Operation Crystal Guard: Coastline Map Changes coming in Y6S3 update

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Operation Crystal Guard is almost here and we're here to go over the Map Changes being made to Coastline. We know this might not be your favourite map, but it's important to know what's changing with the layout before heading into any games in Y6S3. Here's what we know...


Rainbow Six Siege's development team has revealed that the following Map Changes are being made to Coastline in the next title update:

  • The line of sight into the building from EXT Rooftop has been partially blocked to prevent unfair firefights;
  • Some windows in 1F Courtyard are now blocked, and all open windows can be barricaded;
  • A new 1F Reception bomb site replaces the 1F Service Entrance bomb site;
  • 1F Service Entrance is now located between the 1F Reception bomb site and the exterior door, preventing Defenders from planting the defuser directly at the exterior door;
  • The exterior wall in 2F VIP Lounge is now breakable and players can rappel up from EXT DJ Booth;

RELEASE DATE - When does Crystal Guard begin?

The next title update coming to Rainbow Six Siege is almost here - We're basically a day away from Operation Crystal Guard! Y6S3 is due to start on September 7th.

We might not know exactly when the Operation Crystal Guard update - which includes the Coastline Map Changes - is due to drop... But, we can look at Ubisoft's previous title updates to make an educated guess.

Ubisoft's last major title update was released at the following times:

  • 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

Operation Crystal Guard is going to introduce a new Attacker - Osa - alongside a series of key Operator Changes. There's also a major Flash rework coming. It isn't all about the map changes, you know!

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