Siege Y6S3: What time specifically does the Crystal Guard update come out?

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We're a handful of hours away from the next major Rainbow Six Siege update and the start of Y6S3 - We now know when it's going to start officially. There's going to be a new Operator, Map Changes, and a few alterations to key gameplay mechanics. You won't want to miss this one.

DETAILS CONFIRMED - We finally know when it's coming...

Ubisoft has finally confirmed when the Y6S3 update is going to release and what time Server Maintenance will start. This is expected to last around an hour.

Release Times

  • PC (Uplay, Steam, Stadia, Luna)
    • Maintenance Time: 06:00 PST / 09:00 EST / 14:00 BST
  • Xbox (One, Series X, Series S)
    • Maintenance Time: 07:00 PST / 10:00 EST / 15:00 BST
  • PlayStation (4, 5)
    • Maintenance Time: 08:00 PST / 11:00 EST / 16:00 BST
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Download Sizes

  • PC (Steam, Uplay, Stadia, Luna )
    • Steam - 12GB
    • Uplay - 24GB
  • Xbox (One, Series X, Series S)
    • One - 20GB
    • Series X|S - 20GB
  • PlayStation (4, 5)
    • PS4 - 20GB
    • PS5 - 16GB

LOADOUT REVEAL - What will Osa bring to the table?

Rainbow Six Siege's newest Attacker Operator - Osa - is going to be a fantastic addition to the roster. She's got a fairly balanced loadout that offers versatility and her Unique Operator Ability is going to open a lot of doors for Attacking Teams - Well... It might close some of them too. Here's her loadout:

  • Primary Weapon Options
    • 556xi Assault Rifle
    • PDW9 Submachine Gun
  • Secondary Weapon Options
    • PMM Pistol
  • Gadget Options
    • Smoke Grenade
    • Claymore
  • Health Level
    • Two Points
  • Speed Level
    • Two Points
  • Unique Operator Ability
    • Talon-8 Shield - Transparent, bulletproof, deployable.
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Health is replacing Armor in the Crystal Guard update, meaning that Osa will have 110 HP.

Rainbow Six Siege Y6S3 Crystal Guard Release Time Osa Operator
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ALL-ROUNDER - Osa could become the Meta next season

What is Crystal Guard going to be introducing?

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Osa, the newest Attacker Operator is going to be the main feature of Y6S3. She has transparent, deployable shields and offers a new way to play for the Attackers. She's a medium shield, medium armour Operator that should keep Defenders on their toes.

Crystal Guard is also going to introduce some Operator balance changes to IQ, Twitch, and Fuze alongisde map changes to Clubhouse, Coastline, and Bank. We don't know the details of these just yet, but we should learn more about all of the changes in the coming days.

On a basic level, there's going to be new doorways and breakable walls to improve rotation around these maps. There are also technological changes that should make lighting and sound better across the board.