun that steals the show. With 71 damage per shot and the ability to carry a ACOG sight, the TCSG12 is capable of two-shot kills at long-range, making it just as deadly as Glaz’s DMR. Kaid also carries the same sidearm as Nomad, so even if you take the Aug A3 you’ll still have a weapon capable of ripping someone’s head off from very far away.
Here’s a little background on Kiad from his official biography:
“He joined the GIGR (Royal Moroccan Gendarmerie) at 18, demonstrating natural leadership skills under fire. His ability to effectively command specialized squadrons in joint Trans-Saharan Counterterrorism Initiative (TSCTP) operations led to his promotion as Captain. After years of service, the Fortress’ reigning Commander chose his successor: El Fassi, whose authoritative but ethical style made him a worthy “Kaid”.
“His imposing presence and strict values led to success with his graduates, and the Fortress quickly gained accolades. He further proved its excellence through the thousands of soldiers who trained or taught on its grounds. Over years of negotiating, he welcomed troops from across Africa and the Middle-East, fostering stronger ties between TSCTP members and African Standby Force countries.”