Rainbow Six Siege Wind Bastion will buff Mute, Clash, Smoke, and more

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Rainbow Six Siege Clash (Image credit: Ubisoft)

Ubisoft has provided full patch notes for Operation Wind Bastion, the next major updated headed to Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. Expanding on its hit tactical shooter, two new playable Operators make the cut, alongside the new Fortress multiplayer map, and other miscellaneous changes.

Today's newly-unveiled changelog also details tweaks on the horizon, including changes affecting five existing Operators. While Mute, Clash, and Smoke all receive upgrades, Lesion and Zofia are being nerfed to kick off the new season.

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Here's the full breakdown of Operator tweaks, extracted from Operation Wind Bastion's full patch notes:


  • SMG-11 has been added as a secondary
  • Slight increase to SMG-11 Damage
  • We want to make Mute slightly more attractive as a choice, and make him a bit stronger overall. Giving him additional loadout versatility should meet both of those needs.
  • We are also slightly increasing the damage on the SMG-11.


  • Electric Damage increased from 3 to 5 damage per tick
  • With the last few patches, we wanted to make Clash less frustrating to play against. She is now very weak and underpicked, and we anticipate that Nomad will be a hard counter against her. Essentially, we are trying to make her stronger without making her too frustrating to play against.


  • Slight increase to SMG-11 Damage
  • Smoke has incredible utility if used properly, but still a bit weak. Mute will also benefit from this change.


  • Slight decrease to T-5 SMG
  • Lesion is currently in a pretty good place, but is just a bit too strong. We are reducing his damage to bring him more in-line with where we would like to see him.


  • Reduced the total number of concussion grenades from 3 to 2
  • Zofia currently has too many projectiles at her disposal, and is able to offer too much utility when compared to her teammates.

Don't miss our early hands-on for full impressions on Kaid and Nomad, alongside the new Fortress map. In the meantime, as Rainbow Six Siege's final major update of 2018, there's no better time to get started, starting at just $27 on Amazon.

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