Rainbow Six Y8S2.2 Patch Notes - new features, audio fixes, matchmaking, and more

As soon as the eagerly awaited Rainbow Six Y8S2.2 Patch drops, get ready for an improved Siege experience with a number of interesting upgrades.

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Rainbow Six Y8S2.2 Patch Notes 

Siege players are in for an exciting update as the Rainbow Six Y8S2.2 patch is set to release on June 27th across all platforms.

This patch brings important audio fixes, tweaks to ranked matchmaking calculations, and introduces a new option for defuser pickup. Let's dive into the details of what players can expect from the Rainbow Six Y8S2.2 patch.

Rainbow Six Y8S2.2 Patch Notes and Download Sizes

The Rainbow Six Y8S2.2 patch comes with a range of changes and improvements. Here are the download sizes for each platform:

  • Ubisoft Connect: 1.32 GB
  • Steam: 0.97 GB
  • Xbox One: 1.19 GB
  • Xbox Series X: 1.53 GB
  • PS4: 1.93 GB
  • PS5: 1.45 GB

Check Out: Rainbow Six Y8S2.1 patch notes

R6 Y8S2.2 - Features

Defuser Pickup option

One of the notable additions in the Rainbow Six Y8S2.2 patch is the introduction of the Defuser Pickup option. This feature allows players to choose their preferred defuser pickup behavior.

This new option lets players decide the defuser pickup behavior from these choices:

  • Automatic
  • Manual
  • Both (Default setting)

While the "Both" setting is set as the default, players can experiment with different options to find their preferred style.

R6 Y8S2.2 - Tweaks and Updates

The Y8S2.2 patch aims to provide a more balanced matchmaking experience for players. The calculation of Squad matchmaking ratings has been modified to ensure fairer matches. These changes should lead to more competitive and enjoyable gameplay.


Modified the calculation of Squad matchmaking ratings to ensure fairer matches.

Player Protection

Sanction messaging in the match feed will no longer mention BattlEye™ and instead use more generic messaging while still listing the sanction reason.

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R6 Y8S2.2 - Bug Fixes

The patch also addresses various bug fixes across different aspects of the game. Here are some of the notable bug fixes included in the Rainbow Six Y8S2.2 patch:


  • FIXED – Small gap on the left side of Mira’s Black Mirror when deployed in the center of the reinforced walls.
  • FIXED – Kali’s CSRX 300 has excessive lateral recoil on consoles.
  • FIXED – Lesion can reinforce walls and put up barricades in the team deathmatch game mode.
  • FIXED – Fenrir receives additional scoring points each time he redeploys the F-NATT Dread Mine.


  • FIXED – In Article 5, matchmaking between Sony and Xbox is possible when players have crossplay matchmaking turned off.
  • FIXED – Gap can be created after destroying the soft part underneath a reinforcement.
  • FIXED – Stacking 10 Observation Blocker will block bullets.

Level Design

  • FIXED – Exploitable line of sight on stacked supply crates at EXT Garage in Consulate map.
  • FIXED – Unfair line of sight when using Azami’s Kiba Barrier on the door frame in 2F Solarium on Chalet map.
  • FIXED – Unfair line of sight when using Azami’s Kiba Barrier on the door frame in 1F Bar stock on Chalet map.
  • FIXED – Players can destroy devices on the other side of a reinforced wall by destroying the breakable floor underneath it.


  • FIXED – Wrong footsteps SFX if another player is on a different floor.
  • FIXED – No SFX play when Attacker uses a melee attack on Castle’s Armor Panel.
  • FIXED – Various Audio issues.

User Experience

  • FIXED – Toggle for match replay missing from custom games.
  • FIXED – The Tactical Timeout scoreboard is empty in custom games.
  • FIXED – Various UI Issues.

These bug fixes contribute to an improved and more enjoyable gameplay experience for Rainbow Six Siege players.

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Well, with the Y8S2.2 patch, Rainbow Six Siege players can look forward to a range of improvements and bug fixes. The new Defuser Pickup option provides players with more control and flexibility while matchmaking tweaks aim to create fairer matches. The bug fixes across operators, gameplay, level design, audio, and user experience enhance the overall quality of the game.

As the patch rolls out on June 27th, make sure to download and install the update to take advantage of these exciting changes. Rainbow Six Siege continues to evolve and deliver thrilling tactical gameplay, and the Y8S2.2 patch is another step forward in providing a better gaming experience for players.

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