The latest title update for the popular shooter includes a range of new fixes and is one of the first major patches from the development team’s Operation Health project.
Operation Health is set to last months and will include a series of new patches that will look to improve gameplay and general performance across a wide range of areas.
Rainbow Six Siege update 2.1 is now live on PS4, Xbox One and PC, having seen a staggered rollout over the past month.
PC players were the first to try out the new fixes, which include reducing spawn kills, matchmaking issues, hitbox problems and Operator nerfs.
1-Step Matchmaking is a more streamlined approach which Ubisoft hopes will add faster matchmaking results.
Stability and performance is one of the primary goals for the dev team, with a reduction in queue times a major priority.
However, the hitbox rework could be the biggest change, with the new design making it so the hitbox only includes what you would think of as the human body.
Gone are the days when baggy clothing, pouches, headgear, bags, accessories, could result in a fatal hit.
Three spawn kill locations have also been located, with more set to be tackled in upcoming updates and when it comes to Operator nerfs, Ubisoft have turned their sights on Glaz.
“Glaz’s effectiveness is currently too high in high level organized games and in the current Pro League meta.
“This is especially seen in rapid short distant pushes, which is not how we intend Glaz to be strong. While we’re very happy that his scope change brought him back to the forefront of competitive play, there’s not a balanced counter to him yet on the defense side.”
This includes reducing his gun effectiveness – Chaining shots while being accurate are now going to be tougher, while smoke grenades availability is now a tougher choice in organized matches due to being swapped with other Operator’s loadouts.
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