The first patch after the season launches is generally a much lighter patch. As such, you will not see the same level of fixes as a Season launch. Patch Y3S1.1 deploys on all platforms on Wednesday, March 21st.
Fixed – The operator can be invisible for all users or have a different BDU equipped instead of the selected one when switching operator at the last moment.
Fixed – All equipped weapon skins, charms, uniforms and headgear (except those awarded by the Season Pass) are reset to default after losing connectivity.
Fixed – R6 Credits are not received after buying them from Shop.
Fixed – The Starter Pack discount pop up for Blitz cannot be closed.
Fixed – Player loose access to Operator from Starter Edition bundles when purchasing Standard Edition.
Fixed – The play ranked button can be selected for a second after a user below clearance level 20 join the squad.
Fixed – The Gold Skin for Hibana’s P229 is corrupted.
Fixed – Text overlaps the preview Operator image in Highlights tab from the Shop Menu.
Fixed – While wearing the Sidewinder Elite uniform, Ash’s eyes will be slightly misaligned in the MVP screen.
Fixed – When the Hostage is DBNO before escort, there is no "revive" icon or timer.
Fixed – Occasionally, in poor network conditions, Hostage can remain stuck if it enters DBNO while being pick up by a player.
Fixed – He Grunt Chibi is stuck to the magazine while reloading.
Fixed – Drone can be placed inside walls of plane from 3F cockpit stairs on Plane.
Fixed – During the intro cinematic, the hands of the right-most operator will be misaligned with the weapon.
Fixed – If a player leaves the sessions during the transition from Part A to Part B, shaders do not load properly
Fixed – Buck cannot refill his Skeleton Key while holding the secondary weapon.
Fixed – Outbreak Collection icon is missing from Ash’s Operator Card when equipping the Black Viper Elite.
Fixed – Incorrect victory pose model is shown for the Ash Black Viper Elite in the Collection menu.
Fixed – Some operators have the Outbreak load out in the Operator screen.
Fixed – The Outbreak Collection button does not work.
Fixed – Operator’s voice lines are not heard, nor subtitles displayed, when starting the game in a language different from English.
Fixed – After using all the ammo on the turret, it can’t be picked up or interacted with, losing all of its functionality.
On March 14th, we will be releasing our next update, New Assignment. This update will be available on PC, PlayStation®4, and Xbox One. The size of the patch will be 4 GB on Steam, 15 GB on Uplay and up to 15 GB on consoles depending on your version. Please note that you will need to restart and update your platform to be able to play online.
New Assignment will bring a range of new content to Ghost War, including three new classes, Trapper, Stalker and Guerrilla. We have also introduced a new map-voting tool, allowing players to vote for one of three possible maps at the start of every match. We have also added two new maps, Refinery and Cliffside, for Extraction mode.
This industrial factory is the largest cocaine lab in Bolivia. With a large defender area and multiple pathways, this map allows for varied gameplay and extraction approaches.
Once a Rebel stronghold, this village is now under the watch of the Santa Blanca. With tall buildings and snipping vantage points, Cliffside offers new tactics for Extraction mode.
For our Campaign mode, we have exclusively added more Fallen Ghosts weapons. Additionally, our Rainbow Six Siege Icons can be now collected via both our Ghost War and Spec Ops Crates, meaning they are available for customization in Ghost War as well as our Campaign.
We have introduced three new classes: Trapper, Stalker, and Guerrilla. All of them are available through the Season Pass and the Ghost War Pass, and can also be purchased with Prestige Credits.
The Trapper is a Marksman that has both a passive ability and an active one. The passive ability permanently marks downed enemies on the HUD and map for all teammates. His active ability lets him place knock-out gas traps from a distance, damaging and stunning enemies that enter their area of effect.
The Stalker is a Marksman class that has two passive abilities. Enemies beyond a certain distance will not hear her shots or see any sound markers. Also, enemies marked by the Stalker do not receive any notification, as long as no other players mark them. These abilities allow the Stalker to quietly follow her prey from long-range before silently taking them out.
The Guerrilla is a Support class with a drone that can shoot smoke grenades. All players inside of the smoke radius are occluded, meaning they become unmarked if they were marked, and additionally, drones, aiming or binoculars cannot mark them. The smoke can have many tactical uses, from creating a safe cover to reviving downed teammates and to temporarily blinding an enemy sniper.
We have added two new maps, Refinery and Cliffside, to the Extraction game mode. Both of these maps are now available in Quickplay, Ranked, and Custom Matches.
We have introduced a new feature that allows players to vote for one of three possible maps, each from a different game mode, at the start of every new match. The voting process only takes 15 seconds, and players can see details for each map, including game mode, time of day and weather settings. Map voting is available for both Quickplay and Ranked.
Ghost War | Updates
Tech: The Tech’s jammer will not appear on the HUD for the enemy team anymore, as this was giving away the Tech’s position. Now the Tech can safely place a jammer without being exposed.
Mine Defusing: We have introduced the ability for players to defuse enemy mines. By approaching the mine while prone, the mine’s detonation range is reduced, allowing you to safely get closer to the mine until the "defuse" prompt appears. Defusing a mine will remove it without alerting its owner.
Ruins Map: We have reworked the Ruins map to improve its balance. The playable area has been expanded, we added more cover for crossing certain key locations and we relocated most objects on the map, including the spawn locations.
Institute Map: We changed the Attackers spawn position to add more variety to the map, and moved the hostage cages closer to each other so the Defenders team can move faster from one hostage to the other.
Penalties: Penalty timeouts have been reduced, as they were too long and severely punished players who were experiencing connection issues.
Prestige Credits: There was a big discrepancy between players with high Prestige level and players with low Prestige level, concerning the amount of Prestige Credits they earned per level-up. To address this, we now award a flat value of 215 Prestige Credits, no matter the Prestige level (the total sum remains the same). We also gave players the extra amount of Prestige Credits they should have earned with this new system in place, so that everyone now has the correct amount.
New Tutorial Info: Our tutorials have been updated to include changes to existing features and the introduction of our new classes. Knowledge is power, so make sure you read them!
Fixed an issue where a Player would spawn with his Camera view on the enemy’s side.
Fixed an issue with the missing sound for a marked Hostage.
Fixed an issue with a Russian wrongly translated word on the Victory screen.
Fixed an issue with some words not being localized on the Ranked Season End pop-up.
Fixed an issue with the Total Time Played, from the Stats page, not showing properly for the Users with a high amount of played time.
Fixed an issue with a word from the Stats page not being translated.
Fixed an issue where the Users couldn’t be marked when looked at through a window from a Gas Station on the Urban Incursion map.
Fixed an issue with a message not being displayed when a Defender would make a First Blood on an enemy Player holding the Hostage.
Fixed an issue with the "Current rank league", from the Stats page, not being reset when a new season starts.
Fixed an issue with the Jammer icon not showing properly after a Host Migration.
Fixed an issue where the Ping icon on the HUD would now be grayed-out during cooldown.
Fixed an issue with a no-functionality "Cancel Search" button appearing during a Loading Screen.
Fixed an issue where the unlocking cage animation played twice when opened by a Pathfinder.
Fixed an issue where the Ranked-tutorial page wasn’t displaying the updated information regarding the Placement Matches.
Fixed an issue with a message not correctly informing the Party Leader when leaving a Ranked match with his squad.
Fixed an issue where the User wasn’t notified, regarding his Rank, after completing the placement rounds.
Fixed an issue where the Diversionist’s Drone was automatically marked on the HQ App.
Fixed an issue where the Hostage would have a looping animation after the Attacked was killed while grabbing him.
Fixed an issue with some reinforced windows through which only the 1st throwable passed.
Fixed an issue with a building, from the Institute map, with faulty collision.
Fixed an issue where the Players that abandoned a match during "Probation Time" wouldn’t get penalized.
Fixed an issue with the Pathfinder not being marked via binoculars.
Fixed an issue with some text overlapping, on various localizations, on the Battle Crates page.
Fixed an issue where some Party members would not be able to search for a Quickplay/Ranked match.
Fixed some clipping issues occurring when the Tracker t-shirt was equipped, by female characters, underneath vests.
Fixed an issue where the User would accidentally Ping when clicking on the Notification button from the Tacmap.
Fixed some text overlapping issues, on the Progression page, on various localizations.
Fixed an issue with some of the words, from the Stats page, not being translated into Italian.
Fixed an issue with Users playing on the same side, twice in a row, if a Player would leave in a certain moment.
Fixed an issue, on the Extraction mode, where the Hostage-Cage icons were not properly shown on the HUD.
Fixed an issue where the Users couldn’t Ping anymore after being revived by the Medic’s Drone.
Fixed an issue with the M16’s SFX volume being too low.
Fixed an issue where the User would receive a "Rank Up!" notification even when his rank remains unchanged.
Fixed an issue where the Hostage would end up stuck when captured from atop of some objects.
Fixed an issue where some of the Players were seeing an incorrect score at the end of a match.
Fixed an issue regarding the flow of the game when a Player is disconnected at the beginning of a Ranked session.
Fixed an issue with the round time notification sound being played for the Defender team on Extraction mode.
Fixed an issue with Players not being able to open the TacMap and the Pause Menu after a network disconnection.
Fixed an issue with the minimap not showing the Drone’s location when a Player spectates it.
Fixed an issue in Institute where Players were able to clip through one of the walls in the main building.
Fixed an issue in Oil Rush were bullets would act unpredictably near pillars.
Fixed an issue in Sub Factory where Players could fall from the upper gameplay area down to the lower tunnel area and get stuck.
Fixed an issue with some Arabian text-color settings appearing on one of the Tutorial pages.
Fixed an issue with a Keyboard button not appearing on the Character Customization page.
Fixed an issue that caused some players to remain stuck on Loading Screens if a Host Migration occurred during the Loadout page.
Fixed an issue on the Battle Crates page with the ESC button not being clickable.
XB1 & PS4:
Fixed an issue where the Ghost Profile was not being properly loaded.
Campaign | New Content
1st Anniversary Rewards
All players will receive an in-game t-shirt and patch to celebrate our 1st year anniversary. Players can access this gift in the Ubisoft Club.
Campaign | Updates
Fallen Ghosts Weapons: In our Extended Ops update, we made the Fallen Ghosts weapons pack from Ghost War available in our Campaign mode. With our New Assignment update, we have added even more Fallen Ghosts weapons exclusively to our Campaign. You can see the full weapons list here.
Please note, these weapons will be unlocked for free for players with the Fallen Ghosts DLC. Alternatively, these weapons are purchasable via our in-game store.
Battle Crate Icons: Battle Crate Icons, such as our Rainbow Six Siege Icons, can now be collected via our Ghost War and Spec Ops Crates. This means you can now customize your Ghost with Battle Crate Icons in both Ghost War and Campaign modes. Additionally, any Icons collected via Ghost War Crates before this update, are available for customization in our Campaign mode too. More information on our Battle Crates can be found here.
Fixed some display issues with the Fallen Ghosts weapons in the Campaign Loadout.
Thank you so much, Ghosts, for your continuous support and feedback on Ghost Recon Wildlands. Please let us know your thoughts on this latest update on our official forums[forums.ubi.com], and on Reddit.
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To keep track of your stats and find other Ghosts to join your taskforce, log in to the Ghost Recon Network and download the Ghost Recon HQ App.
Two new Operators and an entirely new game mode are now available in Rainbow Six Siege. The Operators, Finka and Lion, bring new gadgets with the power to affect their allies and enemies no matter where they are on the map. These abilities are set to shake things up in competitive multiplayer, but they can also be used to great effect in Outbreak. Check out the first video to see Finka and Lion’s gadgets in action.
The Operation Chimera Operators are available now for Year 3 Season Pass holders, and they will become available for purchase in-game using Renown or R6 Credits on March 13th.
Outbreak is a imited time co-op event in which teams of up to three players face off against hordes of deadly enemies mutated by an alien parasite in order to discover the truth behind the infestation, it will be available for free to all Siege owners from March 6 to April 3.
Check out some Outbreak starter tips to survive with your team of 3!
In Operation Chimera, two new Operators join Team Rainbow to help contain a mysterious parasite infection that hit a small town in New Mexico. To safeguard the perimeter, Six selected the most qualified biohazard specialists in the world: Lion and Finka.
2 NEW OPERATORS
From France and Russia respectively, the hot zone Operators Lion and Finka are veterans of numerous conflicts involving bio-chemical threats. They join Team Rainbow to create a CBRN Threat unit, which will provide tactical gear and expertise to quell biological hazards.
After a space capsule crashed in New Mexico, an Outbreak and a surge of violence forced the authorities to establish a Quarantine Zone around Truth or Consequences.
The whole town was infected with an alien parasite, which triggered aggressive mutations in the residents. This parasite is highly adaptable, able to mutate into dangerous five lethal types of Infected.
The Quarantine Zone is the only thing keeping this Outbreak contained, but it will not last. If the parasite gets out, the resulting death toll would reach unprecedented numbers.
Outbreak challenges you to step up to the plate. Go on the offensive and venture inside the Quarantine Zone to contain the infection threatening to spread across North America. Explore our three new maps with your squad and survive hordes of hostiles to identity the source of the parasite.
This limited-time event will be held from March 6th to April 3rd 2018. We invite you to play Outbreak on our Technical Test Server starting on February 20th.
Outbreak will be made available periodically throughout the TTS phase, allowing us time to improve and implement fixes as necessary.
THREE PLAYER COOP GAMEPLAY
Outbreak’s three player coop mode will force you to revisit your strategies and push you to rely on teammates like never before. The infected hostiles outnumber you on every front, and your only way out alive is through innovative tactics that will give you an edge.
Your team will be composed of three of the following Operators: Ash, Tachanka, Doc, Smoke, Buck, Kapkan, Glaz, Ying, Finka, Lion and Recruit.
The loadout of Outbreak Operators will also be tweaked to incorporate gadgets that favor melee combat. The flashbangs will allow for special takedown combinations, and smoke grenades will encourage chaos that will thin out your enemies. Outbreak will bring the tension of CQC to another level.
FIVE TYPES OF INFECTED HOSTILES
GRUNTS Grunts are common hostile that become highly resistant when the parasite detects an enemy presence. To protect its host, the parasite armors its body and becomes more resistant to bullet wounds. They will try to surround you, and flank you from the sides. Caution and stealth is recommended.
BREACHERS Breachers are proximity bombs that crater anything in their path. They make for a very agile opponent, but they launch themselves into the fray and blow holes in indestructible walls. Make sure you are nowhere close to them.
ROOTERS Rooters are a rarer type of hostile. They send out coral spikes from the ground to injure and immobilize their targets. Rooters are always on the move and will keep you on edge. Beware when dealing them the final blow; they become extremely lethal when on the brink of death.
SMASHERS Smashers are not discreet. The parasite reinforces its body under a massively thick hide, making it practically impervious to bullet wounds. They can also tear down walls without suffering any injuries. Most weapons are ineffective against them so be wary, their goal is to split you up from your teammates.
APEX Apex is at the top of the hostile food chain. It sends waves of hostiles your way rather than attack you head-on. They can hurl blinding projectiles, which can only be countered by Finka and Doc. This opponent is a real test on your team’s communication skills. To succeed you must eliminate the growing number of hostiles while hunting down the Apex.
THREE NEW COOP LEVELS
RESORT In Resort, you are dropped in the streets of Truth or Consequences for an insertion operation. You must breach an ageing resort heavily infested with hostile. According to our intel, the parasites are building a nursery. Foray into treacherous crevices and course through a kitsch décor crawling with hostile vacationers.
HOSPITAL Hospital offers an elaborate hostage rescue operation, which is located deep in infested territory. The grim and narrow hallways set the stage for CQC tactics. The risk is worth it, though. The doctor trapped inside the hospital may be key to providing a cure.
JUNKYARD The latest intel leads to a private property situated on the outskirts of Truth or Consequences. Junkyard offers an open outdoor setting with unique obstacles to keep you and your team vulnerable. Make a firm stand as waves of hostiles try to protect the heart of the infection.
The Outbreak Collection contains 50 cosmetic items of Rare, Epic and Legendary quality. There are a total of 50 unique items, including weapons skins, headgears, uniforms, charms and a unique Elite Uniform.
There are no duplicates.
Get 4 packs just by connecting to the event. Available only from March 6th to April 3rd, 2018. You can also get 10 packs with the Advanced Edition, Y3 Gold Edition, or the Y3 Complete Edition. The remaining packs can be purchased with R6 credits during the Outbreak Event.
ASH ELITE SET
CHIMERA WEAPON SKINS
For Operation Chimera, we’re rolling out two new seasonal weapon skins. Once unlocked, these skins can be applied on all available weapons until the end of the Season. The Rusty Trigger weapon skins come straight from the hotzones to give you that hazardous junkyard look without catching the infection. The Ancestral Southwest seasonal weapon skins bring New Mexico’s rich culture to your fingertips.
Also, keep your eyes peeled for new content available in our Alpha Packs.
YEAR 3 PASS
We are thrilled to launch another year of Rainbow Six Siege content with our Year 3 Pass. Your continuous support is essential as it drives us forward, and ensures our longevity.
As a thank you gift to Year 2 Pass owners who renew their Pass for Year 3, we offer 600 additional R6 credits. Follow the link below for a detailed list of everything included in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege Year 3 Season Pass.
ELA We are going to continue building on our previous adjustments to Ela by making more substantial changes this Season. She is still too powerful and, logically, picked way too often. This is mostly because of her SMG still being too strong. As such, we are going to be making the following changes:
Increased recoil The recoil will be harder to control. It will pull harder on the camera, and the maximum amount of kick (max diamond size) is bigger.
Damage Reduced The damage is lowered from 28 to 23, to better take the high rate of fire into account
Our objective is that she remains efficient at taking fights at short distances when getting pushed by attackers, but is at a clear disadvantage when taking medium to long range fights versus assault rifles with ACOGs.
Loadout Changes A deployable shield will replace her impact grenades. As many of you identified, she was too good at doing all the roaming work by herself: preparing rotations, being warned by Concussion mines, and of course killing with her SMG. This loadout change will force her to rely on teammates for rotation holes, or to pick the shotgun if she wants to do them herself.
KAPKAN Impact grenades will replace Kapkan’s barbed wires. He already has a lot to do in preparation phase to set his traps up – having impact grenades for faster rotations is a better fit for his playstyle.
BLITZ Blitz has been working out, and will now be a 2 speed / 2 armor operator. The previous rework of Blitz that let him sprint while holding his shield had a positive impact on his popularity, but he is still at the bottom of the pack. We believe making Blitz faster is the next logical step to making him a more attractive choice and help him close the gap, as he really shines when he manages to get in close quarter with isolated defenders.
GENERAL TWEAKS & IMPROVEMENTS
ROTATION DESYNC FOR DBNO PLAYERS In some instances, the server was rejecting shots to players in a DBNO (Down But Not Out) state. The reason for this was a desynchronization with the game server. After downing an enemy, you could see him rotating in one direction from your point of view, while on the server, their movement was completely different, and that is why some of your shots to DBNO targets would not register.
Rotation Desync for DBNO Players The image above shows the difference between what the player sees and what is happening on the server (in red). We have addressed this desync and your shots should now land properly and accurately on downed enemies.
RELOADING CHANGES Changes to ammo update timings When you reload your weapon there is always a point in the animation where your ammo count updates. We have overhauled the “key” moment where it happens during the animation. All weapons ammo updates are now slightly faster. They have been rationalized according to their animation. This should make reloading a lot more comfortable.
Interrupting tactical reload with going to ADS You can now interrupt a tactical reload (reloading with a round in still in the chamber) with aiming down the sights. Before you could only do it with sprint, but now if you are reloading and someone surprises you and you want to shoot, all you have to do is go to ADS and fire instantly with your remaining ammunition.
Reload resume points Missing reload resume points have been added to all weapons reloads. When you interrupt a full reload, if you have done certain steps (ie. Discarding the empty magazine) you won’t do that step again when resuming the reload animation.
Raw Input on PC We will be implementing a new input method on PC. This raw input option reads mouse/keyboard values directly from the hardware, without any post-processing. This may slightly improve the responsiveness of the mouse/keyboard during heavy load. This option can be found under Controls > Raw Input.
CASUAL PLAYLIST UPDATE We are removing Bartlett University from the Casual Playlist and adding Yacht back.
Ranked Playlist remains unchanged.
DEPLOYABLE SHIELD WALKING You can no longer walk on deployable shields. At any instant that an operator is considered walking on the shield, it will collapse on itself (be destroyed) and the shield is refunded in the inventory of the defender that placed it. That will prevent players from utilizing exploits by walking on a shield.
MELEE HIT VALIDATION Throughout last season, we collected your feedback regarding hit validation in general and melee hit validation in particular. Many of you have experienced how it feels to flank an enemy, approach from behind, land a clear knife hit, hear the audio, but not get the kill. We understand how frustrating it can be, that’s why in Patch 3.1 we have applied some tweaks and improvements that should make melee attacks much more reliable, and we are looking forward to receiving your feedback!
MAIN BUG FIXES
GAMEPLAY Fixed – The gadget crosshair will persist after switching to drone toss. Fixed – It is possible to hear Mute’s jammer even when standing very far away from it. Fixed – The barbwires’ slow down effect is still ongoing even after the player is no longer into the barbwire’s effective range, or when the barbwire is destroyed. Fixed – Resetting animation when switching views between one player standing up and one crouch. Fixed – Rubberbanding can happen after detaching from rappelling. Fixed – After scanning enemies, the distance to them might not be shown. Fixed – A player will not take damage when spamming crouch. Fixed – When the drone owner dies while controlling his drone, others can’t rotate the camera view of the dead player’s drone. Fixed – Following certain steps, it’s possible to have some gadgets out in a stance you normally can’t. Fixed – When the player interrupts the reload animation of the LFP586 revolver by switching weapons, then switches back to LFP586 and reloads again, there will be no new rounds loaded. Fixed – Operator’s body rotation is not replicated correctly when vaulting. Fixed – Moving once you hit the ground after entering a window in rappel will lock the character’s movement for a couple of seconds. Fixed – Operators can teleport if they remove a breaching charge while ending the rappel animation. Fixed – The "American Anarchy" headgear’s hairstyle slightly extends the hitbox upwards. Fixed – When friendly fire is off, drones don’t get destroyed by going out of bounds. Fixed – Players randomly die by falling during Multiplayer sessions.
BANDIT Fixed – The shock battery disappears when the barbwire it is placed on is destroyed.
BLITZ Fixed – Blitz’s first person animation is faster than third person animation when equipping his shield from the back.
DOC Fixed – Stim Pistol’s reticule turns blue when aiming at an attacker. Fixed – Doc is able to sprint and use his stim pistol without slowing down.
ECHO Fixed – Yokai drone can be placed in a door/window frame in a way that a barricade placed over, allows it to see and fire on both sides. Fixed – HUD will display "Kill assist" when a teammate kills a stunned player but will not count on the scoreboard.
ELA Fixed – The Grzmot mine can be deployed between wall panels causing the tip of the gadget to clip through the wall. Fixed – The laser under barrel is applied to the other side of the weapon in preview.
FUZE Fixed – The character can freeze while deploying the gadget from rappelling position.
HIBANA Fixed – Pellets stick incorrectly in the corner of some trapdoors. Fixed – When shooting at least two times before detonating, X-Kairos do not produce any sound in third person.
IQ Fixed – Deploying IQ’s gadget and entering Observation Mode at the same time causes the gadget to become opaque.
JÄGER Fixed – Jäger’s gadget floats in the air when placed in certain locations. Fixed – Jäger’s gadget clips through the wall when placed in certain locations.
LESION Fixed – The laser under barrel is applied to the other side of the weapon in preview.
MONTAGNE Fixed – Following certain steps, it is possible to have Montagne’s shield up while rappelling.
TACHANKA Fixed – Tachanka’s LMG shields are inconsistent, players can get shot through them in some instances.
VIGIL Fixed – Vigil’s ERC-7 is deactivated when climbing or descending ladders. Fixed – The laser under barrel is applied to the other side of the weapon in preview.
YING Fixed – The character can freeze while deploying the gadget from rappelling position.
MULTIPLAYER Fixed – The play ranked button can be selected for a second after a user below clearance level 20 joins the squad. Fixed – In some instances, squads of two can split when matchmaking, forcing both players to play against each other. Fixed – A squad is able to join a Ranked match even if there is one squad member below level 20. Fixed – Sometimes a squad of 2+ can be split when trying to join a casual or ranked match.
CUSTOM GAME Fixed – Users are able to create Player Hosted Custom Online Games.
Fixed – When entering from rappel while breaching a window, the character animation will remain stuck looking up. Fixed – Operators fall through the map when spawning. Fixed – Rappelling while falling will make the character fall out of the map. Fixed – Long rifle weapons can clip through walls. Fixed – Players are able to land on window sills to spawn kill.
BANK Fixed – A small gap in 1F Staff room reveals a spot in EXT Terrace. Fixed – Attackers can place a drone inside the ceiling in B Server Room allowing them to see all of the basement area. Fixed – Valkyrie can place a Black Eye inside the ceiling of B sever room.
BARTLETT UNIVERSITY Fixed – Defenders are able to spawn kill attackers from 2F Classroom. Fixed – Ela’s concussion mines are very difficult to pick up when place in the boat model.
CHALET Fixed – Great room can be seen through a gap in the floor on 2F bedrooms hallway. Fixed – There is a gap at the doorway located at 2F Office area allowing to see the EXT Backyard Patio and 1F Great Room area. Fixed – Players can place drones inside the walls of Chalet from 2F office balcony. Fixed – The red wall does not cover the full Kitchen window, which allows Echo to throw his drone outside during Preparation Phase. Fixed – Players can push teammates out or into geometry with the use of reinforcements in Kitchen.
CLUBHOUSE Fixed – Jäger gets stuck in 2F Logistic Office’s bookcase after placing the ADS on the second shelf. Fixed – The player is stuck under the table at 1F Bar when trying to get out from under it.
COASTLINE Fixed – Jäger can clip through a wall after placing his ADS in a specific spot of the 2F Penthouse area. Fixed – Players can get onto the purple tarps in EXT Pool by walking along the pool’s glass border. Fixed – When shot from the rooftop, Hibana pellets will not stick to the destructible wall from 1F Blue Bar area.
CONSULATE Fixed – It’s possible to melee through reinforced walls when doing a rappel enter in 2F Exit Stairs. Fixed – Defenders can spawn kill attackers near Riot Barricade from 2F Administration Office. Fixed – One Way Mirror can be deployed on the opposite side of the reinforcement in 2F Break Room.
FAVELA Fixed – Attackers are killed if they enter rappel on the wall near to the EXT Courtyard metal platform while sliding off the platform.
HEREFORD BASE Fixed – In Terrorist Hunt, a player can spawn inside another when choosing EXT Shooting Range as spawn location. Fixed – Defenders can have a one-way view outside from 2F laundry room. Fixed – Valkyrie’s camera becomes invisible if thrown on an iron frame between B Corridor and B Armory. Fixed – Textures between reinforceable and indestructible walls allow bullets to pass through.
HOUSE Fixed – Attackers near EXT Construction Site can be spawn killed by defenders from the window at 2F Upper Hallway. Fixed – The Defuser can be planted between pillows and cannot be detected by defenders.
KAFE Fixed – Inconsistent deployment of Active Defence System on walls with a lower wood panel.
KANAL Fixed – A small gap in indestructible window allows players to see outside.
OREGON Fixed – Some collisions with barbed wires and Grzmot mines are inconsistent. Fixed – There is a space between the window frame and the wall at EXT Junkyard that allows the player to see inside the building. Fixed – It is possible to shoot through textures from 1F Meeting Hall inside the B Supply Closet.
PLANE Fixed – Drone can be placed inside walls of Plane from 3F cockpit stairs. Fixed – Destroying South side of 2F Meeting room ceiling reveals a gap that exposes attackers coming in from EXT Caterer. Fixed – Drone can be placed inside the plane ceilings from EXT Caterer.
SKYSCRAPER Fixed – Players can vault on the wooden beam on 2F Work Office using a deployable shield. Fixed – It’s possible to shoot from 1F Bathroom to 1F bedroom through the indestructible cabinet. Fixed – Operators are able to clip through the stairs when prone and moving. Fixed – The wood blinds in the windows block bullets completely until broken. Fixed – Skyscraper map name is not in capital letters as the rest of the maps list in PVP & PVE map preferences.
THEME PARK Fixed – Players can clip through the unbreakable wall between 2F Office and 2F Rail Corridor. Fixed – A Black mirror cannot be placed next to another one when a reinforcement is placed on wall of 2F Daycare. Fixed – Kapkan’s EDD is sometimes destroyed when breaking a barricade.
TOWER Fixed – There is a gap in the wall that allows the player to see through it with a drone at 2F Exhibit Hallway. Fixed – The glass in 1F West Balcony facing the west side is indestructible. Fixed – It is possible to walk in the air in some areas of the map. Fixed – The lights on the side of the tower can block the attacker’s rappel trajectory. Fixed – Users may experience FPS drops when shooting a specific screen at 1F West Observatory.
YACHT Fixed – Characters can clip through the stairs when prone and moving.
USER EXPERIENCE Fixed – Spawn Locations are missing in the waiting screen of the Preparation Phase when Attacker Unique Spawn match setting is activated. Fixed – Killer’s pawn orientation is sideways during the death cam zoom in. Fixed – "This weapon skin is available for" section can only display up to 4 operator icons when unlocking weapon-specific weapon skins in an Alpha Pack. Fixed – Placing gadgets such as breach charges on exterior small barricades will show no prompt for removing the gadget. Fixed – The Dialog Volume affects environmental sounds, especially footsteps. Fixed – The exterior part of the tactical map is missing in the spawn selection menu. Fixed – There’s no visual indicator for muted players. Fixed – Sometimes hovering over a bundle in the shop will not show its description. Fixed – There is no username voice chat display when a squad member speaks in the menu. Fixed – Players are not notified to collect reward from a completed Ubisoft Club Challenge. Fixed – Voice chat cuts off in MVP screen. Fixed – No scoreboard is displayed at the end of the game. Fixed – After collecting rewards from a Ubisoft Club challenge, in-game challenge tab won’t update. Fixed – Renown-counting sound is still playing in transition if the player quits the match. Fixed – When a player loses connection, the message displayed is "spectator, GAMESERVER, has left the game". Fixed – Player will remain with the shield while spectating in drone. Fixed – Caster and Spectator have a team chat. Fixed – The concussion effects of mines and Echo’s drone are shown on the caster camera.
The Outbreak event will mark the beginning of the third year of Rainbow Six Siege. We are grateful to the millions of players who have supported us for so long, and thanks to you, we are beginning a new year of Siege with a lot of exciting content ahead. To show our gratitude, we want to start Year 3 with a gift to our community, something truly unique. We hope you will enjoy playing Outbreak as much as we enjoyed making it.
FORMAT AND DEPLOYMENT
Outbreak is a free coop event taking place within Operation Chimera. Over a duration of four weeks, all Rainbow Six Siege owners will be able to team-up with two of their friends to take on a mysterious threat. The Outbreak event will be deployed first on TTS on February 20th. It will then be playable from March 6th to April 3rd, for all of our players.
A few days ago, a mysterious space capsule crashed near Truth or Consequences in New Mexico. It turned out to be carrying an exotic parasite, the Apex, which infected the area and turned the town’s populace into monsters. The Quarantine Zone is the only thing keeping it contained but it will not last for long. If the parasite gets out, it would be a disaster of global proportions. Millions would die. Rainbow’s mission is to enter the devastated town and destroy the parasite’s roots before this happens.
Outbreak takes the renowned Rainbow Six Siege gameplay and drops it in a new and fresh setting with an innovative twist. The parasite is unlike any threat the Rainbow Six team has ever faced before. From exploding monstrosities to hulking horrors, these armored monsters will bring the fight close and push the destruction engine to new heights – they won’t hesitate to tear through walls to get to you. Five archetypes of infected will challenge players in Outbreak, each with their own distinct abilities. Players must react quickly to fortify their positions and control their environments while under pressure. Play smartly and tactically to find new ways of using your arsenal, against a foe that doesn’t take cover and engages instantly in close combat.
There are two difficulty levels in Outbreak. The first one, Normal, will give a challenge to our players, but one they can overcome with coordination and team spirit. Where the real fun starts though, is with the second difficulty level: Pandemic. In this mode, friendly fire is on so watch were you’re shooting! Additionally, enemies can take you down with only a few hits. Smart tactical play and team play are the only way to prevail. In this punishing difficulty mode, only a select few will succeed… Will you be brave enough to dare it?
THREE NEW EXCLUSIVE COOP LEVELS
Three new exclusive coop-oriented levels are playable in Outbreak. These maps are bigger and more open than PvP maps, with sizable sections entirely outdoors. Being designed for coop, they are also more linear and feature a clear sense of progression. Nevertheless, the destruction and multi-path approach that are iconic to Rainbow Six Siege are still very much present. Will you go in guns blazing, or quietly sneak through a side door?
Not every Operator has the right skillset for this mission. The development team had to make an informed choice in who would be playable in Outbreak. We made a selection of Operators who are the most adapted and relevant for this specific game mode, from a design standpoint.
This is the list of playable Operators in Outbreak:
• The two new Operation Chimera Operators • Smoke • Ying • Buck • Kapkan • Ash • Doc • Tachanka • Glaz • And last but not least, our faithful Recruit!
THE OUTBREAK COLLECTION
Within the duration of the 4 weeks event, an exclusive collection of cutting edge cosmetic will be available. This gear will be found in the Outbreak Packs.
In line with our promise to you from the beginning, the Outbreak Packs will not provide you with any gameplay elements, and will contain cosmetic items only.
The Outbreak Collection contains 50 cosmetic items ranging from Rare to Legendary quality. The items include weapons skins, headgear, BDUs, charms and a unique Elite skin. They are found in Outbreak Packs, which each contain one item. There are no duplicates. The Outbreak Packs are available for purchase only for the duration of the Outbreak event. Finally, four Outbreak Packs are granted to each player for free upon starting Outbreak for the first time. For more details about the Outbreak Collection, please consult this blog post[rainbow6.ubisoft.com].
Keep checking our blog for more updates on what’s coming up. Don’t miss the full reveal of both Operation Chimera and Outbreak during the Six Invitational. For more information about the Six Invitational, head to the official Twitch channel[www.twitch.tv]..[www.twitch.tv]
Welcome to Year 3 of Rainbow Six Siege. Your continued support allows us to create new content and we’re thrilled to reveal what’s under the command tent. Push the flap aside and come on in. We’re starting the year with Operation Chimera and a new specialized CTU in the lineup.
Biological and chemical attacks are growing threats to Operators. Six created the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Threat Unit. CBRN is its own distinct CTU. The following two experts know what they’re doing and they’ll never turn their backs on a hotzone. These two new operators are joining the multiplayer roster and will also be playable in the limited time Outbreak event, along with other legacy operators.
One operator hails from France and uses a drone to maintain quarantine perimeters. Their service record is astounding, but their list of regrets seems endless.
The other operator moved to Russia to pursue their studies and they uncovered a range of applications for self-dissolving nanobots. All allies can benefit from the research carried out by this CBRN Specialist.
Within Operation Chimera is our limited-time event:
Suit up and check your gear because Rainbow Six is tackling an epidemic consuming the town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Choose your best team of three to neutralize the threat. If you don’t choose your Operator in time on the Operator Selection screen, your man Recruit will still have your back. As always, he’s ready to serve.
This limited time co-op event is free for everyone who has a copy of Rainbow Six Siege. To learn more about Outbreak, check-in regularly on the Rainbow Six website. This event also offers exclusive headgears, uniforms, weapon skins, and charms to customize Rainbow Six Operators. For more information about the Outbreak Collection, please consult this blog post[rainbow6.ubisoft.com]. But who’s the enemy in Outbreak? What’s new with the gameplay? What does our Lord Tachanka think of all this?
You’ll have to check our website often for more updates. To get all the intel your heart desires, tune in for the Six Invitational taking place in Montreal from February 13th to 18th, broadcasted on the official Twitch channel[www.twitch.tv].
Coming January 25th, Extended Ops is bringing a new Extraction Mode for Ghost War and some convenience improvements to the campaign mode. The update will be available on PC, PlayStation®4, and Xbox One. The size of the patch will be 8 GB on Steam, 14 GB on Uplay and up to 13.5 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.
In addition to the new Extraction mode, we are also glad to bring colorblind options to both the campaign mode and Ghost War. We have been in touch with several colorblind community members in order to add visual options that address all kinds of colorblindness. Should you have any feedback to share with us on this topic, please don’t hesitate to share them on the official forums.
Also, great news for PvE players: Fallen Ghost weapons are now available in the campaign mode, to the condition that you have installed Fallen Ghost on your version.
Extended Ops is also introducing Battle Crates that are designed to offer you an additional and accessible way to complete your cosmetic customization experience, for both the Campaign and Ghost War modes. For more information about the Battle Crates, please read the dedicated FAQ.
GHOST WAR CHANGES
In Extraction, teams take turns in defending or attacking a compound to extract a hostage to safety. Two hostages are located on the map, but only one of them needs to be extracted to win the game. If you are in the defending team, you role will be to prevent the opposite team from grabbing the hostage located inside your safe zone. The attacking team has to localize the hostage, grab them and escort them to their own safe zone, without being killed by the defending team.
Extraction can be played on two maps for now, with more maps to come in the next update. Those two maps are available for both Quickplay and Ranked.
FULL CHANGES LIST — Ghost War
Sentinel & Pathfinder: Fixed an issue where the Sentinel and Pathfinder firing shot sound was not heard by teammates and enemies.
Artillery: Fixed an issue where by launching a mortar strike, the player’s position would be revealed on the tacmap.
Predator: We have removed the Predator’s Assault-specific HP bonus and reduced the HP gain when activating Adrenaline Rush. The Predator will now be more vulnerable, while still remaining extremely lethal and versatile.
Medic: The Medic’s drone will now be marked for the enemy 1 second after being launched, instead of the 6 seconds that the other drones get. This will give enemy teams more time to react to a Medic’s revive attempt and try to counter it.
Warehouse: We fixed an exploit which allowed players to rush to the top of the building and gain an unfair advantage on the enemy team.
Jungle base: We blocked off the upper area of the main building to avoid camping and negative gameplay experiences.
Urban Incursion: We’ve moved the Uplink location in order to focus the gameplay in a more open area.
Fixed several map level design issues.
Please have a look at our Ranked Mode FAQ for more information about the Ranked mode. All Ranked changes will be applied at the start of the second season, start of February.
Player Rating: The Matchmaking Rating (MMR) is now calculated at the end of a match, instead of the end of a round. This way we avoid frustrating situations where players would win the match, but decrease in rank because they have lost one or two rounds against a lower rated team. This also means that the placement rounds will be removed and replaced by placement matches.
Matchmaking: Because we now take into account full match outcomes when calculating ratings, players will not be able to join ongoing matches anymore, because it would be unfair to join a match where the enemy team is already leading. Also, when completing a Ranked match, players will not be dropped to the Menus anymore. Instead, they will keep being engaged in the matchmaking process in order to let them play consecutive matches without having to restart matchmaking each time they finish a match.
Penalties: Leaving penalties are now more severe in Ranked Mode, in order to discourage and punish players from leaving an ongoing match as this will have a much bigger impact on the game. Quickplay penalties have not been changed.
Fixed an issue where an incorrect warning message was displayed on the Ranked button for the case where the next strike would grant a penalty.
Fixed an issue where the Prestige points were not displayed on the end screen results page, when ranking up.
Fixed an issue where, in Custom Match sessions with players in only one team, would end right after player’s spawn.
Fixed an issue where a wrong sound bark was played if the round was won by eliminating the enemy team in Uplink game mode.
A compass has been added at the top of the in-match HUD screen so players can use it either for callouts or to better navigate the map.
Added Colorblind mode
Fixed an issue where the Scope category items would remain set if they were highlighted with the mouse and not selected.
*Added Ghost War Crates. For more information, please read our FAQ.
Fixed an issue where the Player could holster the weapon by canceling the capture of recon tower or Uplink, right before it begins.
Fixed an issue where you could see the drone’s rotor blades while spectating a player.
Fixed an issue related to character collision and throw-able items on some body parts.
Fixed an issue where downed players that were inside a mine radius could not be revived after the mine has exploded.
Fixed an issue where a mine could be triggered by the player if the mine was placed above ground, on an object, and the player would step on the ground next to the mine.
Fixed several HUD display issues.
Fixed several text issues.
Fixed an issue where the Uplay Rewards popups were displayed each time you enter Ghost War (the issue only impacted some accounts).
Fallen Ghost weapons are now available in the main game after installing the DLC
Fixed a recoil bug on the R4 and MDR weapons.
Added Colorblind mode.
Fixed a bug on Helicopter Controls HUD elements.
Added Spec Ops Crates. For more information, please read our FAQ.
Fixed a bug when the explosion didn’t go off after killing the Predator for some players.
GHOST RECON NETWORK CHANGES
Added the list of all the items available in Battle Crates, so that players can assess which items they do not have yet.
GHOST RECON HQ APP CHANGES
Added Tacmap support for the Extraction mode in Ghost War.
Thank you so much, Ghosts, for your continuous support and feedback on Ghost Recon Wildlands. Please let us know your thoughts on this latest update on our official forums, and on Reddit.
Patch 4.2 will be deployed to the TTS on Thursday, January 11th. As with most Mid-Season Reinforcements, we have a collection of Operator changes that are coming, particularly for a couple of fan favorites (or nemeses).
Deployment on the live servers will come after we have had a chance to review the feedback from the TTS.
Ela’s SMG will have a reduced magazine size
We have decided to lower the magazine size of her SMG from 50 to 40 bullets.
Game Designer notes: Ela overpowers her competition. Players select her almost every round, and for a good reason. All of the data we have on her (such as win ratio, K/D ratio, and Kills per round) shows that she needs to be nerfed. We have found this to be primarily because of her SMG and to a lesser extent her concussion mines.
The recoil of her SMG was already nerfed slightly with Y2S3.2, but this did not have the impact that we hoped.
For now, we’re trying to balance her while keeping her SMG’s uniqueness, which lets her fight several opponents at a time better than other defenders. We will consider other ways of nerfing this weapon if this is not enough.
In addition to the reduced magazine size, we will be reducing the overall strength of concussion effects across the board.
Reduction in Concussion effects
With Y2S4.2 patch, concussion effects will no longer disable sprinting. It will still reduce movement speed and camera rotation speed, but affected targets will recuperate much faster (4 sec, instead of 7 sec). The effect on sight and hearing will still last a total of 7 sec.
Game Designer notes: This change will affect both Ela and Zofia. We believe this will most heavily impact Ela, as Zofia also has impact grenades to rely on for increased effectiveness.
Compared to other gadgets of this nature, the concussion effect is superior in almost every way: it greatly affects movement speed, massively slows down rotation speed, and also reduces a player’s ability to hear and see.
Ash’s R4-C nerf
We reduced the damage of the R4-C to 39 (from 41).
Game Designer notes: Ash is still a pick that is too attractive when compared to other attackers. We’ve compared her most popular weapon (R4-C) to other assault rifles stats and given the R4-C’s very high rate of fire (860), its damage is a bit too high.
*We are aware of a visual issue with Suppressed damage not displaying properly in the Menu. The values in-game are true to the table above.
Capitao’s Para-308 buff
We increased the Para-308’s raw damage is to 48 (from 43). We also slightly reduced the intensity of the random components of its recoil.
Game Designer notes: Capitao right now is not attractive enough. His gadget suffers from a few issues that will need long-term solutions, but in the meantime, it’s clear that his main assault rifle is too weak.
*We are aware of a visual issue with Suppressed damage not displaying properly in the Menu. The values in-game are true to the table above.
Twitch’s Shock Drone Ammo
We reduced the max ammo for each Shock Drone to 5 (from 15).
Game Designer notes: Twitch right now is too strong. There are several possible reasons, one of them being that her drones have the potential to deny an unreasonable amount of electronics from defenders. We feel that this change will force players to start making choices about when to shoot or to save their ammo, and which Defender gadgets to destroy.
Bandit’s barbed wire
Bandit will now have two barbed wire (down from 3).
Game Designer notes: Even if Ela has eclipsed Bandit’s pick rate, players still pick him too often. Reducing the number of barbed wires he has should bring him more in line with other Defenders.
Lesion’s Gu Mine refill timer
We lowered Lesion’s Gu Mine refill timer to 30 sec (from 35).
Game Designer notes: Lesion is in an OK place right now, but could use a slight buff. By reducing the refill timer, it will encourage his specific playstyle of staying alive as long as possible to increase the strength of his defensive gadget.
The T-AA has been fully implemented. As part of this, the Resolution Scaling and Sharpness Factor slide bars are in the Options menu.
With render scaling, you will be able to customize the ratio between render resolution and display resolution, which will allow you to maintain your target framerate. For example:
More details about Temporal Filtering and Anti-Aliasing can be found here.
Bomb UI Changes
We changed the player markers for players that are interacting with the Defuser. When a teammate is interacting with the Defuser, a new animation icon appears on the player. If your teammate is in the process of disabling the Defuser, you will also notice a new animated icon on that player. The new animated icon should make it easier to identify which teammate is currently interacting with the Defuser.
Additionally, once the teammate plants the Defuser, the progress of the Defuser replaces the round timer.
These are the first steps we are taking towards improving the Bomb game mode, and we will have more information about our next steps at the Six Invitational!
Caster Camera improvements
We will be making some adjustments to the Caster Camera. These adjustments will improve the viewer experience for those watching the spectator camera, but also provide them with more information in a more digestible format.
You can see a screenshot of the new UI here:
FIXED – Shield exploit that involves Deployable Shields being held in front of an Operator.
FIXED – Attack Operators can appear as a 2D texture when approaching broken walls while holding the hostage.
FIXED – Certain operator weapons produce extremely bright smoke and can obscure the view of the players.
FIXED – Zofia dies after using Withstand when a match has a Handicap of 75 or less Damage.
FIXED – Bombers do not always spawn during a Terrorist Hunt Classic on Tower map.
FIXED – Last three enemies of a wave will get stuck behind the reversed table in 2F Meeting room.
FIXED – Switching to Dokkaebi on support mode during her gadget animation will show her gadget screen empty.
FIXED – Dokkaebi loses functionality, and a broken animation is present if Dokkaebi gets into DBNO state while hacking the camera system.
FIXED – No warning appears when Dokkaebi is out of Logic Bomb uses and tries to activate it.
FIXED – When in ADS, you do not need to hold the appropriate key to use Logic Bomb.
FIXED – Yokai is stuck and has framed camera rotation rate on uneven terrain/debris.
FIXED – The drones including Yokai have issues smoothly turning when navigating on certain destructible surfaces.
FIXED – The Yokai drone loses signal in multiple places on Tower.
FIXED – Echo drone can stick to the canister under Mira’s Black Mirror.
FIXED – Zofia’s LMG-E should have 150 bullets instead of 151.
FIXED – Users can extend the bleed out timer by spamming Withstand.
FIXED – Ying’s Candela will not go through the Ramps of 3F Watchtower of Oregon.
FIXED – Players can prone between objects at 1F Trophy Room and be pushed inside the wall or outside at EXT Campfire Wood.
FIXED – Nitro cells do not inflict damage if detonated on the plants from 1F Great Room.
FIXED – Defenders in Prone stance in one corner of 1F Dining Room are not contesting the objective.
FIXED – Bullets pass through the desk located at CCTV room.
FIXED – Player can be stuck inside a wall if they use the vault prompt on beer cases.
FIXED – Castle’s double door Armor Panels do not cover the entire frame.
FIXED – Player can vault in a specific location to get on a window frame.
FIXED – There are lights on the side of the tower, which can block an Attacker’s rappel trajectory.
FIXED – Due to a missing texture, players can exploit an area using drones and kill enemies.
FIXED – Attackers can plant the Defuser from outside the objective at Ext Main Entrance.
FIXED – Attackers can place a drone inside the barricaded window of EXT Sweet Shops.
FIXED – Vault prompt is missing on the rooftop of the building.
FIXED – Too much smoke appears when shooting with some weapons.
FIXED – Installing the latest graphics driver for AMD will cause a crash when explosives are triggered.
FIXED – Concussion and Sonic Burst effect applies to replays if applied after the start of replay.