Warden fix means Rainbow Six Siege griefers will hate the new patch

The new Rainbow Six Siege Y6S2.1 patch contains an impressive 47 fixes, though chief among them is a solution to the Warden griefing issue. When playing as Warden, users could previously walk over hatches that teammates were reinforcing to cancel the animation. This bug was more than a little annoying, but thankfully, there’s now a solution. Here’s the lowdown on every other new change via the complete Rainbow Six Siege 2.08 update patch notes.

Full Rainbow Six Siege 2.08 update patch notes list (Y6S2.1)

Rainbow Six Siege 2.08 update patch notes

Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege 2.08 update is out today, June 29, 2021, across all platforms.

Gameplay bug fixes

  • Timers are set to old values in Quick Match and Newcomer playlists
  • The bulletproof camera uses old FOV
  • Players lose control of the first-person view if they join a Custom Game while under an Abandon Penalty
  • Players who leave a Ranked or Unranked match might be unable to rejoin due to infinite loading
  • Battle Pass ‘Sweeper’ challenge can be completed by destroying friendly gadgets
  • Players who enter Support Mode while there are no available Observation Tools are not able to see the Operator model for the player they are viewing
  • Missing torso or head can be observed during death replay if Operator was eliminated with explosives
  • Timer for Post-Action Report is short by 10 seconds
  • Thunderbird is counted in the Battle Pass ‘Work for Hire’ challenge
  • Minor EOR Replay issues
  • A shield can be placed into a reinforced wall and used to pass through walls

Level design bug fixes

  • Various defuser planting and retrieval issues in specific areas on the Favela map
  • Clipping, collision, lighting, and navigation issues on Favela map
  • Multiple LOS issues on Favela map
  • Multiple LOD issues on Favela map
  • Various LOD, asset, and clipping issues on multiple maps
  • Various issues with Kapkan’s Entry Denial Device on specific maps
  • Devices can be placed on a ceiling fan in 1F Customs Inspection on Border map
  • Oryx can’t climb or grip the hatch in B Wine Cellar on Villa map
  • Defenders cannot reinforce 2 soft walls while standing on the reinforced hatch in 1F Public Bathroom on the Consulate map
  • When a player destroys a barricade and vaults through it, the barricade does not replicate properly

Operator bug fixes

  • If Warden walks over a hatch while a teammate is reinforcing, the reinforcement animation is canceled
  • Thunderbird is locked in-game but unlocked in the Operator album
  • The Thunderbird Kóna Station marker is visible to Attackers
  • Thunderbird’s Kóna Station is inverted during deployment animation
  • Thunderbird’s Kóna Station can generate debris or be destroyed during deployment or retrieval
  • Montagne’s Le Roc Shield appears in front of him when he uses Observation Tools
  • Smoke’s Remote Gas Grenade disappears from view when the observer is over 18 M away
  • Visual HUD for Jackal’s Eyenox Model III is missing
  • Lights on Ace’s S.E.L.M.A. Aqua Breacher blink while the device is in the disabled state
  • When Doc’s Stim Pistol heals a player affected by Lesion’s GU, the GU is removed
  • IQ’s device is automatically reequipped after placing a Breach Charge
  • When eliminated, Maestro can move the Evil Eye camera
  • Animation glitch occurs if IQ switches between primary and secondary weapons while Electronics Detector is equipped

User experience bug fixes

  • Enabling RAW input affects mouse movement randomly
  • Host cannot kick another player in a Local Custom Game
  • Several text and voice chat issues
  • Multiple customization issues
  • Multiple UI, menu, and localization issues
  • Various VFX issues
  • Multiple Caster HUD issues in Spectator Mode
  • Abusive Chat report option is not displayed for teammates unless PC chat is set to All
  • Voice Abuse report option is missing for teammates who are not in the player’s Squad
  • Infinite loading occurs after cinematic for Situation Cold Zero
  • Flash hider and compensator have old descriptions
  • Generic drone antennas are not fully black
  • There are no controls displayed in-game when using a PS5 controller on a PC

The official patch notes helpfully reveal the Rainbow Six Siege 2.08 update file size for each platform, too:

Rainbow Six Siege 2.08 update file sizes

  • PS5 — 1.18 GB
  • PS4 — 1.45 GB
  • Xbox Series X — 3.04 GB
  • Xbox One — 2.85 GB
  • Steam — 1 GB
  • Ubisoft Connect — 1.35 GB

In other news, there’s also a new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate update today. It adds Tekken’s Kazuya and Devil May Cry’s Dante (kinda) to the mix.