Rainbow Six Siege steps into season three of Year 7 with Operation Brutal Swarm! From the sweltering wilderness of his Singapore homeland, Operator Grim advances into the spotlight and joins team Rainbow. An expert in recon, intelligence gathering and survival techniques, his unique Kawan Hive Launcher is the perfect tool to bring when you need precise enemy movement and deployment information. Read the Patch Notes below for full details.
I need someone I can trust. Instinct and experience tell me that Agent Charlie Tho “Grim” Keng Boon is that someone. Nighthaven can’t move forward if I’m concerned with watching my own back. He’ll ensure that nothing gets in the way of the mission.
“Uncomplicated design with superior tracking application, the Kawan Hive Launcher couldn’t suit Grim better if I created it myself... which I did.”
You've heard the buzz, and the Kawan Hive Launcher is here! Firing off a projectile releases a swarm of bots that track the location of opponents who walk through it. Just don't get them in your eyes.
This season we're adding the Impact EMP Grenade, a new throwable gadget that explodes on impact to deactivate nearby electronic devices for a short period of time. You'll be able to find it as 3rd gadget option for these Operators:
NEW RECOIL SYSTEM (PC)
We overhauled the recoil system with the aim of making weapon recoil more meaningful. In this new system:
RECOIL CHANGES (CONSOLE)
Recoil on console now works differently compared to PC.
In the past, console recoil was adjusted based on PC values and modified for console. With this approach, console recoil values can be adjusted separately from PC allowing us to focus on the needs of console more accurately.
REPUTATION PENALTY: ABUSIVE TEXT CHAT
Last season we introduced Reputation Penalties by adding a penalty for abusive friendly fire, and this season we are introducing a new penalty for abusive text chat. While active, this penalty mutes repeat offenders by default to prevent hateful and abusive content in text chat. Muted players can still send and receive messages in text chat, however their messages will only be seen by players who choose to unmute them.
The abusive text chat penalty will become active later on in Season 3 rather than during the season release. When released:
REPORT CHEATERS IN MATCH REPLAY
We've added a new way to report cheaters in Match Replay. Now you can report a player if you weren't able to during a match or if you discover someone cheating while watching footage from your last matches.
After a workshop and discussions with the pro teams, Stadium 2021 is being added to the map pool. However, you'll be seeing this map under a different name: Stadium Bravo.
Stadium Bravo is a combination of Border and Coastline. The well-balanced sites and features are color coded and contain less clutter, making it feel different, and yet familiar.
Starting this season, Rainbow Six Siege players will be able to purchase the Battle Pass for their friends to join in the fun! The same Battle Pass you buy for yourself can now be purchased and given to friends via Ubisoft Connect, be it the Premium Battle Pass at 1200 R6 Credits or the Premium Battle Pass Bundle at 2670 R6 Credits. Owners get to enjoy a 10% discount on all Store purchases, such as weapon skins or Bundles, for the duration of that Battle Pass.
Players need to be friends through Ubisoft Connect for over 90 days and be using the same platform to gift a Battle Pass to each other. Examples include PC players gifting to other PC friends, while Sony PS4 players can only give to PS4 and PS5 friends. There is no region lock on the other hand, so there is no better time to work on your team skills no matter the distance.
MAP BAN CHANGES
We've changed the Map Ban Phase to now display 5 maps instead of 3. This will increase map diversity while also maintaining player agency for removing certain maps from the pool.
TACTICAL MAP CHANGES
We've updated the Tactical Map to provide more crucial information to Attackers and help them make more informed decisions during the Preparation Phase.
As with every season, Operation Brutal Swarm brings a price decrease for specific Operators. Amaru and Goyo are dropping to 10,000 Renown or 240 R6 Credits, Zero is changing to 15,000 Renown or 360 R6 Credits, and Osa will now cost 20,000 Renown or 480 R6 Credits. Now is the perfect time to add Operators to your roster and test them out.
Operation Brutal Swarm arrives with rugged new additions for your weapon skin collection. Acquiring the Torrid Jungle Bundle will unlock the Weathered Partner weapon skin and attachment skin, as well as the Smelly Durian charm. The weapon skin is released at Operation Brutal Swarm's launch and is available for purchase throughout the season. Once unlocked, it remains in your inventory indefinitely and can be applied to all available weapons.
Maximum magnification changes:
Added the following magnification levels below a weapon’s maximum magnification: