Back at the Six Invitational 2020 in February, Ubisoft unveiled the Tachanka rework for Rainbow Six Siege’s operator lineup. It was officially announced to be introduced this year, and with the surprise release of the new Operation Shadow Legacy this week, we still have no update on the rework’s release. However, some hackers now have found a way to use the new buffed Tachanka in all its glory.
The Tachanka rework announcement back in SI 2020 was received with a huge cheer and applause by the fans. The Russian operator is considered to be one of the weakest operators in the game, as his stationary turret can easily be dealt with by the attackers.
The rework was supposed to ditch his stationary turret, and the LMG is now supposed to be his primary weapon, giving him a more mobile playstyle. The official video also confirmed his new primary gadget, which will be an explosive launcher that is supposed to block off areas with fire, acting similarly like Smoke’s gas canisters.
According to Twitter user ‘PigeonR6,’ hackers have gotten access to the Tachanka rework early on Operation Shadow Legacy. However, there was no mention of Tachanka’s rework in the official reveal panel or the patch notes, but Ubisoft still managed to include his rework in the game files of the live build.
It’s still unclear on how the hackers managed to get their hands on the Tachanka’s rework early, but it reveals that the rework might be officially released soon for the public. Although none of this has officially confirmed by Ubisoft as of yet.
In the clip, we can see the hacker using the improved Tachanka in full action. His incendiary grenade launcher has the title “Kulakov Launcher“, and is supposed to have ’10’ of those fire grenades. However, this just might be for testing purposes or the cheater’s work.
A Ubisoft support employee mentioned earlier this week that Tachanka was supposed to be added in Year 5 Season 3. But that post has since been edited to state “for this year”, which could either be next season or coming in a mid-season patch, but the latter being very unlikely.
We still have to wait for official information from Ubisoft. In the meantime, you could try out the new Operation Shadow Legacy, which brought Sam Fisher to the game, along with a new-and-improved Battle Pass.