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Ghost War Update 2: Jungle Storm and Title Update 11 Patch Notes

Today we are thrilled to share with you all of the changes we are bringing to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands with the Jungle Storm update. It will be available on December 14 on PC, PlayStation®4, and Xbox One. The size of the patch will be 4 GB on Steam, 13 GB on Uplay and up to 13 GB on consoles depending on your version. Please remember that you’ll need to restart and update your platform if you wish to play online.

This update brings a myriad of fixes, improvements, and biggest of all — Ranked Mode for Ghost War. We have been listening to all of the feedback the community has been sharing, and we have worked hard to fit as much into this update as possible, while still maintaining the balance that is paramount in Ghost War. Read all about the improvements we’ve made below.

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GHOST WAR CHANGES

Ranked mode

Ranked Mode is now available in Ghost War! It is unlocked at level 15 and will challenge you to climb the ranks from Bronze to Elite. You can read everything you need to know about this new ranked mode in our FAQ article.

New classes

A new Marksman class has been added, called Pathfinder. Equipped with a crossbow, his light step does not trigger mines, he cannot be detected by Scout’s Drone motion sensor, marked by drones or the Sentinel’s Satcom Tracker. Season Pass and Ghost War Pass owners will have immediate access to the class, while the other players will be able to purchase the Pathfinder with 4000 Prestige Credits after a week, in the usual skill trees. The class can also be unlocked in the in game store against Credits.

A new Assault class has been added to the game. The Predator is a reliable and versatile frontline fighter, equipped with either an M16 rifle or the MG121 LMG. His Battle Rage ability grants him all the Adrenaline bonuses for a short time: increased health and regeneration, suppression immunity and faster revive. Season Pass and Ghost War Pass owners will have immediate access to the class, while the other players will be able to purchase the Predator with 4000 Prestige Credits after a week, in the usual skill trees. The class can also be unlocked in the in game store against Credits.

New maps

New maps are added to Quickplay, Custom games, and Ranked rotation for both Elimination and Uplink game modes. Ruins and Jungle Base are added for Elimination and Scrapyard and Urban Incursion for Uplink.

Jungle Base

A small Bolivian village supported by open fields and a central massive communication center. Jungle Base is an urban environment with surrounding foliage for flanking, and elevated areas perfect for snipers. Between the buildings and bushes there are plenty of places to hide, so make sure your team is watching your back!

Ruins

Located in the forest valley, Ruins is surrounded by trees. The middle of the map has spacious areas between buildings. Be mindful of a sniper’s gaze or an assassin’s sneaky attack.

Scrapyard

A Santa Blanca hideout used to store and move cocaine to a nearby airfield, Scrapyard is a sparse, urban style environment. The middle of the map is full of right corners, so be prepared for some close combat!

Urban Incursion

A Bolivian town on the slopes of Inca Camina, this map is a moderate density urban environment for players to enjoy urban warfare. This map offers a bit of a different style and pacing from the normal Ghost War match.

Character customization presets

Three customization presets are now available to use with each class. Every customization done on a preset slot will be instantly saved. With the addition of the presets, the full customization is only available outside a match to speed up the player ready process.

We have also added a Costumes option to character customization and 5 class packs — Tech, Sentinel, Medic, Assassin, and Enforcer.

Players Stats Page

We have added a page in game in which you can view all of your stats. Weapon stats have also been added to the Gunsmith page.

Quit penalty system

We reworked our penalty system for quitting a match while it’s still ongoing. We added strikes-outs, temporary ban penalties and warning popup to make sure the player is conscious of the sanction. The ban are going from 10 minutes to 4 hours at most and the strikes are disappearing after a 2 hours long probation without a new quit. Also, keep in mind that if you leave a match before the end, you will still receive a defeat but no victory, depending on your squad result. For more information about this system, please read our Ranked mode FAQ.

Full Changes List

NEW FEATURES

  • Added Ranked mode play, unlocked at level 15 ,
  • Added 3 preset slots for character customization
  • Added Costumes option to character customization
  • Added Player Stats page
  • Added 5 class packs – Tech, Sentinel Medic, Assassin, Enforcer

GAME MODES

  • Uplink: Decreased the Access Point activation timer to 150 seconds
  • Elimination: Recon tower now marks players longer (45 seconds)

CLASSES

  • Added mines back to Sniper’s class loadout
  • Added a new Marksman class, the Pathfinder: equipped with a crossbow, his light step does not trigger mines and he cannot be marked by drones or Satcom trackers. This class will be exclusive to Ghost War Pass holders for 1 week.
  • Added a new Assault class Predator: enters Battle Rage for a short amount of time, gaining increased health and regeneration, suppression immunity and faster revives. This class will be exclusive to Ghost War Pass holders for 1 week.
  • Redesigned Tech class to increase its effectiveness: deployed jammer now destroys launched drones and prevents further deployment for 15 seconds across all the map
  • Added bonus damage versus drones for all Sniper class primary weapons
  • Increased Sentinel’s Satcom tracker cooldown to 60 seconds (was 40)
  • Reverted Enforcer Mk48 magazine size to 200 bullets
  • The medic’s drone is now auto-marked faster than the drones of other classes – 2 seconds instead of 6. This should allow other players to more effectively counter medics.
  • The Assault "Health Bonus" in the class progression system, even at 10%, proved slightly more significant than we wanted. We’ve changed this bonus to now give a 10% health bonus when revived. The individual classes still retain their specific extra HP, which is usually 30%.

MAPS

  • New maps added for Elimination game mode: Ruins, Jungle Base
  • New maps added for Uplink game mode: Scrapyard, Urban Incursion
  • Farm Town: complete rebalance of the map, changing the bounds, spawn points and fixing an exploit
  • Dust Town: rebuilt the bounds of the map to ensure no desertion occurs while still safely away from the boundary
  • Mountain Village: removed access to the cliff face south of the town
  • Sub Factory: patched up a hole in the world
  • Warehouse: the map was slightly reworked and some navigation issues were fixed
  • Burnt-Out: fixed several navigation issues

WEAPONS

  • New weapons added from the Fallen Ghosts expansion for the Assassin, Tank, Sentinel, and Scout.
  • Added scope options to Diversionist’s M4A1
  • Reduced all pistols damage by 15%
  • Reduced all weapons penetration values (except for Sniper’s primary weapons)
  • Increased the damage of the Assassin’s Vector by 10%
  • Increased the ammo capacity of the Assassin’s Vector by an extra mag
  • Decreased the recoil of the Scout’s MP7 by 17%
  • Buffed all Support classes SMGs damage by 10%
  • Reverted Enforcer Mk48 magazine size to 200 rounds

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Changed C4 to behave more like a trap than a high powered grenade: reduced throw range to half and can now be only be detonated when placed
  • Improvements to Quit penalty system: We reworked the penalty system to make it clearer and more transparent. The system is more lenient in Quickplay than it is in Ranked.
  • Weapon stats added in Gunsmith page
  • Melee takedowns now awards double the XP of a normal takedown (100)
  • Recon tower now marks players longer (45 seconds)
  • Auto-mark toggle should no longer affect binoculars and drone marking which are always on
  • Improved map/mode rotation in Quickplay and Ranked playlists ,
  • Reduced night time setting occurrence in playlists
  • Dusk start time setting increased by one hour and dawn setting reduced by one hour to allow more daytime play until transition
  • Improved ping placement and added out of screen feedback
  • Decreased the Loadout selection timer to 30 seconds
  • Removed ability to customize character between rounds to speed up class selection and ready process; only preset selection made possible
  • Added new Bowman announcements for win and loss round objectives
  • Players assisting teammates with kills will receive assist bonus XP
  • Further tweaks to the endgame cinematics to reduce transition time to the next round
  • Added ability to start a Custom Game with one player
  • Downed teammate bodies should no longer block access
  • Added server enforced HUD settings in Custom Game
  • Inverted the Challenge of Factions pages in-game

BUGFIXES

  • HUD settings should no longer reset on each update
  • Fixed an issue here the night vision mode would not be kept when returning from drone
  • Fixed an issue where aim assist was reset when selecting a new class
  • Fixed an issue in the HUD where a “new” notifications was appearing on the STD Grenade after every reboot

Campaign Changes

GAMEPLAY

  • There’s a new threat facing Bolivia. The Predator has come in search of new trophies. Take on this newest Legend and reap the rewards. If you want to know more, you can watch the replay of the special livestream we had on this event.

HUD

  • New helicopter controls should now hide with the rest of the HUD when toggling off the HUD
  • Fixed players being able to see the chat from a player they have blocked
  • Fixed Tacmap tabs disappearing upon accessing the store and returning to the Tacmap from the in-game menu
  • Added missing information about what bonuses have unlocked after booster activation
  • Fixed the bug causing the game language to reset to English when entering the Ghost War menu, regardless of what the localization was set when entering the main game.
  • Fixed an issue with the "New" notification appearing on the STD Grenade Launcher after every reboot

As always, we’d like to take this moment to thank all of our amazing community members for sharing your thoughts with us, and helping us to continue to make Ghost Recon Wildlands as an amazing game experience as possible. Please let us know your thoughts on this latest update on our official forums[forums.ubi.com], and on Reddit.

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Ranked Mode FAQ

With Update 2: Jungle Storm, we brought a new ranked mode system. You can now compete against the others to climb the ladder and sit at the top. In order to help you doing so, you will find all the explanations you need below.

How to unlock the ranked play?

Ranked play becomes accessible once you reached level 15. If you have already reached Prestige, this limitation do not apply to you.

How does it work?

The ranked games are divided between Seasons of two months each. A Season starts on the 1st of the month and ends two days before the end on the second month. At the beginning of each Season, you will have to finish 15 placement rounds.Your results during these placement rounds will determine what your starting rank is for the ongoing Season. The rank of every player is reset at the beginning of every Season; nothing is granted forever. Afterward, it will be up to you and your squad to improve your rank or remain at the top.

How does the progression work?

Players are divided in 6 brackets based on their Matchmaking Rating: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Elite. Once you played the 15 rounds of placement of a Season, you’ll be assigned to one of these brackets. Afterward, based on your round win/lose count, you will go higher or lower in the brackets. Players who achieved Gold or higher won’t drop down to Silver or Bronze that season, however.

Where will people see my rank?

The game displays the rank of a player with their nametags. Thus, you can see other players’ rank in the match lobby, on the tacmap, on the end-screen and in the sum-up of the match. This is also where other players will see your own rank!

How does the matchmaking work?

Ranked is a new matchmaking mode, in which you’ll be able to play both Elimination and Uplink. Players will be able to select either Quickplay/Custom/Ranked from the main menu.

In Ranked Mode, players start with their Quickplay MMR, not from a baseline. For this reason, it is possible for people to play all Ranked matches together and end up in different leagues. This will eventually even out if they keep on playing together.

The MMR of players, in both Ranked mode and Quickmatch, is based on the results of the individual rounds and not on the outcome of the entire match. For this reason, it is possible sometimes to be demoted after winning a match, especially after a 3-2 result. This will happen if the opposing team has a MMR lower than the match winners. The amount of MMR gained and lost after a round depends on how big the initial MMR gap was, so it is possible for the 2 losses in a 3-2 match to matter more than the 3 wins.

Only two things impact a player’s MMR after a round. One of them is winning or losing. The other is the standing of each player before the round. A player will lose less MMR after an “expected” loss, faced with a higher MMR opponent, and will lose more MMR points after a loss against a lower opponent (and the same is true for how many points they win after a victory). This behavior is exactly the same as in all games that use an Elo or Glicko type of system.

What are the rewards?

Every completed ranked match will grant a bonus XP. Every new bracket promotion will grant bonus Prestige credits. At the end of a Season, players will earn XP boosters and Prestige credits based on their bracket.

What are the leave penalties?

Leaving an ongoing ranked game will grant the player a strike that will disappear after a probation time or accumulate with other strikes if he keeps quitting ongoing ranked games. When strikes start cumulating, the player will receive a warning pop-up to confirm he will receive a temporary ban penalty if he chooses to leave the match. The penalties will then increase from 10 minutes to 4 hours.

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Ghost Recon Wildlands – Legendary Movie Monster, The Predator, Coming in Free DLC

A deadly new threat enters Ghost Recon Wildlands this week, armed with powerful weapons, advanced stealth abilities, and more mandibles than seem strictly necessary. From December 14 through early January, the Predator will bring its unique skills to a special challenge that sees players (solo or with up to four players in co-op) hunting the creature—and being hunted in return. Defeating the Predator will be no easy task, but if players manage to take it down, they will be rewarded with exclusive items, including the Predator mask, which features Predator vision. To help you fully embrace your inner hunter, the Predator Pack (available in the in-game store) introduces 15 new customization items inspired by the original movie, including weapons and a new close combat move.

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Ghost War, the free PVP mode for Ghost Recon Wildlands, will also get a Predator-inspired addition: A new class of soldier inspired by Dutch, the protagonist from the original movie, who can engage a battle rage mode to tip the scales in his favor.

“At Ubisoft Paris, we have been fans of the Predator for a long time and are thrilled to bring such an iconic character to our game” said Nouredine Abboud, senior producer at Ubisoft. “The challenge is full of references to the original Predator movie, and we cannot wait to see the reaction of our players!”

We got to chat with Abboud to learn more about where the idea to bring the Predator into Wildlands came from, and how they designed the hunt to capture the deadly tension of the movie.

The Legends of the Wildlands have previously been rooted in the setting and history of Bolivia. What motivated you to look elsewhere for inspiration?

The Legends of the Wildlands really began as easter eggs for the community. When we first saw videos of our players showing their passion, we thought it would be interesting to play up to their expectations, while at the same time building on the incredibly rich Bolivian culture.

When our Fallen Ghost DLC was released, we were amazed by the feedback we got from the community members, who praised its more somber tone and its tactical approach. But what we sensed was that there had to be a Predator hiding somewhere, observing us in the jungle setting of the DLC. That’s where the idea originally started.

How did this process even start? What did the team need to do first?

When we realized in June that this year was the 30th anniversary of the original Predator movie, the coincidence was too great to pass up. We have a very good relationship with 20th Century Fox, and they were as excited as we were to let the Predator fight the Ghosts in an environment that fit their vision, so it was an exciting and fruitful discussion. Our team learned everything they could about the Predator, not only by studying the original movie, but also through exchanges between our artists and the creatives at 20th Century Fox.

What was the reaction for the team when they found out they would get to work with one of film’s most popular sci-fi characters?

The entire team was ecstatic, especially the creative team in Montpellier. Our team appreciates the original Predator movie just as much as our community does, and everybody involved had a clear vision of the direction we could give to this special challenge. I have to say that Tom Isaksen, our lead character artist, has done a tremendous job of recreating the original Predator, taking care of every costume detail. It was a great challenge.

What aspects of the Predator did you know you’d absolutely have to nail to convey the same suspense that’s present in the movies?

The mission is built to recreate some of the tension felt by Dutch and his crew in the original Predator movie. You first discover hints about the Predator’s presence before actually getting to meet and fight him. Getting that feeling of being swallowed by the surrounding jungle was something we really wanted to convey. And of course, the music takes a big part in creating the tension.

Along those same lines, what were the challenges in balancing the Predator’s abilities with the systems that already exist in Ghost Recon Wildlands? What can the Predator do, and what do the Ghosts need to do to fight it?

The Predator can run around, jump in the trees, taunt the Ghosts, and activate his cloaking device. Once he wants to engage you, he can use his Plasma Caster or his Smart Disc, depending on the situation. Being able to quickly react and always keep on your toes will be the key to defeating the Predator.

How did you approach calibrating the difficulty level for this encounter? How much of a challenge are you throwing at players?

We know that the Predator is the best hunter there is, and we really wanted our players to feel he was a great menace. The talented game designers in Montpellier tweaked the gameplay to make sure this would be the most difficult fight players could find in Ghost Recon Wildlands, especially when you approach it solo. To prevail, we think the Ghosts will need to work as a unit, so we advise our players to try out this challenge in four-player co-op with a lot of coordination and communication!

Will the Predator ever try to blow itself up?

That will be for you to find out.

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THE YEAR 3 PASS IS HERE!

Extend and enhance your Rainbow Six experience with the Year 3 Pass, and get early access to 8 upcoming operators in Year 3 from Russia, France, Italy, UK, USA and Morocco!

Get your Year 3 Pass here!

Purchase the Year 3 Pass before March 5th 2018 and get the Signature Damascus Steel Skin.

Additionally, if you’re an owner of the Year 2 Pass, you will receive a bonus of 600 R6 Credits, on top of the 600 that come with the Year 3 Pass.

With the Y3 Pass get access to a 1-year* VIP premium membership which includes:

YEAR 3 OPERATORS AND BONUS DLC

  • 8 new Year 3 operators
  • 8 exclusive headgear and uniforms
  • R6 Meteorite Charm
  • 600 R6 Credits

VIP PERKS

  • 7-day early access to each season’s new Operators.
  • 10% discount in the in-game shop**
  • 5% Renown boost
  • +0,3% Alpha Pack Boost

*VIP Membership ends January 31, 2019
**10% discount only applies to purchases made with Renown or R6 Credits.

If you missed the Year 2 Pass, don’t worry! You can still get the 8 Y2 operators in the Year 2 Operators bundle, available in the in-game shop for 2400 R6 Credits.

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[UPDATE] XP Issues in Ghost War

Hello Ghosts,

We have heard concerns over the bug related to the amount of XP shown as being received after every match in Ghost War. Some players have been reporting that they are being shown negative XP points being earned. We wanted to take a moment to address this issue.

It seems to only be impacting players who began leveling prior to the October 24 update and is only on the player facing side. In other words, it only looks as if you are not being awarded XP properly, but in actuality you are. Our backend is calculating all of the XP properly, and therefore you should get upgrade points and unlock classes and perks on schedule, regardless of what XP you see you are getting.

This being said, this issue will be fixed in a future update, so stay tuned.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding while we resolve this issue,
Your Ghost Recon Community Team

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DEV BLOG: PING ABUSE, PEEKER’S ADVANTAGE, AND NEXT STEPS

We have been monitoring the community’s feedback regarding ping abuse, latency, and peeker’s advantage. In this blog, we will explain what these are, how they affect gameplay, and what we are doing to fix them.

Before diving into the details of latency, we want to establish that the design philosophy of Rainbow Six Siege is player replication and hit validation should favor players that have the faster and more stable connection. To that end, we will continue to improve all our systems to provide low and stable ping players with the best experience possible while maintaining the accessibility for higher ping players.

High Ping and Peeker’s Advantage

Replication is the process by which we mirror a sequence of movements and actions done by a player on a remote computer, such as a game server. You can think of replication as “ghosts” that follow players. This “ghost” represents your position as seen by the server. For example, if you have a ping of 200ms, your “ghost” is where you were 100ms ago (since ping represents round trip duration). The higher a player’s ping, the further behind the player their “ghost” is.

However, when peeking (moving out of cover), a higher ping will not give you more time to react and shoot before becoming visible to other players. This is because all shots need to be validated by the server, so any increased amount of time will also apply to your shots reaching the server.

Peeker’s advantage is a result of the aforementioned “ghosting” effect. We cannot remove “ghosting”: doing so would require all movements to be validated by the server before taking effect on your client. This would result in increased input delay (equal to your ping), which is contrary to the design philosophy of making movement as reactive as possible. However, unlike the common perception, peeker’s advantage depends only on the speed of the victim’s connection, not the peeker’s.

The maximum time, once the peeker becomes visible, that the victim has in order to shoot and come out on top is what we define as the window of opportunity. Peeker’s advantage is caused by the fact that this window of opportunity is always shorter than the reaction time of the peeker.

Window of opportunity = Reaction time of the peeker – Ping of the victim (including processing time)

In this clip[static2.ubi.com], we will display the difference when the victim (Player 2) has a faster reaction time (150ms) than the peeker (Player 1) (300ms reaction time). You will notice that the increased ping of the peeker has no impact on who wins the firefight. While the peeker was able to fire, the victim had already landed a headshot that was validated by the server, so the peeker’s shot was rejected and they died.

In this video[static2.ubi.com], we will show you how the victim’s ping impacts the result of the shots arbitration. While the reaction times remain the same (150ms for the victim, 300ms for the peeker) we progressively increase the ping of the victim. The ping of the peeker remains constant and we intentionally set it to a high value: 400ms. Increasing the ping of the victim results in a reduction of their window of opportunity. While they are able to win the firefight at low ping (50-100ms), they start losing when their ping is too high (200ms).

We created the following image to demonstrate what you saw in the above videos, without the gameplay. What you are seeing is a timeline of actions, the order in which servers accept input, and how latency influences those steps.

The above asset is showing you how the reaction time of the peeker is preserved on the server and then on the victim simulation, even if the peeker is playing with high ping.

What you are seeing in the above asset is the impact that the victim’s ping has on their chances to survive. The victim will need to fire at his opponent before the peeker’s shot reaches the server which can only be achieved by shooting during his window of opportunity. This window of opportunity is not affected by the peeker’s ping. Once officially dead on the server, all further actions by a player are rejected. This is in line with the design philosophy mentioned at the beginning of this blog, which states that the player with the fastest and most stable connection should have the advantage.

Next Steps

Starting with the Year 2 Season 3 Mid-Season Reinforcements, we will be implementing the following adjustments and changes to how the game manages latency, processing, and hit validation. Our plan is to continue working on these topics during the upcoming seasons.

Latency Alignment

Latency alignment is a change that allows the server to more accurately mirror the reaction time of a shooter with an unstable connection. If a player is sending position updates at an inconsistent rate, then the server will adjust the timing of their incoming shot messages to match its representation of that player’s commands more accurately. While it is a matter of milliseconds, the end result is a wider window of opportunity when going up against players with fluctuating latency.

Pawn-to-Pawn Physics

We have a new pawn-to-pawn physics system, which should address issues with players teleporting behind shield users. This issue was most commonly experienced while blocking a doorway with Montagne.

Hit Validation Improvements

We are reducing the upper limit on the latency required to initiate extra hit validation steps. More details about these extra steps and how they affect gameplay will be published in another blog post.

Replication Improvements

We are also optimizing the replication of actions. The result is a more responsive experience for all players and a reduction of latency.

Processing Delay + Ping

Currently, the ping value displayed in the menus includes the processing delay. This is misleading, since running at a faster frame rate results in lower ping values being shown. We are removing this processing delay from the ping value. Although only a cosmetic change with no impact on gameplay, the value displayed will be a more accurate representation of your connection speed with the servers.

Connectivity Icons

We are implementing a series of adjustments that will help you monitor the status of your client, of the server, and of your network connection.

With this change, the game will display up to four icons in the upper right corner of your screen. These four icons denote the quality of your gameplay experience concerning your ping, connection stability, update rate and host stability, respectively from left to right.

When one of these is in a degraded state that could affect your performance, the icon appearing will notify you. This will help provide a more accurate representation of your connection status beyond just a player’s ping. The icons have two states: yellow and red. The thresholds for each state can be tweaked at any time by the dev team, therefore the following values are just an approximation of the current settings.

  • Latency icon: The latency icon will appear when your ping is high. A yellow latency icon means your ping is high enough for additional validation steps to be triggered by the server (around 100-140 ms of ping). These additional validation steps come into play when treating your shots, and determining whether or not they are a hit. You might notice some of your hits are not registering. Having a high ping also means you could encounter unpleasant situations such as dying behind cover. A red icon means your ping is bad (around 400-500 ms of ping). Being in that state for a long time could result in player being kicked from the game server. When the latency red icon is visible, almost all of your hits will be rejected by the server. This is intended.
  • Connection icon: The connection icon appears when you are experiencing packet loss or latency instability (for example, when some of your packets are being redirected on another internet route). When this icon is triggered, you can experience rubber banding, hits being rejected by the game server, and abnormal induced latency. The probability of experiencing those situations is far higher when the red icon is visible.
  • Update rate icon: The update rate icon appears when your frame rate is dropping or is unstable and the number of packets sent by your game client to the server is not high enough. You might experience hits being rejected by the game server and abnormal induced latency (this latency is induced by the game server to prevent other players from seeing your character stuttering). You could also experience rubber banding when the icon is red.
  • Host icon: The host icons appears when the server is experiencing issues and is unable to preserve the stability of the simulation. All players connected to that game server will see the icon appearing at the same time. When you see this icon, you can experience rubber banding, abnormal latency or hit registration issues. Those situations will be more noticeable if the icon is red.

Most of our upcoming changes will result in a less comfortable experience for high ping players, but this is something that we are doing consciously, and believe it to be in the best interest of the game as a whole.

Please join us to discuss your learnings from this blog on the Rainbow Six subreddit!

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[All platforms] 45min maintenance on October 12th @8am UTC

Hello Ghosts, we will operate a 45min maintenance tomorrow to update our servers and the console scripts on the occasion of the free week-end.

Please note that this maintenance will only impact the online play, including Ghost War. If you are already in a game from the moment when the maintenance starts, your session will be put to offline mode so that you can still be able to play the campaign mode solo with your 3 AI teammates.
We will update this thread regularly to let you know about the maintenance.

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Recoil System – News

We want to thank you all for taking the time to test the new recoil values on the TTS, as well as provide us with your feedback. We discussed the new recoil system this morning with our Designers, and have a bit of insight to share with you.

Your concerns regarding randomness of bullet spray, as well as how the guns feel, have been heard by our developers and are being taken into account. You have also pointed out that this could potentially lead to a rise in macros, which we will also be exploring.

These changes to recoil patterns are one of the solutions we found that would result in correcting the alignment issue, but there may be other options to explore. We are going to continue looking at other ways to manage this, and will be testing those changes on future TTS builds. This is not the type of change that we are in a rush to produce, and are going to take our time to ensure that it will work well when it is deployed on the live servers.

Overall, we are very glad that we have been able to test this first iteration of the recoil changes on the TTS and gather feedback on it. The TTS is extremely valuable for testing gameplay changes of this nature, and we will be taking the feedback provided during this TTS phase and working on a second iteration of the recoil patterns.

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