After the launch of Y8S2 Operation Dread Factor, Rainbow Six Siege has gone a little quiet with new updates. But Ubisoft has working on some new changes, which we will cover below alongside some disappointing news.
R6S Y8S2.2 Ranked Matchmaking Calculation
Ubisoft has released a statement regarding Ranked matchmaking. With the upcoming Y8S2.2 patch, the devs will be improving the skill calculation for squad matchmaking, enabling fairer matches for everyone.
This update is specially targeted for squads with a high MMR difference, and are abusing the “no MMR difference” limit to queue Ranked. So now, a more accurate average skill rating will be taken into consideration during the matchmaking process.
R6S Frost Rework
The much-anticipated Frost Rework was finally released in the Rainbow Six Siege Lab Test Server on PC. This enabled the devs to get direct feedback from the community and make tweaks to the rework before it drops on the live servers.
The Frost rework will now allow Attackers to self-revive themselves from the Welcome Mats; however, the player will receive a 25-second debuff, so they will leave a blood trail, make loud noises, and won’t be able to sprint. Currently, the self-revival speed of 2.5 seconds seems too fast, so Ubisoft might increase it before it arrives in the main game.
Mythic Games and Ubisoft Selling “Exclusive Skin”
Back in 2021, Mythic Games partnered with Ubisoft to make the “6: Siege Board Game” which raised over $1.5 million USD on Kickstarter. The Kickstarter package also advertised some “exclusive’ in-game cosmetic items aka skins for multiple operators.
However, in 2023, Mythic Games failed to deliver the product to their backers and are now facing more backlash as the once “exclusive” skins are now being sold in the Rainbow Six Siege store that can be bought with R6 Credits.