Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege to Add Transgender Operator

Rainbow Six Siege Trans Osa

Ubisoft have announced the next operator being introduced to Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be transgender.

The announcement of the game’s third season in year six- dubbed Crystal Guard– promises to bring map and operator reworks, Elite Uniform and headgear being worn separately, HP increases and dropping armor, adjustments for player comfort, balance changes, big fixes, and seasonal weapon skins.

There is also a reduction in the R6 Credits and Renown cost of five operators; Maverick, Clash, Amaru, Goyo, and Zero (a.k.a. Sam Fisher). The new season will also see a new operator- Osa, a Croatian attacker with a clear shield. You can see her in action in the Crystal Guard reveal and Operator Gadget Gameplay & Starter Tips trailers below.

Some caught a particular piece of information in the character’s biography. Aside from her love 60s sci-fi and tinkering, her time at University saw her being isolated “due to her unorthodox approach and others’ attitudes towards her transition.”

Replying to GameSpot, Ubisoft revealed that Osa was transgender; as writer Simon Ducharme explained in a statement to them.

“The decision to create a transgender character was made early on, as part of our initiative to have an inclusive roster of Operators. The consultants, all of whom are trans people, wanted to make sure that Osa was presented as authentically and organically as possible. She was written by a queer person and she is voiced by a trans woman – and while her identity is certainly influenced by her gender, who she is in the Siege universe is centered on her talents, her influence on Nighthaven, and her close friendship to Kali.”

Her biography’s psychological profile states her favorite movie is (the fictitious 1967) Empress of the Plutomatons; “filled with futuristic technology and colorful imagery, and was ahead of its time in the presentation of a strong female protagonist. It’s easy to see the trajectory between that little girl, wonderstruck by robots and spaceships, and the genius that she is today.”

The profile also notes that her family, such as her aunt and brother, and fellow operator Kali showed support in “both her career and her transition.”

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is available on Windows PC (via Steam, and UPlay), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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