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Rainbow Six Siege Patch Notes for Update 2.51 for Y8S2 Today (May 30)

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A brand new update for Rainbow Six Siege will go live later today, marking the start of Season 2 Season 2 with a brand new trigger, new balance changes, bug fixes, map reworks, and so much more.

Fenrir is Rainbow Six Siege’s newest defender, fully equipped with the new F-Natt Dread Mine. This new throwable device sticks to walls and causes an emotional state that temporarily limits a person’s abilities. The Fenrir also comes with two selectable primary weapons, the MP7 or SASG-12, and a secondary weapon, the Bailiff 410.

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Unfortunately, before players can jump into Season 2 Season 2, there will be a long hiatus. So here’s everything you need to know about the latest Rainbow Six Siege update, including the Y8S2 release time and patch notes.

Rainbow Six Siege Y8S2 release time and server crash

The server downtime for the Rainbow Six Siege update will start today at 6pm PT / 9am ET / 2pm BST. According to Ubisoft, the servers will be offline for up to 90 minutes. During this time, players will be required to download a new patch for the new season. Patch sizes for all supported platforms can be found below:

  • Steam – 5.4 GB
  • Ubisoft Connect – 8.58 GB
  • PlayStation 4 – 6.44 GB
  • PlayStation 5 – 5.71 GB
  • Xbox One – 6.26 GB
  • Xbox Series S | X – 5.28 GB

Rainbow Six Siege Update 2.51 Patch Notes for Y8S2

Below, you’ll find the official patch notes for Rainbow Six Siege’s May 30th update, which marks the beginning of Y8S2.

New launcher

Remap: Consulate

Consulate has received several technical and gameplay updates this season that affect all decks and locations to create more opportunities and a more balanced map with added complexity. Forwards have also received some love to reduce frustration and allow for a safer approach. In general, the goal of these changes is to reduce control of the map from the outside and force attackers to spend more time on the inside.

Shooting range update

Shooting Range is getting a new Aiming Lane that allows players to test weapons against moving targets to determine how recoil and damage relate to game situations, tweak custom aiming options and test them in real time.

In addition, players can now use a breakable wall in Damage Lane to test the destruction-related damage of different weapons.

Perpetual Passage Playlist

This new permanent playlist allows players to jump into Arcade modes for some quick matches that are a break from the norm. The game modes coming to this playlist are Headshots Only, Snipers Only, Golden Gun, and Deathmatch.

Also launching in the Arcade Free For All playlist is a new teamless game mode where everyone is an opponent.


New tool: note blocker

The Observation Blocker is an intelligence denial tool that projects a digital barrier that blocks line-of-sight to adversary drones and surveillance tools so they can’t identify clients and devices on the other side.

The digital barrier of the monitoring barrier can only be seen from a drone or monitoring device and cannot be seen by or affected by customers.


Grim’s changes this season are aimed at making the Kawan Hive Launcher more responsive by reducing its build-up time and increasing its rate of fire so it can populate an area faster than before. In addition, Kawan Hives now fire their charges faster, allowing a well-placed cell to better capture nearby defenders. To keep this change well balanced, the hives are vulnerable to more types of damage so that the fast defender can still destroy the hive before launching a swarm. Once fired, the swarms are now larger and stay longer, but they trail the cannon for less time once the cannon steps out of the swarm.

Additionally, Grim’s gear is modified to increase flexibility and allow for more creative ways to use his unique ability.


New control schemes

There are three new controller layouts coming this season that provide alternative inputs for shooting, bending, and bending. These new layouts aim to address reported difficulties causing discomfort and make Siege a more comfortable gaming experience for everyone.

Players can find the new layouts in the Controller Layouts section of the Options menu, where input changes from the default layout are highlighted for quick reference.

player comfort

Free camera re-match

Match Replay now allows players to use a free camera to look at footage from any angle to review strategies and create content.

Team update

During a post-action report, team members can tell a team leader that they are ready to play with the click of a button, and team captains will be able to skip the remaining timer and start matchmaking.

Low operator price

With each season, select customers get a price cut, and Operation Awe Factor is no exception! Down to 10,000 Renown or 240 R6 Credits are the operators Ace and Melusi. Thunderbird price drops to 15,000 Renown or 360 R6 Credits. Finally, Sens are now priced at 20,000 Renown or 480 R6 Credits.

Seasonal weapon skin

Keep a tight grip on your power, lest it flow out and consume everything! Get the Bound Fury pack, which includes the Wicked Reckoning weapon and elbow skin, Life and Bane charms, and the Fear Obsession card background. The seasonal weapon skin will be released at the launch of the season and will be available for purchase throughout the season. Once unlocked, it remains in your inventory indefinitely and can be applied to all available weapons.

Operator balancing


  • Baliff has been added as a secondary weapon.
  • Aggravated breach charge added.
  • Trigger: Setup time reduced to 1sec (from 1.1).
  • Launcher: Increased rate of fire to 70 rpm (from 40).
  • Projectile: Activation time reduced to 0.4 seconds (from 1).
  • Projectile: Vulnerable to bullets, lasers, and melee damage.
  • Zone: Duration increased to 16 seconds (from 8).
  • Area: Radius increased to 4.6m (from 3.6).
  • Area: Detection system changed to body (from head).
  • Decay: Reduced duration to 4 seconds (from 9).
  • Decay: The time between sounds normalized to 1 second (from 1/3/9).


  • Shock bombs and nitro cell have been removed.
  • Barbed wire and a bulletproof camera have been added.
  • Kona Station: Heal per shot reduced to 20 HP (from 30).
  • Kona Station: Cooldown decreased to 15 seconds (from 35).

Additional LOADOUT changes


  • The nitro cell has been removed and replaced with a bulletproof camera.
  • Added effect grenades.

to throb

  • Nitro Cell is set as the first gadget slot.
  • Barbed wire has been removed and replaced with a deployable shield.
  • Monitoring blocker added.

My booty

  • Deployable shield has been removed. And replace it with a monitoring blocker.
  • The collision grenades were removed and replaced with the proximity alarm.


  • Barbed wire has been removed and replaced with barbed wire.




  • Monitoring blocker added.


  • Monitoring blocker added.


  • Monitoring blocker added.


  • Monitoring blocker added.


  • Monitoring blocker added.

Musical band leader

  • Monitoring blocker added.


  • Monitoring blocker added.

Modifications and improvements

player comfort

Reputational Penalty UI update

  • The activation banner for “Reputation Penalty” now starts the first round instead of every round.
  • The active warning logo has been renamed from WARNINGS to PENALTIES. The sticker disappears shortly after the start of the round but the active penalty symbols will remain for the duration.
  • When the player returns to the main section even during matchmaking, popups will appear. If the player exits the game without seeing the popup, it will appear when the game starts.

Game correctness

Improve the top of the ladder

  • Ranking through Emerald, Diamond, and Champion now has steeper requirements.

Playlist update

  • Added new Consulate map rework to all playlists.

Non-bookable map

  • The Consulate map cannot be blocked throughout the season.

factor that cannot be blocked

  • Fenrir cannot be banned in Rated and Uncensored playlists for the first two weeks after release.

Feature update

Select the audio input/output device

  • Let’s choose the players audio input and output device via the options menu.

More details about today’s update can be found at Rainbow Six Siege official website.

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