Rainbow Six Siege Tachanka Overhaul Detailed

One of Rainbow Six Siege‘s most infamous operators is getting a major revamp, and Ubisoft has now detailed what and when to expect the rework. Tachanka has been a regular subject of memes, but he has a few new tools to make sure he’s no longer the butt of jokes among the other operators.

Tachanka’s rework comes in two key areas: a new primary weapon, and a new primary gadget. His turret is no longer locked down to the floor, but he still packs a lot of power with the DP27 LMG. Now he’ll carry it around with him, giving him more mobility. He’s still slow, but his portable LMG can be used to cut through soft walls easily and deal heavy damage.

He also gets a second new tool, the Shumikha launcher. This grenade launcher can be used to launch fire grenades which will suppress entry points with a temporary fire effect. One round can shut down a single door, and you can quickly pivot to others for multiple entry points. Plus the grenades bounce, so you don’t necessarily need a line-of-sight to an entry point or enemy.

Tachanka is still slow, and Ubisoft says he’s still best as a backline anchor role. It also suggested he’s a good alternative to operators like Smoke.

The reworked Tachanka will be available on the PC test server starting Thursday, October 8. He’ll go live for all players and platforms sometime during the Operation Shadow Legacy season, which is currently live.

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