We came to this decision based on both feedback from players and the fact that we have found that Night maps hinder competitive gameplay. Night map versions will still be available in the Casual Map Playlist.
This change should be welcomed in Rainbow Six Siege’s growing competitive scene, reducing variables from its otherwise ultra-tactical gameplay. Many saw night themes providing an unfair advantage to attackers, with difficulties if peeking outside defender territory. However, for fans of night maps, they’ll still be served in the Casual playlist.
For full details on Operation Wind Bastion, including impressions on upcoming Operators Kaid and Nomad, don’t miss our early hands-on. In the meantime, as Rainbow Six Siege’s final major update of 2018, there’s no better time to get started, starting at just $27 on Amazon.
This post may contain affiliate links. See our disclosure policy for more details.