Ubisoft would release Rainbow Six Siege update 2.1.1 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC over the 24 hours. The upcoming update would include several in-game balances to the maps, operators, and certain game modes. Aside from the balances, Ubisoft plans on fixing the missing audio effects and icons, weapon alignment, and other issues.
The Rainbow Six Siege update 2.1.1 followed the release of its latest downloadable content, Operation Velvet Shell. The Operation Velvet Shell DLC added two new operators, Jackal and Mira, that players can use in Rainbow Six Siege. Ubisoft also added a new Coastline map in Ibiza where the weapons and skills of the new characters would fit perfectly.
According to Express, Ubisoft had fixed one of the reported issues of having the distant camera spawn. Ubisoft also fixed the issue where players would spawn as an immobile drone which they carry onto the action phase. Players consider these issues as game-breaking so having them fixed would improve the gameplay experience in Rainbow Six Siege.
Aside from the player camera issues, Ubisoft also fixed the Black Mirror’s not activating from the front. Developers did not intend the change where players cannot activate Black Mirror so Ubisoft decided to fix that. Ubisoft also included certain fixes to the weapons and skills of Jackal and Mira which cause several issues in the game.
Rainbow Six Siege Update 2.1.1: Major Changes To Expect
Main changes to the Rainbow Six Siege gameplay includes the heavy breathing from DBNO Operators, crash fix, and joining a game. The client would no longer crash whenever players sign out in the switch profile menu. Other changes in the gameplay include the removal of the crouch-melee mechanic and the enemy spotting with jammed drones.
Ubisoft also made some changes and fixes in the Terrorist Hunt game mode in Rainbow Six Siege. Developers have fixed the HUD which does not properly display Bomb A and Bomb B since they keep appearing on top of it. The latest fix for Rainbow Six Siege would also include ping locations, pathing, volume increase, effect changes, and other minor fixes.
Aside from Mira and Jackal, Ubisoft also included changes on other Rainbow Six Siege operators on the upcoming update. While not necessarily a nerf, most changes include balancing and fixing in their gameplay. The list of characters that received changes includes Fuze, Hibana, Echo, Montague, Thermite, Jager, Blackbeard, Valkyrie, Tachanka, Blitz, IQ, and Smoke.