The latest incoming patch for Rainbow Six Siege will be the the Year 4 Season 1.3 update, and Ubisoft has revealed that it will drop tomorrow – April 16 on PC, with console owners having to wait until the day after.
In preparation for the update, the team has also released the full Y4S1.3 patch notes, which details a bunch of significant changes coming to the game. As has previously been revealed, the biggest update is to Lion’s ability – which is getting a major rework due to player demand. Capitao’s asphyxiating bolts are also getting some changes.
As Ubisoft detailed just last week in the Siege team’s latest designer notes, the much-requested Lion rework is “aimed at reducing the oppressive feeling of his ability while maintaining his intel-gathering role”. His ability warning is decreasing from three to 1.5 seconds, and scanning is dropping from four to two seconds. He also now has three charges instead of two, and his ability cooldown has been reduced from 27 seconds to 15. Furthermore, Virgil’s ERC–7 cloak now makes him immune to Lion’s scan.