Rainbow Six Siege Y8S1 Commanding Force: Release Date and Time, Patch Size, and More

Sadnan Nafis
By Sadnan Nafis
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Ubisoft is taking another leap with Rainbow Six Siege, as it is officially kicking off Year 8 today, March 7th, across all platforms.

Rainbow Six Siege Year 8 is starting with Operation Commanding Force, which is introducing a new operator, reload rework, some important quality-of-life changes, and more.

The new operator ‘Brava’ is joining the Attacking side, and she will be bringing her unique drone that can hack defender gadgets. This season will surely create some confusing yet hilarious moments, as we will get to see Kapkan dying from his own traps, and more.

When is R6S Y8S1 Commanding Force releasing?

The Y8S1 Patch will be deployed on March 7th at 14:00 UTC for PC, which includes Steam, Ubisoft Connect, Stadia, and Amazon Luna. This time around, Xbox and Playstation users will also receive the update at the same time as PC, at 14:00 UTC. The servers will go down for an hour for the patch to be deployed.

Patch Sizes

  • Steam: 3.6 GB
  • Ubisoft Connect: 5.34 GB
  • Xbox One/ Series X: 4.35/4.87 GB
  • PS4/PS5: 4.53/4.18 GB

New Operator ‘Brava’

rainbow six siege y8s1 operator

Brava‘: the newest Rainbow Six Siege operator to be added in Y8S1 Operation Commanding Force. The 3-Speed 1-Health Attacker from Brazil is bringing the unique Kludge Drone primary gadget into Siege’s tactical battleground.

The KLUDGE DRONE connects to opponent devices from a distance and allows BRAVA to use them for her own means. If the device can’t be converted, it’s destroyed. Brava has access to the PARA-308 and CAMRS as primary weapons, and USP40, Super Shorty as secondary.

Read the full Y8S1 Patch Notes here.

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.