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Rainbow Six Siege's new defender looks like your dad cosplaying as James Bond

Ubisoft began teasing the new operators coming to Rainbow Six Siege in Year 4 season 2 earlier this week with an image showing two characters from behind, one of whom appearing to be sneaking up on the other. Today we've got a little more information on one of them: Collinn McKinley, aka Warden, a 30-year veteran of the US Secret Service who looks like a cross between James Bond and your dad. 

Warden is a defender who comes equipped with Glance Smart Glasses, a prototype device that emerged from his experience leading the Secretary of State away from a deadly attack during his time on close-protection detail. 

"They reflect the nature of his natural talent, to see what most cannot in order to gain the upper hand in any given situation," Ubisoft said. "He would be just as talented without them, but with them, there’s nothing he can’t tackle." 

How exactly his swanky spectacles will work hasn't been revealed yet—that, his attacker counterpart Nökk, and everything else that's coming in Year 4 Season 2 will happen during the full reveal of Operation Phantom Sight, which will be livestreamed on Twitch on May 19. Ubisoft is also working to address some game-breaking exploits, a process that includes completely disabling the operator Clash until a patch can be rolled out next week—read all about that effort here.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.