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22 Feb 2021

Kali is one of the best Siege Operators going in to Y6S1

The next batch of Rainbow Six Siege Operator Balancing changes are in and Kali might be the best Siege Operator going into Y6S1 with her changes!

Every so often, Ubisoft decides to shake up Siege's meta by making a few key changes to their existing Operators.

This time around, before Operation Crimson Heist drops, Ubisoft has revealed that Kali is among the Operators receiving changes and hers might be the best of the bunch.

Here's everything you need to know about the Kali Buff that's incoming.

Kali's DBNO Buff

Everyone who plays Kali can agree that they've had a pretty tough time of it lately.

When she was introduced, she was pretty overpowered and found herself a popular choice amongst Attackers at all ranks.

Rainbow Six Siege Best Operators Kali Screenshot in-game
VIABLE? - Do you think Kali will return to the meta going forward?

However, this was quickly cut short and balancing changes left her needing to make several shots against a target to do any real damage.

READ MORE: A Border Rework Is Coming To Siege Next Season

Now, though, she's back on form with a damage increase for her CSRX 300 going into Operation Crimson Heist.

  • Increased CSRX 300 damage to 127 (from 122)

But, what does this mean in action? Well, Ubisoft has actually detailed how this slight damage increase will help Kali mains in-game.

  • 1 body shot will kill a 3-speed Operator
  • 1 body shot will DBNO a 2-speed Operator
  • 1 body shot will DBNO a 1-speed Operator
  • Wearing Rook Vest:
  • 1 body shot will DBNO a 3-speed Operator
  • 2 body shots will DBNO a 2-speed Operator
  • 2 body shots will DBNO a 1-speed Operator

Here's what Ubisoft had to say about the changes:

Our next step is to increase the weapon damage to make 1-speed Operators also fall into DBNO. Like last time, we will be monitoring your feedback and the game data to ensure we continue tracking towards finding that sweet spot for Kali. For some Operators, balance is a process that takes iteration, so we appreciate the feedback and insight the community has shared here!

So, from what we're seeing from Ubisoft is that Kali should be able to get knocks against the enemy team more-often than not. A Rook Vest will delay this, but with enough co-ordination or an accurate Kali player, this won't be an issue.

With any luck, this will bring Kali back into the meta with Rook becoming a more-popular pick in higher ranks to combat this.

Other Operator Changes

On top of this, several other Operators are getting a few important changes going into the next season of Rainbow Six Siege.

Blackbeard Changes

Firstly, Blackbeard is being nerfed in an effort to balance his impressive damage capabilities with his fantastic utility.

  • Reduced Rifle Shield HP to 20 (from 50)
  • Reduced MK17 damage to 40 (from 49)

Dokkaebi Changes

Dokkaebi is getting a bit more utility in the next season of Siege with two key loadout changes.

  • Added Gonne-6 (Removed C75)
  • Added Stun Grenades (Removed Frag Grenades)

READ MORE: Rainbow Six Siege Y6S1: Everything We Know

Finka Changes

Finka is undergoing the same changes as Dokkaebi with these loadout alterations.

  • Added Gonne-6 (Removed C75)
  • Added Stun Grenades (Removed Frag Grenades)
Rainbow Six Siege best Operators Finka Artwork
NEW WEAPONS - Both Finka and Dokkaebi are getting a loadout change going forwards

Mozzie Changes

Mozzie is a difficult Operator to counter and Ubisoft are trying to change that going into Operation Crimson Heist.

  • A warning will hint at the distance to Pests by modifying its blinking speed

Nokk Changes

Nokk is getting a few changes aimed to shake up the higher ranks, however, they're only being made in the Test Server at the moment.

  • While HEL Presence Reduction is active, Nøkk won't activate proximity-based gadgets
  • Gadgets affected: Ela's Grzmot Mine, Melusi’s Banshee, Kapkan’s Entry Denial Device, Proximity Alarm, and Metal Detectors
  • Nøkk's glitch effect will cancel the proximity immunity, resulting in the activation of any gadget in range
  • The color of the HEL device on Nøkk’s hand will change colour when bypassing any proximity device.

Twitch Changes

Twitch is a popular pick as an aggressive secondary entry fragger in the higher ranks. Ubisoft is aiming to balance her alongside Blackbeard and introduce a wider array of Attackers into the meta.

  • Added Smoke Grenades (Removed Stun Grenades)

For the full run-down on what to expect, check out the Designer's Notes here. This will include all the other changes being made to the current gameplay trends in Y6S1.

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