The Y6S1 Crimson Heist is starting in Rainbow Six Siege

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The next season for Rainbow Six Siege is about to begin and you can get access to EVERYTHING today if you have the Battle Pass!

Despite a rocky start, Rainbow Six Siege has grown to become one of the best competitive shooters out there.

Not only does Ubisoft support the title with continuous in-game events and content additions, but there's also a rotational ranked season that keeps things as intense as ever!

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If you're looking for the latest on Crimson Heist, Y6S1 in Siege, we've got you covered below.

LATEST - Crimson Heist Is Almost Here

If you haven't downloaded the newest title update for Rainbow Six Siege, you might want to start it now!


If you're a Battle Pass subscriber, you can get access to everything Crimson Heist is bringing to Siege from later today, March 16th, 2021.


READ MORE: Is Siege Dead In 2021? We're Not So Sure

If not, then you'll have to wait until March 30th, 2021. However, all the bug fixes and gameplay tweaks are going to in-game from today so you're not missing out too much!

Test Server Patch Notes

One thing that can be useful is looking to Rainbow Six Siege's test server for updates on what's coming to the standard version of the title in the future.

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Crimson Heist is no different and the Patch Notes for the test server are very telling.

Rainbow Six Siege Y6S1 Crimson Heist Nokk
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NOKK NOKK - Will you be playing as this Operator again now that he's got an upgrade?

The Nokk Buff is the most prominent change that's coming to Y6S1, but Border is getting a rework on top of a few more key changes to how the other Operators will play.


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Oryx's Remah Dash can no longer deal damage to opponents through walls, for example, and Twitch's Shock Drone can fire through debris now!


Ubisoft released a trailer for the upcoming Year 6 Season 1.

Having already announced the name of the new season as operation “Crimson Heist”, we now get a closer look at one of the new operators coming to the game, named Flores.


This suave looking attacker already looks like a lot of fun, but we'll have to wait for the full reveal to take place later this week.

You can watch this Sunday, Feb. 21, at 12:00 pm EST, 9:00 am PST, 5:00 pm GMT, or 6:00 pm CET, to see the full reveal.

Stay tuned for more details soon.

Crimson Height Start Date

We now know exactly when the Crimson Heist is due to arrive in Rainbow Six Siege Year Six.

It came to the Test Server on February 22, 2021 bu will be released on March 16 for owners of the current battle pass.

Then, it will apparently be released to everyone on March 30.


Rainbow Six Siege Year 6 Season 1 - Crimson Heist

Let's kick things off with a nice easy one.

Each season typically has it's own name and the rumours and Ubisoft have confirmed that Y6S1 will be called 'Crimson Heist'.

This title was originally leaked by one of the games foremost data miners, @Benjaminstrike.

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Rainbow Six Siege Year 6 Season 1 - Release Date


Most of the details surrounding Crimson Heist were supposed to be revealed during the Siege Invitational in February.

However this was cancelled.

For those who don't know what the Siege Invitational is, here's a bit more info:

"As the 5th year of Siege comes to an end, once again, the Siege community turns its eyes to the Six Invitational. For its fifth edition, the World Championship of Rainbow Six: Siege will feature the 20 best teams from all over the world, clashing in a new competitive format with more matches and opportunities for players to prove their worth. Celebrate the best the Siege community has to offer as we crown a new champion and discover what year 6 has in store for us from February 19th to 21st."

You can read the Ubisoft statement in full, on the link.

The developer went ahead and revealed Crimson Heist, but there's still no firm release date for when it will arrive on console or PC.

For the time being, the Operation is only available on test servers, added as of February 22.

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What a card

New Operator and Gadget


Argentinian attacker Flores uses a new gadget called the RCE-Ratero.

Here's a bit more info on how it works:

"Controlled from a distance, the RCE-Ratero Charge races forward while Flores scouts a location for its blast. Once triggered, the Ratero clutches onto the nearest surface, armors itself with a bulletproof shell, and explodes, destroying nearby gadgets and soft surfaces."

As for Flores, he's a two-speed, two-armour attacker, equipped with an AR33 assault rifle or SR25 marksman rifle.

To complete his loadout, Flores secondary weapon is the GSH18, and his secondary gadget choices are Stun Grenades or Claymores.

New Weapons

Certain attackers should have access to a new sidearm, the Gonne-6.

Whilst this is a single round weapon, it can destroy any bulletproof gadget. Handy.


Map Rework

With every season of Year 5, Rainbow Six underwent at least one map rework.

This trend will continue in Y6S1 with 'Border' the next map to get a revamp.

You can see the new version below.

Rainbow Six Siege Y6S1 Border Map revamp
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The Border map is the next to get a developer revamp

As per Gfinityesports, it has made the following changes to the map:

  • Bathroom has been extended and now has a new destructible wall
  • Tellers is extended, too
  • Customs and Stock have fewer destructible walls
  • Archives has been extended into Office
  • A new staircase now leads to the balcony on archives
  • A new balcony takes players from Security to Break Room.
  • The helicopter noise is now quieter, and the tannoy voice is now only heard in the planning phase

We'll be sure to update this page as more info becomes available.