Rainbow Six Siege has today unveiled all of the features coming with Operation Dread Factor, the game's next season, which will be launched on May 30.
As expected, Rainbow Six Siege's newest operator stole the show. Meet Fenrir, a two-speed two-health operator, who will join the game with the release of Operation Dread Factor.
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Primary: MP7 Submachine Gun / SASG-12 Shotgun
Secondary: Bailiff 410
Gadget: x1 Bulletproof Camera / x2 Barbed Wire
Fenrir's primary weapons include Bandit and Zero's MP7, and Kapkan, Tachanka, and Azami's SASG-12. We expect people to choose the MP7, although it's still unknown if he will be able to equip a 1.5x scope.
Meanwhile, Fenrir's unique secondary gun is the Bailiff 410, which is ideal for opening new angles of sight and rotations.
Finally, Fenrir has access to a Bulletproof Camera or two sets of Barbed Wire to complete his loadout.
Fenrir's gadget in Rainbow Six Siege
Fenrir's gadget is called F-NATT Dread Mine.
The F-NATT Dread Mine releases a Fear Effect gas that temporary limits a person's field of view. The attacker surrounded by its effect can only see what happens inside the smoke, but can't see anything out of it.
Fenrir has six F-NATT Dread Mine since the start of the round. Although he can deploy them all, he can only activate three. He can deactivate them as well.
Once activated, the F-NATT Dread Mine will open and its effect will be triggered when an attacker gets close enough.
Melusi is a great operator to combine with Fenrir's gadget, as both devices are designed to slow down the attackers. Thorn's traps, who are also triggered by movement, are a great gadget to combine with the F-NATT Dread Mine too.
Moreover, information operators like Valkyrie or Pulse are great to tell Fenrir when to activate a mine.
All Fenrir's mines are bulletproof until they are activated. When they are triggered, the mine opens and automatically loses its bulletproof status, just like Melusi's gadget.
Explosives like grenades or Ash's projectiles will always destroy Fenrir's mines.
Fenrir's role in Rainbow Six Siege
Keeping in mind Fenrir's gadget, we expect players to get the best out of him when playing it as an anchor. However, he could also be used as a flex, due to his aggressive loadout.
Fenrir's gadget requires him to pay a lot of attention to his gadgets, as he must activate and deactivate them depending on where the attackers push from.
Nevertheless, players can always place the mines to activate three of them at the beginning of the round.
Is Siege's new operator Fenrir good?
Fenrir introduces a new concept in Rainbow Six Siege, so it's difficult to say if he's a good or a bad operator.
Fenrir has the ability to activate and deactivate his mines and can't be compared to other mine operators like Ela and Lesion.
We think that his ability is exceptionally good in small spaces and will obligue attackers to waste explosives, including grenades or projectiles. Only time will tell if Fenrir meets the requirements to join Rainbow Six Siege's current meta!
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