Ubisoft outlined its plans concerning the next year of updates for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege during the recent Community and Game Celebration event. In addition to a whole new year of season-based updates bringing new Operators, reworked maps and cosmetics, the development team is also working on a number of core changes which should fundamentally improve players' experience.
Siege will implement a transparent, player-visible version of the reputation system it was toying with last year. Friendly players who have a positive impact on the game's community will be rewarded under this system; however, toxic or otherwise unhelpful players will be punished. It's hoped that this will help drive a friendly, flourishing community for the now six-year-old game.
Due to the game's popularity among streamers, Ubisoft will introduce a Streamer Mode to the game. This will mask their name, profile image, clearance level and region—as well as those of their fellow players—and put in place a hidden matchmaking delay. It is believed that this will help protect streamers from harassment.
A one-bullet weapon, the Gonne-6, is being brought into the game. It will be able to destroy any bulletproof gadget and will be available for the following Operators: Glaz, Dokkaebi, Lion, Finka, Gridlock, Amaru, Iana and Zero (initially only in the Crimson Heist test server).
Players will also be able to control cameras and gadgets after their death, letting players support their teammates from beyond the grave. This update is set for release later this year, in addition to a change which will allow the attacking team to change their loadout as often as they please in the preparation phase.
Finally, the Armour figure will be switched to Health, for greater transparency in how much damage a player can take.
Quality of Life
Ubisoft is working behind-the-scenes to bolster Siege's online infrastructure in an effort to reduce the number of DDoS attacks, reduce matchmaking time and improve server stablity. Furthermore, the team is also working to optimise and reduce the game's file size.#
Players will be able to adapt elite skins and add other gear to an outfit, bringing more customisation options to the game. This comes in addition to the planned crossover with Resident Evil, which will cosmetics from the franchise to the Rainbow Six Siege world.
For more information about the next year of content and updates to Rainbow Six Siege, check out the game's official website.