Ubisoft has today revealed the Rainbow Six Siege Y6S3 Crystal Guard update info! In addition to the new Operator, Osa, there are also balance changes, maps being reworked and more!
Rainbow Six Siege Y6S3 Crystal Guard Update Info:
Here’s the info straight from the press release:
In Crystal Guard, players will discover a brand-new attacker, Osa, equipped with Talon-8 Clear Shield: a transparent bulletproof shield that she can deploy on the ground, in doorframes, or in window frames. She can navigate with the shield in her hands if needed, albeit with certain restrictions (weapon stored, no sprint, no prone). Osa is a medium speed, medium armor Operator, equipped with 556 Xl or PDW9 as primary weapon and the PMM as a secondary weapon.
In addition, the Bank, Coastline, and Clubhouse maps have been rebuilt from the ground up to enhance balancing, environmental destruction, sound propagation, and lighting. Crystal Guard introduces numerous balancing adjustments to these maps including a 1F Reception bomb site replacing the 1F Service Entrance site on Coastline, new locations, and more entryways – for example, a new alleyway in Bank and a new path in Clubhouse have been edited. In terms of environmental destruction, the Bank and Coastline maps feature new destroyable walls: on Bank, the Railing on 2F Skyline and on Coastline, the exterior wall in 2F VIP lounge.
Additional updates coming with Crystal Guard include:
- Elite customization: players are now able to equip any headgear with an Elite Uniform if they own both and belong to the same Operator
- Operator balancing (Twitch, IQ, Fuze, Mute)
- Flash Detection System
- Gadget damage adjustments
- Armor rework
- RIM lighting that highlights opponents to avoid unfair camouflage
Those on PC, the Test Server for Crystal Guard will go live tomorrow, August 17, with Osa coming on August 18.
You can watch the entire reveal panel below to see the announcements.