Rainbow Six Siege Tachanka rework update is here with sexy new Elite Skin

Ubisoft have launched a new update for Rainbow Six Siege today, deploying their long-awaited operator rework for Tachanka.

Originally teased earlier this year, the Tachanka rework hit the Siege test server but is now ready for release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It’s a significant update for the Spetsnaz juggernaut and one that sees his static turret removed from the game in favour of something a lot more dynamic.


Since Rainbow Six Siege launched back in December 2015, Tachanka has rolled into every online skirmish with his mounted RP-46 Degtyaryov Machine Gun. Although pretty powerful, using this turret would leave players standing still and exposed to incoming fire. Even after Ubisoft attached a ballistics shield to the RP-46, it didn’t help Tachanka’s competitive viability much.

As of today, Tachanka will now carry the RP-46 LMG as his primary weapon (or the 9x19VSN sub). His gadget is now the Shumikha incendiary grenade launcher which can launch fire-spewing projectiles, igniting small areas. You’ll have ten grenades in total, split between two clips of five.

To celebrate the Tachanka rework, there’s a new elite skin available for this OG Rainbow Six Siege Operator. Siege players will be left lusting after the Russian beefcake once they get their hands on the topless Slava Korolyu” (“Glory to The King”) skin.

In other Siege news, Ubisoft recently unveiled their next upcoming season. Year 5 Season 4 doesn’t have a release date as of yet though it expected to launch some time in December. Thai Operator Aruni will be headlining Y5S4 along with her defensive Surya Gate gadget and the Skyscraper map rework. You can find more details in our preview but for now, here’s a quick checklist of what’s coming.

Rainbow Six Siege Y5S4 Summary

  • New Operator – Aruni
  • New Gadget – Surya Gate
  • Skyscraper map rework
  • Hibana X-KAIROS update
  • Echo Yokai drone update
  • Jäger Active Defense System update
  • Reduced runout timers
  • Improved Gadget on Gadget interactions
  • Sixth Guardian charity initiative
  • Vigil, Zofia, Dokka, Nomad, Kaid, Wamai and Kali Operator price reductions

Source: Press Release

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