Rainbow Six Siege Operation North Star Y6S2 Release Time - Server Down Time

The new season begins today!

By Mehrdad Khayyat

June 14, 2021

If you are wondering about the exact R6 Siege North Star release time, we can gladly help.

Today is the day. Start a brand new season in Rainbow Six Siege with a new operator, and some other notable changes.

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The update for Operation North Star will be available soon, but if you want to know about the exact release time, check it out down below.

Rainbow Six Siege: North Star Reveal Trailer

Rainbow Six Siege: North Star Reveal Trailer

When is the R6 Siege North Star Release Time

There will be a server maintenance soon, and then you will be able to download the update and jump into the new season. Here are the maintenance schedule for different platforms:

  • Steam: 9-10 am ET (1-2 pm UTC) | update size: 4G
  • Uplay: 9-10 am ET (1-2 pm UTC) | update size: 6G
  • Xbox One: 10-11 am ET (2-3 pm UTC) | update size: 4G
  • Xbox Series X|S: 10-11 am ET (2-3 pm UTC) | update size: 5G
  • PS4 and PS5: 11 am – 12 pm ET (3-4 pm UTC) | update size: 4G

The patch notes of the new season will be shared soon after the update’s launch.

What is Included in Operation North Star?

The new season introduces Thunderbird as a new 3-speed, 1-armor defender with the ability to deploy healing gadgets around the map.

The next big change is the reworked version of the Favela map. The developers have tried to make it much suitable for defenders by replacing most of the destructible walls with unbreachable ones. Also, the matches in Favela is going to take place at night.

Some other balancing changes like removing bullet-holes, nerfing Melusi’s gadget, and improving Smoke’s gas grenades will be available during this season as well.

Cross-Play and Cross-Progression

During the recent Ubisoft Forward event, the developers behind Siege announced their plans for upcoming cross-play and cross-progression features to the game.

In the first phase, all players on PC, Stadia, and Luna will enjoy cross-play and cross-progression from June 30 this year.

The second phase will start earlier in 2022, when PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S players will get access to cross-play. On the other hand, cross-progression will launch on all platforms (PC + Consoles + Cloud).

Rainbow Six Siege is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC.

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Mehrdad Khayyat

Mehrdad is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games since he was a high-school student. He's probably one of those rare Rainbow Six Siege fans that have the game installed and updated on every available platform.

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