Rainbow Six Siege could quickly see an operator that patches up partitions as an alternative of tearing them down. In an interview with PC Gamer at a preview occasion for Operation Neon Daybreak, sport designer Emilien Lomet stated the “hole blocker” gadget datamined from Siege’s code means again in 2018 is actual.
“The thought of getting a defender who can patch holes has been round on the crew for therefore lengthy and we’ve made so many prototypes. For the longest time, it by no means clicked. Typically due to tech, oftentimes due to pure design. The best way it was carried out wasn’t precisely pretty much as good as we wished it to be. However it’s undoubtedly an thought that’s tremendous related to us and I’m going to cease speaking now as a result of in any other case I’ll break my NDA (non-disclosure settlement),” he stated with a chuckle.
After listening to that, I used to be reminded of a post I made on the Siege subreddit in 2017 pitching new operators of my very own creation (I received very bored at my previous job). One among them, “Del,” makes use of a ranged cannon to seal holes with a fast-hardening compound closely impressed by the GLOO Cannon in 2017’s Prey. In my head, the operator can seal holes in partitions in the identical means the GLOO Cannon seals hearth hazards within the gif beneath.
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With this concept in thoughts for Siege, I requested Lomet if he’d ever performed Prey, alluding to the GLOO Cannon however not mentioning it by identify. “I’ve performed Prey, truly. Okay, it’s loopy you’re saying that. I must cease speaking. I’m gonna shut up now!” he stated. “I do know precisely what you’re speaking about.” We left it at that, however Lomet’s shocked response recommended I’d gotten near no less than one of many potential instructions that this gadget may take.
If true, that’d be an extremely distinctive defensive gadget. On websites the place wall and hatch protection is essential to victory (Consulate Storage and Clubhouse Armory, for instance), an operator that may reseal hard-breached holes may give defender’s a second probability to chop off harmful sightlines. A GLOO-style gadget would even be the proper rival to Maverick mains. Think about having the ability to reseal his sneaky homicide holes or thwart his try and burn by means of the underside of a wall into Bandit’s batteries.
Ubi all the time has a number of operators in growth directly, so there’s no assure that the alleged gap blocker can be one among Yr 6’s 4 new operators. That stated, the way in which Lomet talks in regards to the gadget’s historical past of prototypes sounds just like the crew has landed on one thing they’re proud of. For all we all know, we could possibly be speaking in regards to the first deliberate operator of 2021.