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Patch notes and opperators are out now!

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I hope it is all true.

http://rainbow6.ubi.com/siege/en-us/updates/blackice.aspx

"Continue the Siege with our first major content update, Operation Black Ice, which gives you access to the new Yacht map, two new JTF2 operators, new weapon skins, a spectator camera on all platforms and more.

FROST DEF

BUCK ATK

TWO NEW OPERATORS

JTF-2 operators are trained to work under extreme conditions, where over-reliance on electronic devices can be your doom.

Operators have immediate and exclusive access granted to Season Pass holders for seven days, before being made available to all players to unlock with Renown or R6 Credits.

GET THE SEASON PASSVIEW LOADOUT

TRAVEL TO THE ARCTIC

In the Baffin Bay, a luxury yacht has crashed into an iceberg breaching the hull. Rainbow has been sent to secure the stranded vessel as an unidentified submarine has docked near the vessel.

The new Yacht map is available for free to all players.

NEW SEASONAL WEAPON SKINS

Each season brings its load of new weapon skins, such as the JTF-2 skin, USA winter camo and Dwyer Hill. 
Weapon skins can be purchased either with Renown or R6 Credits. Check the Store to see all new weapon skins on offer. 

Additionally, the Black Ice weapon skin is exclusively for sale with R6 Credits for the duration of Season One and can be applied to all weapons in your arsenal.

NEW FEATURE

SPECTATOR CAMERA ON ALL PLATFORMS

The Spectator Camera is now available online on all platforms and the keyboard/mouse controls have been integrated for PC. 
Players can now create 5v5 multiplayer custom games on with an 11th player acting as an observer in real time.

We have also integrated some visual feedback for the Spectator Camera in this update, with the goal of helping the viewer better understand the ongoing action while watching gameplay. 
To learn more about the Spectator camera, watch this video.

We hope the Spectator Cam will not only make matches fun to watch, but also help players learn more about our game.

GENERAL TWEAKS & IMPROVEMENTS

BALANCING

Operator shouts are now muted for enemy team

From now on, the enemy team will not be hearing your team’s automatic character shouts. This will allow for stealthier approaches while maintaining non-verbal communication within the respective teams.

Defender objective rotation (for Ranked and Custom Games)

In Ranked and Custom Games, Defenders can vote for the objective location they want to defend. We noticed that certain maps have objective locations that are considered easier to defend than others, and that those are frequently being chosen. We believe that it will make for a more competitive and interesting experience to force variety upon the Defenders. From now on, when on the defending side, if a team wins an objective location, they won’t be able to pick it again until they’ve won the remaining locations. If the match goes into overtime, all objective locations become available again.

Reduced bullet trail intensity, especially for suppressed weapons

Reduced the visibility of bullet trails for all weapons, with an additional reduction for suppressed weapons for a stealthier approach. We believe this tweak will make silenced weapons more useful, as the damage reduction trade-off will now be more worthwhile, on top off the sound reduction.

Increased the flashbang range of effect

We are roughly doubling the range of flashbangs, making them more effective.

Reduced noise levels of multiple Defender gadgets

Reduced the noise levels of Mute’s jammers. It will now be considerably lower for Defenders and we reduced the verticality of its sound (will not be heard from two floors up or down anymore).

Reduced the electricity noise levels on electrified gadgets.

Reduced the noises levels of the Kapkan trap.

Reinforced walls and Castle barricades now block bullets while being deployed

It used to be possible to get shot while deploying reinforced walls and Castle barricades, even if they seemed to be covering the players. From now on, there will be collision on those surfaces even during deployment and therefore the bullets will be stopped.

Thatcher now has a shotgun available in his loadout options

We added the English shotgun M590A1 to Thatcher’s loadout options.

Removed Bandit’s unique gadget’s (CED-1) electricity damage on the hostage

Removed electricity damage on the hostage. This will avoid some edge cases where it wasn’t clear who was responsible for the hostage’s death.

PLAYER COMFORT

Added map and mode name display during loading and planning phase screens

Reduced screen dust effect

When surfaces break or explosions occur, nearby players get a dust effect on the border of their screen. We reduced it to be less intense and occluding.

Altered matchmaking timer display

Timer now counts up to estimated time.

Fixed weapon damage numbers in menus

We have changed the damage numbers in the menus according to the light armor values.

PLAYLIST CHANGES

Individual spawn location selection for Attackers (Ranked, Custom Games setting)

In Ranked (and as a Custom Game setting), each Attacker can now select their own spawning location instead of having to vote as a group. This will give more tactical flexibility on approaching the building and will also greatly reduce the amount of instances in which Attackers get picked off as a group by the Defenders right as the Action phase begins (team spawn killing).

Ranked population repartition tweak

Our data tracking shows that the upper ranks (Gold, Platinum, Diamond) are less populated than expected. Therefore, we have reworked how our players are distributed through ranks. This means that many players will see their ranks change instantly after the February 2nd update.

Here’s how it was before this update:

1.17% Copper (1-4)

34.6% Bronze (1-4)

58.8% Silver (1-4)

5.27% Gold (1-4)

0.1% Platinum (1-3)

Less than 0.001% Diamond

*Note: Players in Platinum were often matched against Silver players, almost always against Golds and rarely against other Platinums, which gives the impression that matchmaking is unbalanced.

Here’s the repartition we are aiming for with this update:

15% Copper (1-4)

25% Bronze (1-4)

35% Silver (1-4)

20% Gold (1-4)

5% Platinum (1-3)

0.2% Diamond

We will be closely monitoring how the rank repartition evolves over time and will be doing additional tweaks if needed. To learn more about the Ranked System, read this forum post.

Ranked fluctuation parameters tweak

From now on, players ranked Silver 3 and below will have a higher fluctuation rate compared to the ranks above that threshold. For example, Bronze 3 could contain players that have skill ratings between 15 and 16.5 while Gold 3 would have a larger spectrum, between 32.5 and 35. The intention behind this is that players from the lower ranks can climb out of them faster. This will make it more fun for newer or less experienced players, while the constant, highly skilled players will be able to maintain their rank.

OTHER IMPROVEMENTS

Web feature: Tactical Board improvements

Auto-save.

The Tactical Board will now automatically save tactics in progress every 30 seconds. This will prevent you from losing your work if any disconnection or bug occurs while working on a tactic. It will also allow you to leave the Tactical Board without having to hit the Save button. Just make sure you noticed the “Autosaved” text popping on the top of the Tactical Board, to the right of the tactic name.

Maintenance alerts.

The Tactical Board will alert you of upcoming maintenances 15 minutes prior to downtime. Fixing the Tactical Board bugs requires us to switch off the servers for some minutes. When a maintenance is upcoming, you’ll see a warning on the bottom of the board. As we also have the autosaves ongoing, there will be less risks to lose your work, which will occur only if you edit the tactic 30 seconds or less before the maintenance starts.

Texts are now easier to select and edit.

Bug fixes.

Fixed an issue preventing users to validate the removal of the tactician.

Fixing an issue making undo/redo actions sometimes unresponsive until a change of tool was made.

Inviting someone in the tactic will now correctly update the Attendees panel (top right).

Fixing an issue preventing to dismiss a share notification from their dashboard when clicking "See it later".

MAIN BUG FIXES

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list and that we are only highlighting fixes that were done about the most commonly raised bugs.

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

PATCH SIZE ESTIMATION: 3.58 GB

Thank you for being part of this with us and sharing your feedback. We hope you enjoy the new content Season One brings and are looking forward to sharing more improvements on the game with you.

The Rainbow Six Siege Development Team"

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Wow, that is a lot of fixes. I also see that the patch is 3.58 GB! I will start downloading it when I get home tonight & maybe it'll be done a few hours later when I am ready to play.

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It took less than an hour for me to get the download completed.

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The bear trap is awesome and the shotgun she has is amazing. Also the under barrel shotgun on Buck is sweet, but the recoil on his AR is ridiculous, I had to single shot it...might as well try out his marksman rifle if I can't get used to the recoil.

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I'm liking the new operators. They fit well into the game. And with this new patch the game feels mostly complete. Very good update.

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I didn't care for Buck's shottie attachment. Still took 3 blasts to take down a normal window enclosure, but that was in TH. I should try him in MP. In addition, I didn't like that it was RB to equip the shottie rather than RB to fire while still being able to fire his main weapon.

Frost will be a must-take. Her trap is sweet. Definitely want to hide it under debris or barbed wire or place it under a window so it's hard to see.

The new map is much bigger than I thought it would be! I like it.

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Sweet updates. Played a good bit the last two nights and it has been much better. I really like both of the new operators and could see them as two of my favorites, but I am sure it will be hard to get them after everyone has them for awhile.

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On February 3, 2016 at 2:02 PM, Wyvern13 said:

I didn't care for Buck's shottie attachment. Still took 3 blasts to take down a normal window enclosure, but that was in TH. I should try him in MP. In addition, I didn't like that it was RB to equip the shottie rather than RB to fire while still being able to fire his main weapon.

Frost will be a must-take. Her trap is sweet. Definitely want to hide it under debris or barbed wire or place it under a window so it's hard to see.

The new map is much bigger than I thought it would be! I like it.

I played fro a while this weekend and i agree. Frost is a stellar addition and her shotgun is OP, had a great time and to hear the trap go off and see the 45 points on the screen is awesome. I had a hard time with Buck, did not like his gun. I had a string of bombers that jumped at me, not any fun. Obviously had nothing to do wth Buck just my bad gameplay.  

The new boat is really a great location, lots and lots of places to hide and place to die. Great addition to a great game and i'm defiantly glad i went with the gold edition. 

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36 minutes ago, Locowhodat430 said:

I played fro a while this weekend and i agree. Frost is a stellar addition and her shotgun is OP, had a great time and to hear the trap go off and see the 45 points on the screen is awesome. I had a hard time with Buck, did not like his gun. I had a string of bombers that jumped at me, not any fun. Obviously had nothing to do wth Buck just my bad gameplay.  

The new boat is really a great location, lots and lots of places to hide and place to die. Great addition to a great game and i'm defiantly glad i went with the gold edition. 

I had seen that you were playing this the other night but you had a party of five. If I see you on again I'll be sure to send an invite if you're not full.

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I had seen that you were playing this the other night but you had a party of five. If I see you on again I'll be sure to send an invite if you're not full.

Sounds good Jay. I jumped on and played hunt with some randoms ( got killed by my own teammates more than 75% of the time at the beginning of the match- no fun) and luckily found a few old friends I hadn't played with in a while.

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