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Not to be confused with Echo Team
"Being efficient is just being lazy, but in a clever way."
— Ubisoft's official quote for Echo's gadget


Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege - Echo Operator

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege - Echo Operator

Masaru "Echo" Enatsu (Japanese: 江夏 優[3], Enatsu Masaru) is a Defending Operator featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, introduced in the Operation Red Crow expansion alongside Hibana.[4]

Biography

Masaru Enatsu grew up in Suginami City, Tokyo. This heavily populated city center is home to several animation studios and technology companies. At 16 years old, Enatsu was already challenging the robotics field by creating autonomous flying robots capable of search-and-rescue missions in highly difficult conditions. Two years later, he won the International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC) and is known as having pushed the limits of what flying robots could accomplish.

Enatsu was noticed by the National Police Security Bureau during his studies in Science and Engineering at the Tokyo Metropolitan University. Enticed to test his devices on the field, he entered the National Police Academy. A year later, he joined the Tokyo Metropolitan, Police Department Special Unit.

Efficiency-obsessed and blunt, Enatsu is a talented officer despite his apathetic nature. In the wake of Nagoya's hostage crisis in 2007, Enatsu decided to transfer to the Aichi Prefectural Police Department Special Unit.[5]

Psychological Profile

Singularly focused, Enatsu's blunt communication style divides group harmony. His tendency to dismiss feedback has kept him from advancing to a higher rank.[6]

Gameplay Description

A Heavy Armored Operator, Echo's unique gadgets are two hovering drones called Yokai, which can stick to flat surfaces on a ceiling and cloak, as well as emit ultrasonic bursts that can disorient the enemy.

  • Much like Attacker drones, Echo throws the Yokai when deploying it.
  • While unable to jump like normal Drones, the Yokai has the ability to launch itself vertically upwards. If a Yokai comes into contact with a flat ceiling (can attach to certain slanted surfaces), it will attach and secure itself, as well as activating its second set of abilities: the ultrasonic blast and cloaking.
  • The Yokai have a 2-second cooldown between jumps, akin to normal Drones.
  • The Yokai's jump is limited vertically to 5 meters. This is apparent in rooms that exceed this height limit in certain areas such as the Lobby of Bank.
  • If a Yokai does hit a surface it cannot latch to, it will shake for a second before falling back down to the ground.
  • The Yokai's ultrasonic blast is a pulse of sound that disorientates anyone caught in its wake, including other Defenders.
  • The blast only needs to hit an Operator on a part of their body to disorientate them.
  • Disorientation causes vision to be blurred a bit, with a shaking afterimage, darkened peripherals, and scattered dots of light, while also temporarily muddling their audio.
  • It takes around 10 seconds for affected Operators to recover from the effect. However, moving will lengthen the recovery time to up to twice its normal duration, on top of making the disorientation effects more severe such as darker peripherals and a more uncontrollable-but-steady screen sway.
  • The Yokai can only have up to two ultrasonic charges in reserve each. However, they can recharge these charges every 20 seconds.
  • The blasts' effective range is 14 meters. Although these blasts look like it has travel time, it is actually instantaneous when it hits anyone.
  • The ultrasonic blasts cancel most actions that their targets are performing when hit, such as Thermite deploying an Exothermic Charge or an Attacker planting a defuser in Bomb. Continuous actions, such as Montagne extending his shield, will stop their actions when blasted. One notable action that it cannot cancel is pulling the needle from Lesion's Gu mines.
  • The ultrasonic blasts also cancels Finka's Adrenal Surge if it was activated. However, another one activated afterwards will override the disorientation.
  • The Yokai's cloaking mechanism render them invisible after one second of being on the ceiling or a few seconds after using an ultrasonic blast.
  • Albeit cloaked, there is a slight rippling effect to it.
  • The Yokai's cameras also have a limit to how much they can see. When on the ground, they can only see up to 40 degrees upwards. When attached to a ceiling, they have more freedom in surveillance as they can see everything below their level. All Defenders can use Yokai's cameras, but only Echo can control the Yokai drone.
  • Even when dead, Echo and his teammates can still see through Yokai's camera feed when in support mode.
  • Yokai will lose signal and deactivate if it moves outside the defending area and stays outside for more than 3 seconds. The effect is similar to the effects of Mute's Signal Jammer on Attacker drones, with visual disruption before complete signal loss.
  • The line "LOSING SIGNAL, GET BACK INSIDE" will appear on the HUD when losing signal.
  • Echo is immune to Dokkaebi's Logic Bomb, having developed their systems in tandem with each other.
  • Echo also does not drop a phone, as he uses a wrist-mounted device to view cameras.
  • Even when Dokkaebi hacks into the Defender's CCTV system, she will be unable to grant Attackers access to the cameras on Echo's Yokai.

Synergies

  • An exception to the Shock Wire destroying allied gadgets, the Yokai are able to touch Bandit's Shock Wires without being destroyed. Thus, Bandit can work with Echo without worrying about destroying the latter's Yokai.

Counters

  • Yokai is a remote-controlled electronic gadget. However, it has certain characteristics that are shared with electronic gadgets that are "on-person".
  • Thatcher's EMP Grenades will only disable Yokai for five seconds before reactivating. However, it will drop to the ground if it was attached to the ceiling when it was hit by the EMP.
  • IQ and her Electronics Scanner can quickly identify Yokai's location, making her the most dangerous detriment to Yokai's survival.
  • Twitch's Shock Drone destroys Yokai with a single shock dart, but it is unable to see it when it gets cloaked.

Loadout

Loadout
Primary
Secondary
Gadget

Unique Gadget

Unique Gadget
Echo Icon

Yokai x 2

"Hovering drone that releases disorienting sonic bursts. Yokai also transmits a video feed to the Operator."
— Yokai Description


Wanting to circumvent ranged weapon limitations, Echo crafted Yokai, an unmanned hovering vehicle. Equipped with an acoustic hailing device, this signature drone can fire ultrasonic bursts that disorient all targets in a given perimeter. Yokai also transmits a video feed to Echo, who keeps his immediate perimeter secure. Embrace the power of technology and embody a turret Defender who can both hold up the siege and support roamers.[4]

Quotes

Echo's Quotes
Operator Preview Trailer
  • "Kikai no hō ga yūshū nandakara, tsukawanai-te wa nai." (Japanese: 機械の方が優秀なんだから、使わない手はない。)
Operation Red Crow Trailer
  • "Nandemo wakatta tsumori ka?" (Japanese: 何でも分かったつもりか?)
Spawning
  • "No comment."
Using Yokai
  • "Deploying Yokai!"
  • "Enough prancing around. Time to take them down."
  • "I'll just relax here, and let Yokai do the rest."
  • "I'm going to drone this part."
  • "I'm going to lie down for a bit. Yokai can take care of them."
  • "I'm just going to drone this."
  • "Remember folks: Efficiency is clever laziness."
  • "Time to be efficient, and kinda lazy."
  • "What a drag, Yokai can handle this."
  • "Why do it yourself when robots do it better."
  • "Yokai can handle this."
Reinforcing
  • "Wall reinforced!"
  • "Wall secure!"
Barricading
  • "Barricade set!"
Using Barbed Wire
  • "Razor wire in position."
Reloading
  • "Loading new mag."
  • "Loading new magazine."
  • "Reload!"
  • "Reloading!"
  • "Swapping mags!"
Reviving
  • "I got you."

Trivia

  • The name of Echo's Drone, Yokai (Japanese: 妖怪), refers to the supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore.
  • Echo's codename refers to Yokai's ability to send ultrasonic bursts.
  • Echo has the surname 田波 (Romaji: Tanami) written on his battledress.
  • The top of Yokai is marked with the characters "重心操作" (Romaji: Jūshin Sōsa) and "速度制御" (Romaji: Sokudo Seigyo), which translate to "Center of Gravity Control" and "Speed Control" respectively.
  • Echo once collaborated and was formerly romantically involved with SDU Operator Siu Mei Lin. They started dating in 2005 before breaking up a year later.[7]
  • Echo is on friendly terms with 707th SMB Operator Grace Nam. Despite this, the two often get competitive when it comes to outdoing each other in the workshop.[8]

Gameplay Videos

Rainbow Six Siege - In Depth- Operator Profile- ECHO

Rainbow Six Siege - In Depth- Operator Profile- ECHO

Patch Changes


References

  1. Echo's In-game BIO (Pre-Patch 3.1.2)
  2. Echo's In-game BIO
  3. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (JP) - Echo's Operator Profile
  4. 4.0 4.1 Update 5.0 Patch Notes - Red Crow
  5. Echo's In-game BIO > BACKGROUND section
  6. Echo's In-game BIO > PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE section
  7. Ying's In-game BIO > NOTES section
  8. Dokkaebi's In-game BIO > NOTES section