Rainbow Six Siege’s newest season – Crimson Heist – will be releasing tomorrow, March 16, on the live servers.
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.
- Read More: Rainbow Six Siege Y6S1 Designer’s Notes explains the new balancing changes coming with Crimson Heist