Since the release of Rainbow Six Siege, Tachanka has become a mascot for the game despite being widely accepted as the worst Operator. His mounted machine gun is only effective against the most careless of attacking teams, and using it requires the player to remain still in one spot, making them especially vulnerable. Ubisoft added a protective shield mounted on top of the machine gun early on to try to increase his effectiveness.
The negligible benefit he brings to the defending team has endeared him to fans of the game, who have taken to calling him Lord Tachanka. Ubisoft honors this nickname in-game with the name "Lord" written out on the gun's shield.