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Operation Health - Update 2.2.2 - Patch Notes

08/08/2017 12:00 PM

The 2.2.2 patch is arriving on all platforms on August 9th, 2017. This is a very important patch as we will be deploying the foundation for many upcoming improvements to the game in Season 3, alongside some key bug fixes. Operation Health will be concluding with the Season 3 Title Update, and we have a lot of exciting changes coming up.

Dedicated Servers for Custom Matches

While Custom Matches have been hosted on dedicated servers since February 2016, we will be reducing the requirements to host a Custom Match and have it remain on dedicated servers. Previously, players were required to have a full lobby (10 players) within 10 minutes of starting the match for it to be hosted on a server, as opposed to being hosted via peer to peer. Once this feature has been deployed, you will only need two players in a Custom Match lobby to ensure that your match will be hosted on a dedicated server. By reducing the total number of players required to host a Custom Match on a dedicated server, it will open up more possibilities for an improved gaming experience, even when you don’t want to play a full 5v5 match.

Another impact of the move to dedicated servers for Custom Matches is that player hosted online lobbies will no longer be available. For players to host a match alone, they will need to utilize the LAN mode.

Dedicated Servers for Terrorist Hunt

Host migration in Terrorist Hunt is going to be a thing of the past. We will be hosting all Terrorist Hunt matches on dedicated servers starting in the near future. This will allow for a more stable experience for those of you who wish to take on the White Masks!

Dedicated Servers for In-game Voice Chat with Vivox Integration

Communication between teammates in Rainbow Six is essential. With that in mind, we will be implementing an improved integrated voice chat service for all platforms that will be hosted on dedicated servers. Vivox will allow for more clear voice communication, all while using less total bandwidth. This new voice chat solution will provide all players with an ability to more clearly communicate with their teammates, especially after one of them Fuzes the hostage. We will be rolling this out to PC first, and console deployment later to ensure a high quality launch.

More Accurate Vaulting Animation While Aiming

The animation for vaulting through a window while aiming has been tweaked to reflect where the vaulter is aiming. In the past, the aiming animation took a short amount of time to reflect where the vaulter was actually aiming, which sometimes cause some confusion for an enemy watching the vault. This change in 2.2.2 will fix this so that the enemy player will know where the vaulter is aiming.


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Lucky Seventh - Elite Pulse Set

Unlock the Luck Seventh elite bundle for Pulse on August 9th! This unique bundle introduces a head-to-toe customization that will make you really stand out in the winning screen. Purchasing the bundle unlocks the Oscillator weapon skin for the M1014, UMP45, 5.7 USG and M45 Meusoc along with Wavelength gadget skin for Pulse's HB-5 Cardiac Sensor, Slick Victory Animation, Elite Pulse Chibi Charm and Lucky Seventh Uniform.


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Thank You for Your Support!

As a thank you for your continued support to Rainbow Six Siege and Operation Health, we are happy to administer the R6 Caduceus charm. Every player who has played Rainbow Six Siege from the start of Operation Health from May 23rd to the start of Season 3 in late August will receive this charm.


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Exclusive Operation Health Gift for Year 2 Pass Owners!

We appreciate your engagement to Rainbow Six Siege. As a thank you for your continued support as a Year 2 Pass owner, we are happy to offer you Doc’s Gauze headgear and the Mended weapon skin. This applies to all players who own the Year 2 Season Pass. If you purchase the Year 2 Pass at any point until it expires, you will still receive these two items.


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Features Deploying After 2.2.2 and During Season 3

The goal of Operation Health is to provide a more stable foundation to build the future of Rainbow Six Siege. As part of that, we need to be absolutely certain that the new servers being introduced have gone through sufficient testing. As such, we have been utilizing the Technical Test Server (“TTS”) to run a series of tests on these upcoming features. We ran a TTS phase last week that was focused on these server upgrades, and will have a few more in the future to test the servers, as well as some of the other peer-to-peer feature removals.

The results of each TTS phase will be reviewed by our teams. If we find an issue during one of the TTS phases, then it could potentially lead to a delay in the live deployment. The goal is to provide players with better quality servers, and more stability, which means we need to ensure that our changes are 100% ready to deploy live before we do.

Upgraded Servers

These servers have improved hardware over the servers that are currently in use, allowing for a smoother overall gameplay experience. The extent of these improvements will range from hit registration, and desyncs, to overall latency. While we are excited for you to test this new technology on the TTS, the final deployment date cannot be determined prior to data collection from these tests.

Peer to Peer Removal

We will be removing Peer to Peer voice and party features from the game in the future. This means that you will have an easier time connecting to your friends and forming parties, as well as a more fluid VOIP experience to facilitate communication with your teammates.

To avoid any misconceptions, all Ranked, Casual, and some Custom Matches are currently hosted on dedicated servers. Peer to Peer removal is not related to the hosting of the actual matches.

LAN Mode on PlayStation 4

Call your friends (if they live near you (if you have any)), LAN mode is coming to the PlayStation 4! This is targeted for Season 3.

Main Bug Fixes

Gameplay

FIXED – Players are able to place Valkyrie’s Black Eye cameras in a location that provides visibility of the entire Bank map.

FIXED – Nitro Cells deal no damage when they are thrown against certain types of metal beams.

FIXED – In some cases, wall reinforcement debris remain floating after being destroyed.

Game Mode

Secure Area

FIXED – Securing can be interrupted by stepping over debris.

Caster Camera

FIXED – Spectating a player moving through the basement of Oregon forces floor switches.

FIXED – Visual Operator placement glitch when switching from first to third person.

FIXED – Metallic doors appear orange on Bank.

Custom Game

FIXED – Data Centers selected by the host is changed when the Dedicated Match begins.

Operators

Hibana

FIXED – X-KAIROS destruction does not affect the main section of wall reinforcements.

FIXED – X-KAIROS pellets can leave floating reinforcement debris.

Glaz

FIXED – Glaz’s gadget does not always show enemies when looking through specific angles through windows.

Echo

FIXED – Yokai Drone fails to stick to the ceiling in the Garage of Bank.

Level Design

Consulate

FIXED – Carrying the hostage on 2F service stairs causes the hostage to clip through the wall.

FIXED – Walls on the East and South sides of 2F Break Room are indestructible.

FIXED – Animation loop when approaching the refrigerator in Cafeteria.

FIXED – The wall in B Storage Room is missing a reinforcement interaction.

Bank

FIXED – Black Eye’s vision can be blocked by metal bars above the server racks due to missing collision.

FIXED – Players do not take any damage through EXT High Roof bars.

Coastline

FIXED – Attackers are able to climb onto the pink canvas on the top of the building.

FIXED – Breaching charges placed in 2F VIP Lounge will not break the floor.

FIXED – Operators clip through the environment in 2F Penthouse.

FIXED – Rubber banding occurs when entering through the EXT Cantina drone vent.

FIXED – Players are able to clip through the environment to access unreachable areas.

Kanal

FIXED – Players are able to use a shield vaulting exploit to spawn kill Attackers.

FIXED – Gadgets cannot be placed in CG2F Radio.

FIXED – Drones remain floating in the air when they jump into the water.

FIXED – When placing a gadget on some walls, the lighting becomes brighter.

FIXED – Players are able to vault into unintended areas.

Border

FIXED – Rubber banding occurs after vaulting through the windows on EXT South Balcony.

FIXED – Players are able to melee through a wood panel near East Stairs to clearly see the southern door.

FIXED – Players are able to be killed through an unbreachable walls by going prone on furniture in 2F Fountain.

Chalet

FIXED – Twitch’s drone gets destroyed when passing by a rock on EXT Cliffside woods.

Skyscraper

FIXED – A wall in Geisha Room is able to be reinforced from both sides.

FIXED – Rubber banding occurs when passing between the hostage and the table in 1F Kitchen.

FIXED – Players can remain stuck after vaulting onto the bar.

Clubhouse

FIXED – When going prone in 2F Bathroom, players will partially clip through the wall.

User Experience

FIXED – Inviting a player through the Uplay PC client prior to launching the game will not add them to the squad.

FIXED – Twitch’s Jeanne d’Arc headgear has low-res textures.

FIXED – The price of the Capitao Loreto Set is incorrect on the Xbox One.

FIXED – Some of Mute’s headgear appear to have a low level of detail.

FIXED – NVIDIA Surround option only displays the game on a single monitor.

FIXED – Rank icons do not always refresh for all party members.

FIXED – 9x19VSN Kabuto skin clipping error.

FIXED – Flag of Japan charm has a flickering texture.

FIXED – Waiting for teammates and waiting for squad messages do not always appear as intended.

FIXED – Fudgy Bunny appears with a low level of detail.

FIXED – Some skins on the SMG-11 have a low level of detail.

FIXED – A typo is present in the Czech subtitles of Kapkan’s intro video.

FIXED – Watch Dogs charm has anti-aliasing glitches.

FIXED – Some players are unable to interact with the scoreboard.

FIXED – Operators from the previous match are sometimes shown in the scoreboard prior to entering the Operator selection screen.

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