Rainbow Six Siege Nerfs Ying Following Feedback

Sorry Ying mains, your time in the sun is over.


Ubisoft has rolled out an unscheduled patch for Rainbow Six Siege on PC following the feedback in regards to Ying’s overpowered Candelas. The patch also fixes a MMR rollback bug and places a restriction on XP gains in Training Grounds.

Back in April, Ubisoft brought about major reforms to several Operators, including Ying. Before this update, Ying was in desperate need of buffing. Unfortunately, it seems that Ubisoft gave Ying too much of a buff and has decided to reel back her Candelas from four to three. Currently, Ying players are experiencing a reign of terror online, but that’s all about to end with this update.

The Candela charge gave the character a big edge in wiping out a defending teams’ anti-grenade gadgets, with enough explosive power left over to finish off everyone on the site as well.

A restriction has been placed on the daily amount that can be gained from the Training Grounds, preventing players from grinding as a prevention tactic to make Ranked requirements less accessible for illegitimate accounts. This should hopefully prevent players from grinding smurf accounts quickly and re-entering the ranked scene.

The MMR bug, which was a popup that would notify players of an MMR rollback after a cheater had been banned, was displaying the wrong values. This has been fixed in the patch.

The update will be rolling out on the PC edition at 9AM EDT/1PM UTC today. The servers will be down for 20 minutes during this time.

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