Rainbow Six community reacts to first openly gay operator Flores: ‘Representation matters’

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Rainbow Six Siege’s first openly gay operator has been revealed – and it’s causing a stir on social media.

Flores is an attacker, billed as a master thief with an explosive drone, so expect him to have a covert style of play.

He’s also gay, according to this official page on the Ubisoft Rainbow Six website.

“In general, I’d say he’s a good mate,” says another in-game operator, Tori ‘Gridlock’ Fairous in the new character reveal.

“A bit awkward, but he listens when others speak, which is more than I can say for a lot of people. Every night he calls home to talk to his husband, but he’s very private about their relationship (with me at least). He cares about people in general, but his marriage is on another level. Even when he takes off his ring, it never leaves his person.”

Flores’ reveal has got people in the Rainbow Six Siege community talking on social media.

For some, they are glad Rainbow Six finally has its first gay character. Others have questioned the addition of such lore into the game. It seems to have divided opinion.

The full Flores and Crimson Heist reveal will happen on February 21st.

Rainbow Six Siege has been in the news recently, what with the Six Invitational being delayed.

“On January 29th, the French Prime Minister announced that the French borders would be closed to all non-EU travelers,” Ubisoft said in an update post.

“Following this announcement, Ubisoft, alongside our partner Live Nation, have been working tirelessly to find solutions to organize the physical edition of the Six Invitational 2021 in Paris, France in February, as initially planned. However, we have now learned that LAN esports events are no longer possible in today’s context, despite the strict sanitary measures put in place.”

However, some of the biggest name in Rainbow 6 esports are getting together for the Memevitational – a name coined by British caster Derry ‘Dezachu’ Holt.

Ubisoft also announced a bunch of esports updates to Rainbow Six for 2021 too. Check out our YouTube news recap here:

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Chris
Chris
5 months ago

We dont care about a game characters sex life. In other words we don’t want to play as **** in games. Ubisoft you’re a dumbass

A r******* user
A r******* user
5 months ago
Reply to  Chris

Jeez. STFU alr

Jake
Jake
5 months ago

I thought Valk and Mozzie were gay…

ColbyJack
ColbyJack
5 months ago
Reply to  Jake

Mozzie has a wife and child

JunkoXan
JunkoXan
5 months ago
Reply to  Jake

IQ is a lesbian

Jim
Jim
5 months ago
Reply to  Jake

The only gay people here are the devs since they think it matters. It’s all advertisement. Overwatch went through this same phase when it’s popularity was declining

Nipstheb
Nipstheb
5 months ago
Reply to  Jake

No?? Since when?

Stemnen
Stemnen
5 months ago

Now the feature of the operator seems to be nice but I don’t want to play as a gay. I mean, the biography of operators like Wamai is pretty fantastic, it’s water resistant or something, but the biography of it is *******.

Unknown
Unknown
5 months ago
Reply to  Stemnen

Exactly my thought

Joey
Joey
5 months ago

I’m bisexual myself, but I feel like this is unnecessary. It’s pretty obvious that they are only doing this to get more attention to their game and seem to people that they are “representing” gays. This is so idiotic man.

Chigga
Chigga
5 months ago
Reply to  Joey

It’s stupid and useless, nothing but advertisement in a way.

JunkoXan
JunkoXan
5 months ago

Mr Dom Sacco, Flores would be the 2nd generally gay character in R6. IQ is lesbian/gay in R6.

flores is gay cringe
flores is gay cringe
5 months ago

gay

Lau buk
Lau buk
5 months ago

Ooh look at us we got a gay character we so good… sigh then you’ll get the 363 other sexualities wanting representation, 200+ different countries, mix bred nationalities, heck even tribes might want representation like where do you draw the line.

Jimmy
Jimmy
5 months ago

The fact that they(ubi) did this is a slap in the face. Not because the character is gay. WHO the F actually cares about that. But because the alphabet mafia has once again shoved their opinions into a hobby where that shit doesn’t matter. It’s a first person shooter for goodness sakes!!!!

I don’t push my beliefs of you. Don’t push yours on me.

niga
4 months ago

delete that *******