R6 Siege Year 7 Season 1 Demon Veil Release Date: Latest news and patch notes

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Rainbow Six Extraction was a big departure from Rainbow Six and now, R6 Siege Year 7 Season 1 Demon Veil is set to keep all those long term fans happy. Here's what we know about it so far.

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If you're looking to play Demon Veil as it launches, you will want to get in there today. Make sure to keep your game up to date and an eye on the Twitter account for all the latest details.

This is only the start for Rainbow Six Siege in 2022.

R6 Siege Year 7 Season 1 Demon Veil Release Date

Demon Veil has already launched on Rainbow 6 Siege test servers, but most players are still waiting to be able to jump in.

Ubisoft has now confirmed that Rainbow 6 Siege Year 7 Season 1, Demon Veil, will release in the full game on March 15. They have also run down the main feature of the update in the tweet below:

New Operator & New Features

The new Operator coming with Demon Veil is Azami. She's a well rounded Defender and here's the official description of her abilities:

"The Kiba Barrier is a modified kunai that sticks to a surface after it's thrown and releases a material that first expands then solidifies, creating a bulletproof barrier to patch up those holes in your defenses."

As for new features in Year 7 Season 1 of Rainbow 6 Siege, you'll find a new Deathmatch Playlist, the ability for Attackers to "change their Operator and loadout during the Preparation Phase", a match replay feature on console, and the ability to use all sights on all weapons.

You can read all about the new features on Ubisoft's site now that Demon Veil is live on test servers.

Patch Notes

The main patch notes, which went live when Year 7 Season 1 came to the test server, have been revealed.

If any more are released once Demon Veil comes to the full game, we'll be sure to update you.

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Year 7 Premium Pass

  • Back by popular demand, the premium Year 7 Pass will be available to purchase, granting access to the following benefits and VIP perks:
    • 4 new Year 7 Operators
    • 4 headgears and uniforms (included in Battle Passes)
    • Access to the 4 Year 7 Battle Passes
    • Unlock the first 20 tiers on each Year 7 Battle Pass as part of the Premium Bundles
    • An exclusive Exotic Weapon Skin for the MPX
    • Exclusive Valkyrie Byte Set
    • Ash Chilled Bundle
    • 14-day early access to each season's new Operator
    • 30% bonus Battle Points (not applied to Challenges or Achievements)
    • Persistent Challenges
    • Challenges will continue to unlock along a set time frame but will no longer be time-limited, allowing players to finish them at their own pace until the end of the Battle Pass.

Match Replay

Replay Compatibility

  • Replays are now compatible through the entire season and will not be deleted when patches or hotfixes are released.
  • Replays will be available to play back until the final day of the season.

Elite Customization

Customizable Ability Skins

  • Players are now able to choose between different ability skins that they own as long as they are both owned and belong to the same Operator.

Player Comfort

Melee Animation

  • Knife melee animation changed from a slash to a stab motion to match in-game hit detection.

Gadget and Ability Models

  • Updated the model of Ela's Grzmot Mine to display an LED when armed that matches the player's Team Colors choice.
  • Changed the model of the Breach Charge to display an LED that matches the player's Team Colors choice.
  • Updated the model of the Bulletproof Camera to better support last season's gameplay rework of Bulletproof Cameras (camera rotation and EMP burst).

Speech to Text

  • New option to enable Speech to Text functionality added to the Options menu.

Operator Models

  • Improved the facial animation rigs, shaders and meshes used on current and future Operators.

Match Timer

  • Match timer will now display times with milliseconds included during the last 10 seconds of the Action Phase.

HUD Adjustment in Support Mode

  • Added ability/gadget status to player portrait when spectating in Support Mode and removed KDA.

Game Health

Griefing and Players Disconnecting

  • Harmful gadgets no longer damage players if the player who threw them disconnects, preventing toxic players from exploiting disconnections to grief and avoid sanctions.

Map Rotations

  • Added Chalet map and removed Bank map from the Newcomer playlist.
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