We're Building a Community - Find out how to take part and sign up here.

News

Rainbow Six Siege Update Y6S4 Patch Notes Today (November 30)

A new operator, features, and plenty of bug fixes!

November 30, 2021

A brand new update for Rainbow Six Siege will be going live later today (November 30) and will mark the beginning of Y6S4 with a new operator, features, and plenty of changes.

Today’s update will, unfortunately, come with some server downtime, followed by the release of a new patch to download on all platforms. If you’re eager to know what’s new in today’s update, we’ve got the full patch notes for Y6S4 of Rainbow Six Siege below.

  • READ MORE: Bioshock 4 Speculation Continues As Logo And Pitching Presentation Leak

Rainbow Six Siege | Operation High Calibre Reveal Trailer

BridTV
6389
Rainbow Six Siege | Operation High Calibre Reveal Trailer
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/5Y10o3fJNqc/hqdefault.jpg
893762
893762
center
26546

Rainbow Six Siege Y6S4 Update Patch Notes

Below you will find the official patch notes for the November 30 Rainbow Six Siege update, which marks the beginning of Y6S4. The update will go live later today on all supported platforms.

MAP REWORK: OUTBACK

Outback has received a variety of updates to improve balancing and player comfort. Both the main building and its exterior have been modified to allow Attackers to create and execute more effective strategies. As well, new exterior soft walls have been added to the building, and some areas have been refurbished and cleaned up to remove junk and provide better lines of sight and balance.

A few new locations have been added to the map:

  • 1F Convenience Store, 1F Compressor Room, 1F Gear Store, and 1F Beer Fridge have been combined into 1F Bike Repair and 1F Mechanic Shop.
  • 2F Office Supply is larger and has an exterior soft wall.
  • 1F Restaurant has been split into two rooms: 1F Restaurant and 1F Shark.
  • 2F Covered Terrace is now an interior area that connects 2F Mezzanine and 2F Piano Room. The 2F Piano Room stairs have been removed.

Bomb sites have been moved:

  • The bombsites that were previously in 2F Dorms and 2F Laundry have been moved to 2F Laundry and 2F Piano Room.

CUSTOMIZATION

ELITE 2.0

  • Players can customize their Operator’s unique abilities in the Loadout section.
  • Players can navigate to any Operator in the Operators section and select the Appearance tab to view Headgear, Uniforms, Victory Celebrations, Operator Portraits, and Card Backgrounds.
  • Players can customize their Operator Cards by mixing and matching Operator Portraits and Card Backgrounds. Their selections will be seen by teammates before everyone loads into the match and in various places in-game. They will also be seen by opponents they eliminate.
  • UX and UI changes have been made to various customization menus to improve player comfort.

3D WEAPON SKINS

  • Players can now acquire Exotic weapon skins during their Battle Pass progression. These new weapon skins have a unique 3D effect.

PLAYER COMFORT

DRONE COUNTER

  • Defenders now have access to a drone counter in the HUD to help them keep track of the number of regular drones they’ve destroyed. This feature can be turned off in the HUD section of the Options menu.

HUD REWORK

  • Visuals for the HUD have been updated to be more in-line with the game’s art direction.
  • Compass now displays pings and other marker locations, as well as feedback for height differences.
  • Loadout (weapons, gadgets and unique abilities) was regrouped together to follow more consistent display rules.
  • Text action reminders (ex: Press [SPACE] to Vault) have been replaced with icons to take up less space.

PLAYER PRIVACY

  • A new Privacy section in the Options menu allows players to adjust settings related to in-game privacy.

OPERATOR BALANCING

FINKA CHANGES

  • She can now use the Adrenal Surge to revive herself, which is more consistent with other devices in-game, like Doc’s Stim Pistol.
  • Her recoil boost has been removed.
  • The Adrenal Surge cooldown has been increased to 20 seconds (was 10 seconds).

ECHO + MOZZIE

  • Increased drones’ time outside the building to 10 seconds (was 3 seconds).

BULLETPROOF CAMERA REWORK

  • Defenders can now rotate the Bulletproof Camera and use it to fire EMP bursts that disable opponent devices. EMP bursts cannot be fired by Attackers when the camera is hacked.

CAMERAS LOSE SIGNAL

  • When placed outdoors, Valkyrie’s Black Eye, Maestro’s Evil Eye, and the Bulletproof Camera will now lose signal after 10 seconds. The player must pick up and redeploy the cameras elsewhere to regain signal.

WEAPON BALANCING

ANGLED GRIP

  • The increase to ADS speed provided by the Angled Grip is now 20% less than it was before.

GAMEPAD RECOIL COMFORT

  • Reduced lateral recoil on:
    • Jager – 416-C
    • Ash – RC4
    • Vigil – K1A
    • Zofia – M762
    • Ace – AK-12
    • Warden, Dokkaebi, Vigil – SMG-12
    • Mozzie, Aruni – P-10 Roni
    • Alibi – Mx-4 Storm

TWEAKS AND IMPROVEMENTS

BATTLE PASS

First Win of the Day Bonus

  • Earn extra Battle Pass Points when winning any PVP playlist game within 24 hours of the first matched played.
  • Time starts at the first match played and resets each day.

Battle Point Booster Update

  • Boosters now give a 30% bonus for you, a 10% bonus for your teammates, and a 30% bonus for a team with at least 3 active Boosters.
  • The bonus can be stacked for up to 100% bonus points.

GAME BALANCING

DSEG – Disabled State for Electronic Gadgets

  • Created more consistent Scoring and Warning messages.
  • Operators’ access to Observation Tools while being affected by DSEG has been normalized. Previously the access was only blocked for Attackers, and now it is blocked for Defenders too.
  • Iana, Finka, Lion, Dokkaebi and Warden’s unique abilities cool down timer is now paused while affected by DSEG.
  • Jackal’s Eyenox automatically deactivates when affected by DSEG
  • Dokkaebi’s Logic Bomb ability can be interrupted by DSEG during its casting.
  • Attackers affected by disabled state won’t receive Finka’s adrenaline boost anymore.

Testing Grounds Playlist (TS)

  • No Squad MMR Restriction.
  • Join in Progress enabled.
  • No leaving penalty.
  • Pro League map pool and New/Reworked map with a higher chance of appearance.
  • No map ban.
  • Operator ban enabled. New and reworked Operators can’t be banned.
  • Mix of Unranked and Quick Match settings (3 rounds role swap and one round Overtime).

PLAYER COMFORT

Grenade Indicator

  • Changes made to the UI so it is more reliable.

Operator Autopick

  • While AFK during the Planning Phase, the Operator selected will be based on the player’s personal statistics.
  • This does not affect the behavior of the Random button.

Esports

  • Live notification added when there is an ongoing match.

Alpha Packs

  • New visuals for Alpha Packs.
  • Behavior of Siege Esports Packs has been adjusted so that, instead of duplicates, it will give out Battle Pass Points.

Switch Firing Mode

  • Switch Fire Mode was removed for weapons, but the function (now called Switch Ability Mode) was kept for Operator’s that have unique abilities with different modes (Ex. Zofia, Capitao).

GAME HEALTH

Player Privacy

  • New Privacy tab in the Options menu.
  • Prevent Queue Sniping options moved to this new section.
  • Options are: Hidden Matchmaking Delay and Hide Region and Latency.

Map Rotations

  • Added Outback map and removed Border map from the Newcomer playlist.
  • Added Outback map to Ranked/Unranked.
  • Added Playlist Presets when creating a Custom game.

For more details on the Rainbow Six Siege Y6S4 update and patch notes, visit the Ubisoft website.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know
or Comment Below
LOGIN to Comment
LOGIN to Comment
News

Gaming Trailers

More Like This
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege | Rick & Morty Bundle Trailer for Ace & Thermite
Latest Trailers
Banjo-Kazooie | Trailer
Kyle Knight
@KJKnight_

Kyle (He/Him) is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

Read more of Kyle's articles

Got a tip?

Let us know