Ubisoft recently revealed the latest season update for Rainbow Six Siege called ‘Operation Shadow Legacy‘, which features iconic Sam Fisher, Chalet rework, and many more exciting new changes.
The developers are also trying their best to ensure the game remains balanced.With the addition of new in-game items such as the new scopes and hard breach charge, the devs now can use these tools to mix things up and find the optimal position for all the operators.
The patch notes include changes to new sight attachment, loadout changes, and important quality of life changes to mitigate some player complaints.
Check out the full patch notes down below (via Ubisoft):
- Montagne: Hard breach charge replacing Stun Grenades.
- Ying: Hard breach charge replacing Breach Charges.
- Fuze: Hard breach charge replacing Smoke Grenades.
- Finka: Hard breach charge replacing Breach Charges.
- Amaru: Hard breach charge replacing Claymore.
- Nøkk: Hard breach charge replacing Breach Charges.
- Capitão: Hard breach charge replacing Stun Grenades.
- Lion: Hard breach charge replacing Claymore.
- Maverick now has an additional blowtorch canister, with 6 in all (up from 5).
- This gives players more leniency when rationing their fuel to open hatches. On average it requires approximately 2.3 canisters to open a hatch, so an extra canister will be a bit more forgiving of mistakes.
TWEAKS & IMPROVEMENTS
New sights are coming! We’re introducing 2 new sights and 2 new scopes:
- New M4S Red Dot Sight – 1.0x zoom, which functions as a ‘no zoom’ sight
- New MH1 Holo Sight – Alternative Holo that offers a clean sight and new reticule.
- New ACOG (1.5x Scope) – An ACOG with short-to-medium range magnification
- New Scope (2.0 Scope) – With medium range magnification
- 2.5x ACOG – Zoom level changed.
- 3.0x Scope – No longer a unique option, and will be an option for most DMRs (depending on balancing needs)
Redistribution of Sights/Scopes
With the introduction of new sights and scopes, we’ll be redistributing them based on operator, gameplay, and balancing needs.
Minimum MMR Gain/Loss
Winning/Losing a ranked match will now give a minimum of 25 +/- MMR gain or loss. We’ve also tweaked the MMR gain/loss distribution to prevent diminishing MMR returns for players who play lots of ranked games.
In-Game Report Notifications
You will now receive in-game notifications after a player that you reported is sanctioned. These will replace the ‘Thank you’ emails for reporting a banned player. Play nice. Play fair. Report those that don’t.
Vote-To-Kick Removal (Later in the season)
Later in the season, we’ll be removing vote-to-kick from Quick Match—the only playlist which had this feature. We’ve been monitoring the use of vote-to-kick and have found that it has since strayed from its original intent, leaning towards a more toxicity-related use case. With the numerous RFF conditions in place, as well as the improved player-reporting panel, we feel the original need for vote-to-kick should be fulfilled by these other options for reporting toxic players instead. We strongly encourage you to report toxic players via the in-game reporting panel so that they can be sanctioned.
- A new player card is present at the bottom-center of the screen that will help viewers swiftly notice which player they’re spectating. This is extremely useful, especially when switching quickly between players’ views.
- Player’s life bar has new feedback to easily spot players taking damage
- Activating and deactivating the defuser has a new VFX to make this action more noticeable when it occurs during the round
- Drone Info is now present in the player card even if the operator is dead or in the DBNO state
- Abilities and gadgets have new VFX for their states when they are ready, active, cool-down, etc.
- Hostage and Secure Area game modes are now shown as feedback in the HUD
Gadget Deployment Refactor
Moving forward with our push for behavioral consistency, we’ve built further on our Y4S4 projectile map asset destruction changes and brought it to deployables.
To make gadget deployment behavior more predictable and consistent, deployable gadgets will now either destroy fragile/smaller map assets when deployed on them (paintings/posters), or deploy without impediment on normal textured surfaces (paneled walls/carpets).
ADS Sensitivity System
Players now have the option to customize ADS sensitivity in the Options menu. With the ADS Sensitivity System, ADS is more consistent across all sight/scope magnifications. You can customize sensitivity levels per zoom level according to your personal preference by selecting the ‘Advanced’ option in the Options menu.
Improvement of the vault detection system will make vaulting smoother, easier, and make vault behavior more consistent.
RFF + Hostage Rules Update
We’ve updated the RFF rules around hostage to be more consistent and transparent to prevent ambiguity and abuse.
MMR Rollback Cap
The cap for MMR rollback has been raised from your max MMR for the season to your max MMR + a fixed amount. We hope this will give a bit more flexibility for MMR rollback and reduce some of the frustrations surrounding it.
We have begun the process of refactoring our sound system, which will essentially repackage the way sounds are stored and connected to the game. For more information on what that means and how it will improve our sound system, please see Top Issues & Community Concerns.
Test Server updates
Some of the important gameplay updates from the Technical Test Server of Operation Shadow Legacy includes:
- IANA – Iana’s Holograms will no longer trigger metal detectors.
- Vault prompt consistency after meleeing a barricade (See Vault Detection changes). Previously you could sometimes vault barricades after 1 melee. Barricades will now require at least 2 melee hits before the vault prompt will appear.
- Bomb remodel tweaks to fix issues with pixel peeks.
- Removed the delay from Defender runout detection and notification.
- New naming convention for shields. All shields will now display ‘SHIELD’ as their weapon type. (ex: Le Roc Shield, G-52 Tactical Shield, CCE Shield).
The Technical Test Server for Operation Shadow will go live tomorrow, so try it out for yourself and report any bugs you encounter to r6fix.