14 Jun 2021 11:33 AM +00:00

When is Rainbow Six Siege's next major update due to release?

When is Operation North Star going to release? Well... The next update coming to Rainbow Six Siege is right on schedule. Here's everything you need to know about when the update is due to arrive on Steam, Uplay, Xbox consoles and PlayStation consoles.

LATEST - When Does The Update Release?

The next major Rainbow Six Siege update, ushering in Y6S2, is right around the corner. Literally. It's coming later today and we have the latest information about when it's due to release on a platform-by-platform basis. There's also about how much storage space it's due to take up.

Maintenance Times & Release Time

  • 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

The Y6S2 download sizes are as follows...

  • Steam ~ 4GB
  • Uplay ~ 6GB
  • Xbox One ~ 4GB
  • Xbox Series X|S ~ 5GB
  • PlayStation 4 ~ 4GB
  • PlayStation 5 ~ 4GB
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What's Coming In The New Update?

This is the exciting part... Operation North Star is going to be another huge seasonal update for Rainbow Six Siege and it's safe to say that Siege players are being treated.

Thunderbird is the newest Defender Operator joining the Siege Roster and will act as this season's "new face". Favela is the next map to undergo some changes, which should see rotation improve and make it more playable.

The Meth Lab is gone, there have been changes to the destructibility of the locale and the Attackers' choke points have been adjusted. It promises to be a solid set of changes to the map which many players will welcome.

There's also a slew of Operator balancing changes, a new Health System to replace the Armour System in play at the moment, and a whole lot more.