Rainbow Six nerfs Ying after backlash over overpowered buff - Dexerto
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Rainbow Six nerfs Ying after backlash over overpowered buff

Published: 30/Apr/2020 16:12 Updated: 30/Apr/2020 16:21

by Jacob Hale


Ubisoft have released a Rainbow Six Siege hotfix that nerfs attacking operator Ying after huge backlash over an “overpowered” buff in the game’s Y5S1.2 patch on April 21.

Ying was added to the game in August 2017’s Operation Blood Orchid update and was once a somewhat popular pick, though her pick rate has slowly declined through each update as more effective operators become available.


In an effort to make Ying more effective and balanced, Ubisoft gave her some extra utility – but likely weren’t prepared for the incoming backlash after the change.

Ying’s candelas have caused a bit of a stir.

One of Ying’s main gadgets are her Candelas, explosives that create multiple blinding flashes when detonated. While originally Ying had 3 candelas, the patch gave her an extra one, bringing the total up to four, and it caused uproar among the Siege community.


Immediately people were irritated at what appeared to be a clear overpowered buff to some players, and it seems as though Ubisoft themselves soon realised they had made a mistake.

As well as a daily level cap for PvE and a fix to the MMR rollback popup bug, Ying’s candelas have been reduced back to three, only nine days after the initial buff.

This wasn’t initially mentioned when Ubisoft addressed the community’s top issues and concerns on April 23, so it’s not clear when they decided that the Ying buff needed to be reverted.


Players were evidently delighted in the replies to the announcement tweet, with popular streamer and former pro player KingGeorge thanking them, saying he “can’t wait to be able to see things in Ranked again.”

The Rainbow Six Siege April 30 update rolls out on PC only at 9am EDT (6am PDT / 2pm BST).

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How to watch Rainbow Six Tachanka rework full reveal: release date, more

Published: 6/Oct/2020 2:32

by Andrew Amos


Tachanka’s rework is coming to Rainbow Six very soon. After being revealed at the Six Invitational, Ubisoft is sharing more details with the playerbase very soon. We’ve got everything you need to know about the Tachanka rework presentation right here.

The Lord has arisen. Well, he’s about to, at least. Rainbow Six’s Tachanka is the first operator in line for a major rework in Ubisoft’s tactical shooter, and it’s right around the corner.


The cult hero’s overhaul was first revealed at the Six Invitational, to rapturous applause from the crowd. The turret wielding Russian might retain his legendary status, but picking him will no longer be a meme.

Ubisoft are set to drop more details about Tachanka’s rework very soon. In fact, it could be coming in just a matter of weeks, or even days, on Operation Shadow Legacy. Here’s what we know about the full reveal coming soon.


Rainbow Six Tachanka rework stream

It’s unclear if the Tachanka rework full reveal is going to be streamed on Twitch, or just be a video uploaded to Ubisoft’s accounts globally. However, we do have a set date for when you should expect more info: October 7.

The full reveal will go live on October 7 at 10am ET / 1pm ET / 6pm BST.

Tachanka rework details: new molotov gadget, more

Tachanka’s kit is heavily outdated in Rainbow Six. His static playstyle doesn’t fit with the dynamic of Siege. However, that’s all going to change when the Russian defender gets his rework.


We’ve already seen the major changes. Tachanka will now wield an incendiary grenade launcher instead of his turret. It’ll work similarly to Capitao’s bolts, helping lock down certain areas.

“The incendiary grenade launcher not only fits his theme of like World War II, old weapons, but also adds a real interest into his gameplay that’ll move him from being a meme character to a meta pick,” game director Leroy Athanassoff told Dexerto.

He will instead get his LMG as his primary weapon. It comes with supreme destructibility, with the ability to open up soft walls and hatches with ease. It also packs a decent punch, although the fire rate isn’t anything to write home about.


The Lord himself is set to get an Elite skin too. He’s ripped off his top ⁠— but kept the helmet on ⁠— as he marks a new era with a new look.

The Tachanka rework will likely arrive in Operation Shadow Legacy. However, a firm release date hasn’t been locked. We will keep you posted as new info arises.