The official Rainbow Six Siege update 1.59 patch notes for PS4, Xbox One, and PC released. According to the Rainbow Six Siege 1.59 patch notes, the new Operation Wind Bastion update comes with two new Operators – Kaid and Nomad as well as new map. Year Three Season Four also introduces Pro Team BDUs and Headgears, a new navigational display in the shop, and a new fullscreen view for the weapons. In addition, Rainbow Six Siege version 1.59 also contains fixes for issues related stuttering/lag, client bugs, game crashing, and UI bugs.

Previously, Ubisoft released a big Operation Grim Sky update with two new operators – Clash and Maverick and various other fixes. Unfortunately, since the last patch, many players were experiencing a number of issues when trying to play the game. Today’s Rainbow Six Siege patch 1.59 is expected to fix all these issues. Check out more details below.

Rainbow Six Siege update 1.59 Patch Notes

2 NEW OPERATORS

Joining Rainbow Six are two Operators associated with the GIGR (Groupe d’Intervention de La Gendarmerie Royale). They are Kaid, the stoic Commander, and Nomad, the world traveler. When the Season launches, Season Pass owners can unlock these new Operators immediately and gain exclusive access for seven days. All players can unlock these Operators with Renown or R6 Credits once those seven days have passed.

NEW MAP: FORTRESS

Welcome to Kaid’s Fortress. This large daytime map features a mudbrick kasbah and iconic architecture unique to the southern region of Morocco.

Based on real and existing structures, the many exterior stairs provide unprecedented access to the roof and drop-down points via the towers. Housed within the fortified and bare walls of the Kasbah are two floors of living and training space, each with its distinct rooms and halls. The multiple stairs and a ladder allow for rotations between floors.

Players will find both renovated and non-renovated areas on this map. The Art Team aimed to make the two sections distinguishable from each other, allowing players to better orient themselves in the Kasbah at any given time.

WIND BASTION WEAPON SKINS

Operation Wind Bastion features rich materials and artistic detailing with North African influences. The seasonal weapon skins are the humble Terra Cotta, the intricate Painted Floral, and the dignified Baroque Exalted. These will elevate your loadouts to new heights. Once unlocked, the seasonal weapon skins can be applied to all available weapons until the end of the Season.

PRO TEAM BDU AND HEADGEAR

You can now support your favourite pro league teams by representing their colours. During the previous Season, we released Pro Team weapon skins and charms. With Operation Wind Bastion, you can now acquire a matching BDU and Headgear to deck out a specific Operator from head to toe to cheer on your favourite Team.

We’ve partnered with eleven pro teams to introduce revenue sharing as a model to fund the Rainbow Six Invitational prize pool, and to encourage the stability and growth of the pro scene. 30% of the revenue from Pro Team BDU and Headgear sales will go to the organizations that are a part of the program.

NEW SHOP NAVIGATION
& FULLSCREEN VIEW

The Rainbow Six shop is getting a facelift. We’re improving the user experience and we’re including a new fullscreen view for weapons. A new light theme has also been added to the fullscreen view and players can browse left and right within a category.

Starting with Operation Wind Bastion, shop items are now accessible from the News tab. Players can also opt to equip an item right away. If a particular, item or skin is available for multiple weapons/operators, players can select Equip All at the bottom left of the screen.

Operator Balancing in Rainbow Six Siege Version 1.59

MUTE

  • SMG-11 has been added as a secondary
  • Slight increase to SMG-11 Damage
  • We want to make Mute slightly more attractive as a choice, and make him a bit stronger overall. Giving him additional loadout versatility should meet both of those needs.

CLASH

  • Electric Damage increased from 3 to 5 damage per tick
  • With the last few patches, we wanted to make Clash less frustrating to play against. She is now very weak and underpicked, and we anticipate that Nomad will be a hard counter against her. Essentially, we are trying to make her stronger without making her too frustrating to play against.

SMOKE

  • Slight increase to SMG-11 Damage
  • Smoke has incredible utility if used properly, but still a bit weak. Mute will also benefit from this change.

LESION

  • Slight decrease to T-5 SMG
  • Lesion is currently in a pretty good place, but is just a bit too strong. We are reducing his damage to bring him more in-line with where we would like to see him.

ZOFIA

  • Reduced the total number of concussion grenades from 3 to 2
  • Zofia currently has too many projectiles at her disposal, and is able to offer too much utility when compared to her teammates.

GENERAL TWEAKS & IMPROVEMENTS

GAME BALANCING

THROWABLE GADGET TRAJECTORY CHANGE

We have changed the throw curves for throwable gadgets to be easier and more comfortable to use. All throwables now use this new curve except for the Nitro Cell. The Nitro cell is not using this new curve, as it will be classified in a different category defined as “heavy throw”. The throwables classified under heavy throws will not reach as far as the “regular” throw.

Operators

  • Kaid’s Rtila Electroclaws
  • Alibi’s Prismas
  • Ela’s Grzmot mines
  • Ying’s Candelas
  • Lesion’s Gu mines
  • Valkyrie’s Black Eyes
  • Thatcher’s EMP grenades
  • Smoke’s Remote gas grenades

Standard gadgets

  • Stun grenades
  • Frag grenades
  • Smoke grenades

PLAYER COMFORT

AREA OF EFFECT FEATURE

Beginning with Operation Wind Bastion, we will be implementing a new Area of Effect feature for Kaid and Nomad. This is designed to help new players better understand the area of effect when deploying a gadget. This will only be visible for the Operator placing the gadget.

We also recognize that experienced players may not be interested in the visual feedback presented by this change, so players will have the option to disable it in the settings menu. As of right now, this feature will only be available for Kaid and Nomad, and do not currently have plans to add this feature to past Operator’s gadgets.

GAME HEALTH

SSAO GRAPHICS FEATURE CHANGE

We currently have two different SSAO techniques to render Ambient Occlusion: SSBC and HBAO+. Lately, our 3D team has been working on replacing the HBAO+ with a improved SSBC+ technique.

We have done this because we want to have control on what is rendered on screen. Overall, this will give us greater control over the implementation of graphics options across all platforms, and enables us to increase the overall quality of image rendering across the board. There is no noticeable difference in performance between SSBC+ and HBAO+.

Fixed the Following Issues in Rainbow Six Siege 1.59

GAMEPLAY Fixes

  • According to the Rainbow Six Siege 1.59 patch notes, the new update addressed an issue where users are experiencing a large amount of crashes on Xbox One & PS4 since Y3S3.
  • Claymores can be picked up after detonating at the right moment.
  • Reinforcing a hatch with a defuser planted on it will cause the defuser to fall.
  • Rainbow Six Siege update 1.59 fixed a bug where russian rainbow ACOG sight (they stopped talking to Bandit).
  • User teleports when placing a gadget after interacting with the hostage.
  • If the player shoots the reinforced wall, the muzzle flash and the bullet trail will pass through.
  • Melee attack animation is broken during replays.
  • Players can exploit macros to increase their rate of fire on certain weapons.
  • Electricity VFX can be seen through the floor.

OPERATORS

ALIBI
  • Prisma deployment issues can cause Alibi’s Prisma to get stuck in surfaces.
  • Alibi’s hologram doesn’t detect enemies if they’re in Tachanka’s LMG turret.
BANDIT
  • Rainbow Six Siege 1.59 fixed a bug where attackers don’t receive damage when hitting an electrified surface with melee attacks.
  • Some throwable gadgets can move through Electified Barbed Wire without receiving damage.
BLITZ
  • Blitz shield disappears instantly after the shield is switched while in ADS.
CAPITAO
  • When Capitao’s Lethal Bolt is shot directly on a wall, the fire FX is not blocked and DMG is still dealt on the other side of the wall.
CASTLE
  • Castle can melee kill an opponent through an Armored Panel that was deployed over barbed wire.
  • Addressed an issue where Players aren’t awarded a score when destroying Castle’s Armor Panels with non-explosive methods.
CLASH
  • Rainbow Six Siege update 1.59 fixed a bug where Clash loses partial functionality after pressing the primary gadget button during a guard break.
DOC
  • If a player is hit by Doc’s stim pistol shot while under the effect of Echo’s sonic burst, the heal VFX will cut the sonic burst effect.
ECHO
  • Yokai’s Sonic Burst Distortion Effect causes the black background to appear on the side of the screen.
  • Consecutively using sonic bursts on the same target with Yokai will not refresh the Deafen effect.
  • Yokai’s Sonic burst effect animation is not present for Echo in third person.
FROST
  • Rainbow Six Siege version 1.59 fixed a bug where Frost Traps can be partially hidden by carpets on certain maps.
  • Frost Welcome Mat’s cannot be deployed in a certain spots in 2F South Hallway of Coastline.
  • Addressed an issue where Frost Welcome Mats are difficult to deploy in 2F rail platform area of Theme Park.
  • Frost Welcome Mat clips with the rug from Coastline 2F Hallway if the rug is damaged.
HIBANA
  • No sound when detonating Hibana’s X-Kairos charges.
IQ
  • IQ’s RED Scanner moves too much when shooting her pistol (now less floppy).
  • Electronics are sometimes not highlighted when on the edge of IQ’s detector.
JAGER
  • Rainbow Six Siege 1.59 fixed a bug where Unable to pick up Jäger’s ADS if deployed under a Control Terminal in 2F Control Room of Theme Park.
MAESTRO
  • Maestro’s Evil Eye cannot scan or ping through smoke grenades/Capitao’s Smoke Bolt.
  • The Loadout description for the Alda 5.56 has not been updated to reflect the weapon’s patch changes (now updated).
MAVERICK
  • Addressed an issue where Maverick is able to break the frames on windows with his gadget, leaving the glass floating in the air.
YING
  • When placing a Candela on a barricade, Ying’s hand is visible from the other side, revealing her position.
  • Rainbow Six Siege update 1.59 fixed a bug where Holding Ying’s Candela gadget applies the blue filter on all the headgears that have the same glass material.

LEVEL DESIGN

  • Players can vault into red toolboxes on any map.
  • Fixed – Players lose operator functionality when trying to descend a ladder when another operator is nearby.
BANK
  • Users can peek inside EXT Sewer by of Bank.
  • Fixed – Cameras and C4 can be thrown through the ceiling of 1F Archives on Bank.
  • Players can hide under a desk in 1F Tellers’ Office and make it difficult to hit them with bullets.
BORDER
  • Rainbow Six Siege 1.59 fixed a bug where Operator can get stuck between the printer and the table at 2FOffice on Border.
  • Addressed an issue where Player can vault inside ceiling of EXT pedestrian customs on Border.
  • Defender can hide bulletproof cameras inside the walls on Border.
CHALET
  • Attacker can hide in trees next to 2F office balcony on Chalet.
CLUBHOUSE
  • Fixed – Defenders can vault to the roof outside on Clubhouse.
  • The vault prompt to the stage lose functionality after reinforcing the wall between 1F Stage and 1F Stock Room of ClubHouse.
  • Rainbow Six Siege update 1.59 fixed a bug where Operators with shields clip through the handrails of ClubHouse.
COASTLINE
  • Ying’s Candela and Fuze’s cluster charge don’t penetrate the entire floor at 2F Theater room on Coastline, causing the charges to detonate inside the floor.
CONSULATE
  • Addressed an issue where The door barricade at EXT Front Door breaks certain vault angle between the stone pillars at EXT Front Alley on Consulate.
  • Rubberbanding effects after vaulting over yellow steps in Consulate Garage.
  • Attacker can hide a drone inside the walls of 1F visa office on Consulate.
  • Drone clips through the wall on Consulate, allowing Drone to see inside.
HEREFORD BASE
  • Rainbow Six Siege version 1.59 fixed a bug where textures between reinforceable and indestructible walls in Hereford Base allow bullets to pass through.
KAFE
  • Defenders are able to vault on the window frame of Kafe 2F Fireplace Hall.
  • Valkyrie can place a cam on the ceiling of 1F Bakery on Kafe.
OREGON
  • According to the Rainbow Six Siege 1.59 patch notes, the new update addressed an issue where occasionally operators will remain stuck between two metal barrels at Oregon EXT Junkyard.
  • Rainbow Six Siege 1.59 fixed a bug where drones run into invisible collision under the bed in Oregon of 2F Dorm Main Hall.
  • Defenders are unable to disable the defuser if it is planted next to the mattress in 2F Watch Tower in Oregon.
SKYSCRAPER
  • Operators clip through the rail above the stairs on 2F Hallway on Skyscraper.
THEMEPARK
  • Attackers can plant the defuser on top of an arcade machine at 1F drug lab on Themepark.
VILLA
  • Rainbow Six Siege 1.59 fixed a bug where player can destroy the ceiling under the indestructible floor at 1F dining room.
YACHT
  • User encounters an invisible collision at 3F Lounge in Yacht.

Fixed in USER EXPERIENCE

  • According to the Rainbow Six Siege 1.59 patch notes, the new update addressed an issue where in some cases, players will receive a “Game Full” error when matchmaking.
  • Voice chat icon remains active after a team member stops speaking.
  • User that Join-in-Progress in Casual cannot ID operators.
  • According to the Rainbow Six Siege 1.59 patch notes, the new update addressed an issue where Hovering over a gamemode after clicking the other one will lead the user to the wrong mode matchmaking.
  • Rainbow Six Siege update 1.59 fixed a bug where players are sometimes able to reconnect to the Ranked match after receiving a teamkill penalty.
  • The “Find Another Match” button flashes when players leave the match.
  • [XB1] User is able to hear teammates in the game even if he is in a private Xbox Party Chat.
  • Fixed – The newest Cosmetic Bundles show up at the end of the Bundles list in shop (will now show up in descending order).
  • Fixed – Player profile stats and details are not updating properly.
  • Added fixes for crashing issues with Rainbow Six Siege version 1.59.
  • Added fixes for UI issues.
  • Rainbow Six Siege 1.59 update added fixes for stuttering and lag issues.
  • Various performance and stability improvements.
  • Fixed players reported glitches.
  • Added minor bug fixes.

Rainbow Six Siege update 1.59 is now available on PS4 and XBox One.