Rainbow Six Siege Is Giving You More Control Over Sensitivity

Players will be able to set sensitivity preferences for each zoom level.

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A major quality of life change is coming to Rainbow Six Siege once Operation Shadow Legacy begins players will now be able to fully customize the sensitivity level while aiming down sights. Siege currently uses a single slider setting to determine the ADS value across all zoom levels. The update will make it so that players can set the sensitivity for individual zoom levels, and Ubisoft says players' settings will convert automatically once the new system is in place.

The prior sensitivity system frustrated players that enjoyed using different sights with different operators as they would have to constantly adjust their settings between rounds. Ubisoft admits that it was difficult for players to get a consistent feeling between zoom levels since field-of-view wasn't taken into account. For those that preferred the old system, the developer has launched a sensitivity calculator that will help players convert the prior ADS value to the new system.

Once Shadow Legacy releases later this year, players should no longer have this problem. Ubisoft claims it was able to improve consistency between zoom levels by factoring in 360 distance and visuomotor gain.

"A visuomotor gain system scales the rotation linearly in order to maintain better consistency and perception when rotating your view," Ubisoft explains on its site. "Because of the consistent feeling visuomotor gain provides across all zoom levels, we decided to use it as the new ADS sensitivity model in Siege. From now on, new R6 players will have an ADS sensitivity value of 50 for all zoom levels. This value of 50 gives a neutral and consistent transition between hip fire and ADS."

Operation Shadow Legacy is set to introduce Splinter Cell protagonist Sam Fisher as an operator and make gameplay changes including how EMP grenades work. Ubisoft has yet to announce a release date.

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