Patch Notes

R6 Siege Update 1.87 Patch Notes (PS4/PC/Xbox One)

R6 version 1.87 is now rolling out on PS4, PC and Xbox One. According to the official R6 update 1.87 patch notes, the latest Operation Steel Wave update comes new operators (Ace and Melusi), balancing and much more. Apart from this, R6 Siege patch 1.87 also includes stability and performance improvements.


Previously, a big Operation Void Edge update was released which added new operators Iana and Oryx, new features, and more. Recently, a hotfix was also released with minor fixes.

Unfortunately, since the last update, players are still experiencing several issues when trying to play the game online. Today’s R6 version 1.87 is expected to fix a few of these issues.


What is new in R6 update 1.87 (Operation Steel Wave update)?









Breach Charge

Smoke Grenade

ARMOR ★ ★ ★
SPEED ★ ★ ★


We wouldn’t blame you if the term breaching makes you think of fiery explosions. If not with a hammer or a spark, walls have mostly been compromised by fire so far. With Ace, that’s about to change.

With the S.E.L.M.A. Aqua Breacher, water is the name of the game. It makes use of hydraulic pressure to burst through breakable and reinforced surfaces. The cylinder is thrown on whatever Ace is trying to breach, and then it opens to fully deploy. It explodes one time on floors, ceilings and hatches, but on walls the cylinder rolls down to deploy up to three times, if space allows. Each of these deployments leaves a clean rectangle breach, combining to create a hole big enough for an Operator to go through easily.

The S.E.L.M.A. is quite versatile in nature and with multiple units available to Ace, its ability to be thrown at any height makes him an incredibly reliable hard breacher.





Super 90




Impact Grenade

Deployable Shield

ARMOR ★ ★ ★
SPEED ★ ★ ★



Don’t be too alarmed if you find yourself slowed when there’s no barbed wire underfoot. You can trust your ears on this one, the Banshee has caught you in a moment of weakness. While its sound blares and alerts Melusi of your presence, you might not have much time to retreat to a safe distance.

The Banshee Sonic Defence is deployable on surfaces, much like Maestro’s Evil Eyes, but they don’t require any manual control. As soon as an opponent walks close enough to it, it will release its scream and slow them. It can be destroyed, but since it’s bulletproof, Attackers will have to dispense some utility or strike it up close.

One of the best assets of the Banshee is that once Melusi has placed it, her teammates can make use of it just as well as she does.


At last, House has undergone some major renovations and is ready for more mayhem. While we strived to keep this map as casual as possible, we still felt there were some things we needed to change in order for it to be well balanced.

The first item we need to discuss is the size of the house itself. With this rework, not only have some of the existing areas been made bigger, we also added an entirely new section on the South side, with two rooms on each floor and a staircase to connect them. With this new space, everyone will have more space to move and breathe, but we were also able to add a new Bomb site in TV Room and Music Room.

Many other areas have changed, but three required special attention. Firstly, Garage has been revamped, with only one of its doors being destructible and a new barricade being added to give a different access option, while still making a Defuser plant harder. Secondly, what was once Workshop is now a finished Girls’ Room with an attached walk-in closet. Thirdly, lines of sight have been reduced on the North side of the building, with the main door being blocked off and the shuttered window replaced with a hallway.

As you play this new version of a classic map, you’ll notice some other things. The Living & Training Bomb site has been removed in favor of Master Bedroom & Boys’ Room. Most floors are now breakable, so vertical play will be a lot more viable. Some hatches have been added or moved. Overall, we applied our vision of competitive maps while keeping it fun and making it safer.


While Amaru has always been acrobatic and dynamic, she hasn’t always been as unpredictable as we wanted her to be. This season, we hope to give her the tools she needs to fulfill her role with a few tweaks.

While her hook animations and timings will be smoother, what’s really important to point out is that from now on, she will only break barricades when she goes through them (although her hook will still break the glass on a window), and she will no longer need to break a hatch before going up, as she will breach it in the action itself.


Our brand new secondary gadget is finally fine-tuned and ready to be used on the field. This thrown sticky gadget is an essential intel-gathering tool, and it works just as well for anchors as it does for roamers.

The Proximity Alarm’s small size makes it easy to place in a spot where Attackers might not see them as they navigate their way to the objective, making it all the more easy for Defenders to capitalize on the chaos that ensues when the alarm goes off.


A big change is coming to our Matchmaking Rating system. In order to prevent matchmaking abuses while switching regions, we will be changing to unified MMRs for each playlist. This means that you will not have different MMRs depending on the region you play in. However, your matchmaking ranking will remain separate in different playlists.

For those of you who are or aspire to be in the Champions rank, this change will in fact cause the Champions’ leaderboard to be worldwide, making it all the more challenging to reach that top spot. Additionally, we want to reinforce that the notion that Champions is not just about skills but also about dedication, so a minimum of 100 matches is now required to get the rank, on top of the 5000 MMR threshold.


Have you ever wondered what each Operator might be like, in an alternate universe? In the future? Would they still be with Rainbow, and would they even still be good people?

Echo’s Elite Set is one such glance into another world, where he is the hero of his own city, and no criminal can hope to match him in combat. This set contains Echo’s Tenkamusou uniform, victory animation, gadget skin for his Yokai Drones and weapon skins for the SUPERNOVA, MP5SD, P229, and BEARING 9, as well as the Elite Echo Chibi charm.


Four Operators are getting a price decrease with this season. This time, Alibi and Maestro are going down to 15,000 Renown or 350 R6 Credits, and Nøkk and Warden’s prices will be 20,000 Renown or 480 R6 Credits.


This time, two new seasonal weapon skins are coming your way to spice up your loadouts in two different ways.

Let the Wooden Carvings skin lead you into battle, with its aged wood and chiseled symbols.

Take a chill pill, the Beach Trip skin is here to make things a little more lighthearted and fun.

Seasonal weapon skins are released upon season launch and can be purchased during that season. Once unlocked, the seasonal weapon skins can be applied to all available weapons



  • Clash’s SMG will switch from having a red dot to using the reflex’s green triangle.


  • Removed the camera shake effect from from Yokai’s concussion effects.
  • Length of concussion effect is no longer affected by movement. Now has a fixed duration of 10s and the intensity of the vision disruption stays fixed throughout the effect.
  • Replaced the Deployable Shield with Impact Grenades.


  • Increased base hp to 30 (from 5) for teammates revived by Finka’s Nanoboost. DBNO Players will stand up with 50 hp (30 from own base hp + 20 from Finka boost).


  • Added LFP586 secondary to loadout.


  • Reduced LV Explosive Lance’s fuse time to 1.5s (down from 2.5s).
  • Improved CSRX 300 recoil through reduced weapon climb after each shot.
  • Replaced P22 Mk5 with SPSMG9 in loadout.


  • Added PRB92 secondary weapon to loadout.


  • Reduced damage taken when dashing through walls to 5 (down from 10).
  • Bulletproof Camera replaced with new Proximity Alarm secondary gadget.
  • Added angled grip option to Oryx’s MP5.


  • Eliminated the mouse sensibility modifier from concussion effect of the Bosak sisters’ gadgets.


  • Removed a Candela to bring it down to 3 (from 4 Candelas). – Changed for PC on 04-30-2020.


ACS12 New Slug Bullet Type

There was previously an ongoing bug that allowed the ACS12 to do too much destruction too quickly We’ve given the ACS12 a new slug bullet type that should make damage more controlled and in line with our design intentions. We’ll test it on the PC Test Server first, so please leave us your feedback!


Updates to Playlist Guides

We’ve made some upgrades to the Playlist Guides. The Ranked Guide will now reflect the current season and you will still be able to see all the ranked charm rewards, as well as your previous highest rank for the past 3 seasons.

Map rotations for Quickmatch will rotate automatically three times per season, and the current map pool information will be displayed in the Playlist guides.

Audio Localizations

Localization recordings for the new Operators Ace + Melusi will not be available in French and Russian for the season release. Even when the audio settings are set to French/Russian, players will hear the English voiceovers. Until this is updated, players can turn on the subtitles for Ace + Melusi until the game is updated with localized voices at a later date.

The Japanese localized voiceovers for Frost and Capitao have been updated to be more in line with the current Operators.


Match Cancellation

Match Cancellation is a new feature that will allow players to cancel their current Ranked match under the condition that team sizes are unbalanced at the beginning of the match (eg: if players disconnect before the first round, or if a lobby is formed with less than 10 players). The Match Cancellation vote option will become available for the incomplete team during the prep phase and a majority vote will cancel the match. A canceled match will show as canceled and have no impact on MMR.

Abandon penalties are still in place and players who abandon an ongoing Ranked Match are still subject to escalating abandon sanctions.

If a match cancellation vote is triggered, leaving before the validation of the Match Cancellation vote will also result in an abandon penalty. Players should remain in the game until the Match Cancellation vote is validated and the game has been canceled.

The Match Cancellation feature will first deploy to the seasonal TS for testing and will go live later in the season.

Changes to Ranked Clearance Level and Champion Rank Requirements

  • Ranked clearance level changed from 30 to 50.
  • To reach Champion Rank, players must have 5000 MMR and additionally, they now must have played at least 100 ranked matches in the current season.

As discussed in our Top Issues blog, the aim of these changes is to make Ranked less accessible to cheaters. By combo-ing increased clearance level requirements for Ranked together with the PvE XP level cap, we can do more to better gate-keep and protect the Ranked environment from cheaters. The additional Champion Rank requirements will also help us in that regard as it will prevent cheaters from trying to fast-hack their way into the leaderboards.

Benchmarking Update

Improved Benchmarking Tool to deliver detailed performance reports about player’s hardware specifications and graphics settings. Please note that the values may differ from before as benchmarking is now performed on the map Oregon instead of House.

Bug Fixes


Attachment system updates allow for attachment skins and simpler loadout balancing. With the new attachment system, there are some known issues that may impact gameplay:

  • Issues with zoom while ADS with specific loadout combinations.
  • Some animation and visual replication issues for certain attachments.

There will be no new season MTX available on today’s TS patch. We’re currently working on getting them into a later TS update.


We’ll be rotating the Quick Match map playlist approximately each week on the Test Server for testing purposes. Map rotation schedules on the live servers will maintain their regular rotation schedule.


Earlier on while re-evaluating a number of current game-meta and gameplay factors, we had made the decision to swap out Melusi’s deployable shields for C4 to prevent putting extra pressure on attackers and specific attacker utility.

As the TS build had already been closed by the time this decision was made, we were not able to push this change into today’s update. We’ll be monitoring closely how the C4 performs in her loadout while the TS is ongoing. This change will occur in another patch very soon.

BUG FIXES in R6 1.87

  • FIXED – Bulletproof Camera casing still deploys after canceling when crouching.
  • FIXED – Deployable shields (and Goyo’s Vulcan) have pick-up priority over other throwable gadgets. Gadgets should be able to be picked up in the order of most recently deployed.
  • FIXED – Hostage will go into DBNO instead of dying as intended, if an explosive gadget is detonated near the hostage.
  • FIXED – Players can sometimes vault into another operator under specific circumstances.
  • FIXED – Secure Area’s Biohazard container hitbox is too large.
  • FIXED – Shield operators hugging a reinforced wall can prevent the deployment of hard-breach gadgets on the reinforced wall’s inner layer (such as Thermite’s breach charge and Mira’s Black Mirror).
  • FIXED – Various spawn kill opportunities on maps. (Spawn peek from EXT 2F Balcony onto EXT Helipad on Skyscraper, spawn kill into EXT Gas Station on Consulate, etc.)
  • FIXED – Doorways, reinforceable walls, and hatches on several maps are blocked if a player is AFK at spawn.
  • R6 update 1.87 added fixes and updates to various vegetation assets across maps.
  • FIXED – Glass resistance to gadgets for some map assets is broken.
  • FIXED – Various collision issues on maps.
  • FIXED – Various dynamic clipping issues on maps.
  • FIXED – Various lighting issues on maps.
  • FIXED – Various LOD issues on maps.
  • FIXED – Various LOS issues on maps.
  • FIXED – Various map asset destruction issues.
  • FIXED – Various map assets are unaffected by explosions.


  • FIXED – Alibi’s Prisma will not deploy when thrown into interior garden at 1F Main Stairs of Consulate.
  • FIXED – Breaching charges can be placed on indestructible floor sections in 2F Hallway of Consulate.
  • FIXED – Collision missing for Hibana’s X-Kairos pellets and the wooden desk at 1F Lobby of Consulate.


  • R6 version 1.87 planting the defuser in specific areas on the metal shelf of B Arsenal Room in Clubhouse can glitch the plant and cause attackers to lose the round.


  • FIXED – Players can destroy the cardboard boxes in Snowmobile Garage on Chalet and hide in the shadows.
  • FIXED – Spinning in a specific spot on Chalet can cause FPS drops for other players in the game.


  • FIXED – Gridlock’s Trax Stingers are deploying inside the washing machines of 1F Laundry Room on Favela.


  • R6 update 1.87 fixed gadgets and grenades can get stuck under the football table in 2F Games Room in Fortress when thrown from certain angles.
  • FIXED – In Fortress, when players shoot a Capitao dart in specific places on the hood-extractor, the incendiary bolt will ignite, but the fire will not propagate.
  • FIXED – Issues with reinforcing a wall in 2F Games Room of Fortress when one of the defenders is AFK.
  • FIXED – Players can still get shocked through an indestructible wall in 2F Shisha Hallway on Fortress.


  • R6 1.87 fixed missing vault prompt in 1F Kitchen of Oregon.


  • FIXED – Players can get stuck inside the vents of EXT Forklift Alley of Kanal after exiting rappel between the gap in the vents.
  • FIXED – Abnormal gunshot SFX with T-95 LSW.
  • FIXED – Missing VFX when using specific weapons + attachments. (e.g.: Using the M12 + Muzzle Brake only yields giant sparkles instead of muzzle flash + smoke).
  • FIXED – Various minor animation issues when performing certain movements for various operators.
  • FIXED – Various minor visual fixes and updates for support mode and death replays.
  • FIXED – Various visual fixes for operators and their gadgets.


  • FIXED – Amaru sometimes cannot reel to a hatch even when the gadget activation icon is available.
  • FIXED – Amaru’s Garra Hook is not attaching properly with the expected frame points on skylights.
  • FIXED – Fire does not propagate properly when darts are shot under some furniture assets.


  • FIXED – Floor debris and partially damaged reinforced hatches can prevent Bandit from deploying his gadget.


  • FIXED – Shock Drones and Yokai can shoot operators through normal barricades and Castle barricades. They will no longer be able to do so.
  • FIXED – Yokai’s camera POV will gray out and lose color if Thatcher uses his EMP anywhere on the map.


  • FIXED – Missing VFX timer on Finka’s thumb gadget gauge when using the last adrenal surge charge.


  • FIXED – Operators can take damage or even die when standing next to a detonating cluster charge even if they are not in the cluster charge AOE.


  • R6 patch 1.87 fixed Iana’s hologram will trigger shrapnel system.


  • FIXED – Lion’s EE-ONE-D can be hit and destroyed by weapon fire.


  • FIXED – Warden is missing his signature reload animation with the SMG-12.


  • FIXED – Ying’s candelas do not activate properly after being thrown through an electrified, damaged wall.
  • FIXED – [PvE] One bot can get stuck in front of the bar at 1F restaurant after the defuser is planted.
  • R6 1.87 empty player cards visible in spectator mode if all observation tools are destroyed and player joins-in-progress.
  • FIXED – Floating drones in support and caster mode.
  • FIXED – Outlines of objectives and some gadgets are sometimes highlighted while in support mode after dying.
  • FIXED – Various caster/spectator HUD improvements and updates. Increased legibility of the player states on player cards.
  • R6 version 1.87 fixed various cosmetic fixes to charms, uniforms, and headgears.
  • FIXED – Various Menu UI improvements.
  • FIXED – Various minor cosmetic and shop UI fixes.
  • FIXED – Various minor menu fixes and improvements.

Free R6 update 1.87 is now available for download on PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One.