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Rainbow Six Y5S1.2 patch notes: Ying buff, Jager, Buck nerfed & more

Published: 21/Apr/2020 13:39

by Jacob Hale


Rainbow Six Siege’s Y5S1.2 patch is officially here, bringing a mixture of buffs and nerfs to different operators within the game as well as fixing some pesky bugs that have been found in the game.

The patch will be deployed to both PC and console the week of April 20, 2020, predominantly bringing balancing fixes to the game’s operators as well as announcing some changes that will be occurring to the map pool soon.

Below are the main changes coming to Rainbow Six Siege with the Y5S1.2 patch, but you can scroll down if you want to see the full patch notes.

Ying buffed

Ying has become more user-friendly with increased utility and firepower.

Ying was introduced to the game in Operation Blood Orchid and has been a fairly popular operator in its time.

Now, Ying will have 4 Candelas instead of 3, as well as her T-95 LSW receiving a damage increase from 43 to 46. However, her claymores have been replaced with smoke grenades, though how much that affects Ying’s power remains to be seen.

Buck, Jager, Goyo and Mozzie nerfed

Jäger is a popular operator, but might lose traction thanks to this nerf.

On the other side of the field, four operators have been nerfed for Y5S1.2. Jäger, often a fan-favorite, is now a 2-speed, 2-armor operator, making him a little less of a pain to play against.

Goyo has also been nerfed, with two Volcán shields instead of 3, while Mozzie’s Super Shorty secondary has been removed, taking a little of his power in the process.

The biggest nerf is perhaps to Buck, a popular attacking operator added to the game early in its life-cycle. Although his Skeleton Key magazine and max ammo count have increased by 1, to 5 and 25 respectively, the loss of frag grenades – which have been replaced by claymores – is absolutely huge, and completely change how he is played.

There have also been some bug fixes, including an issue with Oregon’s EXT Construction Site and barricade replication problems, where barricades are still appearing to the shooter after being destroyed. For full details, see patch notes below.

Rainbow Six Siege Y5S1.2 Patch Notes

Operation Void Edge is still in its infancy.


Update – the quick match map pool will remain the same throughout Y5S1 and will rotate again in Y5S2.



  • Frag Grenades replaced with Claymores.
  • Increased Skeleton Key Magazine Capacity:
  • Skeleton Key magazine capacity increased to 5 + 1
  • Skeleton Key max ammo count is now 25+1


  • Reduced number of Volcán shields to 2 (down from 3).


  • Now a 2-speed/2-armor operator.


Losing his Super Shorty will be a pain for Mozzie mains.
  • Removed Super Shorty secondary.


  • Increased number of Candelas to 4 (up from 3).
  • Replaced Claymores with Smoke Grenades.
  • Increased T-95 LSW damage to 46 (up from 43).


  • Added a Razor Holographic Sight option to her M12.


  • Added an additional magazine to the TCSG12.
  • Reduced TCSG12 damage to 57 (down from 84).


  • FIXED – Barricade replication issues where the barricade is not destroyed for all players in game except the shooter.
  • FIXED – The Dynamic Play button does not update properly when last match was on an Event/Discovery playlist.
  • FIXED – Players can clip inside the excavator in EXT Construction Site of Oregon.
  • FIXED – Game boots with DX11 when players manually select the Vulkan executable in the steam installation folder.
  • FIXED – Minor menu/shop visual and cosmetic fixes.
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Team Liquid suspend Rainbow Six coach Mav over abuse allegations

Published: 7/Jan/2021 1:57

by Andrew Amos


Team Liquid Rainbow Six coach Rafael ‘mav’ Loureiro Freitas has been suspended six months into his tenure over allegations of domestic violence. The former FaZe Clan star has denied the allegations, stating they aren’t “as pictured.”

Mav has been accused by his former partner of instigating domestic violence while they were in a relationship with the Rainbow Six coach.

‘SilverMistR6’, who has now locked her Twitter account, claimed that Mav slammed her against a wall in a bar after he got drunk one night while still on the FaZe Clan roster. Other users backed up her story with screenshots and videos.

The allegations caught wind on January 5, with Team Liquid suspending the coach within 24 hours.

“These are extremely concerning and serious allegations. We want to assure the community and those who raised these concerns that we are investigating thoroughly, and all work with Mav has been suspended until we complete our investigation,” the team said in a January 6 statement.

“After first learning of these incidents [on January 5], we immediately began conducting a formal review to determine the appropriate course of action. We’ll share an update as soon as the investigation is complete.”

Mav himself has denied some of the claims. While he admits he “was wrong to push [his partner],” he claims there’s more to the story.

“I said I was wrong to push my ex ⁠— you shouldn’t push anyone, period. It wasn’t as pictured, but of course I’ll always be canceled and have to read things like an abuser when I pushed her away,” he said on Twitter according to a translation.

Mav is one of numerous people within Brazilian esports to be swept up in sexual assault allegations over the last few days. CS:GO pro Lincoln ‘fnx’ Lau was accused of leaking a private video from Twitch streamer and host Renata ‘Elfa’ Schozen without her permission.

The two were in a relationship in 2019 when fnx recorded an intimate video of them, which he allegedly shared in a WhatsApp group without her consent. Three people told Schozen about the incident, and she has also threatened legal action.

Brazilian League of Legends caster Gabriel ‘MiT’ Souza was also dropped by Riot for the 2021 CBLoL Season after he was also accused of sexual assault by members of the community.

Team Liquid are expected to take part in the Six Invitational 2021. It’s unclear if Mav’s suspension will jeopardize his ability to travel to Europe to coach the squad.