Rainbow Six Siege Y6S4.2 Patch deploying today on live servers

Sadnan Nafis
By Sadnan Nafis
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Image: Ubisoft

Rainbow Six Siege will finally be receiving its mid-season balancing patch on all platforms.

The Siege devs have acknowledged that the new Y6S4.2 Patch will not significantly change the meta as the Six Invitational 2022 is just on the horizon. However, Siege players will still get some changes that are aimed to directly reduce the frustration regarding some aspects of gameplay that include the famous Ela Shotgun finally getting some nerfs.

R6 Siege Y6S4.2 Patch Size

The download sizes of the update of each platform:

  • Ubisoft Connect: 2.49 GB
  • Steam: 1.01 GB
  • Xbox One: 2.14 GB
  • Xbox Series X: 2.58 GB
  • PS4: 2.68 GB
  • PS5: 1.99 GB

The update will be deployed today, Jan. 25th, at 14:00 UTC for PC, and 15:00 UTC, 16:00 UTC for Xbox and PlayStation respectively.

Siege devs also shared an update regarding audio issues on Xbox.

  • Investigations are ongoing for the crashes related to audio issues on Xbox and it’s suspected to be related to sound data corruption.
  • Today’s patch aims to help limit the number of crashes related to these issues and will allow the team to collect data from active cases to help further investigations.
  • A new icon (see below) has been introduced and will appear in-game when a related audio issue is identified on your end.
    R6S Y6S4.2 Siege AudioIssueIcon2
    • If you see this audio icon, rebooting the console at your earliest convenience should help avoid the issue and minimize the chance of crashing.
  • The team will continue to share progress updates via the Siege Twitter account as a more extensive fix for this issue is worked on.

Rainbow Six Siege Y6S4.2 Full Patch Notes

BALANCING CHANGES

ARUNI

  • Muzzle Brake attachment can be equipped on the MK14.

ELA

  • FO-12
    • Reduced damage to 25 (from 35).
    • Reduced Extended Barrel attachment damage modifier to be consistent with other weapons.

ELA & ZOFIA

  • Concussion effect of Grzmot Mine and KS79 no longer affects movement speed.

BUG FIXES

GAMEPLAY

FIXED – Camera goes out of bounds for an Attacker that’s watching a death replay when the end of round replay begins.

FIXED – Bulletproof cam remains visually present when the deploy animation is interrupted.

FIXED – Fuze’s Cluster charge cannot be deployed on Mira’s Black Mirror.

FIXED – Razorbloom and Grzmot mine can be activated through a soft wall if the wall is shot with a small caliber weapon.

FIXED – Ping doesn’t function when looking at a lower angle with Twitch’s Shock Drone.

LEVEL DESIGN

FIXED – Destruction, clipping, and lighting issues on various maps.

FIXED – LOD issues on various maps.

FIXED – Some devices can be hidden behind the bookshelf in 2F CEO Office on Bank map.

OPERATORS

FIXED – While using a controller, player cannot lean and hold Ying’s Candela at the same time.

FIXED – Animation is missing for the Victory Celebration of Ash’s Black Viper elite.

USER EXPERIENCE

FIXED – Crash occurs when players shoot a certain locations on some maps.         

FIXED – Various UI issues.

FIXED – Various BattlePass issues.

FIXED – Various shop issues.

FIXED – The game soft locks when changing the mouse sensibility while eliminated.        

FIXED – Various audio and SFX issues.

FIXED – Various localization issues.

FIXED – Various customization issues.

FIXED – Players is removed for inactivity on Xbox after disconnecting and reconnecting a controller during a match.

FIXED – Missing text on 3D preview in Packs after previewing items from different categories.    

FIXED – Player gets redirected to the home screen after interrupting a Pack opening by pressing ESC.    

FIXED – Compass Location and Orientation doesn’t update for a caster when switching from one player in first person to another in third person.         

FIXED – Various HUD issues.

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.