Operation Void Edge: Release Date And Time, Patch Notes, Operators, Seasonal Skins, Trailer New Map, Gameplay And More
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Operation Void Edge: Release Date And Time, Patch Notes, Operators, Seasonal Skins, Trailer New Map, Gameplay And More

Lloyd Coombes
22 April 2020

The first season in Year 5 for Rainbow Six Siege will be Operation Void Edge - here's everything you need to know about the release date, operators, elite sets, patch notes and much more.

The first phase of Year 5 in Rainbow Six Siege starts TODAY, Operation Void Edge. In fact, it's live now!

Just like previous seasons, there are plenty of rewards for players that purchase the brand new season pass in the form of headgear, uniforms, skins and charms

We're also being blessed with Ianna and Oryx, who are the two new Operators being added to the tactical FPS.

For fans of the classic map Oregon, we're getting a major rework to bring it more in line with the current state of the game.

With so much going on, we've got everything you need to know about Rainbow Six Siege Operation Void Edge.

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Here are all the major changes in Operation Void Edge, click the links to find out more:

Latest News

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Release Date And Time Announced For Tomorrow - 9th March

The release date and time for Operation Void Edge have been announced for TOMORROW!

Will Tachanka Keep His 9x19VSN SMG After Rework? - 9th March

Reddit is asking the important questions today - will Tachanka keep his 9x19VSN submachine gun after his rework?

Although there has been no official confirmation, many players do not think he will keep this glorious weapon; however, they maintain that his secondaries will be untouched.

Players will have to stick with the RP-46 LMG, unless they want to switch to using Kapkan.

When Will Operation Void Edge Release - 9th March

It's unclear what date the new operation will launch, many are expecting it on the 11th March.

However, it could arrive anytime from Monday-Wednesday; usually, an update on its arrival comes 24 hours before launch.

Release Date And Time

Operation Void Edge will release on the 10th March 2020.

The maintenance schedule is as follows:

  • PC: 13:00 GMT | 9:00 AM EDT | 13:00 UTC
  • XB1: 12:00 GMT | 10:00 AM EDT | 14:00 UTC
  • PS4: 15:00 GMT |11:00 AM EDT | 15:00 UTC

Maintenance will last for roughly one hour.

Patch Sizes:

  • PC: 60-69 GB
  • XB1: 39-43 GB
  • PS4: 38-42 GB

Gameplay Trailer

Here is the reveal trailer for Operation Void Edge, showing off the two new operators to come.

What Is Operation Void Edge?

Operation Void Edge has the privilege of opening the 5th year in Rainbow Six Siege's multiplayer.

Along with the usual rewards and season pass, there are many unique novelties making their debut too.

In particular, we're getting a major rework to the Oregon map and a very special Elite set for Ash themed off of Lara Craft.

We're also getting new Two Operators, both unique in style and ability - Ianna and Ory will certainly shake up the meta.

Most importantly, there will be major changes to Operators, weapons and plenty more in the game - you can read the patch notes below.

 

Patch Notes:

Here's what the new Operation includes:

Update

Update - the quick match map pool will remain the same throughout Y5S1 and will rotate again in Y5S2.

Balancing

BUCK:

With you til the end of the line.

  • Frag Grenades replaced with Claymores.
  • Increased Skeleton Key Magazine Capacity: Skeleton Key magazine capacity increased to 5 + 1
  • Skeleton Key max ammo count is now 25+1

GOYO:

Less is more.

  • Reduced number of Volcán shields to 2 (down from 3).

JÄGER:

Less of a pain-in-the-schnitzel.

  • Now a 2-speed/2-armor operator.

MOZZIE:

Still a shortie.

  • Removed Super Shorty secondary.

YING:

Lights, Camera, Action!

  • Increased number of Candelas to 4 (up from 3).
  • Replaced Claymores with Smoke Grenades.
  • Increased T-95 LSW damage to 46 (up from 43).

M12 (CAVEIRA):

  • Added a Razor Holographic Sight option to her M12.

TCSG12 (KAID, GOYO):

  • Added an additional magazine to the TCSG12.
  • Reduced TCSG12 damage to 57 (down from 84).

Bug Fixes

FIXED – Barricade replication issues where the barricade is not destroyed for all players in game except the shooter.
FIXED – The Dynamic Play button does not update properly when last match was on an Event/Discovery playlist.
FIXED – Players can clip inside the excavator in EXT Construction Site of Oregon.
FIXED – Game boots with DX11 when players manually select the Vulkan executable in the steam installation folder.
FIXED – Minor menu/shop visual and cosmetic fixes.

 

New Operators - Iana And Oryx

Two new Operators will arrive in Operation Void Edge - the two Operators are Iana and Oryx.

Each Operator will cost you 25,000 Renown or 600 R6 Credits.

Iana

Iana A former member of the United States Air Force, Iana is now an astronaut. Yes, that's right, an astronaut, and falls into the Attacker category of Siege operators.

The dutch Operator falls into the Attacker category of Siege operators.

As an attacker, Iana is equipped with some powerful and accurate weapons. Don't expect her to go easy on you in a match.

Iana is blessed with some strong assault rifles. The ARX 200 and G36-C are both good options, but there are plenty of better ones out there.

Her ability is the Gemini Replicator, which is a remotely-controlled holographic copy of Iana.

Oryx

Oryx is a new defender, offering powerful up close and personal weapons that match his ability and playstyle perfectly.

The Jordanian lived an exceptional life, but of his childhood is shrouded in mystery.

Oryx is blessed with two weapons that excel up close, the MP5 and the SPAS-12.

Remah Dash is the ability Oryx uses to smash through doors and enemies as well as interact with broken hatches - he can jump and climb up them.

Of the two new Operators, it's looking likely that Oryx will be the better Operator early on, however, Iana's abilities and loadouts will likely stand the test of time.

Ash Tomb Raider Elite Set

Ash channels her inner Lara Croft with this great collaboration.

Explore every corner of every map with Ash’s Tomb Raider uniform, headgear, victory animation, gadget skin for her M120 CREM Breaching Rounds and Launcher and weapon skins for the G36C, R4-C, M45 MEUSOC and 5.7 USG, as well as the Elite Ash Lara Croft charm, all of which will be available soon after the launch of Operation Void Edge.

Even if you're not a fan of Ash, or the game, you must admit that this is insanely cool.

Oregon Map Changes

Void Edge will bring a complete rework of the Oregon map.

Oregon was one of the Siege's first maps and remains popular among the community, so its reworking is somewhat surprising.

The main changes are in the basement area, where a staircase now heads up to Kitchen and Construction. The laundry hatch of the basement area has been moved, and there's a new hallway that connects Big Tower to Kitchen.

Colourblind Mode

Fans have been crying out for this mode, and it looks like R6 will finally be giving them what they want. Read more here.

 

Year 5 Pass

You can access the Year 5 pass RIGHT NOW for 7-days early access!

So what will Year 5 bring?

  • 1-year* VIP Membership
  • 6 new Year 5 operators
  • 6 headgear and 6 uniforms
  • 1 R6 Charm
  • 1 Seasonal Weapon skin
  • 1 full Operator Bundle (Jäger Byte)

VIP Perks

  • 7-day early access to each season's new Operators
  • 10% discount in in-game shop**
  • 5% Renown boost
  • 30% discount and 30% faster progression on Battle Passes
  • 0,3% Alpha Pack Boost

Year 5 Road Map

Guides

If you're looking to get more Renown or improve your gameplay, check out our guides here: