Operation Crystal Guard: Map Changes coming to Bank in Y6S3 title update

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Operation Crystal Guard is right around the corner and we're just over a day away from the start of Rainbow Six Siege Y6S3. There's a lot to look forward to, but we're here talking about the Bank Map Changes. Here's what you need to know.

BANK MAP CHANGES - What's new with Bank?

Ubisoft has had the following to say about Bank and the new Map Changes coming in the next title update:

  • EXT Boulevard vehicles have been moved to new locations to prevent runout eliminations;
  • Some EXT Low Roof and EXT High Roof skylights have been blocked to prevent unfair firefights;
  • Line of sight into EXT Back Alley has been adjusted to prevent spawn peaks;
  • EXT Terrace has been updated to prevent spawn peaks;
  • Filing cabinets between 1F ATMs and 1F Lobby have been removed to prevent easy shots into the interior balcony;
  • All metal bars have been removed from B Vault to increase the ease of shooting;
  • A new alleyway named EXT Side Alley connects EXT Boulevard and EXT Back Alley;
  • Hatch in 1F Lobby now leads to B Vault;
  • Railing in 2F Skylight Stairwell is now destructible;

RELEASE DATE - When does Crystal Guard start?

Rainbow Six Siege's next seasonal update is due to release in a handful of hours, really. Operation Crystal Guard is due to drop on September 7th.

We don't have a specific time just yet - however, we can use previous update trends to make an educated guess as to when Ubisoft is going to perform their Server Maintenance and implement the update.

The following times are when we expect the update to arrive - they're different on each console, so make sure you know when your platform is updating specifically.

  • Steam
    • Maintenance Time: 09:00 EST / 12:00 PST / 17:00 BST
    • Release Time: 10:00 EST / 13:00 PST / 18:00 BST
  • Uplay
    • Maintenance Time: 09:00 EST / 12:00 PST / 17:00 BST
    • Release Time: 10:00 EST / 13:00 PST / 18:00 BST
  • Xbox Consoles
    • Maintenance Time: 10:00 EST / 13:00 PST / 18:00 BST
    • Release Time: 11:00 EST / 14:00 PST / 19:00 BST
  • PlayStation Consoles
    • Maintenance Time: 11:00 EST / 14:00 PST / 19:00 BST
    • Release Time: 12:00 EST / 15:00 PST / 20:00 BST

Bank Map Changes aren't the only thing coming to Rainbow Six Siege in Y6S3. Osa, the newest Attacker, is joining the roster and offering up a fantastic new way. There's also going to be a few Operator Changes worth looking out for.

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