Rainbow Six Siege Steel Wave Operator Balancing Changes: Oryx And Finka Buffed

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The new season of Rainbow Six Siege is now live. It introduces two new Operators, Ace and Melusi, and also reworks Amaru, making her a valid choice. That’s not all, as the 9GB update also tweaks several other Operators to make them more balanced. Some changes are small while some are actually meta-changing.

Clash’s SMG now has a reflex green triangle instead of a red dot. Echo’s camera shake effect is gone and his deployable shield has been replaced by impact grenades. The concussion effect is now fixed to 10 seconds and will not change because of movement. Finka’s HP boost for DBNO players is increased to 30 from the previous five. Kaid and Nomad are also getting new secondary weapons, the LFP856 and PRB92, respectively.

Oryx has been buffed, and he now only takes five damage when he dashes through walls instead of the previous 10. His bulletproof camera was replaced by proximity mines and his MP5 can now equip the angled grip attachment. Ela and Zofia's concussion effects will not alter players’ sensitivity now.



  • 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 five) 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 five (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 three (from four Candelas). - Changed for PC on 04-30-2020.
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