Ubisoft has revealed balance changes that will be made to two of Rainbow Six Siege‘s Operators with the release of Operation Grim Sky.
First up is Thatcher, whose EMP grenades will now only disable cameras, instead of destroying them. This change has been made to “allow for additional creativity” and is part of a larger project to make the character stronger.
“As we noted in a previous AMA, Thatcher’s binary playstyle is somewhat limiting, and we adjusted his gadget to allow for additional creativity, and have a longer lasting impact on the Meta,” Ubisoft explains. “His EMP grenades will now temporarily disable cameras; this includes security cameras, bulletproof cameras, Maestro’s turrets, and Valkyrie’s cameras.
“This is a small part of a larger project that we are working on, but have too many dependencies on current systems to implement this at the same time as the rest of the changes. Future changes will include elements that will make Thatcher stronger, but we needed this interaction in place before we can begin working on those.”
The second character being adjusted is Twitch. Following the update, Twitch’s Shock Drone will emit slightly more noise to give players a better chance of hearing it. However, Ubisoft notes that it is still quieter than other drones.
Operation Grim Sky will include a complete rework of the Hereford Base map and two new Operators: a British defender called Clash and a mysterious American attacker.