On August 16, Ubisoft fully revealed Operation Shadow Legacy and introduced the first Rainbow Six Siege crossover operator, Sam Fisher. Known as Zero in Team Rainbow, Sam is a 2-speed 2-armor attacking operator. So far, he is the only one in the new training division called Rainbow Operation Staff. This Zero guide will help players learn his new support playstyle.
Sam “Zero” Fisher
Fans of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell franchise will be right at home with Zero’s primary weapon, the SC3000K, a modified version of its Third Echelon’s SC3000. This is a bullpup rifle that excels in short and medium ranged gunfights. It has all attachments aside from an ACOG sight, which is replaced by the 1.5x scope. Players can also swap out the gun for Bandit’s MP7. Zero’s only secondary weapon is the 5.7 USG, which is shared by the FBI operators and Nøkk. For his gadgets, he can choose to bring either a claymore or frag grenades.
Ability: Argus Launcher
Zero’s Argus Launcher, also seen in the Splinter Cell franchise, is a device that launches Argus cameras on to almost any surface, including reinforced walls. Similar to Kali’s LV Explosive Lances, they can cause damage when burrowing on to the target. Every camera carries one shot of damage that can be used on gadgets and players alike. With nerfs to Twitch drone damage, Evil Eye damage, and gadget health, the Argus cameras will probably deal 1 damage of health. But unlike Twitch’s drones, Argus cameras can detonate Goyo’s Volcan Shields, similar to Maestro’s Evil Eye lasers.
When deployed, the burrowing sequence has an obvious sound cue, alerting defenders that a camera is latching on to a surface. As of now, Rainbow Six Siege operator Zero will be equipped with four Argus cameras on release in Operation Shadow Legacy.
Like most attacking gadgets, electrified reinforced walls can destroy Argus cameras on contact. To get around the electricity, players can aim for the soft wall above reinforced walls. Mute’s signal disruptors can also jam any cameras within its radius. And similar to other projectiles, Wamai’s Mag-NETs and Jäger’s ADS system can destroy any launched cameras in range. Players can also shoot out the cameras if noticed.
Much in line with his stealthy playstyle from the Splinter Cell franchise, Zero is an intel gatherer in the support role. He can glean on-site information quickly or set up cameras watching enemy flanks. To help hard breachers like Hibana or Thermite, Zero’s cameras can also be deployed to take out Signal Disruptors, Shock Wires, Electroclaws, and even Black Mirrors. Being able to clear defender gadgets makes Zero a viable replacement to Thatcher. Entry fraggers can push into sites more confidently, especially knowing enemy positions and gadget placements.
Operator Sam “Zero” Fisher is out now on the Rainbow Six: Siege Test Server, along with the rest of Operation Shadow Legacy. Depending on the feedback from the Test Server, there may be huge changes to the upcoming season.
Written by Emily Tang