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Ubisoft pays tribute to Iceycat25 with Rainbow Six in-game charm

Published: 10/Sep/2020 17:22

by Michael Gwilliam


Ubisoft has confirmed they will be honoring the legacy of Rainbow Six content creator Iceycat25 with an in-game charm in the coming months.

Iceycat was one of the most popular Rainbow Six Siege content creators with over 300,000 subscribers on YouTube. He was one of the first to create guides for the game, explained how new content worked, and more.


Since his passing, the Rainbow Six community has rallied behind him, asking Ubisoft to honor Iceycat with some sort of in-game item.

On Reddit, user OperationRainbowSix even crafted a universal skin design with a frozen-looking texture and the YouTuber’s logo added in for good measure.


Rest In Paradise Icey, You will be missed. Ubisoft please make this a skin??❄️ from Rainbow6

However, the most common request was a charm, which Ubisoft has now acknowledged. In a tweet on September 10, the Rainbow Six Siege Twitter account wrote that the team is “working on a small in-game token to honor @IceyCat25’s memory with his own charm.”

“We hope to share more info in the coming months,” they added.

Additionally, in memory of the YouTuber, they donated $20,000 to Take This, a non-profit organization that increases support for mental health in games.


There’s no news yet as to what Iceycat’s charm will look like, but there’s a good chance it will include his logo in some capacity.

Rainbow Six isn’t the only video game to honor content creators who have passed away. Blizzard has honored several community members over the years including Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein.

In his honor, the company added a Rogue Trainer NPC with his tag.

Reckful NPC in World of WarCraft
Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard paid tribute to WoW streamer Reckful.

They also paid tribute to famous StarCraft commentator Geoff ‘iNcontroL’ Robinson with a free commemorative bundle that included an announcer pack, portrait, and other items.

It’s always nice to see game developers recognize important people in their communities and immortalize them with in-game tributes.

Rainbow Six

Rainbow Six Y5S3.3 patch to nerf Ace, Melusi & Oryx changes, more

Published: 9/Oct/2020 6:32

by Andrew Amos


Rainbow Six’s Y5S3.3 patch is just around the corner. While the Tachanka rework won’t be shipped, major changes to Ace, Melusi, Oryx, Glaz, and more will be awaiting players in the balance update.

If you were hoping the Tachanka rework was being shipped to Rainbow Six’s live servers this early, you’re sadly incorrect. The Russian operator is currently available for testing on the TTS with a release planned for a couple of weeks time.


In the meanwhile, some major changes are being made to the live game. Year 5 operators Ace, Melusi, and Oryx are being targeted to try and bring their power in line, while other, older operators are getting a leg up in the Y5S3.3 patch.

Ace loses SELMA charge, Glaz movement penalty buffed

Siege’s newest hard breacher, Ace, is hitting a little bit too hard. His SELMA charges have proven to be a nuisance. They are arguably the best hard breach gadget in the game, able to open up massive holes at any size he so chooses.


However, he will be a bit more vulnerable to tricking after Y5S3.3. He is losing one of his SELMA charges, going down from three to two. This means he can only open up two holes or one hatch a round.

“With this change we aim to reduce the presence of the Operator, maintain Thermite as a credible alternative, and to invite Ace players to think twice when placing S.E.L.M.A. on a reinforced wall,” Ubisoft said.

Glaz, on the other end of the attacker spectrum, is getting a buff. The Russian sniper has struggled since his revamp, and while it’s not a total reversal coming through, his movement penalty is being buffed so it’s a bit more forgiving.

Glaz in Rainbow Six Siege
The neglected Glaz is getting some love in Y5S3.3.

Melusi & Oryx swap primary weapons in power shift

On the defender side of things, two of the most recently released operators are swapping primaries. Melusi will grab Oryx’s MP5 to “slightly reduce her versatility and ability to win gunfights,” while Oryx will get the T-5 to help his roaming.

Frost is getting the ITA12S as a new secondary to help her open up rotation holes and provide a bit more to her team. Tachanka is losing his 1.5x scope on his 9x19VSN ahead of his rework too.

The TCSG-12 and ACS-12 shotguns are also being buffed. The TCSG-12 was once the weapon of choice on Kaid and Goyo, and it could return to the top with increased damage at range now. The ACS-12 will also benefit from the same change.

Melusi in Rainbow Six Siege
Melusi losing her T-5 will affect her roaming ability.

You can find the full set of intended changes for the Rainbow Six Y5S3.3 patch below.

Rainbow Six Y5S3.3 early patch notes

Operator Balancing


  • Reduce the number of S.E.L.M.A. Aqua Breacher explosions to 2 (from 3).


  • Adding the ITA12S as a secondary weapon.


  • Reduce vision recovery time to 0.4s (from 1s).
  • Reduce movement penalization by 50% (from 6s to 12s of movement).


  • Adding MP5 as a primary weapon (Removing T-5).
  • Optics available on the MP5: Red Dot, Holographic, Reflex.


  • Adding T-5 as a primary weapon (Removing MP5).
  • Optics available on the T-5: Red Dot, Holographic, Reflex, Scope 1.5x.


  • Removed 1.5x Scope from Tachanka’s 9x19VSN.



  • Damage drop-off has been made more progressive to reach minimal damage at 50m (instead of 20m).
  • Damage at maximum range increase to 68% (from 48%).
  • Suppressor damage penalization normalized to -12.5% regardless the range.


  • Damage drop-off has been made more progressive to reach minimal damage at 50m (instead of 20m).
  • Damage at maximum range increase to 68% (from 48%).
  • Suppressor damage penalization normalized to -12.5% regardless the range.