Rainbow Six Siege’s next patch nerfs Caveira into oblivion

The stealthy defensive operator is in line for a suite of nerfs to her signature handgun

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January 30, 2019 The latest Rainbow Six Siege patch notes confirm Caveira’s catastrophic nerfs are just around the corner.

Rainbow Six Siege’s latest update goes live next week, bringing with it some game-changing nerfs to Caveira. The changes were first mentioned in a post on the game’s subreddit, earlier this month, and Ubisoft says they’re to ensure the defensive Brazilian operator embodies a particularly stealthy role.

The changes are to Caveira’s silenced handgun, the Lusion, and the most impactful is likely to be the weapon’s significant damage nerf, meaning the gun will now do 65 damage instead of 99. To make up for that change, however, the weapon’s significant damage drop-off has been brought closer in-line with other pistols.

The changes will also impact the weapon’s accuracy at long-range and limit its effectiveness when taking multiple shots in a short space of time. Its clip size has been reduced to 12 shots from 15, while recoil has been increased “to make chaining shots at long-range more challenging.” The weapon’s hipfire spread is also up, in a move that Ubi hopes will “reduce viability of spamming non-ADS shots.”

Elsewhere, the update takes a look at Clash’s SPSMG9, which is now fully automatic, rather than firing in two-round bursts, with an increased clip size and a damage buff to boot. Elsewhere, Kayd’s AUG gets a slight buff, while the MP5 has been nerfed.

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The Y3S4.2 patch goes live on February 5 for PC, so Caveira mains have until then to pick out a new favourite character.