The new Rainbow Six Siege Y5S1.2 update, released in the midway of Operation Void Edge, unveils a swath of operator balancing changes. The R6 Y5S1.2 patch also fixes known bugs while improving skilled gameplay for pro players. It also fixes dynamic play button issues and a major glitch in the barricade replication where only the shooter could destroy the barricade.
This second wave of amendments since year 5 kick-off is bringing numerous balancing changes. Jager’s nerf roaming potential has been reduced while Goyo’s Volcán shields have whittled down to two. Neither Buck, Mozzie, nor Kaid has been spared from these changes.
In its efforts to combat nasty bugs, Ubisoft features a series of improvements in this update. Also, the patch focuses on increasing the competition level among Pro League players. Invariably, the new patch shows Ubisoft’s determination to encourage competitive players to try new strategies and master the game systems.
Y5S1.2 Patch Balancing Changes
Jager will now be a two-speed, two-armor operator. Ubisoft already tried to curb Jager’s pick up rate by nerfing the damage on his 416-C gun, but Jager still dominated chart presence.
Buck, a versatile operator with a specialty in creating openings and indestructible walls, has received his share of nerfs and buffs. Claymores are replacing frag grenades, and his Skeleton Key magazine increased to 6 from 5. Skeleton Key rounds have also got a buff from 21 to 26.
On the other hand, Ying seems to have been more buffed than other operators. The mid-season R6 Siege patch presents Ying’s second buff in a row. Her projectile count has doubled up, with the number of candelas increasing from 3 to 4. Also, claymores have been replaced with smoke grenades. Finally, LMG — T-95 LSW damage increased to 46 (from 43).
Things are not that rosy for Mozzie. Ubisoft’s developers see Mozzie as an extremely versatile defender than needs to be nerfed. The operator is capable of intel gathering, reconstructing the site, and intel denial. It is a powerful combination for only one operator. Because of this, the developers might have wanted to remove Super Shorty from the operator.
Goyo is under-picked and underutilized, but in the Pro League, his combination with Wamai is lethal. For that reason, the operator’s Volcan shields changed to 2 from 3.
Ubisoft’s efforts to make Rainbow Six Siege a skill game is eminent in its recent changes to TCSG12. By decreasing the damage level from 84 to 57, using this powerful DMR means that only high-level skill players can use it. Consequently, players have to learn to control recoil and make super accurate shots if they want to use this semi-automatic weapon. On the bright side, the Y5S1.2 patch introduces M12 Razor Holographic sight to M12, making the gun more versatile and powerful as a result.
With this R6 Siege Y5S1.2 update, Ubisoft wants to push players out of their comfort zone. These changes to operators will make the game more challenging and captivating now as players and teams adopt new skills.
Written by Daniella Johnson