Rainbow Six Siege’s Twitch next in the line for a rework?

Sadnan Nafis
By Sadnan Nafis
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With Rainbow Six Siege Operation Neon Dawn, Ubisoft is introducing a bunch of new content and updates to the game. Alongside the new Defender Aruni, players will be getting a new map rework, reworked Tachanka, and more.

But now there is more news incoming for Year 6 of Rainbow Six Siege, and it seems like Twitch might be receiving a rework.

A Siege fan asked Emilien Lomet, Game Designer on Rainbow Six Siege, about “Twitch and her current state”, linking a couple of balancing charts that shows Twitch’s decline in both presence and win delta.

In his reply, Emilien Lomet acknowledged that Twitch is currently in a very tricky position. Reworking twitch will be very difficult, but Emilien does believe that Twitch currently needs some changes.

“We have Twitch in mind. She is in a weird spot right now. Although she’s still clearly reasonably powerful (as shown in the graph you linked), but the way her drone works no longer fits fully in our systems,” the dev explained.

There isn’t any solid proof that Twitch will be getting a major rework anytime soon, but Lomet added: “She’s on our radar, that’s all I can say for now”. As a game designer, he cannot say anything further in a public post, but this does provide a hint that Ubisoft is keeping Twitch on their rework list.

However, reworking Twitch won’t be as easy as it seems. If they give her too much power, then Twitch will once again dominate the charts as she used to a few years back. Right now her drone is a little underwhelming to use. The drone is quite big and easy to spot, and its mobility is also restricted due to its lack of jump ability.

Twitch also doesn’t have normal drones unlike Zero, who has a total of 6 intel gathering devices. Her primary gun has also been nerfed a couple of times, leading to a low presence in the Casual community. But even in the pro-scene, Twitch barely gets used; however, this might be a result of the heavy utility meta and Twitch having no projectiles to throw.

In Operation Neon Dawn, the catcher operators has been nerfed and Twitch will also be getting Stun grenades now. So we will have to wait and see how this plays out in the new meta.

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.