Rainbow Six Siege will soon get rid of peer-to-peer in all modes, and this new patch lays the foundation

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 10 August 2017 15:13 GMT

Rainbow Six Siege has received a small patch this week to lay the groundwork for what comes next, and there’s a lot of good news.

Patch 2.2.2 is small, but it’s the rest of what’s coming that’s the bigger deal here.

With the launch of Season 3 later this month and the conclusion of Operation Health, we’ll begin to see major additions such as dedicated servers for all modes, a new voice over service, server infrastructure upgrades, and more.

Dedicated servers will support Terrorist Hunt, as well as Custom Games by default. When they launch, you’ll only need two players to start a custom game on a dedicated server. If you still want the game hosted locally, you’ll be able to do it through LAN mode, which itself is coming soon to PS4.

The new voice service will also be hosted on dedicated servers. It’s called Vivox, and Ubisoft said it’ll use less bandwidth and offer better audio quality. It’ll first be deployed on PC with consoles to follow later.

The game’s animations will receive another tweak that has to do with the way the gun is pointing when a character vaults over an object. After the update, you’ll only see the character aim at one spot consistently without quickly switching mid-animation.

There’s even more work to be done during Season 3, after the end of Operation Health. Some of the promised changes include faster servers, and full removal of peer-to-peer support from the game.

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As for patch 2.2.2, find the notes for it below:

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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