Rainbow Six Siege Nerfs Ela With The Latest Test Server Patch

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Rainbow Six Siege operator Ela has been nerfed yet again. A few days ago, developers tweaked Ying to make her more balanced, and now its Ela’s turn. The update that was released on the Test Severs increased the recoil and the spread of her Scorpian EVo3. The reduced recoil now only applies to the first 11 bullets instead of the previous 14. Developers claim that the pick rate and win-delta of Ela are too high and they aim to bring her closer to the rest of the operators. The latest patch also fixes tons of bugs in the game, including the missing drone sounds.

Of course, it should be noted that this is just an update to the test server. More changes could come before the Void Edge update is released.

You can read the patch notes below or on the official Reddit post.

Rainbow Six Siege Test Server Patch Notes


Ela - Being a princess isn't all that it's hyped up to be, and our little Nerferella is looking for a bit more balance in her life.

  • Reduced recoil now only applies to the first 11 bullets.
  • Increased resettle time after burst firing
  • Faster uptime to increase vertical recoil
  • Slightly increased recoil + spread

After the last buff to her Scorpion EVo3 we've seen a large jump in her pick rate and win-delta. These changes are aimed at scaling back some of the changes made in Y4S4.3 and tweaking her EVo3 to be at a more appropriate power level closer to what we had in mind.


  • FIXED – Missing drone sounds for other players in the match.
  • FIXED – Ying’s Candelas missing collision with other player models.
  • FIXED – Operators in main menu can disappear when merging into a lobby.
  • FIXED – The “Keep Playing as a Team” button does not function properly.
  • FIXED – Pre-barricaded window in 1F Toilet clips through part of the wall in Villa.
  • FIXED – Gap in the 2F Main Stairs on Consulate.
  • FIXED – Gadgets appear to flat when deployed on Washing Machines in Outback.
  • FIXED – Players can sometimes navigate their drone inside the stage at 1F Meeting Hall in Oregon.
  • FIXED – LOD Issue in Oregon from EXT Construction.
  • FIXED – Various Menu and HUB fixes.
  • FIXED – Various cosmetic item fixes.
  • FIXED – Map Discovery Playlist should not take matchmaking preferences into account.

So what do you think? Will you be playing Ela after recent patch? Will you wait until the Void Edge update is pushed live to decide? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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