Ubisoft has announced big changes coming to Rainbow Six Siege in Year 4. One of the biggest is a complete change to how friendly fire will work. These changes were revealed in a live stream during the Six Invitational 2019.
Friendly fire will now make reverse damage to players. This will only activate after a player has killed a teammate once during a match. Team killing has been a problem in Siege for years. These changes will hopefully make team kills happen less often.
Map changes are coming in Year 4. These will include reworks of three different maps: Kafe Dostoyevsky, Kanal and Theme Park. Map reworks usually involves moving obstacles, changing building layouts, and altering different visual elements of a map.
Ubisoft also revealed a roadmap for future operators and events. Starting February 18 on R6 Siege test servers, players will be able to try out the two new Australian operators coming to the game. Later seasons will be added by operators from Denmark, Peru, Mexico, Kenya and India.
Year 4 will also change how the in-game menus look and feel. operate, rebalance multiple existing operators and make changes to playlist requirements and content.
The announcement of these changes and future plans has been met with mostly positive comments from the community. Many users are excited about how many improvements and fixes Ubisoft is adding in Year 4.
"Ubisoft has clearly put so much thought into all of this Year 4 content and changes." Said Reddit user RichardArrowSmith. Another user commented in the same thread that they feel more excited now than ever Rainbow Six Siege . Many fans also seemed happy that Ubisoft seemed committed to rebalancing maps and operators on such a large scale.
The Rainbow Six Siege subreddit collected all the new information revealed in a massive post.