We don’t know for a fact that the flashbangs are proximity, so we can’t yet classify it as such. Ela is proximity disruption, and Lesion is proximity disability. Lesion’s gadget doesn’t really disrupt, at most it just damages and temporarily slows the attackers.
Mire is disruption? She has window that can be opened up. I would never put her in the same role as Smoke, Ehco, or any of these 2 defenders. Also rushing still is an issue, Ash is still as powerful as ever and it’s not uncommon (at least for me and many other players) to encounter teams that rush the objective and then take out the roamers that now have to come into the objective.
Not clear on what this means. You said that your excited for them, but your dissapointed that they seem to be reusing effects?
I have to disagree on this. Kapkan technically has the same role by this since you place it down and you gain intel since you know someone is somewhere a trap was if they die. And Echo was already a DLC operator, so is Echo useless since Kapkan does the same thing? Ubi is introducing new operators that fill similar roles but in different ways, and if they plan to have 50-100 operators like they had said, they will have to do this.
Like how Frost, Rook, Kapkan, Valk, Mute, Yager, and Bandit just place down their gadgets and forget (Bandit and his Bandit trick is the exception) do? Yes Valk has to put her cameras in good spots, Mute needs to prevent Thatcher from taking out multiple jammers at once, Kapken needs to not put his traps on windows, but so do these operators. They won’t just be throw it on the ground and then go back to shooting. They have to think of where to put the mines and if they are going to roll their flashbangs. And on the topic on if we need it, I was more talking about the defenders, not the attacker who we still don’t know how the flashbangs really work. The defenders needed more ways to disrupt and counter the attackers who don’t pay attention. This is going to make players play slower and more carefully, IQ will hopefully be played more to find these traps, and now that Bandit and Yager are losing their ACOGs less dashing around and peeking outside for long range kills will happen.