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Rainbow Six Siege Y6S2.1 Update - Patch Notes and Maintenance

First update for Operation North Star arrives today.

June 29, 2021

R6 Siege Y6S2.1 is the very first update for Operation North Star that adds Cross-Play and Cross-Progression features to the game on PC.

Rainbow Six Siege Operation North Star was officially launched on main servers earlier this month. Adding Thunderbird as another 3-Speed operator to the Defender roster, the new season will also introduce cross-play and cross-progression between PC, Stadia, and Luna as soon as tomorrow.

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The R6 Siege Y6S2.1 update will be out in less than an hour across all platforms. The PC version of the update will include the necessary files for the upcoming cross-play and cross-progression features, but the rest of the changes are yet to be announced.

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When Does R6 Siege Y6S2.1 Maintenance Begin?

According to the official Twitter account of Rainbow Six Siege, the new update will be deployed today (June 29) at 9 am EDT/1 pm GMT. The maintenance will only take 30 minutes, which means you can get back to experience the new changes soon enough.

R6 Siege Y6S2.1 Patch Notes

UPDATE SIZE:

  • Ubisoft Connect: 1.35 GB
  • Steam: 1 GB
  • Xbox One: 2.85 GB
  • Xbox Series X: 3.04 GB
  • PS4: 1.45 GB
  • PS5: 1.18 GB

GAMEPLAY

  • FIXED – Timers are set to old values in Quick Match and Newcomer playlists.
  • FIXED – Bulletproof camera uses old FOV.
  • FIXED – Players lose control of first-person view if they join a Custom Game while under an Abandon Penalty.
  • FIXED – Players who leave a Ranked or Unranked match might be unable to rejoin due to infinite loading.           
  • FIXED – Battle Pass ‘Sweeper’ challenge can be completed by destroying friendly gadgets.
  • FIXED – Players who enter Support Mode while there are no available Observation Tools are not able to see the Operator model for the player they are viewing.
  • FIXED – Missing torso or head can be observed during death replay if Operator was eliminated with explosives.
  • FIXED – Timer for Post-Action Report is short by 10 seconds.
  • FIXED – Thunderbird is counted in the Battle Pass ‘Work for Hire’ challenge.
  • FIXED – Minor EOR Replay issues.
  • FIXED – A shield can be placed into a reinforced wall and used to pass through walls.

LEVEL DESIGN

  • FIXED – Various defuser planting and retrieval issues in specific areas on Favela map.
  • FIXED – Multiple clipping, collision, lighting, and navigation issues on Favela map.
  • FIXED – Multiple LOS issues on Favela map.
  • FIXED – Multiple LOD issues on Favela map
  • FIXED – Various LOD, asset, and clipping issues on multiple maps.
  • FIXED – Various issues with Kapkan’s Entry Denial Device on specific maps.
  • FIXED – Devices can be placed on a ceiling fan in 1F Customs Inspection on Border map.
  • FIXED – Oryx can’t climb or grip the hatch in B Wine Cellar on Villa map.
  • FIXED – Defenders cannot reinforce 2 soft walls while standing on the reinforced hatch in 1F Public Bathroom on Consulate map.
  • FIXED – When a player destroys a barricade and vaults through it, the barricade does not replicate properly.

OPERATORS

  • FIXED – Thunderbird is locked in-game but unlocked in the Operator album.
  • FIXED – Thunderbird’s Kóna Station marker is visible to Attackers.
  • FIXED – Thunderbird’s Kóna Station is inverted during deployment animation.
  • FIXED – Montagne’s Le Roc Shield appears in front of him when he uses Observation Tools.
  • FIXED – Smoke’s Remote Gas Grenade disappears from view when the observer is over 18 M away.
  • FIXED – Visual HUD for Jackal’s Eyenox Model III is missing.
  • FIXED – Thunderbird’s Kóna Station can generate debris or be destroyed during deployment or retrieval.
  • FIXED – If Warden walks over a hatch while a teammate is reinforcing, the reinforcement animation is cancelled.
  • FIXED – Lights on Ace’s S.E.L.M.A. Aqua Breacher blink while device is in disabled state.
  • FIXED – When Doc’s Stim Pistol heals a player affected by Lesion’s GU, the GU is removed.
  • FIXED – IQ’s device is automatically reequipped after placing a Breach Charge.
  • FIXED – When eliminated, Maestro can move the Evil Eye camera.
  • FIXED – Animation glitch occurs if IQ switches between primary and secondary weapons while Electronics Detector is equipped.

USER EXPERIENCE

  • FIXED – Enabling RAW input affects mouse movement randomly.
  • FIXED – Host cannot kick another player in a Local Custom Game.
  • FIXED – Multiple text and voice chat issues.
  • FIXED – Multiple customization issues.
  • FIXED – Multiple UI, menu, and localization issues.
  • FIXED – Various VFX issues.
  • FIXED – Multiple Caster HUD issues in Spectator Mode.
  • FIXED – Abusive Chat report option is not displayed for teammates unless PC chat is set to All.
  • FIXED – Voice Abuse report option is missing for teammates who are not in the player’s Squad.
  • FIXED – Infinite loading occurs after cinematic for Situation Cold Zero.
  • FIXED – Flash hider and compensator have old descriptions.
  • FIXED – Generic drone antennas are not fully black.
  • FIXED – There are no controls displayed in-game when using a PS5 controller on PC.

With Operation North Star, Ubisoft attempts to eliminate some essential gameplay exploits like bullet-hole peeking. The developers also applied some community-asked changes to Melusi, Smoke, Mira, and Maestro, by either nerfing their main gadgets and fixing a few bugs.

This season is also supposed to improve player security with new features in the Streamer Mode, which is currently in the Beta phase.

Rainbow Six Siege is now available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. If you are an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, you can play it for free.

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Mehrdad (He/Him) is a Senior Staff Writer at DualShockers. He started writing about video games when 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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