Ubisoft has announced that the 2.3 patch for Rainbow Six: Siege will be landing today. The update will deal with spawn killing, weapon imbalance, updating hit registration and improving matchmaking, both ranked and casual.
According to the patch notes regarding spawn killing, "We are continuing to monitor and improve on this and have added more spawn killing countermeasures with this patch." For example on Yacht, the developers added an ice block to prevent spawn killing on Snow Mobile, while on Bank, an advertisement panel was added to block a spawn kill line of sight on the Street.
As for matchmaking, Ranked games will only launch with a full room of 10 players in the lobby. "Our intention is that Ranked matches should be fair. Having matches start without having two full teams of 5 goes against the promise of this playlist. Therefore, we have altered the flow of Ranked matches so that if a players leaves during match countdown, the countdown will now reset. The lobby will stay open with the remaining players and the matchmaking will proceed to find new players to refill said lobby." Of course, this will introduce its own problems, but the developers state that full matches outweigh the potential issues.
There are also new cheating countermeasures being included. "If identified as a potential cheater, that player will be immediately removed from the game and receive a temporary suspension." The first suspension will be for 5 minutes, the second an hour, and so on. The sixth offense will result in a permanent ban.
The update includes the usual gameplay tweaks, such as increasing the recoil of the SMG-11, which the developers admitted was way too overpowered. Hit registration has improved to help players with bad pings. "We’re glad to share that lag compensation has been improved in order to give the advantage to lower ping players vs. higher ping players. This means that the "peeker’s advantage" has been reduced and players who are hidden behind cover playing with a low ping will be less vulnerable to high ping players."
For the full patch notes list, players can check out the original.