Rainbow Six Siege Y4S2.3 Patch Notes: Changes Incoming For Glaz, Jackal and Maverik; Nøkk's Ability Also Getting Tweaked

Balances and fixes also rolled out.
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Ubisoft has released the Y4S2.3 patch for Rainbow Six Siege, and here's everything new that came with it. Ubisoft

Rainbow Six Siege got a new patch today, and it’s a big one for Glaz, Jackal and Maverik players.

Explaining the reasoning behind these changes in the Y4S2.3 Designer’s Notes, the developers explained that most of these changes are aimed at improving the overall game balance with statistics gathered since the beginning of Operation Phantom Sight. True enough, that major update played a huge role in this patch, owing to the release of two more operators, NØkk and Warden. If you want to take a deeper look at more of the reasonings behind these changes, then you can check out the designer’s notes here.

With all that in mind, let’s take a look at the changes in Rainbow Six Siege’s latest patch, Y4S2.3, which releases on PC today and on consoles on July 24.

GAMEPLAY UPDATES

RFF ANTI-GRIEFING

  • Addition of further RFF parameters to take into account damage history to a player from the offender over multiple rounds in a match.
    • Continued chip damage to an individual from another teammate over several rounds will stack RFF points more quickly.
  • Putting a teammate into DBNO will activate RFF.
    • Reviving the DBNO teammate will remove the RFF activation.
    • Bleeding out from DBNO will prompt the dead player to mark the TK as intentional or not.

IDLE KICK TIMER

  • Idle kick warning timer will display 10 seconds before a kick.

LAN VOICE CHAT

  • LAN/Offline modes in-game voice chat has been removed for optimization purposes.
  • PvP/Online voice chat will not be affected.

BALANCING

SHIELD HIP-FIRE

  • Hip-fire cone increased.
  • We have standardized the hip-fire penalization when you have a Ballistic Shield equipped. Having a shield equipped will now increase it by the same amount. Spread has increased for every Operator when a shield is equipped, but Fuze, Montagne and Blitz will be the most impacted by the change.

BALLISTIC SHIELD MELEE

  • Performing a melee attack with a Ballistic Shield equipped will now only injure and DBNO the opponent, instead of killing them.
  • The new changes for melee attacks while using a Ballistic Shield will impact Blitz, Fuze, Montagne and Recruit.

ECHO

  • Reduced Yokai Sonic Burst disorientating effect base duration to 7 seconds (down from 10s).

We are running low on AAA batteries, so to save energy we’re tuning down Yokai’s power a bit.

GLAZ

  • Reduced time it takes to trigger the vision penalty when moving or rotating, lowering the overall vision penalty when moving.
  • Movement time before complete vision is lost is now 6 seconds (up from 2.5s).
  • The speed at which the vision penalty is applied when rotating has also been slowed down.

Glaz has been feeling a bit left out so we gave him some incentive to join the party.

JACKAL

  • Reduced the number of pings from a scan to 4 (down from 5), reduced time being tracked by 5 seconds.

You can rest easier now. Maybe.

MAVERICK

  • Modified breaching torch sound SFX.
  • Breaching torch sounds will now be easier to hear when Maverick is making a hole close to you.

Can you hear me now?

NØKK

  • Increased Nøkk's ability duration to 12 seconds and increased the refill timer to 12 seconds.
  • With the longer duration, and cooldown, you’ll be able to better leverage her ability.

As per the law of equivalent exchange, you can now spend longer being spooky, but also spend longer getting a full refill.

BUG FIXES

GAMEPLAY

  • FIXED – Under certain circumstances, after emptying the magazine, weapons cannot be reloaded.
  • FIXED – After joining in progress, any Yokai drones or hacked Mozzie drones outside will not display the jammed VFX to the player who joined midway.

OPERATORS

CLASH

  • FIXED – Missing SFX for Clash when equipping her CCE Shield.

MIRA

  • FIXED – Sometimes placing Mira’s Mirror on a reinforced wall may not breach both sides of the wall.

LEVEL DESIGN

KAFE

  • FIXED – Players can spawn peek the Docks.

USER EXPERIENCE

  • FIXED – Starting any situation after completing a Custom Online game will start a Thunt Lone Wolf on the same map and mode as the Custom Online game.
  • FIXED – Players are unable to reconnect to a Ranked session via the dynamic Play button and remain in queue unless they relaunch.

To check out the full list of changes made, you can head on over here. Since the changes are expected to make quite an impact on Rainbow Six Siege and the ongoing meta, you can also head on over for the discussion over the Y4S2.3 patch on the Ubisoft forums.

Rainbow Six Siege is now available to play on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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