The latest update to Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege‘s test server brought balancing adjustments for four different operators.
Ubisoft posted the patch notes for Siege‘s second Operation Para Bellum test server to Reddit, outlining the a handful of simple but impactful operator adjustments that are now live on the server. First up is the attacker Finka, who has been a powerful but slightly underused operator since her introduction in a previous expansion. Finka’s Flashbang grenades have been replaced with normal Frag grenades in the latest patch, but more importantly, the character is now buffed against defense character Smoke. Smoke has been a powerful counter to Finka, who’s nanobot healing buff did nothing to temper the effects of Smoke’s toxic gas, but now Smoke’s gas deals 50 percent less damage to Finka’s boosted allies than before.
Other operators rebalanced by the patch are attackers IQ, Blackbeard, and Dokkaebi, but their adjustments are a little more straightforward. IQ has seen a 5 m reduction to her electronic detector range, and her Frag grenades have been replaced by Claymores. Blackbeard’s gun-mounted shields had their health reduced from 60 HP to 50 HP, but this is balanced by a slight movement speed increase when the shield is equipped. Dokkaebi’s change was the most simple of all, only replacing her Claymores with Stun grenades.
A number of bug fixes are also included in the patch. All of these adjustments are subject to change before they hit the full game, a date for which we have yet to learn.
An accompanying Reddit post from the developer explains that the team is shooting for smaller test server updates released more frequently, with multiple batches released into the full game simultaneously. Four more character changes are planned for the game’s next update, in addition to the ones above, and these are slated to be detailed next week.
In other Siege news, Ubisoft recently detailed its latest plans to combat cheating in the game. These efforts are mainly focused on hackers, but there are occasionally ways to gain an unfair advantage by exploiting glitches it in the game, such as the recently popular Tachanka exploit.
Source: PC Gamer