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Rainbow Six Siege leak claims Tachanka will get full rework in Year 5

Published: 4/Feb/2020 12:51

by Jacob Hale


A well-known Rainbow Six Siege leaker has revealed, among other things, that defense operator Tachanka will be getting a full rework in Year 5 to bring him level with his peers.

Tachanka has been a fan-favorite of Siege players since its creation, but not for the reasons other operators would be considered favorites. Tachanka has become somewhat of a meme in the Rainbow Six community, often being referred to as ‘Lord Tachanka’.


Upon the game’s release, it was quickly noted that Tachanka and his mounted shield/machine gun combo is vastly underpowered, and has not received the same buffs that other operators may have gotten over the years if they were in a similar state. Despite becoming a fan-favorite, you won’t often see serious players opting to play as Tachanka.

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Tachanka has long been a bit of a joke to the Rainbow Six community.

Now, though, reputable leaker Kormora is claiming that, as well as various other changes coming to the game in the near future, the Lord himself will be getting a full rework.


In a comment made on gaming forum Resetera, Kormora revealed that the rework means Tachanka’s main weapon will be his LMG, while also getting “some sort of incendiary thing,” though no more details were provided on this.

Tachanka’s LMG has largely been considered underpowered at best, so the LMG is likely getting a serious buff in this case, so it’s possible he won’t be changed so much that he is no longer the Tachanka we all know and love.

Tachanka has the potential to be a very powerful operator.

It had been noted in the past that Tachanka will be reworked at some point but had been put down as a low priority on Ubisoft’s list. It seems Ubisoft have finally prioritized him though, if this leak turns out to be true.


Most Siege players will argue that a rework has long been in order, so if this leak turns out to be true, we could have a lot of happy players as well as a completely new meta in the game.

As well as the Tachanka rework, Kormora has suggested that map picks and bans will be coming to the game, which could change Ranked play massively, as well as “Replays,” which are presumed to be saved replays of matches.

Rainbow Six Siege Year 5 begins on March 10, 2020.

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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.