From Clash’s shield exploit to severe server degradation, Rainbow Six Siege has suffered a tremendous amount over the past couple of weeks. Ubisoft has heard from the community and released a blog post today in response to address these issues.
The post outlines several current issues and their status in terms of when they’ll be resolved. While the post acknowledges the community’s concerns, it’s also open about not having an ETA for when certain issues will be fixed.
Two major fixes will include the Clash shield exploit in which she’s able to fire her gun while still being protected by her full-body shield and an exploit that allows IQ to become invisible. The devs have been able to recreate the conditions for both exploits and will work to fix them leading up to the Milan Finals.
The deployable shield exploit has made its disappointingly-triumphant return. The exploit allows players to have nearly half of their body covered by a deployable shield at all times, including their heads. Players have had to deal with this exploit in the past and its return is overwhelmingly frustrating. Ubisoft has no ETA for the deployable shield fix.
Other issues include major audio bugs and the kill cam misalignment. Both bugs have been massive this season in terms of players wanting to give up on playing Siege. In a game where every sound matters, it becomes infuriating to not be able to hear movements accurately. Larger issues take longer to fix, however, so the audio bugs will remain in the game until “some point during Y4S2,” according to Ubisoft.
The kill cam misalignment has caused many players to become suspicious of how they died during a match. Ubisoft said that the kill cam becomes misaligned when a player is leaning, so it doesn’t accurately reflect the player’s position during the time of death. Luckily, the targeted ETA for a fix is during the Y4S2 Test Server period.
Given the alarming amount of issues that have been plaguing Siege lately, it must be a stressful time for the devs. A season full of bugs is never a good look, but exploits coming out just a few weeks before the Pro League Milan Finals is probably the worst-case scenario. Many fans hope the devs will be able to patch up several issues before the finals.