Rainbow Six Siege Beta Extended

Ubisoft offers extra days to try its tactical team-based shooter.


Publisher Ubisoft has announced the closed beta for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege has been extended until October 1.

Eligible participants for the beta recently found they were unable to join due to high levels of traffic. This meant that many had to wait to be granted access. According to a post on the official Ubisoft forum, the publisher has tried to implement a better entry system, and has extended the beta to make up for the issues.

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"We are now utilising alternative invite distribution tools that should help speed up the process. Sometimes the emails wind up in your spam folder so be sure to check there as well," it said.

"The good news is that for those who have received their access, the experience has been trending positively.

"We've been getting good feedback on the content of the beta, and matchmaking and server stability have already been improved. There are still a few issues to work out, of course, and we will continue to do that over the course of the beta."

It continued: "Given the current situation, we’ve made the decision to extend the Closed Beta by three days. It will run through Thursday, October 1st."

A Rainbow Six Siege FAQ has revealed the closed beta is running at 1080p on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One, while the PC version will fluctuate between 720p and 1080p depending on how the hardware performs.

Ubisoft has moved to assure that this could still improve before the game is released.

The publisher said: "We're still looking to push the hardware as much as possible in order to deliver a quality experience for players and will be able to share more about the final resolution once we're closer to release date."

Siege was originally set to launch in October but was delayed to December. Ubisoft has said Siege has the potential to become the company's best-selling FPS, even surpassing Far Cry 4. At the time, Ubisoft chief executive Yves Guillemot said the game's replayability "will be key to its success."

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