Written by legolicious

I know this was last week, but I was on vacation and there’s no State of the Game today, so better late than never, right?   My thoughts on beta access, pre-order editions, and pre-order bonuses will be in a separate article.

Patch 1.8.3






Patch 1.8.3 released on August 23, 2018. I provided detailed explanations in the August 16, 2018 recap, so for the finer details click here.  I’ll give you the basic breakdown here:

Bug Fixes:

– Showstopper

Running In Place

Game Changes:

– Healing Stations

Striker NERF

Quality of Life:

Rainbow 6 Commendation


Gamescom Trailer

A new trailer was released at Gamescom!


Global Event: Strike

The August Global Event is Strike, running from August 23, 2018 until September 2, 2018.  This is a fun one as there will be explosions everywhere!

Strike Modifiers:

-Strike – Always active; enemies explode after a delay when killed

Pre-emptive StrikeStrike behavior, plus sustained incoming damage triggers a small explosion on Agents.

-Tactical Strike – Pre-emptive Strike behavior, plus enemies are marked using Strike explosions. When killed, they damage remaining enemies. Ally-to-Ally explosion damage is increased.



-Classic Complete a Strike mission without taking explosion damage from an ally during Tactical Strike on Hard difficulty or above in World Tier 5

-Jungle – Kill 150 Riker Bosses during Strike

-Rider – Complete a Strike activity without taking any explosion damage during Pre-emptive or Tactical Strike on Hard difficulty or above in World Tier 5


Gear Sets:

-Path of the Nomad


-Predator’s Mark




-Lincoln Tunnel Checkpoint

-Lexington Event Center

-Times Square Power Relay

-WarrenGate Power Plant

-Stolen Signal


Pre-Order Editions and Bonuses

During the State of the Game, Yannick took the time to “clarify” some of the details in regards to pre-order editions, pre-order bonuses, and beta access.


Pre-Order Editions:

There are numerous editions available.  These editions vary depending on your region, country, and retailer.


Pre-Order Bonuses:

-Year 1 Pass – Included in Gold or higher editions. 7 days early access to DLC.  Raids not included in early access. Included activities still TBD.

Elite Agent Pack – Purely cosmetic visual effect.

Exotic Weapons – Low level items. Blueprints available to craft higher level versions require in game (available to all) version to be acquired first.

Stash Space –  Included in Ultimate or higher editions.  Increased stash storage spaces.  The number of spaces is still TBD.

Private Beta Access – Separate beta from the closed beta.  All pre-orders have private beta access and, if room permits, closed beta access.







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