Rainbow Six Siege has a new test server update live now, and it’s a big one. The TS update includes some big nerfs for Maestro and for every gun in the game, as well as some buffs for Ela, Nokk, and Dokkaebi, among others.
Firstly, the patch notes say developer Ubisoft is increasing the aim-down-sight time for all weapons, as the current times are a little too quick thanks to a previous animation overhaul. Every weapon in the game will see its ADS time increase by 0.05 to 0.25 seconds, depending on what type it is.
Maestro’s nerf is also significant: Ubisoft is removing the ACOG scope from his ALDA LMG. The developer says: “We think the ALDA is powerful even without the ACOG and want to see if it’s removal will highlight its other great qualities.” Jager is another operator to be nerfed; his 416-C assault rifle sees its damage reduced from 43 to 38, as it currently “outperforms all other guns on defence”.