Ubisoft revealed more regarding these changes, telling fans: “The idea is to either have extra reactivity in firefights when switching to ADS or to have extra protection from the gun shield.”
One character that hasn’t seen a rebalance is Lesion, although this will be happening in a future patch.
“Lesion is currently over-picked and performs really well as you can see in the Defender’s graphic. He can often be quite frustrating to play against, which is why he is also target by Operator bans.
“He takes gun fights, deals damage and slows down the enemy. On top of that, his Gu Mines are also used for information gathering. We are looking into fine-tuning him to reduce both his effectiveness and frustration.”
Full patch notes from today’s Rainbow Six Siege update can be found below: