Rainbow Six Siege removes Clash amid game-breaking glitches

Rainbow Six Siege Clash
Rainbow Six Siege Clash (Image credit: Ubisoft)

What you need to know

  • Game-breaking bugs continue to impact shooter Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.
  • Shielded defender "Clash" will be temporarily removed while developing a fix, alongside deployable shields and claymores.
  • Ubisoft expects to issue a patch "next week," with more details planned for May 21.

Several game-breaking bugs continue to strike Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, leveraging exploits detrimental to its tactical shooter combat. Ubisoft has now drafted plans to temporarily remove its shield-wielding defender "Clash" while engineering a fix, alongside deployable shields and claymores for all Operators.

An assortment of major exploits has gained traction this week, allowing players to shoot through shields and appear invisible. The removal of Clash and two gadgets prevents executing the required steps for bugs to occur, while a patch remains in the works. Ubisoft has warned players the issues will "take longer than we consider acceptable to address," currently slated for next week.

Over the past few days, we have been working to address the issues presented from exploits surrounding Clash, IQ, and Deployable Shields. We are currently working on fixes. These combined issues touch on core systems of the game, and will therefore take longer than we consider acceptable to address. We are currently expecting fixes prepared by next week.This has also highlighted the importance of reactivity on our part, and the need to act more quickly on issues of this magnitude. As such, our team will develop a more thorough outline for how we should respond to these situations moving forward, with the ultimate goal of improved reaction speed.

Rainbow Six Siege Clash

Rainbow Six Siege Clash (Image credit: Ubisoft)

Clash is already disabled via the PC Operator menu, with an update headed to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on May 17, 2019. Deployable shields and claymores will also be cut on May 17 across PC and console. Ubisoft expects to provide more information on the issue and a patch on May 21.

Ubisoft is simultaneously preparing to unveil Operation Phantom Sight; packing two playable new Operators and a reworked multiplayer map. Stealthy Danish attacker "Nøkk" and covert agent "Warden" have received initial teasers, ahead of a full reveal during the Rainbow Six Pro League Finals in Milan on May 19.

Related: Rainbow Six Siege Operation Phantom Sight: Everything We Know

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Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.