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Siege Y6S4: New Operation High Calibre Operator & Thorn Loadout Guide

Thorn is coming to Rainbow Six Siege through Operation High Calibre and we now know when she'll be available in the game specifically. Here's everything you need to know about the new Rainbow Six Siege Operator, Operation High Calibre, and when the update is due to drop.

RELEASE TIME - When does Thorn come out?

Thorn is set to be released alongside the Y6S4 update and will be available at the start of Operation High Calibre at the following times:

  • PC (Steam, Uplay, Luna, Stadia)
    • 06:00 PST / 09:00 EST / 14:00 GMT
  • Xbox (One, Series X|S)
    • 07:00 PST / 10:00 EST / 15:00 GMT
  • PlayStation (4, 5)
    • 08:00 PST / 11:00 EST / 16:00 GMT

The update should be the following sizes and there will be an hour of Server Downtime from the times above before you can start actually playing Rainbow Six Siege.

  • Steam - 4.8GB
  • Uplay - 5.4GB
  • Xbox One - 4.1GB
  • Xbox Series X|S - 4.3GB
  • PlayStation 4 - 4.4GB
  • PlayStation 5 - 4.1GB

LOADOUT - Full equipment set-up revealed

Looking for an update on Thorn's loadout? Here's everything she's dropping in with.

Primary Weapon: UZK50GI / M870

The UZK50GI is the new weapon - a custom-made SMG designed by Ubisoft. This is a small SMG that chambers .50 Calibre rounds - this means it has quite a slow fire rate for an SMG, but it packs a punch.

Secondary Weapon: 1911 TACOPS / C75-Auto

Gadgets: Barbed Wire / Deployable Shield

Unique Gadget: Razorbloom Shell

Thorn's Razorbloom Shell is a proximity mine with a delayed trigger that forces Attackers into panicked rushes or cautious retreat when they walk into its area. Ubisoft has aimed to give players more agency with combatting Defenders gadgets

Siege Y6S4 Operator Thorn
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RAZORBLOOM - It looks a lot like a "Pineapple Grenade", right?

Thorn is a 2-Armour, 2-Speed Defender - which should make her quite adaptable even without the Unique Gadget.

Thorn Revealed as Next Rainbow Six Operator

Thorn will be a Defender added as part of the High Calibre update (Year 6, Season 4). The new update arrives in December but there is no specific date at the time of writing.

Her gadget is Razerbloom Shell which is a sticky proximity grenade that explodes into multiple smaller projectiles. She will also come with a brand new SMG, the MK2. Thorn is the first new operator since Osa was added as part of Crystal Guard back in September.

The following is taken directly from the Ubisoft website where they've added some detail around the Thorn reveal;

“She’s a dedicated woman, stubborn, doesn’t take anyone’s rubbish. We have a solid team, but Brianna’s bound to round it out perfectly. You never have to worry about her being on top of her game, and if we’re lucky, she’ll kick a few of us in the backside for motivation.
“I’ll spare you the stories, she can tell you those herself if she wants to. She’s already told Mira, judging from that insane contraption she designed for her. Territorial is one way to put it – walking into its warning zone is like a cactus kindly telling you that you’re about to step on it barefoot. It’s no less terrifying, but at least you get to adjust. It’s sharp, bright, and beautifully crafted.”

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