This week’s Rainbow Six Siege replace provides a brand new map, overhauls Tachanka, and delivers a listing of bug fixes and balancing so long as your arm

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Rainbow Six Siege is being up to date this week as Ubisoft continues to offer new content material and attentive assist to its quietly terrific tactical shooter.


Rainbow Six Siege simply retains on getting higher, which is the way it snuck in as a bonus entry on our checklist of the best shooters of 2016.

Let’s hope this week’s replace continues the pattern. Arriving when December 15 rolls round in Ubisoft’s key timezones, the Mid-Season Reinforcements replace patches up one among Rainbow Six Siege’s least-active Operators, provides a brand new map, and makes an infinite stack of modifications.

We gained’t cowl every little thing right here as a result of the full patch notes are huge, however listed below are the highlights.

Reworked Operative: Tachanka
On November 13th 2016, Alexsandr Senaviev was declared clinically useless for 2 minutes on the sphere. While he recovered on the Hereford Base, his mounted RP-46 Degtyaryov Machine Gun was inspected. Having been decommissioned within the 1960s, the RP-46 Degtyaryov was one of many final machine weapons manufactured by the Soviet Union. Aware of the Operator’s desire for such vintage items, Six requested for the weapon to be upgraded to satisfy security measures. The group of engineers led by Elena “Mira” Alvarez Del Manzano added a ballistic defend that protects the top from frontal pictures. This defend could be destroyed individually from the remainder of the turret. Mira was additionally tasked with including a lightweight customization on the Mounted LMG as a private contact for Tachanka.

    Game design notes

  • Since the launch of Rainbow Six Siege greater than a 12 months in the past, Tachanka has been the weakest Operator, even when he has turn into probably the most cherished. This has most clearly been mirrored in his decide price, which is the bottom within the sport.
  • When taking a look at Tachanka, the most important draw back lies within the gadget. The tradeoff between his turret’s stopping energy and his lack of mobility isn’t ok. Attackers have a number of methods to disclaim him with the factor of shock, and may simply headshot him as soon as they know his place.
  • In order to introduce a counter to this weak point, we’ve added a defend in entrance of the turret which protects him from frontal headshots. The goal is for Tachanka to be the king of the angle that he positioned into, whereas being very susceptible to different angles.
  • The defend could be damaged individually from the remainder of turret and has 500 HP.
  • We’ve additionally added recoil and somewhat little bit of unfold to the gun, with a purpose to mitigate the power of the shielded turret in spawn peek conditions (lengthy distances).

New map

    Bartlett University

  • Launching with the Mid-Season Reinforcement patch is the Bartlett University map redesigned for PvP. The map used to solely be accessible in PvE and goes to be accessible for everybody beginning December 15, 2016
  • The newly redesigned map removes all of the fuel and PvE parts from the unique design, and introduces higher destruction, improved visible structure for higher orientation, and a brand new two-layer destruction.

Tweaks and enhancements

    Operator Tweaks

  • Fuze is getting a further Cluster Charge and every sub-grenade has a bigger radius
  • Bandit is getting a fourth battery
  • Smoke’s Gas Canisters now throw like grenades
  • Blackbeard is bing nerfed

For weapons balancing, different enhancements and bug fixes, please hit the hyperlink to the patch notes above. They go on perpetually, and there was a lot nesting of lists concerned that I threw a small tantrum. You’ll additionally discover extra element on what’s taking place with every of the bullet factors above.