Rainbow Six Siege October 23 Update For PC Adjusts Weapon Balance [Patch Notes]

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Ubisoft has released a brand new update for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege that makes some balance adjustments.

The Rainbow Six Siege development team has now shared in a Reddit AMA the changes that are a part of this new update set to launch on October 23. Here is what is fixed or changed for this update.

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Rainbow Six Siege October 23 Update For PC [Patch Notes]

•Reduced weapon swapping speed between CCE Shield and Sidearm
•Delay before refilling charge after usage ends increased to 2 seconds, from 1 second
•Attackers regain full mobility after 0.5 seconds, down from 1.5 seconds, after being shocked

•ALDA 5.56 recoil aligned with other LMGs

•Reducing recoil to improve handling

•Reducing recoil to improve handling

They have also shared their plans for two of the operators in particular.


Lion continues to be problematic for us at higher level play. We have a designer that is currently testing a pair of separate possible short-term solutions. One adjustment would remove the intel gathering aspect of his gadget, or we may go with the other, which will trigger more of a Jackal style ping. This is still very early on in testing and production, and will have more details to share once these changes have gone through some feedback sessions.


Much like Lion, we are not happy with Glaz in his current state. We are trying to move away from his role as one of the best “site pushing” Operators, supported by his own Smoke Grenades. We want to bring him closer to the original idea of a sniper, holding a line of sight with a high powered rifle. This one is also early on in production, but is a bit more promising. Much like the Lion change, we will be performing additional play tests internally (with Pro players), and plan to share more details in a future Test Server or Designer’s Notes entry as it draws closer to going live.

For further details, you can head over to this Reddit post to read more about the changes that they have made for this new patch.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is available now for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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