As we enter Year 5, Ubisoft is keen to show that they can mix it up with the addition of this exciting Operator.
Here's our guide to this tricky Operator.
Iana arrives on March 11th, 2020 as part of the Year 5 pass.
Like Oryx, she'll unlock a week later for other players to purchase.
Who Is Iana?
A former member of the United States Air Force, Iana is now an astronaut. Yes, that's right, an astronaut, and falls into the Attacker category of Siege operators.
- Name: Nienke Meijer
- Date of Birth: August 27th (Age 35)
- Place of Birth: Katwijk, the Netherlands
As an attacker, Iana is equipped with some powerful and accurate weapons. Don't expect her to go easy on you in a match.
Iana is blessed with some strong assault rifles. The ARX 200 and G36-C are both good options, but there are plenty of better ones out there.
The Gemini Replicator is a remotely-controlled holographic copy of Iana.
It can move and produces sounds like she would, but it cannot shoot, melee or use secondary gadgets.
It has a time limit of about 15 seconds or it can be exited at any time. There is always a cooldown between two uses, which is longer if it’s destroyed.
It is important to note that this duplicate can not shoot or melee and will not set off traps.
The Replicator is all about fooling Iana’s opponents and collecting information.
During its deployment, she can find her opponents and cause confusion to her heart’s content.
If the Gemini is spotted and destroyed, it can help Iana deduce the threat’s location, but it will buy her opponents a few precious seconds to reposition.
Tips And Tricks
You'll likely want to use the G36-C as it is more consistent than the ARX 200 as it has a 30 round mag.
Apart from obviously being able to use the Gemini ability as a recon drone, it can be used very well for bait and switch tactics - both with teammates and solo.
With a teammate, you can pretend to fight and have them take down an engaged enemy.
By yourself, you can set it up on cover and wait for an opponent to engage before jumping out and killing the opponent.
"All systems are complementary if you know how to connect them.”
Meijer’s mother was the lead engineer on the Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument that landed on Titan.
Encouraged to reach for the stars from an early age, she studied Aerospace Engineering with a view toward becoming a fighter pilot. Unfortunately, her albinism meant she had compromised retina and her application was refused.
She changed her focus to systems engineering, developing contact lenses that overcorrected her genetic deficit while integrating a state-of-the-art AR overlay.
It was a collaboration during her doctorate that gave Meijer the first taste of where she longed to be.
Returning from the International Space Station only fuelled her desire to explore the farthest reaches of the cosmos, no matter the cost.
She pioneered topographical mapping software that allows her to project a real-time, virtual copy of herself to anywhere visible by satellite or drone.
It was this technology which caught the eye of Elena “Mira” Álvarez, and subsequently Six.