Rainbow Six Siege Update 2.42 Patch Notes

Rainbow Six Siege Update 2.42 Patch Notes
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


25th Jan 2023 16:00

The Rainbow Six Siege update 2.43 patch notes are now here, detailing all the upcoming balances, changes, and bug fixes for the game. Rainbow Six Siege has been a popular tactical shooter since its launch back in 2015, with its longevity coming down to the frequent changes made by the devs.

If you want to stay up-to-date with all the latest changes to the game in year seven, check out our breakdown of the Rainbow Six Siege update 2.42 patch notes.

  • Make sure you also check out our explainer of the R6 Fix Incentive program, which lets you earn cosmetics for reporting bugs.

Rainbow Six Siege Update 2.42 Patch Notes

Rainbow Six Siege Update 2.42 Patch Notes
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Y7S4.2 Patch Size

Find the download sizes for each platform below.

  • Ubisoft Connect: 1.21 GB
  • Steam: 476.25 MB
  • Xbox One: 1.10 GB
  • Xbox Series X: 1.10 GB
  • PS4: 1.65 GB
  • PS5: 1.09 GB

Operator Balancing


  • Increased regular drones to 2 (from 1)
  • Removed Vertical Grip from F2


  • Added 1.5x and 2.0x sights to Commando 552

Weapon Balancing

Extended Barrel

  • (New) Damage bonus: increases weapon damage by 15%

PARA-308 (Capitao)

  • Damage: reduced to 47 (from 48)

SUPERNOVA (Echo, Hibana, Amaru)

  • Damage: increased to 55 (from 48)

9MM C1 (Frost)

  • Damage: reduced to 36 (from 45)

AR-15.50 & M4 (Maverick)

  • Damage: increased to 67 (from 62)
  • Added 2.0x sights to M4

UZK50GI (Thorn)

  • Damage: reduced to 36 (from 44)

AUG A2 (Wamai, IQ)

  • Vertical recoil: increased upward speed.
  • Horizontal recoil: Long bursts now have an increased spread and tend to pull left.

COMMANDO 552 (Grim, IQ)

  • Damage: reduced to 47 (from 48)

Weapons Affected

  • Spread increased:  AK12, ARX 200, SC3000K, LMG-E, 6P41, T-95, 417, AR-15.50, CAMRS, MK14
  • Spread reduced: P10-C
  • Burst growth increased: AUG A2, AUG A3, POF 9, LMG-E, 6P41, T-95, 417, AR-15.50, MK14
  • Burst growth reduced: CAMRS 

Tweaks and Improvements

Player Comfort

Advanced Controller Options:

  • Players on PC and consoles can customize their controllers' aim controls with Advanced Controller Options.
  • These options can be found in the Controller section of the Controls option menu.  
  • We'll be listening to player feedback to further improve this feature and offer new options as needed

Bug Fixes


  • FIXED - Most played Operators are not being chosen when inactive on the Random Operator selection screen.
  • FIXED - POF-9 recoil pattern isn't displayed in Weapon Loadout screen and Shooting Range records.
  • FIXED - Button to access chat is not functional when Covert Voice to Text option is on during gameplay sessions.
  • FIXED - Match loadout when round begins sometimes does not match player's loadout during character select stage.

Level Design

  • FIXED - Players can peek above the reinforcement at EXT Garage Balcony on Outback Map.
  • FIXED - Echo's Yokai drone and Valkyrie's Black Eye camera are able to scan the attackers at the "EXT Park" location immediately after they spawn when positioned on the ceiling of the 1F Lobby location on Nighthaven Labs.
  • FIXED - Multiple LOD issues on various maps.


  • FIXED - Solis can't shoot if SPEC-IO gets deactivated at the same time that Solis activates it.
  • FIXED - Caveira's hair clips into her face in the Home section.
  • FIXED - Doc's Stim Pistol is missing the keyword action reminder.
  • FIXED - While SPEC-IO is active, Solis' arms and phone clip through the AR HUD when entering Observation Tool view.

User Experience

  • FIXED - Icon previews for loadouts do not load properly during the operator selection phase.
  • FIXED - No offers are displayed in the Gift to Friends section in Ubisoft Connect.
  • FIXED - Players can duplicate their account by unlinking an account and relinking to a new account.
  • FIXED - Players experience an infinite loading when attempting to convert any pack while also switching to a different one at the same time.
  • FIXED - Prompt to Apply Changes appears in Options menu despite no changes being made.
  • FIXED - Various UI issues.

That's all for our rundown of the Rainbow Six Siege update 2.42 patch notes, and now you know every single balance change, update, and bug fix in the newest version of the game. 

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