Rainbow Six Siege White Noise Mid-Season Reinforcements Patch Notes

Here are the patch notes for the latest Rainbow Six Siege White Noise Mid-Season Reinforcements.
Here are the patch notes for the latest Rainbow Six Siege White Noise Mid-Season Reinforcements. Ubisoft

Earlier this month, posts on reddit and Twitter have revealed the imminent changes that will arrive in the upcoming White Noise Mid-Season Reinforcements update for Rainbow Six Siege. On Tuesday, we mentioned the changes include a fix to Jager's shield glitch as well as a nerf on Ela, everyone's favorite defense operator. This morning, Ubisoft has finally announced the full Mid-Season Reinforcements 4.2 patch notes.

The devs wasted no time and addressed the Ela nerf right off the bat. The GROM operator received her first nerf in the form of increased recoil back in Y2S3.2. Apparently, the recoil wasn't enough to slow her down—Ubisoft's data shows Ela is selected almost every round and continues to deliver a superior win ratio, K/D, as well as kills per round. So how will Ubisoft nerf Ela this time?

  • Ela's SMG will have a reduced magazine size.
  • Reduction in Concussion effects

First, this nerf will bring the magazine size of Ela's Scorpion from 50 to 40 bullets. Next, the effects from Ela's concussion mines will be reduced as well. While disoriented sight and hearing will still last for seven seconds, reduced movement speed and camera rotation speed has been reduced from seven seconds to four seconds. In addition, concussions will no longer disable sprinting after the update.

Apparently, the latest patch will bring new nerfs and buffs to other operators as well. The damage from Ash's R4-C will be reduced from 41 to 39. Next, Capitao's Para-308 will be buffed from 43 to 48 damage. The Para's recoil will be reduced as well.

In terms of utility, Twitch's shock drone ammo will suffer a massive dent—from 15 shocks to a measly five. Less drastic is Bandit's barbed wire inventory, which will reduce from three to two. Finally, Lesion's Gu Mine timer will enjoy a moderate buff, refilling in 30 seconds instead of 35.

Check out the full Rainbow Six Siege White Noise Mid-Season Reinforcements patch notes here:


Temporal Filtering

The T-AA has been fully implemented. As part of this, the Resolution Scaling and Sharpness Factor slide bars are in the Options menu.

With render scaling, you will be able to customize the ratio between render resolution and display resolution, which will allow you to maintain your target framerate. For example:

More details about Temporal Filtering and Anti-Aliasing can be found here.

Bomb UI Changes

We changed the player markers for players that are interacting with the Defuser. When a teammate is interacting with the Defuser, a new animation icon appears on the player. If your teammate is in the process of disabling the Defuser, you will also notice a new animated icon on that player. The new animated icon should make it easier to identify which teammate is currently interacting with the Defuser.

Additionally, once the teammate plants the Defuser, the progress of the Defuser replaces the round timer.

These are the first steps we are taking towards improving the Bomb game mode, and we will have more information about our next steps at the Six Invitational!

Caster Camera improvements

We will be making some adjustments to the Caster Camera. These adjustments will improve the viewer experience for those watching the spectator camera, but also provide them with more information in a more digestible format.

You can see a screenshot of the new UI here:

Screenshot showcases new caster camera UI.
Screenshot showcases new caster camera UI. Ubisoft



  • FIXED – Shield exploit that involves Deployable Shields being held in front of an Operator.
  • FIXED – Attack Operators can appear as a 2D texture when approaching broken walls while holding the hostage.
  • FIXED – Certain operator weapons produce extremely bright smoke and can obscure the view of the players.
  • FIXED – Zofia dies after using Withstand when a match has a Handicap of 75 or less Damage.


Terrorist Hunt

  • FIXED – Bombers do not always spawn during a Terrorist Hunt Classic on Tower map.
  • FIXED – Last three enemies of a wave will get stuck behind the reversed table in 2F Meeting room.

Spectator Camera

  • FIXED – Switching to Dokkaebi on support mode during her gadget animation will show her gadget screen empty.



  • FIXED – Dokkaebi loses functionality, and a broken animation is present if Dokkaebi gets into DBNO state while hacking the camera system.
  • FIXED – No warning appears when Dokkaebi is out of Logic Bomb uses and tries to activate it.
  • FIXED – When in ADS, you do not need to hold the appropriate key to use Logic Bomb.


  • FIXED – Yokai is stuck and has framed camera rotation rate on uneven terrain/debris.
  • FIXED – The drones including Yokai have issues smoothly turning when navigating on certain destructible surfaces.
  • FIXED – The Yokai drone loses signal in multiple places on Tower.
  • FIXED – Echo drone can stick to the canister under Mira’s Black Mirror.


  • FIXED – Zofia's LMG-E should have 150 bullets instead of 151.
  • FIXED – Users can extend the bleed out timer by spamming Withstand.


  • FIXED – Ying's Candela will not go through the Ramps of 3F Watchtower of Oregon.



  • FIXED – Players can prone between objects at 1F Trophy Room and be pushed inside the wall or outside at EXT Campfire Wood.
  • FIXED – Nitro cells do not inflict damage if detonated on the plants from 1F Great Room.
  • FIXED – Defenders in Prone stance in one corner of 1F Dining Room are not contesting the objective.


  • FIXED – Bullets pass through the desk located at CCTV room.


  • FIXED – Player can be stuck inside a wall if they use the vault prompt on beer cases.


  • FIXED – Castle’s double door Armor Panels do not cover the entire frame.


  • FIXED – Player can vault in a specific location to get on a window frame.
  • FIXED – There are lights on the side of the tower, which can block an Attacker's rappel trajectory.


  • FIXED – Due to a missing texture, players can exploit an area using drones and kill enemies.


  • FIXED – Attackers can plant the Defuser from outside the objective at Ext Main Entrance.

Theme Park

  • FIXED – Attackers can place a drone inside the barricaded window of EXT Sweet Shops.
  • FIXED – Vault prompt is missing on the rooftop of the building.


  • FIXED – Too much smoke appears when shooting with some weapons.
  • FIXED – Installing the latest graphics driver for AMD will cause a crash when explosives are triggered.
  • FIXED – Concussion and Sonic Burst effect applies to replays if applied after the start of replay.
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