R6 fans don’t have long to wait before they can check the new Rainbow Six Siege update and with it, the latest Year 5 content. Operation Void Edge is the latest expansion being primed for release and Ubisoft has revealed when fans can expect server downtime and maintenance to begin. They have also revealed what time the new Rainbow Six Siege patch will be available to download on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
WHEN IS THE NEW UPDATE FOR RAINBOW SIX SIEGE?
Ubisoft has announced that the new update for Rainbow Six Siege will be released on March 10, 2020. This will come with a one hour maintenance period on each platform and this will also mean that the new patch will appear at different times.
The first platform being updated with the new Year 5 content is PC, followed by PS4 and Xbox One. PC gamers will receive the new Year 5 update for Rainbow Six Siege at 1pm, GMT, or 9am EDT, if you live in the United States.
Console updates will appear in the hour following, first with the PS4 at 2pm GMT, followed by the Xbox One platform at 3pm.
Ubisoft has also confirmed that this week’s Rainbow Six Siege patch will be a large one, weighing in at over 30GB.
APPROXIMATE Y5S1 PATCH SIZES
- PC – Steam: 66 GB, Uplay: 69 GB
- PS4 – SIEA: 41 GB, SIEE: 42 GB, RUS-UK: 38 GB, SIEJ: 38 GB
- XB1 – WW: 43 GB, UK-RUS: 39 GB
Explaining why so much extra download time will be needed, a message from Ubisoft explains: “To consolidate and reduce the overall game size, we have made some more improvements with restructuring how game data is stored. This means the season patch will be larger than normal.”
While much of the game is being reworked at the data level, Ubisoft is also adding some eye-catching new content for the start of Year 5.
This includes releasing two new operators Iana and Oryx, on top of the Oregon Map revamp.
Speaking about the new map rework, Ubisoft revealed that plenty of small changes had been made, making it easy to keep track of what’s happening.
“With an updated look, most areas are more open and structured, but there are also new points of access and rotation.
“Big Tower now also connects directly to Kitchen on the first floor thanks to the Kitchen Corridor, and a new area in the basement called Freezer leads to the first floor with the Freezer Stairs.
“Other access point changes include the removal of the door between Kitchen and Bathroom Corridor (now called Security Corridor), as well as the one leading into Dining Hall from the outside, which is replaced by a connection between Dining Hall and Small Tower.
“Attic has also changed, opening into Dorm Main Hall with a doorway, but losing its ladder down to Meeting Hall.
“All of this serves to make rotations easier and safer for both Attackers and Defenders. Stay alert though, as many more breakable walls have been introduced all over the map.”
March 10 will also see the release of the new Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 Pass, which includes access to six new Year 5 Operators and 6 new exclusive headgears and uniforms for them, as well as exclusive customization items.
And for those Year 4 Pass owners who renew, Ubisoft is also offering 600 R6 Credits, as well as two Legendary and three Epic Alpha Packs.
Published at Mon, 09 Mar 2020 21:41:00 +0000