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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege – Patch 4.4.0
Release Notes for 12/03/2019

Patch 4.3.3 • • • • • List of Patches • • • • • Patch 4.4.1

Patch 4.4.0 - December 3, 2019


New Content & Features

General Tweaks and Improvements

Player Comfort

Gadget Trajectory Asset Destruction

We're in the process of updating breakable props across all our maps to be more structured in how they are destroyed when they are in the pathway of gadget projectiles and missiles. The goal is to make destruction of various elements across maps more coherent for players. This first iteration should allow projectiles to break fragile props that would otherwise block their path (ex: Grenades, C4, etc.).

Game Health

Gadget Code Optimization

With the new season, we’ve improved the coding logic for a number of primary and secondary gadgets to protect against potential regressions and widen their capacity for future complexity.
These backend changes will not impact your experience using the gadgets.

Casual Renamed to Quick Match

Casual is now called Quick Match. Same game mode, new name.

Quick Match + Newcomer Role Swap

Quick Match (previously Casual) and Newcomer playlists will adopt the AA-DD role swap. Similar to Ranked, players will swap roles once a match.

Playlist Guides

You will now be able to find all the information you need about a game mode in the new Playlist Guides! Newcomer, Quick Match (previously casual) and Unranked game modes will now have Playlist Guides similar to the Ranked guides.

Operator Voice Overs

The Operator voices for Hibana and Mira have been re-recorded with new voice actors. We are thankful to the voice actors that we worked with up to this point, but with the expansion of our Universe content, we needed to make adjustments to our talent line up to ensure consistency.

Bug Fixes

Gameplay

  • FIXED – The sanction meter towards getting kicked out of a game does not properly accumulate when a player incurs additional offenses while under RFF.
  • FIXED – Hostage can be vulnerable to damage through both reinforced and unbreakable walls when placed too close to the wall.
  • FIXED – Drones can get stuck inside a Deployable Shield if the defender deploys the shield on top of the drone.
  • FIXED – Deployable Shields are sometimes returned to the owner's inventory when someone stands on it.
  • FIXED – Some light projectiles are destroying map assets when they should not be.
  • FIXED – Asset destruction by a projectile trajectory, is sometimes not replicated properly to other clients.
  • FIXED – Indestructible assets on various maps.
  • FIXED – Players can use a third party exploit and use Twitch's Shock Drone to instantly kill players.
  • FIXED – Removed yellow light indicator on Breach and Exothermic charges. They will now change from red to green when the surface is breakable.
  • FIXED – Players are not receiving a penalty when joining a ranked/unranked game if they cancel right before it begins.
  • FIXED – Inconsistent sound propagation on hatches for thrown nitrocells.
  • FIXED – Shields could previously pass through walls and covers in edge cases.

Operators

Alibi

  • FIXED – When players stand next to Alibi’s prisma, the prisma can disappear from screen even when it should be visible.

Amaru

  • FIXED – Amaru gets instantly killed when reeling to a window that has a Frost Trap and a EDD.

Ash

  • FIXED – Ash's Breaching Rounds can be destroyed with bullets, melee attacks and explosives.
  • FIXED – Ash's Breaching Round can detonate after being destroyed by another explosive.

Blackbeard

  • FIXED – Blackbeard's shield clips through his body when equipping it in lean stance.

Caveira

  • FIXED – Caveira can use silent step with her primary weapon after performing a series of steps..

Clash

  • FIXED – Clash CCE shield clips through Clash body if a player spams between weapon and shield.

Ela

  • FIXED – When under DBNO, the range of Ela’s Grzmot mines are smaller than they should be.
  • FIXED – Ela’s Grzmot Mine does not detonate if it's placed on the Mira's Black Mirror Gas tank.

Goyo

  • FIXED – Meleeing a Volcan Shields canister from the bullet proof casing causes it to detonate.

Jackal

  • FIXED – Missing debuff icon for spectator and support view when watching Jackal while an enemy is being tracked.

Maestro

  • FIXED – Maestro's gadget is can be destroyed when placed on certain surfaces and breaking cosmetic destruction around it (columns of 1F Restaurant of Tower, tiles of 2F Bathroom of Fortress, popstar poster in 1F Bar of Tower).

Maverick

  • FIXED – Maverick's right hand is not placed on the Breaching Torch when he is looking right while rappelling from 3rd person POV.

Mira

  • FIXED – If Mira disconnects while deploying her gadget on a wall, that wall can no longer be reinforced.

Level Design

  • FIXED – Removed various unnecessary vault prompts in several maps.
  • FIXED – Various collision corrections that impacted drone + player navigation.
  • FIXED – Various dynamic clipping issues across all maps.
  • FIXED – Various LoD details for various maps
  • FIXED – Various space corrections across all maps to prevent captured drones from losing signal while inside.

Border

  • FIXED – 2F Armory on Border has a small gap at head level that allows headshots while crouched.

Chalet

  • FIXED – Players can gain an unfair LOS in EXT Campfire Wood of Chalet.

Consulate

  • FIXED – Computers screens missing collision with gadgets on Consulate.

House

  • FIXED – Wall frames in 2F Kid’s Room of House did not let users deploy gadgets.

Kafe

  • FIXED – Defenders can spawn peek attackers spawning at EXT Park of Kafe.
  • FIXED – Players are able to access the top of EXT Cafe Roof Top Skylight on Kafe.

Skyscraper

  • FIXED – Valkyrie 's Black Eye does not mark scanned attackers when placed on the ceiling of EXT 1F Restaurant Balcony.

Tower

  • FIXED – Inconsistent gadget placement on concrete rubble in 1F Center Hallway and 1F Bar Hallway of Tower.
  • FIXED – In Night map of Tower, 2F Elevator corners are too dark.

User Experience

  • FIXED – Minor animation bugs and alignment issues.
  • FIXED – Cosmetic visual bugs on various headgears and uniforms.
  • FIXED – When previewing weapons, the magazine sometimes spawns before the weapon preview.
  • FIXED – Y4 Operators for Year 4 Season Pass owners are not available after logging with a second account on the same console.
  • FIXED – UI doesn't refresh when returning to the operator landing page after setting a new showcase operator.
  • FIXED – Blitz Elite VIP VFX can be triggered in the map if Blitz is the host.
  • FIXED – Newcomer/Casual playlists remain locked even player’s ongoing match ends and player must restart to unlock.
  • FIXED – Performance drops when fast switching between tabs in RankedExpo menu tabs.
  • FIXED – Various map locations where Casters can see OOW.
  • FIXED – [Situations] Players can access and get stuck in the basement on the 1st Situation on Hereford Base.
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