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Rainbow Six Siege already patched out the best feature — not a bug — of Shifting Tides

Enjoy the dab dance videos while you can ...

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A woman in a gown, with a briefcase and gun holster strapped to her leg looks at a man in covert combat gear raising a submachine gun, apparently completing a heist operation inside a casino.
Concept art for Rainbow Six Siege’s two newest operators, Kali and Wamai
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Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

This is an appeal to Ubisoft Montreal to patch the “dab dance,” the “derp walk,” Skibidi dance, whatever you wish to call it, back into Rainbow Six Siege when the Operation Shifting Tides expansion launches later this month. Why? Well, this video, see for yourself.

That’s Wamai, a new operator arriving with Shifting Tides. He’s been available on Siege’s public test server since mid-November. The silly dance he does is technically a glitch; when Wamai has a throwable gadget in hand and leans back and forth, it makes him dance like Dieter on Sprockets.

Alas, the dab dance was almost immediately patched out of the PTS version (the patch notes incorrectly call this a “fix.”) Dab dance videos continue to spread over the Rainbow Six subreddit, most with a musical accompaniment, none with a song more apropos than A-Ha’s “Take On Me,” however.

“Please tell me Ubi removing this isn’t true,” bemoaned NCatP_returns.

“No reason to buy [Wamai] now,” replied SellingCookiesHere.

“Ubi, please don’t remove dis. I want it on the live servers,” pleaded WoxiiPlz.

Alas, the damage is done. Operation Shifting Tides is still playable on the test server, however. No word yet on when it launches for the full game, but that should be coming soon.

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