Rainbow Six Siege – Crystal Guard Gets Announced. New Operator, Map Updates

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Announced during a live stream, Crystal Guard will be arriving to Rainbow Six Siege as part of season 3 year 6, it will feature several map updates as well as a new operator known as Osa.


Bank, Coastline, and Clubhouse have been rebuilt from the ground up to enhance balancing, environmental destruction, sound propagation, and lighting. Bank, one of Rainbow Six Siege’s oldest maps, has largely remained untouched over the years. With this season’s changes, all three maps are now in-line with today’s technical standards, and Bank has received a full art rework. Some of the main changes to each map are outlined below.


  • EXT Boulevard vehicles have been moved to new locations to prevent runout eliminations.
  • Some EXT Low Roof and EXT High Roof skylights have been blocked to prevent unfair firefights.
  • Line of sight into EXT Back Alley has been adjusted to prevent spawn peaks.
  • EXT Terrace has been updated to prevent spawn peaks.
  • Filing cabinets between 1F ATMs and 1F Lobby have been removed to prevent easy shots into the interior balcony.
  • All metal bars have been removed from B Vault to increase the ease of shooting.
  • A new alleyway named EXT Side Alley connects EXT Boulevard and EXT Back Alley.
  • Hatch in 1F Lobby now leads to B Vault.
  • Railing in 2F Skylight Stairwell is now destructible.


  • The line of sight into the building from EXT Rooftop has been partially blocked to prevent unfair firefights.
  • Some windows in 1F Courtyard are now blocked, and all open windows can be barricaded.
  • A new 1F Reception bomb site replaces the 1F Service Entrance bomb site.
  • 1F Service Entrance is now located between the 1F Reception bomb site and the exterior door, preventing Defenders from planting the defuser directly at the exterior door.
  • Exterior wall in 2F VIP Lounge is now breakable and players can rappel up from EXT DJ Booth.


  • 1F Stock Room bomb site has been removed and there are now two bomb sites in 1F Bar, one behind the bar and one beside the stage.
  • A doorway has been added between the bar and stage in 1F Bar.
  • New props have been added to the bar area in 1F Bar.
  • A path now connects EXT Kennels and EXT Graffiti Area.



  • By default, opponents are now highlighted with a rim light, which helps prevent unfair camouflage. This Interface Preference can be turned off in the Options menu.


  • Players will now get a kill score when they down or completely eliminate an opponent. Players will receive an assist score when they eliminate an opponent who was already downed by a teammate. Note: The ‘kill feed’ will display the name of the last player to damage the opponent, whether or not they got a kill or assist.
  • The DBNO scoring event has been removed. This prevents players from gaining unfair intel when they down an opponent who isn’t in their line of sight.



  • Twitch now drives a standard drone during the Preparation Phase. Her Shock Drone is equipped during the Action Phase. It now jumps and fires lasers that destroy opponent devices instead of disabling them.


  • IQ’s Electronics Detector is now equipped with the Ping System 2.0, allowing her to identify and ping electronic devices through walls, including those held by Operators, like the counter defuser and Vigil’s ERC-7.


  • The area of effect for Mute’s Signal Disruptor is now spherical instead of cylindrical, and the device lights up when active.


  • Fuze’s Cluster Charge can now be deployed on reinforced surfaces. When triggered, the sub-grenades take additional time to pass through reinforced surfaces, whereas they instantly pass through soft surfaces.


  • Ying’s Candela, Blitz’s G52-Tactical Shield, and the Stun Grenade use a new flash detection system that calculates flash duration. It takes the environment and angle of the explosion into account as well as players’ distance and orientation. This means that if an Operator is affected, they will always be flashed at 100%, but the duration will change each time, increasing the reliability of the flash effect.

You can read more here (Source): Ubisoft

Also announced is a new collector’s case which will be available this Autumn 2021.

It is also said to be limited to only 7,000 cases worldwide.

  • PRICE: £119.99
  • PURCHASE: Ubisoft Store
  • Official replica of Sledge’s Hammer inspired by the Rainbow Six Siege® game.
  • 1:2 scale replica
  • Fabric Tartan piece on the handle
  • Length: 50 cm
  • Comes with a display stand
  • Material: PVC, ABS and Fabric

Crystal Guard is said to be going live on a Test Server this August 17th, with Osa arriving on August 18th.

You can watch the latest trailers below..

RAINBOW SIX: SIEGE – Crystal Guard Reveal Panel

RAINBOW SIX: SIEGE – Operator Osa Trailer

RAINBOW SIX: SIEGE – Collector’s Case Trailer

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