Lack of variation? Proximity disruption, proximity disruption, proximity disruption. Sure, not every OP has been Unique. Blackbeard got a shield on his face, Valk got cams but their function was unique. Valk revolutionised the defensive Intel game and Blackbeard… Well, I don’t think I need to get into how he changed the game. So, even if their gadget isn’t so creative, their function is unique. The only exception I can think of is Echo. He does disruption and as does Smoke, but a second disruptor was needed because:
A) There was too much riding on 1 person
B) There was no variation in that role.
We no longer need any more disruption. Between Mira, Smoke, Barbed Wire and Echo we have enough CC and zoning. Rushing isn’t an issue.
And I did say I was excited for them in a way as they introduce new Ops for the role I enjoy playing, but it seems like their out of ideas.
If you’re dead and you’re spectating Echo and he’s on Yokai you can see through it, but only then.
Except Hibana doesn’t have the same function as either of them. I mean if you dumb it down then Sledge, Buck, Ash, Thermite and Hibana are all the same, which simply isn’t the case. Thermite opens up entrances into the site through reinforcements. Hibana theoretically can do this, but that’s poor use of Hibana. She opens lines of sight or secondary entrances like hatches or little crawl holes. Ash opens quickly to entry frag. It’s no coincidence that her Gadget allows her to open things at range quickly yet allows her to use her gun when it goes off. Element of surprise is a huge part of her gadget.
Both Echo and Lesion will supply CC and and intel (I’m assuming there will be a sufficient audio queue of it go off and/or the Attacker grunting or something), just to slightly different degrees, as one also allows damage and gives less intel. Ultimately same function.
No we don’t. Attackers already have Claymores which are aids and they can always just watch a room themselves. All these proximity traps do is dumb the game down for people who are too lazy or too unaware or just to bad for watch something themselves and secure a kill that way.