Ubisoft has shared details about upcoming reworks for Rainbow Six Siege‘s Lion and Capitao, as well as balance adjustments for Nomad, Ying, Kaid, and more.
First up is the upcoming rework of Lion, which, according to Ubisoft, is designed to reduce “the oppressive feeling of his ability while maintaining his intel-gathering role.” The upcoming update will replace the scan outline of Lion’s ability with a red ping debuff, reduce the ability warning to 1.5 seconds, reduce the scanning time to two seconds, reduce the cooldown, and increase the number of charges.
“By switching from a scan outline to a ping debuff (like Alibi’s), the effectiveness of the enemy detection will be diminished,” Ubisoft explains. “Now, moving defenders can be detected up to three times, with 1 second between pings. Lion’s scan will be more viable and will allow defenders to counter-play successful Lion detections.”
Next is a rework of Capitao’s Asphyxiating bolts that will “shift Capitao back to his original intention, which is that of an area denial Operator.” The changes include a reduction in damage per tick to 12 and an increase in the area of effect size. In addition, the time it takes for the area of effect to expand to full has been increased to give players more time to react.
Ubisoft also plans to replace Nomad’s claymore with stun grenades, invert the cooking mechanic of Ying’s Candelas, reduce the damage of Kaid’s Aug-A3, and increase the cooldown of Blitz’s ballistic shield flash.
A full list of upcoming changes along with Ubisoft’s reasons for each can be found here.