Ubisoft Montreal has announced big changes to the Ranked and Casual map playlists in Rainbow Six Siege. Over on the game’s website, the developer wrote that the map pool in Ranked mode will be the same as the one in competitive Pro League starting with season three.
“In order to allow our players to hone their skills in the most competitive environment available, we are reducing the total number of maps in the Ranked map rotation,” explained Ubisoft.
Here’s a list of maps that’ll be included in the Ranked playlist rotation for Season 3:
The studio further wrote:
Moving forward, we will introduce the new Ranked and ESL Pro League playlists at the same time we perform the rank reset – and all of that will occur at the start of the new season. The Ranked playlist, much like the ESL playlist, will be rotated each Season, offering a different selection of available maps.
Additionally, we will exclude maps added in the new season from both Ranked playlists and Pro League selection. This is being done to ensure that players have time to explore and learn the new maps in Casual and in Custom Games, and to make certain that we are able to eliminate any glitches or exploits prior to entering new maps into the competitive map pool.
The Casual map playlist is being reduced to 15 maps with the aim of making them more accessible and easier to learn for new players. “We have identified the steep learning curve that our new players face in terms of map knowledge, and this is one of the ways that we plan to address it,” said Ubisoft. Some of the maps that are being removed will be reworked.
Here’s a list of maps that’ll be included in the Casual playlist rotation for Season 3:
- Theme Park
Finally, Ubisoft announced that it’s deactivating the Map Preference system for all PvP multiplayer but will keep it for Terrorist Hunt. There’s no ETA for when it’ll return but the developers will be exploring alternative ways to improve the experience.
For more details, head over to Rainbow Six Siege‘s website.
[Source: Rainbow Six Siege (official website)]