Rainbow Six Y8S2 patch notes - operator balancing, seasonal skins, reworks, updates, more

Rainbow Six Y8S2 patch notes have been shared by the developers, which include information about operator balancing tweaks, new features, seasonal skins, and more.

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Rainbow Six Y8S2 patch notes

Ubisoft created the tactical shooting game Rainbow Six Siege. It has 5v5 attack vs. defense action, furious close-quarters fighting, and environments that can be destroyed.

The number of operators in Rainbow Six Siege is over 60. The greatest operators vary depending on your playstyle and the game's goal. A few well-known operators are Thatcher, Ash, Zofia, Flores, Hibana, and Zofia. However, since Ubisoft continues to include new Operators in each new Operation, the list of favorites is constantly in flux.

Recently, a new Operation called DREAD FACTOR and a new Operator named Fenrir were announced by Ubisoft on May 14. And even though Fenrir is not available in the game, we anticipate that he will add a lot of fresh features.

Not only Fenrir, but Dread Factor will also bring Shooting Range improvements, Consulate map rework, a Permanent Arcade playlist, operator and weapon balancing, and much more. And all of this has been detailed in Rainbow Six Y8S2 patch notes.

Check Out: R6 Fenrir - loadout, gadgets, gameplay, and skills

R6 Dread Factor - New Features

R6 Y8S2, which is now known as Operation Dread Factor, is expected to offer a lot of new content, including upgrades to the shooting range, the consulate map rework, the R6 Y8S2 operator, a Permanent Arcade playlist, and much more, as previously announced by Ubisoft.

And now the most recent R6 Dread Factor Patch Notes go into great depth about all of that.


Consulate has received various tech and gameplay updates this season which affect all floors and sites to create more opportunities and a more balanced map with added complexity. Attackers' spawns have also received some love to reduce frustrations and allow for a safer approach. Overall, the goal of these changes is to reduce map control from the outside and force Attackers to spend more time inside.


Shooting Range is getting a new Aiming Lane that lets players test out weapons against moving targets to identify how the recoil and damage relate to in-game situations and tweak and test their custom aiming options in real-time.

In addition, players can now use a breakable wall in the Damage Lane to test the destruction-related damage of different weapons.


This new permanent playlist lets players hop into Arcade modes for some quick matches that differ from the norm. Game modes coming to this playlist are Headshots Only, Snipers Only, Golden Gun, and Deathmatch.

Also releasing in the Arcade playlist Free For All, a new and teamless game mode where everyone is an opponent.

Check Out: Rainbow Six Siege Fenrir's leaks and biography

Rainbow Six Y8S2 patch notes

The new operator, redesigned maps, permanent arcade playlist, new observation blocker device, and updated shooting ranges are Y8S2's greatest new features. However, the Rainbow Six Y8S2 patch notes have now been made public and offer a glimpse at more quality-of-life enhancements that are sure to thrill many gamers.

The general balancing that will be included in Rainbow Six Y8S2 has been described by the developers in addition to the extensive operator balancing. Let's start with that, then.

R6 Y8S2 patch notes - BALANCING


The Observation Blocker is an intel-denial gadget that projects a digital barrier that blocks the line of sight for opponent drones and Observation Tools so they can't spot Operators and devices on the other side.

The Observation Blocker's digital barrier is only visible from a drone or Observation Tool and can't be seen by or affect the Operators themselves.


Grim's changes this season aims at making the Kawan Hive Launcher more responsive by reducing its equipment time and increasing the rate of fire so it can fill an area quicker than before. In addition, Kawan Hives now release their charges faster, allowing a well-placed Hive to better catch nearby Defenders.

To keep this change well-balanced, Hives are vulnerable to more damage types so that a quick Defender can still destroy the Hive before a swarm is released. Once released, the swarms are now bigger and stay longer, but they track a Defender for less time once the Defender has stepped outside of the swarm.

Additionally, Grim's loadout is being modified to increase flexibility and allow for more creative ways to use his unique ability.

Check Out: Rainbow Six Operation Dread Factor details

R6 Y8S2 patch notes - OPERATOR BALANCING


  • Added Baliff as a secondary weapon.
  • Added Hard Breach Charge.
  • Launcher: Reduced equip time to 1s (from 1.1).
  • Launcher: Increased rate of fire to 70 rpm (from 40).
  • Projectile: Activation time reduced to 0.4s (from 1).
  • Projectile: Vulnerable to bullets, laser, and melee damage.
  • Area: Duration increased to 16s (from 8).
  • Area: Radius increased to 4.6m (from 3.6).
  • Area: Detection system changed to body (from head).
  • Decay: Reduced duration to 4s (from 9).
  • Decay: Time between pings normalized to 1s (from 1/3/9).


  • Removed Impact Grenades and Nitro Cell.
  • Added Barbed Wire and Bulletproof Camera.
  • Kona Station: Healing per shot reduced to 20hp (from 30).
  • Kona Station: Cooldown reduced to 15s (from 35).
Additional Loadout Changes


  • Removed Nitro Cell and replaced with Bulletproof Camera.
  • Added Impact Grenades.


  • Nitro Cell set as first gadget slot.
  • Removed Barbed Wire and replaced with Deployable Shield.
  • Added Observation Blocker.


  • Removed Deployable Shield. and replaced with Observation Blocker.
  • Removed Impact Grenades and replaced with Proximity Alarm.


  • Removed Barbed Wire and replaced with Observation Blocker.


  • Added Proximity Alarm.


  • Added Deployable Shield.


  • Added Observation Blocker.


  • Added Observation Blocker.


  • Added Observation Blocker.


  • Added Observation Blocker.


  • Added Observation Blocker.


  • Added Observation Blocker.


  • Added Observation Blocker.

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R6 Y8S2 patch notes - SEASONAL WEAPON SKIN

Keep a tight grip on your power, lest it flows out and consumes all! Get your hands on the Bound Fury Bundle, which includes the Wicked Reckoning weapon and attachment skin, the Life and Bane charm, and the Fear Obsession operator card background.

The seasonal weapon skin will be released at the season launch and available for purchase throughout the season. Once unlocked, it remains in your inventory indefinitely and can be applied to all available weapons.

R6 Y8S2 patch notes - ACCESSIBILITY


There are three new controller layouts coming this season that bring alternate inputs for shooting, crouching, and leaning. These new layouts aim to tackle difficulties reported to cause discomfort and make Siege a more comfortable gaming experience for everyone.

Players can find the new layouts in the Controller Layouts section of the Options menu, where input changes from the default layout are highlighted for quick reference.

R6 Y8S2 patch notes - PLAYER COMFORT


Match Replay now lets players use a free camera to look at recorded footage from any angle to review strategies and create content.


During the Post-Action Report, Squad members can let the Squad Leader know that they're ready to play with the click of a button, and Squad Leaders will be able to skip the remaining timer and begin matchmaking.


With every season, select Operators get a price decrease, and Operation Dread Factor is no exception! Going down to 10,000 Renown or 240 R6 Credits are Operators Ace and Melusi. Thunderbird’s price is decreasing to 15,000 Renown or 360 R6 Credits.

Finally, Sens is now priced at 20,000 Renown or 480 R6 Credits.

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R6 Y8S2 patch notes - TWEAKS & IMPROVEMENTS


Reputation Penalty UI Update

  • The activation banner for Reputation Penalty now triggers the first round instead of every round.
  • The active warning banner is renamed from WARNINGS to PENALTIES. The label disappears shortly after the round begins but the icons of active penalties will remain for the entire duration.
  • When a player returns to the home section even during matchmaking, pop-ups will appear. If the player exits the game without seeing the pop-up, it will appear on the game launch.


Top of the Ladder Improvement

  • Ranking up through Emerald, Diamond, and Champion now has steeper requirements.

Playlist Update

  • Added the new Consulate map rework to all playlists.

Unbannable Map

  • The consulate map can't be banned for the whole season.

Unbannable Operator

  • Fenrir can't be banned in the Ranked and Unraked playlists for the first two weeks after the release.


Audio Input/Output Device Selection

  • Let players select the audio input and output device via the Options menu.

Well, all of the recent upgrades appear to be very positive. On May 31, make sure to log in to your gaming accounts to confirm these modifications.

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