Rainbow Six Siege Update Brings Tachanka Rework To The Main Build, Patch Notes Here

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After five years of memes and jokes, the Lord of Rainbow Six Siege finally got the treatment he deserves. The worst operator in Siege is now a valuable choice in the Ranked playlist. Ubisoft announced the Tachanka rework at the beginning of Year 5, and now it’s finally here. Update Y5S3.3.1 was released yesterday, and it made the Lord a lot stronger.

Tachanka’s RP-46 Degtyaryov turret has been replaced with a Shumikha Launcher. It acts as a grenade launcher that covers a particular area in fire for a small period of time. He will have a total of ten grenades. Tachanka will now act as a great substitute for Smoke or Echo. Tachanka is also getting a new primary weapon called the DP27 LMG, which he can use to create rotations or decimate enemies. Tachanka does not have the ability to Withstand. The developers also added an Elite Skin for Tachanka, which you can purchase. PS: It looks pretty damn awesome.

The only bad news here is that we will never be able to hear ‘LMG MOUNTED AND LOADED’ ever again. Oh, and they also changed the Tachanka voice actor.

The update also brought some bug fixes. Check out the complete patch notes below.




  • Tachanka’s RP-46 Degtyaryov turret has been replaced with the Shumikha Launcher.
  • This launcher shoots grenades that generate areas of fire one second after the first bounce.
  • The Shumikha Launcher is equipped with a fixed five-grenade magazine. Tachanka has a total of 10 grenades available. Grenades are inserted one by one.


  • The DP27 LMG is now available as a primary weapon option for Tachanka and will be replacing the SASG-12.
  • This weapon allows players to open rotations on soft walls and destroy hatches.


  • After his time on the TS, Tachanka will no longer have the ability to Withstand.


  • Due to unavoidable constraints, voice lines have been recorded with a new voice actor for Tachanka upon the release of his rework. We thank Anatoly Zinoviev for his past work as Tachanka's voice actor and for the passion he was able to provide to both the role and to the community.


  • FIXED - Several issues with visuals and functionality on Shumikha Shells.
  • FIXED - Various SFX issues with the grenade launcher.
  • FIXED - Visual issues present with the grenade launcher.
  • FIXED - Several UI and store visuals with the Slava Korolyu Elite items and icons.
  • FIXED -Tachanka's Elite fire VFX from the MVP dance are present on his model in multiple maps.
  • FIXED - Frag bounce sound can sometimes play unintentionally.
  • FIXED - Tachanka's DP27 LMG currently has the full penetration attribute.
  • FIXED - DP27 does 48 damage instead of 49.
  • FIXED - There is a major visual obstruction when Tachanka guard breaks a shield with his DP27.
  • FIXED - The DP27 benefits from one additional round, despite being an open bolt machine gun.
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