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Rainbow Six Siege (R6) Update Y7S1.2 Patch Notes – Official

Rainbow Six Siege update Y7S1.2 will soon roll out on PS4, PS5, PC, and Xbox One. According to R6 Siege Y7S1.2 patch notes, the latest mid-season balancing update brings various balancing changes, fixes, and improvements. Apart from this, Rainbow 6 Siege patch Y7S1.2 also includes stability fixes.

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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.

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Rainbow Six Siege (R6) Patch Y7S1.2 Notes – Official

NEW MAP

EMERALD PLAINS

  • Added Emerald Plains to Ranked, Unranked, Quick Match, Team Deathmatch, Newcomer and Lone Wolf PVE map playlists.
  • A blog post with more details about Emerald Plains will be coming soon and can be found here.

TWEAKS AND IMPROVEMENTS

PLAYER COMFORT

FoV

  • Added Field of View slider on console (PS4, PS5, Xbox One & Xbox Series S/X).
  • Please note, setting the field of view above 60 may result in lower frame rate and some graphical issues.

GAME HEALTH

Map Rotations

  • Removed Outback from the Newcomer playlist.

BUG FIXES

GAMEPLAY

FIXED – Various Team Deathmatch issues.

FIXED – Players are not getting points for destroying drones during “Prep Phase”.

FIXED – Operators are receiving damage after being pushed through a destroyed wall by Nomad or Oryx.

FIXED – Operators affected by Capitão’s Asphyxiation Bolt still take damage after the fire disappears and Capitão exits the game.

FIXED – Montagne will retain his Ballistic shield equipped if Oryx pushes him while retracting the Shield.

FIXED – Defenders can see Jackal footprints in support mode after reconnecting.

LEVEL DESIGN

FIXED – Various LOD issues on Emerald Plains map.

FIXED – Various LOD issues on multiple maps.

OPERATORS

FIXED – Various Azami Kiba Barrier issues.

FIXED – Deployable gadgets get destroyed when Kapkan deploys his EDD in their proximity.

FIXED – Tachanka can kill the hostage when the Hostage Death setting is turned off.

FIXED – Various operator VFX issues.

USER EXPERIENCE

FIXED – Various Localization issues.

FIXED – Various Customization issues.

FIXED – Various UI issues.

FIXED – Various Shop issues.

FIXED – Various Audio and SFX issues.

FIXED – Various Battle Pass issues.

FIXED – Missing blood particles when taking damage.

FIXED – Various key binding issues.

FIXED – Multiple playlist and matchmaking issues.

OPERATOR BALANCING

BANDIT

  • Bandit can deploy multiple batteries on the same reinforcement or gadget

Population targeted by this change: Top Ranked.

Bandit can now attach multiple batteries to a single surface or gadget, making the process of re-upping his electrical charge after a battery is disabled more streamlined.

BLACKBEARD

  • Added Claymore (removed Breaching Charges)

Population targeted by this change: Casual.

We previously tweaked Blackbeard’s primary gadget to tone down his aggressive playstyle a little, but we hear you. That nerf hit him quite hard and thanks to a loadout that didn’t vibe with the change, he’s been in a limbo state. To better match his ability to effectively hold flanks and rotations while sticking back in an encounter, we’ve switched his Breaching Charges with Claymores.

GRIDLOCK

  • Increased number of Trax canisters to 4 (from 3)

Population targeted by this change: Top Ranked.

We’re hoping to make Gridlock a more reliable Operator pick for covering flanks. Right now, Ops like Nomad end up being more consistent – and while that may still be the case efficacy-wise, this buff will allow Gridlock to cover a more extensive area and give Defenders more trouble per square foot, so to speak.

NOMAD + ORYX

  • Pushed operators can remain prone and recover control of the character faster
  • Recovery time reduced to 1.25s (from 2s)

Population targeted by this change: Casual.

We’re looking at this change in hopes of making knock-back effects less guaranteed kills and give more room for the affected players to react and survive, either by responding to the threat from the prone position or just being able to escape from some otherwise last-second situations. All of this will moreso affect Nomad rather than Oryx due to the frequency and type of encounters, but the change will impact both Operators.

SMOKE

  • Smoke is vulnerable to his own toxic gas

Population targeted by this change: Casual.

While this change is pretty explicitly a nerf, it mainly targets what is essentially a special immunity just for Smoke. Adding this vulnerability should make it more obvious at a glance how abilities affect all Operators, even if they are technically wearing a gas mask. Removing Smoke’s immunity also impacts the most hyper-aggressive Smoke players. The gas can still be used for area denial and to apply pressure, but Smoke can no longer prowl through that denied area without paying a cost.

WARDEN

  • Increased duration of the ability to 20s (from 10s)
  • Increased cooldown to 20s (from 10s)

Population targeted by this change: Casual.

This change is half buff and half quality of life improvement. We’re hoping that it will better cement Warden as a hard-counter to smoke plants and Operators like Ying. Warden will still be mostly situational, but this should make his Glance Smart Glasses easier to handle in terms of timing.

YING

  • Reduced duration of the flash to 1.4s (from 2.8s)
  • Increased the number of Candelas to 4 (from 3)

Population targeted by this change: Casual.

Long-time players may recognize this as a previously reverted change from a past patch. The rationale remains the same, since the impact of a single Candela may be lesser, but with an additional use, we’re hoping the overall kit remains net-neutral when looking at the overall time targets can be flashed for. It should be noted the lesser duration also applies to allies. That in mind, we’ll be closely following Ying to see how this influences her place in the game, especially how she interacts with Operators like Wamai, Jäger, and Warden (especially with his buff as seen above), as well as the interplay with the attacker repick mechanic at large.

GADGET BALANCING

CLAYMORE

  • Increased number of units to 2 (from 1)
  • Operators affected: Thatcher, Ash, Twitch, IQ, Blackbeard, Capitão, Jackal, Zofia, Lion, Maverick, Kali, Ace, Zero, Flores, Osa

Population targeted by this change: Top Ranked.

This is a pretty substantial buff to the opportunity potential of the Claymore, if not its solo performance. The main purpose here is to allow a greater selection of Operators to “block” two different flanks without needing to bring along a dedicated Operator like Nomad or Gridlock. We think this change may make Claymores a more appealing selection in some – but not all – cases, ultimately making it a more viable choice compared to grenades which currently dominate the scene.

Picking Claymores still means that the Operator is not bringing stuns, smokes, or frags; making that tradeoff for a gadget to cover against flanks can make roaming strategies for Defenders more dangerous, especially on maps like Bank or Kafe. We also feel that the affected Ops could use a bit more versatility in their roles if the right situation calls for it by making that gadget swap. With all that in mind, we will of course be closely watching this change and other tangential adjustments at all skill levels in the weeks to come.

Download free Rainbow Six Siege patch Y7S1.2 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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