R6 Siege Update Y8S2 Patch Notes: Full List of Changes

Rainbow Six Siege update Y8S2 details released for PS4, PS5, PC, and Xbox One. According to R6 Y8S2 patch notes, the latest update adds a new defender (Fenrir), map rework, new changes, and fixes. Apart from this, Rainbow 6 Siege patch Y8S2 also includes more lanes for the Shooting Range, a Permanent Arcade playlist, a buff for Grim and his Kawan Hive Launcher, and more.

Previously, a big season 7 update added a new defender Azami (Kiba barrier gadget), permanent Team Deathmatch mode, and changes for Goyo, Melusi, Thunderbird, Kali, Valkyrie, and Zero. Recently, a hotfix Y7S1.2 was also released. Unfortunately, players are still experiencing issues with the game. Today’s R6 update Y8S2 will fix a few of these issues.

Read more details below.

Rainbow Six Siege Update Y8S2 Patch Notes – May 15, 2023

New Defender: Fenrir

  • 2 speed Operator from Sweden
  • Gadget: F-NATT Dread Mine
    • Throwable device that sticks to surfaces and releases fear-inducing gas when nearby opponents are detected & gadget is activated
    • Restricts vision for attackers when in gas to a few meters
    • Only 3 of a total of 5 mines can be actived at once
  • Countering
    • Bulletproof when inactive but can be exploded
    • Can be shot when active
    • EMPs deactive gadget and open bulletproof shielding
    • Can be zapped by Twitch Drones and Zero Cameras when active
  • Primary weapons:
    • MP7
    • SASG-12
  • Secondary weapons:
    • Bailiff .410
  • Secondary gadgets:
    • Bulletproof Camera
    • Barbed Wire

Map Rework: Consulate

  • Completely built from ground up
  • Reduced spawn peak opportunities, easier to approach building
  • Added exterior wall to front balcony
  • Reworked garage gameplay loop

Gameplay Updates, New Features & Other Changes

Permanent Arcade Playlist

  • Permanent playlist for Arcade Modes
  • Select which mode to play throug matchmaking preferences
  • Custom Games available


  • Added Observation Blocker secondary gadget
    • Deployed to the ground
    • Creates wall that blocks vision of attacker observation tools
    • Destroyed by bullets and explosions, hacked by Brava
  • Grim buff: Increased deployment speed, area of effect, and duration

Shooting Range

  • Added new lane for customizable aiming programs like moving targets & more

Player Comfort

  • Added free cam to Match Replay
  • Improved defuser pickup, re-added (optional) automatic pickup


  • Improved controller layout presets




  • Removed Deployable Shield
  • Removed Impact Grenades.
  • Added Observation Blocker
  • Added Proximity Alarm.



  • Added Deployable Shield.



  • Removed Nitro Cell.
  • Added Bulletproof Camera.
  • Added Impact Grenades.



  • Equip time: Reduced to 1 second (from 1.1).
  • Rate of fire: Increased to 70 rpm (from 40).


  • Activation: Time reduced to 0.4 seconds (from 1).
  • Vulnerabilities: It is also vulnerable to bullets, laser, and melee damage.


  • Duration: Increased to 16 seconds (from 8).
  • Size: Radius increased to 4.6 meters (from 3.6).
  • Detection system: Now detects any part of the body, not only the head.
  • Decay: Duration reduced to 4 seconds (from 9). The time between pings is normalized to 1 second (from 1/3/9).


  • Added Baliff 410 as a secondary weapon option.
  • Added Hard Breach Charge as a secondary gadget option.



  • Removed Barbed Wire.
  • Added Observation Blocker.



  • Removed Barbed Wire.
  • Added Deployable Shield
  • Added Observation Blocker.



  • Removed Deployable Shield.
  • Added Proximity Alarm.



  • Added Proximity Alarm.

The Proximity Alarms will give Tachanka precise information about where to shoot his Incendiary Grenades and help him use resources more effectively.



  • Removed Impact Grenades
  • Removed Nitro Cell
  • Added Barbed Wire
  • Added Bulletproof Camera


  • Cooldown: Reduced to 15 seconds (from 35).
  • Healing: Reduced to 20 hp (from 30).

When is Rainbow Six Siege Update Y8S2 coming out?

The new Rainbow Six Siege update Y8S2 will be released on June 2023 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and Xbox. The update will include a new defender, map rework, and balancing changes.

Download free Rainbow Six Siege patch Y8S2 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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