Brave the strong winds of winter with the release of Rainbow Six Siege’s Operation Deep Freeze! This season we welcome Tubarão, a Defender sent from sunny Portugal to help you thaw the cold spirits of winter. Equipped with his Zoto Canister, Tubarão can disrupt both gadgets and opponents by creating a cold zone that gives him a chilling advantage. Read the Y8S4 Patch Notes below for full details.
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Feel the chill of the new Zoto Canister. The Zoto Canister is a throwable device that can slow enemies, freeze devices to pause their deployment and prevent use, and even leave footprints behind if the frozen area is walked on.
Every villain needs a Lair. This facility, found on the coast of Portugal by members of Wolfguard, is Deimos’ base of operations. It has restricted access points from the air, the sea, and underground tunnels, making it both incredibly versatile and near impossible to assault on a larger scale. Its halls and rooms are a testament to Deimos’ methods, traditional and sophisticated, while the sprawling exterior speaks to his style, with an ominous beauty that is both fascinating and unnerving.
It's here that Deimos launched his operations against Rainbow, preparing his Keres Legion with the training, intel, and equipment they needed to strike against the best of the best. It’s here that Rainbow will be faced with a hard question: can Deimos be stopped before it’s too late?
Consisting of three floors with navigation and flow optimized for competitive play, this map has multiple entrances to its sites, and many opportunities to try different playstyles. Each floor has a distinct theme that connects the whole, with facilities for mercenaries, support staff, and Deimos himself, and the unique exterior has entry points to all three floors.
Lair is coming to all playlists with Operation Deep Freeze.
This season introduces a Reputation System update, and we are now entering a new phase with the Grace Period. We've added information about the impacts a player's standing will have in the future and updated the Reputation section to provide more details about a player's standing and what's affecting it.
Starting this season, all players will have entered grace period to onboard and adapt to the new system. Once the grace period is concluded, players can expect impacts to become live. For now, these updates are to warn players and give them a chance to improve their standing without any penalties.
Many updates and changes have been made to Frag Grenades for Operation Deep Freeze and we can't wait to tell you all about it.
First, the power level of Frag Grenades was lowered so they're more in line with other gadgets, rather than being as effective as Operator abilities. To achieve this, we have removed the ability to cook Frag Grenades. This will even the playing field by making them no longer as viable or in some cases even better than Operator abilities. We did not make this decision lightly and explored multiple options before deciding this was the right course of action to ensure over-all balance and health of the game.
Thanks to this change we can now more comfortably redistribute this secondary gadget throughout the operator roster opening up new synergies and tactics. Frag Grenades, they have been added as an option to Osa, Lion, IQ, Blackbeard, and Sens. Players will still have some control over the gadget because Frag Grenades have been given the same fuse system as Stun Grenades, meaning the fuse time is reduced to 2 seconds with the first bounce if it was higher before.
The bulletproof glass of Mira's Black Mirror can also be shattered if a projectile drills into it and explodes from the inside, such as Ash's Breaching Round or Kali's Explosive Lance.
On November 12, players will be able to register for a chance to access the new R6S Marketplace, which will enter beta in early 2024. R6S Marketplace is a safe and anonymous web platform for eligible players to trade their eligible items. Transactions made in R6S Marketplace can only be made using R6S credits, and there will be a 10% transaction fee.Register Now
We are adding a playlist with newly designed AI opponents to offer players a space to train in a low-stress environment.
Versus AI opponents have two difficulties: Beginner and Advanced. Newcomers must play a practice match against these brand-new AI before switching to the Standard multiplayer playlist. The Advanced difficulty lets players engage AI opponents in real-match situations.
The Versus AI playlist beta is launching this season with the Clubhouse map. Players can play it solo, in a Squad, or with other players online. They can select from 6 Attackers: Recruit, Sledge, Glaz, Thermite, Thatcher, and IQ. AI opponents select from 5 Defenders: Kapkan, Valkyrie, Smoke, Mute, and Bandit.
Adding this new AI system means we can no longer support the old AI used in Training Grounds and Situations. Because of this, those two playlists are being removed this season. Newcomers can find all the benefits of those two playlists and more in Tutorials, Versus AI, and the new Map Training playlist.
Map Training is a new playlist which lets players learn different aspects of the map.
There are two different game modes of Map Training: Landmark Drill, and Target Drill.
This season, players can start with 7 maps in Map Training, including the new map, Lair.
Players can create a custom layout for controllers that lets them customize their input.
CONTROLLER DEADZONE CUSTOMIZATION
New options were created for Trigger Dead Zone customization.
Due to popular demand, the existing Stick Dead Zone options were updated to let players set them to 0.
CONTROLLER LEAN BEHAVIOR (MID-SEASON)
Coming later in this season is a new option that allows players to switch the lean behavior on controllers. Players can choose to use the current Controller Lean Behavior, which cancels leaning when no longer aiming down sights or the Alternate variant where players remain leaning while not aiming down sights.
The limit of spectators allowed in a match was increased to 4, and a button was added to the lobby that allows players to switch between spectating the match or playing in it.
Battle Pass grid has been updated to include two levels of zoom, so players can interact and select their rewards in both views of the Battle Pass grid. Zoom in to see all the details or zoom out to get an overall view of your progression on the grid.
Our seasonal weapon skin this time rushes you out to the sea as in the Sudden Glacier bundle! Set out on some seriously frigid waters with the Superstorm weapon and attachment skins, and the Icicle Overflow background. You’ll also receive the Jewel of the Abyss charm to anchor you in the right places and top off your look! The seasonal weapon skin will be released at season launch and available for purchase throughout the season. Once unlocked, it remains in your inventory indefinitely and can be applied to all available weapons.
It’s not just the temperature that went down this season! Solis’ price is now set at 20,000 Renown or 480 R6 Credits, and Thorn’s price is cooling down to a nice 15,000 Renown or 360 R6 Credits. Finally, Aruni’s price is now frozen at 10,000 Renown or 240 R6 Credits.
Maps added to Quick Match:
Quick Match Maps Pre-Setups:
Standard Map Pool Update:
We are changing Standard Map Pool to reflect the same maps as Ranked:
Ranked Map Pool Update
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