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Rainbow Six Siege update 2.1 now on PC, adds custom dedicated servers

A new Rainbow Six Siege patch is out that fixes a lot of the latent problems from the last one while adding custom dedicated servers
By: Jeff Williams | Gaming News | Posted: Feb 11, 2016 10:04 pm

When patch 2.0 hit, it seemed to break the game in more ways than was intended. Ubisoft was quick on the draw and dolled out fixes for a majority of the most serious of issues. Patch 2.1 fixes the remainder of the bugs that showed up and adds some much needed variety into the mix.




One of the bets new features is the ability to setup a 10-player custom game that can be hosted on a dedicated server. This means it'll be much harder to cheat and the game will be much more stable as well. There are some small issues still surrounding the use of dedicated custom servers, but those will be addressed in the future. Right now if the match creator quits, then the server will shut down.


In the patch note they've listed the most severe bugs and have noted their having been squashed in this update. It isn't everything that was encountered, but it encompasses the majority of the game-breaking issues that cropped up. Check out what it fixed below. And don't be afraid to tell them of any other bugs you encounter. The patch is out now on PC and will come to consoles on the 16th.


Rainbow Six Siege has been a surprising success for them, and In a statement in their financial results, Ubisoft praised the success that Rainbow Six Siege has been. "Record player engagement levels for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, with first-person shooter fans especially appreciating the quality of the multiplayer mode."


Gameplay fixes

  • Operators sometimes are displayed in T-Pose, slide around the maps and don't have any textures. - FIXED
  • Headshot hits do not register properly. - FIXED (We will keep looking for additional improvement opportunities.)
  • Exploit: Kapkan's trap can have an invisible laser if specific steps are followed. - FIXED
  • Exploit: Bandit could duplicate the batteries in his inventory by doing a certain behavior. - FIXED
  • Exploit: Players able to clip inside walls using Deployable Shields. - FIXED
  • Collar collision on Frost and Buck, make headshots register as upper body damage. - FIXED
  • Glaz is able to take down Castle Barricades with only 4 shots. - FIXED
  • Player able to clip inside walls by using Deployable Shields. - FIXED
  • Nitro Cells stick to the edges of tiny leaves on plants. - FIXED .
  • Switching weapons takes Buck out of the Skeleton Key mode. - FIXED
  • Blitz's gadget blinds players who were not facing it. - FIXED
  • Frost's Welcome Mat is not destroyed when placed on a trap door which is then reinforced. - FIXED
  • Sometimes, players get an infinite reload animation. - FIXED
  • Sometimes, players cannot reload their weapon. - FIXED
  • Player has a jammed screen if holding the drone in his or her hand near a Signal Disrupter. - FIXED
  • If an attacker is killed at the same time as they finish placing the defuser, the defender won't be able to disable it. - FIXED
  • Armored barricades placed by Castle appear as intact when Castle is looking at them, while they are displayed as destroyed for other players. - FIXED
  • PVE: Inconsistency between the number of AI displayed to be killed at the start of the session on Yacht and the one displayed for the rest of the maps on all difficulty levels. The amount of AI spawning was not the same as the amount of AI displayed. It was 20 on all difficulty levels while it should have been 22 (normal), 26 (hard) and 30 (realistic). - FIXED
  • (PC) Cannot HOLD Sprint when Walk is set to TOGGLE. - FIXED
  • Yacht: when playing during daytime with Montagne, broken glass decals are completely dark. - TENTATIVE FIX (We will be tracking for it once Patch 2.1 goes live, currently cannot reproduce the bug anymore internally. Please reach out to customer support if you experience it after the patch is live, thank you!)


Level design fixes

  • Yacht ceiling glitch exploit: player is able to vault near the roof of the front end of the boat inside the map's ceiling, gaining a tactical advantage. - FIXED
  • Presidential Plane glitch exploit: Drone can jump through a wall in the Cargo and get inside the Plane's textures. - FIXED
  • Oregon glitch: an exterior brick wall could be shot through from EXT Farmlands. - FIXED
  • Yacht slot machine glitch: after shooting the slot machine, it creates a vault detection that makes the player vault. - FIXED
  • Yacht: exterior cameras are missing their location names. - FIXED
  • Yacht: drones can go out of world at the EXT East Glacier. - FIXED
  • Yacht: drones can fall in the water and out of map at the King of the World location. - FIXED
  • Yacht: asset left floating after destroying wall in the Infirmary. - FIXED
  • Club House: players can fall out of world when installing a booby trap in the Basement. - FIXED
  • Chalet: Invisible collision present on the table located in the Dining Room at 1F. - FIXED
  • Bank: light issue present on the South wall of the CEO Office. - FIXED


Online fixes

  • Players sometimes join a Ranked match that is already in progress. - FIXED
  • Cannot Vote Kick a second player from a PVP session and Team Kill Auto-Kick and Hostage Kill Auto-Kick become unavailable. - FIXED
  • Error code 0-0x00000602 is received when returning from a matchmaking game to looking for players step. - FIXED
  • PVE: Broken friendly fire kick system. - FIXED
  • Custom Game: After being kicked from a Custom Game session, the player is able to join through the Open to Friends option. - FIXED


UI fixes

  • In Custom Games, the Hardcore HUD features the old Simplified HUD settings. - FIXED
  • There is no timer present during the lobby screen. - FIXED
  • Platinum Rank appears misspelled in the End of Round Screen. - FIXED
  • Gun icon is displayed in the Round Log instead of the fall icon when bleeding out from fall damage in the game. - FIXED


Miscellaneous fixes

  • Players playing Lone Wolf receive Situations' Renown and XP. - FIXED
  • Yacht: Missing weapon textures during PVP matches. - FIXED
  • The lower part of Blitz's character model is flickering. - FIXED
  • Weapons show black texture after playing several Custom sessions in a row. - FIXED
  • When reloading L85A2, ammo magazine clips through weapon. - FIXED
  • MP7's attachments conflict with the default iron sight. - FIXED
  • There is no sound for the Season 1 Operators when reloading their weapons. - FIXED
  • Frost's Welcome Mat gadget has no sound effects when deployed or picked up. - FIXED
  • Minor bugs present in Spectator Camera. - FIXED
  • PVE: First person gun models and players are invisible occasionally. - FIXED
  • (PC) It is possible to see through walls using NVIDIA SLI. - FIXED
  • (PS4) 'Recently met players' feature now functional (was already working on XB1). - FIXED


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