Rainbow Six Y8S2.1 patch notes - gameplay, operator balancing, bug fixes, and more

The Rainbow Six Y8S2.1 patch notes, which include information on gameplay, operator balancing, audio improvements, and more, have been released by the developers.

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Rainbow Six Y8S2.1 patch notes have detailed new improvements coming in the game

The second season of Rainbow Six Siege's Year 8 is known as Y8S2. The release date for the season was May 30th, 2023 and Fenrir is the new operator in Rainbow Six Siege Y8S2. This season included new game modes and interesting matchups.

The Y8S2 Operation Dread Factor for Rainbow Six Siege was launched a little over a month ago, and the developers are still keeping an eye on the operators to make sure their strength and pick rate is properly balanced. Additionally, a number of additional adjustments and balances are in the works for the gameplay system.

The audio, level design, and user experience of the game have received several bug fixes along with other upgrades as revealed by the developers. Here is a list of everything that is included in the new version, in case you are wondering what is new in the Rainbow Six Y8S2.1 patch notes.

Rainbow Six Y8S2.1 Patch Size

Ubisoft shared the download sizes of the new R6 Y8S2.1 patch notes for each platform:

  • Ubisoft Connect: 0.92 GB
  • Steam: 0.69 GB
  • Xbox One: 1.00 GB
  • Xbox Series X: 1.23 GB
  • PS4: 1.13 GB
  • PS5: 1.10 GB

Check Out: Rainbow Six Operation Dread Factor

Rainbow Six Y8S2.1 patch notes - FEATURE

Custom game team mixer

  • New button added to allow hosts in custom online games to randomize teams.

Rainbow Six Y8S2.1 patch notes - Bug Fixes


  • FIXED - Grim is missing from the Operators roster in the Golden Gun game mode.
  • FIXED - Dummy Health option doesn't affect newly spawned dummies.
  • FIXED - Terrain destruction is not reproduced when players join a match in progress.
  • FIXED - Players get trapped when spawning at 1F Vending Stair of the Nighthaven map.
  • FIXED - FPS drops when Solis' SPEC-IO Electro Sensor scans Sens' R.O.U. Projector System.
  • FIXED - Opponents can activate devices that stick to walls from behind barricades.
  • FIXED - Barricades are destroyed after shooting 20 bullets into a specific spot to avoid the "vault" prompt.
  • FIXED - Loadout is randomized when eliminated for the first time in an arcade match in progress and spawning as a random Operator.
  • FIXED - Various Team Deathmatch issues.

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


  • FIXED - Defenders are detected outside when navigating in B Old Office of the Villa map.
  • FIXED - Unfair line of sight can be gained using Azami's Kiba Barrier to vault on to a table at 2F Yellow Stairs of the Consulate map.
  • FIXED - Record player can't be broken at 1F Lounge of the Emerald Plains map.
  • FIXED - Unintended line of sight towards 1F Visa Office through the drone vent on the eastern wall at EXT Parking of the Consulate map.
  • FIXED - Exploitable line of sight from a table at 1F West Corridor of the Consulate map.
  • FIXED - Exploitable line of sight on stacked supply crates at 1F Piano Room of the Consulate map.
  • FIXED - Players get stuck in the generator after rappelling at EXT Garage Way of the Consulate map.
  • FIXED - Players can spawn kill from 2F catering on players exiting Police Line spawn of the Consulate map.
  • FIXED - Collison, asset, and texture issues on various maps.

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

R6 Y8S2.1 - AUDIO

  • FIXED - SFX missing when hitting Azami's Kiba Barrier with a shield.
  • FIXED - Multiples voice lines plays when Fenrir's F-NATT Dread Mine is thrown.
  • FIXED - Voice chat audio comes from Windows default devices instead of selected options in-game.
  • FIXED - Incorrect SFX play when Brava's Kludge Drone hacks Fenrir's F-NATT Dread Mine.
  • FIXED - Various audio issues.


  • FIXED - Ace's S.E.L.M.A. Aqua Breacher can't break wooden floors with carpet over it.
  • FIXED - Bailiff 410 reloads faster when activating Fenrir's F-NATT Dread Mine.
  • FIXED - FPS drop occurs when Clash's CCE Electro-Shield ability is spammed.
  • FIXED - Fenrir's F-NATT Dread Mine location appears as placeholder when placed in EXT Coast Guard Roof of the Kanal map.


  • FIXED - Multiple strings of text are missing from the Battle Pass progression tab.
  • FIXED - stick input when rotating camera in match replay doesn't reflect the input by user.
  • FIXED - Players get an error after accepting an invite from a player that was previously in their Squad.
  • FIXED - Toggle for match replay missing from custom games.
  • FIXED - Various Shop and Customization issues.
  • FIXED - Various UI issues.

Check Out: Rainbow Six Siege Finka Elite Skin

Season 2 of Rainbow Six Siege Year 8 will see significant changes to a handful of well-known Operators in addition to additional gameplay and audio enhancements. As a result, the most recent improvement appears to be very promising. On June 13, make sure to check the game for yourself to confirm these modifications.

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