Operation New Blood | Rainbow Six Siege | Ubisoft (US)

Change is the name of the game with the arrival of Operation New Blood. The training facility has been reworked since the attack on the Tower, and Recruit training is being changed-up. A recruit choosing to be on the offensive is labeled Striker and may now select any of the wide range of attacking secondary gadgets. Similarly, Sentry is the name given to a recruit specializing in defensive roles and is given the choice of any defensive secondary gadget from the arsenal, within limits. Read the Y9S2 Patch Notes below for full details.

Striker

Attacker

Primary Weapon

M4

ASSAULT RIFLE

M249

Light Machine Gun

Secondary Weapon

5.7 USG

HANDGUN

ITA12S

SHOTGUN

Gadget

Breach Charge

Claymore

Frag Grenade

Impact Grenade

HARD BREACH CHARGE

Smoke Grenade

Stun Grenade

HEALTH
Speed

UNIQUE ABILITIES AND PLAYSTYLE

Striker is the Attacker Operator with access to all secondary gadgets for Attack Operators. They have access to the M4 and the M249 as primary weapons, and the 5.7 USG and ITA 12S as secondary weapons.

Sentry

Defender

Primary Weapon

Commando 9

ASSAULT RIFLE

M870

SHOTGUN

Secondary Weapon

C75 Auto

Machine Pistol

Super Shorty

SHOTGUN

Gadget

Barbed Wire

Bulletproof camera

Deployable Shield

Observation Blocker

Impact Grenade

Nitro Cell

PROXIMITY ALARM

HEALTH
Speed

UNIQUE ABILITIES AND PLAYSTYLE

Sentry is the Defender Operator with access to all secondary gadgets for Defense Operators. They have access to the Commando 9 and the M870 as primary weapons, and the C75 Auto and Super Shorty as secondary weapons.

BALANCING

FENRIR

Fenrir now has 4 F-NATT Dread Mines, 2 tickets to activate mines, and the mines are no longer bulletproof. Tickets are recovered when a mine is destroyed or deactivated. Barbed Wire has also been replaced with Observation Blocker.

SOLIS

Solis' SPEC-IO Electro Sensor is unavailable during the prep phase, duration of the sensor has been reduced to 10 seconds, detection range is now set to 12 meters, and must be at full charge to use. Impact Grenades have also been replaced with Proximity Alarm.

BARBED WIRE

Deals 5hp damage every second while moving through it.

MEMBERSHIP

Enjoy access to a voucher that can be redeemed for any operator and over 100 rewards from the Premium Battle Pass along with 10 level skips each month for quicker progression. Legendary, member-exclusive gear awaits you every month and are only available for a limited time. We are showing our appreciation to early adopters with extra bonus rewards! Become a member before June 19th to get an additional Ash epic bundle and 600 R6 credits.

Active R6S Membership owners receive: Premium Battle Pass access during each R6S season, 1 Exclusive Legendary Item (Collect 1 item per month during a season to complete a full Legendary Set), 1 Exclusive Cosmetic Bundle per month, 1 Bravo Pack per month, and 10 Battle Token per month.

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OPERATOR VOUCHER

For Season 2 and Season 4 of Year 9, players with the Premium Battle Pass will be given an Operator Voucher that can be used to unlock any operator they want. At the end of the season, unused Operator Vouchers will be automatically used to unlock a random Operator that the player doesn't own, and if a player has unlocked all Operators, they will instead receive R6 Credits.

MARKETPLACE

On June 25th, players who are at least clearance level 25 and have Two-Factor Authentication enabled will have access to the Rainbow 6 Siege Marketplace, a safe and anonymous web platform for players to securely trade skins with R6 Credits. Players without access can play a match that grants XP to verify eligibility. Ubisoft account sanctions or in-game sanctions will affect Marketplace access.

New life improvement features also coming to the Marketplace, such as : Item recommendations, Price History, Graphs and other UX/UI improvements.

GO TO MARKETPLACE

PLAYLIST

STANDARD PLAYLIST MAP FILTER

The Standard Map Filters provide a way for players to have some degree of agency when it comes to map selection while playing Standard.

The Standard Map Filters consists of:

  • Ranked Map Pool (all maps currently in the Ranked Map Pool)
  • Non-Ranked Map Pool (all maps currently NOT in the Ranked Map Pool)
  • All Maps (all maps in the Ranked and Non-Ranked Map Pool)

Once a filter is selected by the player, every time they start a queue for a Standard Match they will be queuing only for the selected maps. Settings can be found in the Settings Menu for Standard.

NEW ATTRITION ARCADE

Prepare to adapt and outwit in Attrition. Attrition returns to Siege as a tweaked, limited-time event. In this bomb mode, once an operator is chosen, it’s locked for both teams for the match. Players must adapt and strategize with unconventional team compositions to win. The match starts with 5 Defender and 5 Attacker Operators randomly removed from the pool at the beginning of the match, giving both sides a random handicap.

Attrition will be available from June 18th to July 2nd.

MAP UPDATES: STADIUM ALPHA AND STADIUM BRAVO

Stadium Alpha and Stadium Bravo were given some quality of life changes that will make the maps more competitive. Across both maps, bulletproof glass has been removed. The layouts and destructibility for both maps has also been changed to improve player comfort and navigation, and provide more of a challenge for Attackers. Both Stadium maps will be included in all rest of playlists: Standard (with the new filter system), Quick Match (with correspondent preseteups), as well as Arcade and Custom Game.

SPECTATING UPDATE

CASTER CARDS

Caster Cards have been updated to reduce clutter and simplify the information shown about an Operator during the match. Changes include:

  • Horizontal card alignment at the bottom
  • Streamlined design with better information prioritization
  • Eliminated redundant information
  • Renewed UI
  • New additions: Operator live location, Item in use, Health number.

New caster cards are exclusively in spectator mode starting in the new season and will also be accessible for the Esports events.

PLAYER COMFORT

ADVANCED AUDIO OPTIONS

Audio options have been updated to provide a deeper level of control over the soundscape of the game. The feature will give more comprehensive and granular audio customization options to the player, including voiceover and music. Players will be able to fine tune their experience of a variety of audio elements in-game to better suit their own playstyle and needs. Previous audio settings have been reverted to default to avoid potential conflicts.

FLASHBANG CUSTOMIZATION

The new flashbang customization feature allows players to select the type of visual and audio effect applied whenever the player is blinded by a flashbang or other blinding device. The purpose of the feature is to improve accessibility of the game and make the blinding effect less taxing on people with photosensitivity and tinnitus.

TRAINING AND ONBOARDING

VERSUS AI

For Y9S2, Versus AI playlist has been updated with some new additions.

New Maps

  • Coastline
  • Nighthaven Labs

New AI Operators

  • Vigil
  • Thunderbird

New Playable Operators

  • Ace
  • Blackbeard
  • Hibana
  • Deimos

New Behaviour

  • AI Operators may wallbang against red pinged players, especially Deimos. Advanced difficulty only.

MAP TRAINING PLAYLIST

Map training playlist has added a new mode called Endless Drill to help you warm up and sharpen your skills before hopping into matchmaking. Run 60 minute sessions to train your aim while navigating a map and getting important feedback such as how much damage you took during the run.

New settings have also been added to the map training playlist. Maps can now be set up with soft walls pre-destroyed, a headshot only mode, and the option for a simplified objective HUD.

To help players better understand important sections of the map, we've added a guidance tool. Players can set markers for stairs, drone vents, and hatches to better familiarize themselves with the map and improve their tactics.

Endless Drill now has 4 new maps: Outback, Villa, Kanal, and Thempark.

SEASONAL WEAPON SKIN

Cracked and battered, yet still standing tall, the Fracture Bundle is here to show it withstood adversity. Get your hands on the Shattering Point weapon and attachment skin, the Mark of Six charm, as well as the Duality operator card background. The seasonal weapon skin will be released at season 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.

OPERATOR PRICE DECREASE

Renewed focus and additional reinforcements springboards Operation New Blood to new heights. This season, select Operators are seeing a price decrease. Decreasing to 10,000 Renown, or 240 R6 Credits, is Operator Thunderbird. Sens sees a reduction in cost to 15,000 Renown, or 360 R6C Credits. Lastly, Fenrir moves to 20,000 Renown, or 480 R6 Credits. Test out these Operators if you have not already!

OPERATOR BALANCING

FENRIR

  • Fenrir now has 4 F-NATT Dread Mines, 2 tickets to activate mines, and the mines are no longer bulletproof.
  • Tickets are recovered when a mine is destroyed or deactivated.
  • Barbed Wire has also been replaced with Observation Blocker.

SOLIS

  • Solis' SPEC-IO Electro Sensor is unavailable during the prep phase, duration of the sensor has been reduced to 10 seconds, detection range is now set to 12 meters, and must be at full charge to use.
  • Impact Grenades have also been replaced with Proximity Alarm.

TWEAKS & IMPROVEMENTS

PLAYER COMFORT

DETAILED WEAPON STATS

Accurate Weapon Stats contains different statistics to help players better understand the capabilities of each weapon.

The statistics are divided into 4 categories:

  • Firepower breaks down damage of the weapon at different distances and shows the weapon's capability for destruction.
  • Accuracy displays the difficulty to control the weapon while firing, the hip fire accuracy, the recoil and spread pattern, and the time it takes to aim down the sights.
  • Ammo breaks down the size of the magazine, the max capacity for bullets, and the reload speed for each weapon.
  • Mobility displays the speed of the Operator while using the weapon.

RAPPEL IMPROVEMENTS

  • Rappel can now be entered by holding the input when walking or sprinting when close to a rappel point.
  • While holding the rappel input and sprinting towards a rappel point, you can enter rappel from further away.
  • Drones can be picked up while in rappel.

VISUAL FILTERS IN OBSERVATION TOOLS

Color saturation while using Observation Tools now indicates how much control you have over it.

  • Full color means full control.
  • Desaturated color means partial control.
  • Black and white means you have no control.

SHOOTING RANGE UPDATES

Weapon properties are displayed as follow for each lane:

Recoil Lane

  • Accuracy: Recoil or Spread Pattern, ADS Time, Control Difficulty and Hip Accuracy
  • Ammo: Magazine, Max capacity and Reload Speed
  • Mobility: Run Speed Modifier

Damage Lane

  • Firepower: Damage, Fire Rate and Destruction
  • Ammo: Magazine, Max capacity and Reload Speed
  • Mobility: Run Speed Modifier

OPERATOR GUIDES

  • New Operator Guides for STRIKER and SENTRY are available in-game under the Operator section.
  • New Balancing Changes for Fenrir and Solis.

GAME HEALTH

PLAYLIST UPDATE

QUICK MATCH MAP POOL UPDATE

Added

  • Oregon
  • Skyscraper
  • Theme Park
  • Stadium Alpha

STANDARD MAP POOL UPDATE

Added

  • House
  • Hereford
  • Plane
  • Yacht
  • Favela
  • Tower
  • Fortress
  • Stadium Bravo
  • Stadium Alpha

ARCADE MAP POOL UPDATE

New Map Pools for:

Free for all :

  • Close Quarters
  • Stadium Alpha
  • Border
  • Oregon
  • Coastline
  • Villa
  • Theme Park
  • Nighthaven Labs
  • Consulate
  • Lair

Team Deathmatch :

  • Close Quarters
  • Stadium Alpha
  • Border
  • Clubhouse
  • Skyscraper
  • Villa
  • Theme Park
  • Nighthaven Labs
  • Consulate
  • Lair

GOLDEN GUN :

  • Close Quarters
  • Stadium Alpha
  • Stadium Bravo
  • Favela
  • Coastline
  • Outback
  • Emerald Plains
  • Skyscraper
  • Lair

Weapon Roulette

  • Close Quarters
  • Stadium Alpha
  • Stadium Bravo
  • Favela
  • Coastline
  • Outback
  • Theme Park
  • Nighthaven Labs
  • Lair

STADIUM ALPHA

The layout of the first floor has been changed to balance objective placement. With the layout changes, Bomb mode layouts have also changed:

  • 1F Kitchen and 1F Dining Room
  • 1F Piano and 1F Living Room
  • For the second floor, the layout of destructible floors has changed from 10 rooms to 6 rooms.
  • Various exterior windows and doors have been added, removed, or replaced.

STADIUM BRAVO

Covers in the 1F Showers have changed, and a door was added to connect the server room with the showers. A hatch has also been added above showers.

On the second floor, the door in the VIP Penthouse (coastline section) has been replaced with a destructible wall and a new door leads to a different room.

Ranked Exclusive Rewards

For this season, players who reach Gold 1 in Ranked will receive an exclusive headgear for Castle.

MAIN BUG FIXES

To learn more about the mischievous bugs we've fixed for this season, follow the link below.

BUG FIXES LIST

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