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Rainbow Six Siege Y6S3 Crystal Guard will be deployed today

As previously announced, Ubisoft has solidified the deployment of Rainbow Six Siege’s Y6S3 Crystal Guard. Operation Crystal Guard is expected to introduce many surprises for the players. The new operation will include a brand new Croatian operator Osa, operating with an amusing tactical shield Talon-8 gadget. It seems like Osa’s activities would resemble Mira’s actions on the attacking side.

The developer has also revealed the update sizes and downtime, which will terminate the servers for approximately one hour. The new Crystal Guard operation will also affirm a restructure of three core Rainbow Six Siege maps for better balancing. Those maps are Clubhouse, Coastline, and Bank.

Rainbow Six Siege Crystal Guard details, server downtime, update size

The developer has revealed the update size, which is going to be “larger than usual.”

  • We’re consolidating data files meaning this patch is larger than usual, though this won’t impact overall install sizes.
  • Downtime: ~1 hour per platform

Final install sizes:

  • PC Ubisoft Connect: 50.4 GB – 09:00 ET
    • With HD Texture Pack & all languages: 85.5 GB
  • PC Steam: 51.8 GB
    • With HD Texture Pack: 78.2 GB – 09:00 ET
  • Xbox: 50.8 GB – 10:00 ET
  • PS4: 56 GB – 11:00 ET
  • PS5: 55.6 GB – 11:00 ET

The above numbers can vary slightly between systems.

A couple of days ago, the developer revealed the Crystal Guard story trailer, revealing that there’s more lore to it than just being another season.


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Angel Kicevski

Angel Kicevski started playing video games a long time ago. He started playing competitively since the Counter-Strike 1.3 era. Shortly after the competitive CS era, he managed to find the gaming industry amusing and started working on FGR. His mission is to bring gaming news and make guides for those who need them in the best possible way. He also considers himself an Escape From Tarkov addict.

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