Rainbow Six Siege is going down today with servers taken offline for maintenance ahead of the Operation Burnt Horizon release.
Operation Burnt Horizon marks the start of Rainbow Six Siege year 4, with season 1 bringing with it tonnes of new content.
The latest Rainbow Six Siege update includes two new operators, a new map as well as feature tweaks and bug fixes.
The Rainbow Six Siege Twitter tweeted yesterday to confirm the times the R6 downtime will be taking place at.
Here are the times for when the Rainbow Six Siege server downtime will occur for different formats…
PC: 9am EST / 2pm UK time
PS4: 10am EST / 3pm UK time
XBOX: 11am EST / 4pm UK time
Rainbow Six Siege server downtime is expected to last one hour on each platform.
Two new operators – named Gridlock and Mozzie – will be a big part of Operation Burnt Horizon.
Both operators add something a little different to the game and will come bundled with the new map, Outback, which will be available to everyone after the R6 update.
“This map kicks dust in your eyes in its homage to all the lonely service stations and motels along the forgotten highways that cross Australia’s desert,” the map description reads.
“Fan favourites Oregon and Clubhouse were the inspiration when designing the 21st map of the game.
“The map is divided into three distinct sections – the Garage, the Motel, and the Restaurant – with much effort put into ensuring each section is recognisable, even from a distance.
“The focus returns to a style of gameplay that players have enjoyed in the past. There’s only one door between each of the sections but roamers can create new paths by destroying walls, and there’s always the option of changing floors as a flanking strategy.
“It’s a medium-sized map, so players won’t need to go far to find alternative routes. Packed with twists, turns, and Australiana, Outback is filled with unexpected corners and souvenirs from the Great Southern Land.”