Invincible Echo drone glitch costs APAC R6 team a round

Sadnan Nafis
By Sadnan Nafis
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The indestructible Echo Yokai drone glitch has returned and it is already making an impact on the competitive scene of Rainbow Six Siege.

With Operation Steel Wave update last season, Ubisoft introduced a lot of new content to the game, which unfortunately also included a game-breaking bug. Echo’s Yokai drone was often becoming indestructible, so players weren’t able to shoot it down.

Echo’s drones are considered to be very strong, especially when the Attacker rushes to plant in the dying minutes of a round. This situation led Ubisoft to quarantine Echo from Pro League during a part of the last season but was reintroduced later after the bug was reportedly fixed.

However, today in the match of Wildcard Gaming vs Rhythm, we got to see the Yokai glitch again in full action.

The glitch caused Wildcard Gaming to lose the match-winning round, as they were 6-5 up on the scoreboard. When the Hibana went to stick the defuser, Echo’s Yokai drone above canceled the initial plant. However, in the clip, we can see the Ash spotting the drone and shooting at it, with bullet tracers going everywhere around it. But that attempt went to vain, as the timer ran out and the drone remaining intact at the end, leading the match into overtime.

But later, Wildcard did end up winning the match with an 8-6 scoreline, which could’ve easily been a 7-5 victory. Eventually, this resulted in an uproar in the Rainbow Six Siege community, as the bug was reportedly stated as fixed in the previous season.

Earlier this week, Oxygen Esports, Disrupt Gaming, the Susquehanna Soniqs, and eUnited all agreed to not use Echo in their matches because of this glitch. If Ubisoft doesn’t temporarily ban Echo from competitive play, it seems all regions need to mutually agree to not use this operator until the glitch has been fixed.

Sadnan Nafis is a Senior Esports Writer at GameRiv. Sadnan has a love-hate relationship with Rainbow Six Siege. He loves to keep himself updated with new tech videos and is always ready to help others.