Y8S2.2 Patch Notes – Smoother Gameplay, Improved Features, and Bug Fixes!


The highly anticipated Y8S2.2 patch has arrived, bringing a wealth of enhancements, adjustments, and bug fixes to our beloved game. Let’s take a closer look at what this update has in store for you:


Patch Size: 


Players will be pleased to know the download sizes for each platform:

  • Ubisoft Connect: 1.32 GB
  • Steam: 0.97 GB
  • Xbox One: 1.19 GB
  • Xbox Series X: 1.53 GB
  • PS4: 1.93 GB
  • PS5: 1.45 GB


New Feature: Diffuser Pickup Option 


A notable addition to the game is the new Diffuser Pickup Option. This feature grants players the ability to choose their preferred diffuser pickup behaviour from the following options:

  • Automatic: The diffuser will be picked up automatically.
  • Manual: Players must manually pick up the diffuser.
  • Both (Default setting): The default setting allows players to use either automatic or manual pickup, according to their preference.


Tweaks and Updates: 


To ensure a fairer playing field, the calculation of Squad matchmaking ratings has been adjusted.


Player Protection: 

Sanction messaging in the match feed has undergone changes. Instead of mentioning BattlEye™, a more generic messaging approach has been implemented while still providing the reason for the sanction.


Bug Fixes: 


  • Mira: A small gap on the left side of Mira’s Black Mirror, which appeared when deployed in the centre of reinforced walls, has been rectified.
  • Kali: The excessive lateral recoil issue with Kali’s CSRX 300 on consoles has been resolved.
  • Lesion: Inadvertently, Lesion was able to reinforce walls and put up barricades in the team deathmatch game mode. This issue has been addressed.
  • Fenrir: A scoring bug that resulted in Fenrir receiving additional points every time the F-NATT Dread Mine was redeployed has been fixed.



  • Article 5: A matchmaking issue that allowed crossplay between Sony and Xbox players in Article 5, even when crossplay matchmaking was turned off, has been resolved.
  • Reinforcements: Destroying the soft part beneath a reinforcement no longer creates a gap, ensuring a more stable environment.
  • Observation Blockers: The unintended behaviour of stacking 10 Observation Blockers to block bullets has been rectified.


Level Design:

  • Consulate Map: An exploitable line of sight on stacked supply crates at the EXT Garage has been eliminated.
  • Chalet Map: Unfair line of sight issues when using Azami’s Kiba Barrier on door frames in 2F Solarium and 1F Bar stock have been addressed.
  • Reinforced Walls: Players can no longer destroy devices on the other side of a reinforced wall by destroying the breakable floor underneath it.



  • Footsteps: The issue of incorrect footsteps sound effects playing when another player is on a different floor has been resolved.
  • Castle’s Armor Panel: The absence of sound effects when an Attacker uses a melee attack on Castle’s Armor Panel has been fixed.
  • Various Audio Issues: Several audio-related problems have been tackled to provide a more immersive and seamless audio experience.


User Experience:

  • Custom Games: The missing toggle for match replay in custom games has been added for easier review and analysis of gameplay.
  • Tactical Timeout: The Tactical Timeout scoreboard, previously empty in custom games, is now properly populated.
  • User Interface: Various user interface issues have been addressed, ensuring a smoother and more enjoyable experience.


With these changes Ubisoft hopes your gaming experience of Rainbow Six Siege will be enhanced and more enjoyable.