The first of the new operators have confirmed to be a Chinese operator named Ying. Ying is a female character that is a part of the new S.D.U (Special Defense Unit) operator faction.
In a blog post, information about Ying was shared.
"The S.D.U. is known for leading high-risk operations amidst Hong Kong's dense urban population. For this purpose, we opted for a character with an awareness of their surroundings and a concern for civilian lives. This is why we envisioned her as being heavily trained in close protection, which also influenced her playstyle."
Ying has a number of close-ranged weapons available to use. This includes the SIX12 and T-95 LSW for primary weapons, and the Q-929 for a secondary weapon.
Ying is an attack operator and her special ability is called 'Candela.' With this, Ying can roll a grenade into a room that'll explode and fill the room with a cluster of flashbangs. Ying can also attach the Candela grenade to different surfaces.
There has been some criticism surrounding Ying's ability, with players suggesting that her ability is essentially a downgraded version of Fuze's ability. Fuze can also set off a cluster of grenades, but Fuze's grenades will outright kill opponents. Ying has the potential to be useful on hostage maps - this is where Fuze's grenades have the chance to kill the hostage and end the round.