Rainbow Six Siege’s Crystal Guard Update Introduces First Transgender Operator

The Crystal Guard update also includes map reworks, operator balancing, and more.

Rainbow Six Siege’s newest update, Crystal Guard, sees the arrival of a new attack operator named Osa. The update also comes with a slew of changes including armor adjustments, map reworks, operator balancing, bug fixes, and more. Check out the video below for the first look at Osa in action.

Rainbow Six Siege Operator Osa Gameplay

Anja “Osa” Janković is an engineering prodigy from Croatia and is the newest attack operator headed to Rainbow Six Siege. Although Osa is an attacker, she comes equipped with a very useful defensive gadget. Osa utilizes a transparent, bulletproof Talon-8 shield that can be deployed in window frames and on floors, offering her team defensive cover without obstructing their view.

Osa is also Siege’s first transgender operator, according to her biography. First reported by Gamespot, Osa’s bio mentions that she “found herself isolated due to her unorthodox approach and others’ attitudes towards her transition, so she focused on her work.” Osa’s gender identity is not mentioned outside of this brief line in her bio. Ubisoft later confirmed to Gamespot that Osa is indeed transgender, a first for Siege.

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Crystal Guard brings balance changes to Twitch, IQ, Mute, Fuze and several other operators as well. Rainbow Six Siege‘s Bank, Coastline, and Clubhouse maps have also been rebuilt from the ground up as part of the update. Although no release date has been announced, the Crystal Guard update is expected to arrive in early September. To find out more about operator balancing, map reworks, and other changes included the Crystal Guard update, head over to the Rainbow Six Siege website for the full Crystal Guard patch notes.  

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