Rainbow Six Siege Crimson Heist: Release times, Patch size, and more

Sadnan Nafis
By Sadnan Nafis
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Image: Ubisoft

Rainbow Six Siege’s newest season – Crimson Heist – will be releasing tomorrow, March 16, on the live servers.

With the Y6S1 patch, Rainbow Six Siege will be receiving a plethora of new updates, including the new attacker Flores and more. Check out the Crimson Heist story trailer below.

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As announced by Ubisoft, the new Y6S1 update will be deployed on the live servers at 13:00 UTC / 09:00 EDT for PC users and an hour and two later for Xbox and PlayStation, respectively.
NOTE: The Crimson Heist patch can be downloaded after the 1-hour maintenance has been completed.

Patch sizes for the Y6S1 update can be found below:

  • Steam: 10.7 GB
  • Ubisoft Connect: HD- 58.9 GB / Non-HD- 33.2 GB
  • Xbox One- 17.2 GB
  • Xbox Series S/X- 17.5 GB
  • PS4- 23.5 GB
  • PS5- 27.9 GB

Unfortunately, players using UHD texture packs on Ubisoft Connect will have to download a whopping 58.9 GB update.

Crimson Heist introduces the new attacker Flores from Argentina, who has an explosive drone called the “RCE-Ratero“. This unique drone can be deployed like a regular drone, but cannot be driven like a normal one, as it will continue to accelerate and won’t stop before exploding. Once deployed, the drone can only be steered left and right for a total of 10 seconds, but the 3-second detonating timer can be triggered early, which turns the drone completely bulletproof before exploding.

Other than four of these detonating drones, Flores’s loadout contains the AR33, Blackbeard’s SR-25 DMR, and the GSH-18 Handgun as his secondary. He also has the option of a Stun grenade or a Claymore as his secondary gadget.

Crimson Heist will also be bringing the new Border map rework, the Gonne-6 sidearm, match replay beta, and more. Find out all the new changes here. For all the balancing changes, check out the full patch notes.

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.