Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – First Major Content Update, Operation Black Ice, Is Now Available

Ubisoft announced today that the first major update for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, Operation Black Ice, is now available on the PC. This patch gives players access to the new Yacht map, two new JTF2 operators, new weapon skins, a spectator camera, and packs lots of fixes.

Thanks to this brand new patch, operator shouts are now muted for enemy team, resulting in stealthier approaches. Furthermore, in Ranked and Custom Games, Defenders can vote for the objective location they want to defend.

This update also reduces bullet trail intensity, increases the flashbang range of effect, reduces noise levels of multiple Defender gadgets, adds map and mode name display during loading and planning phase screens, alters matchmaking timer display, and introduces individual spawn location selection for each Attacker.

Below you can find some of the fixes that are coming with this major update:

GAMEPLAY FIXES

  • Right stick dead zone is resetting to default after exiting the game – FIXED
  • Thermite can’t place an Exothermic Charge on damaged and reinforced walls – FIXED
  • Attackers win if a teammate kills Fuze as soon as he detonates his cluster charge on the hostage – FIXED
  • Guard break does not work if a shield-wielding Operator moves while receiving a melee hit – FIXED
  • When in rappel mode, the Operator does not have collision under specific structures and clips through textures when moving upwards – FIXED
  • End of round camera clips through the Operator – FIXED
  • PVE: on rare occasions one of the AI doesn’t spawn at the start of a match – FIXED
  • PVE: AI Engineers end up in a loop between evade and idle reaction for every damage tic received from poison gas – FIXED

LEVEL DESIGN FIXES

  • Defenders are able to pass through red blocker walls during the preparation phase – FIXED
  • Players in support mode sometimes don’t get a correct replication of the watched player’s point of view. For example, the player could have destroyed a wall and seen through it while the player watching in support mode would see an intact wall. – FIXED
  • On the Hereford Base map, players are able to get out of the building through the red blocker wall when vaulting over the sandbags during the preparation phase. – FIXED
  • On the Oregon map, players can see through the ceiling when vaulting over the bunk bed. – FIXED
  • On the Kafe Dostoevsky, character can remain stuck when vaulting on a recycle bin in EXT Park Alley – FIXED
  • On Consulate map, character can remain stuck between chairs at the Visa Office location – FIXED
  • On the Kanal map, players can see out of world through the ceiling if he placed his drone over the air vents in the Hallway. – FIXED
  • There are minor lighting issues on our maps. – FIXED

ONLINE FIXES

  • The game sometimes boots on CENTRAL-US data center instead of WEST-EUROPE – FIXED
  • Some players don’t receive renown after a match. – FIXED
  • 0-0x00000602 error is sometimes being received when returning from a matchmaking game to looking for players step – FIXED
  • 2-0x00000067 error is sometimes being received when trying to join a squad having previously went through a direct disconnection – FIXED
  • 2-0x00000068 error is sometimes being received when accepting a party invite. – FIXED
  • Some players from a squad are left in the main menu when searching for a match if specific steps were not followed – FIXED
  • There is no timer present during the lobby screen – FIXED
  • Player gets stuck indefinitely loading a lobby when joining in progress if a player of the same game got killed and then quit the lobby first. – FIXED
  • Some users are getting the “Connection Failure” error every time challenges reset while in-game – FIXED
  • PVE: On some occasions, players are not awarded XP points and Renown after finishing Terrorist Hunt sessions. – FIXED
  • Ranked: Players leaving for any reason except a network disconnection receive no warning and are automatically banned for 2 minutes – FIXED
  • PC, Ranked: Players leaving match using F10 don’t receive reconnect message – FIXED
  • PC, Ranked: Players leaving match using ALT+F4 don’t receive reconnect message – FIXED

UI FIXES

  • A placeholder appears on the prompt with the abandoned match message after quitting a Ranked game – FIXED
  • On the House map, missing location indicator in Laundry Room – FIXED

MISCELLANEOUS FIXES

  • PC: If the player switches Aiming settings From Hold to Toggle, the player can’t ADS in Tachanka’s Turret – FIXED
  • PC: Some keys are hard binded in the game involving movement and chat box – FIXED
  • PC: Push-to-talk functionality is missing in the Options menu – FIXED
  • Uplay: Alpha Team Uplay action is not unlocked after completing 50 ranked matches – FIXED

Enjoy!

John Papadopoulos

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