Rainbow Six Siege Closed Beta Extended Again

You can now play the team-based tactical shooter through Sunday, October 4.

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The ongoing Rainbow Six Siege closed beta has been extended for a second time. Originally slated to end on Monday, September 28, the beta was first extended to October 1, and now again to October 4.

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Players are getting extra time due to some server issues that prevented people from playing, Ubisoft said in a blog post. In addition, Ubisoft is expanding the number of beta participants by sending out codes to beta players to give to their friends. Previously, the only way to get in was to preorder the game yourself.

"Not only will this give you all more time play, it will give us more time to collect more data, feedback, and identify potential issues," the publisher explained.

In addition, Ubisoft has announced that it will hold a double XP event beginning this Friday, October 1, while the game's beta registration page will be taken down on October 1. Access codes from the original preorder promotion will be redeemable until October 2.

What's more, Ubisoft says it has improved matchmaking success rates, but notes that if you're still experiencing issues, you should check out this list of workarounds. In addition, if you preordered Siege but still have not received your beta code, you're encouraged to cont contact customer support.

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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defiled669

I loved cs it was a great game. This is a beta this is far from being the whole game. Yes it is tactical. If you play against a good team, you will see that. Not everyone playing this are pro's. And the last Ichecked if you sprayed without aiming down the sites at a person in real life, the chances are they are going to die. In the real world, it only takes one bullet to drop/kill/wound, anyone. This is a simulation with real environment situations.

Im sorry this is not the game you hoped for, but its the game many of us wanted for a really long time.

That being said, I wish ubisoft would remodel the vegas series and the original ghost recon series before graw. Im not sure whats going on with ubisoft. But I have to agree this in some ways feels like rb6, but I do see that in other ways it doesn't. Once again this is a beta not the full game. I don't know what the finish product holds. Im hoping an 8 vs 8 team death match. Player hosted servers. A campain. And a co-op campain, custom operaters. I dont know why the developer decided to change a great game I seen it from graw to fs, the change in splinter cell. The ideas are great they have farcry 4 cover system division mmo serves ,splinter cells melee attacks, ghost recon open world, rb6 repaling destructible environments. I dont know why they can't pull all these devs together and make the ultimate fps. That snow drop engine is definitely the best engine I've ever seen in gaming. Its like Ubisoft has all the tools to develop the greatest games ever, but has them stretched to far away from each other

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XenomorphAlien

I have to say, I'm really enjoying my time with this beta. A breath of fresh air to FPS nowadays. Just fix matchmaking and killcams (with a little more content as well) and I'll have this game by the end of the year.

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brokedownsystem

It's fun just to play co-op terrorist hunt. I can only imagine it's better with live opponents. The ai for terrorist hunt doesn't seem genius, but it's challenging when your teammates get killed within the first minute and suddenly it becomes a job of eliminating 10+ hostiles with just one life. And granted, I was playing on regular difficulty so it could be even more of a challenge.

I hope the retail release is a bit more polished. I've been waiting for this game to come out for awhile. At the same time, I'm not sure how much time I can realistically devote to it if I'm [still] playing fallout 4.

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BKBroilr

Bring back the Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon's we know and love!

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defiled669

I hear you there. Im sorry to me the best ghost was the original series then the graw series. Future soldier was the biggest piece of sh.., im just glad rainbow 6 seige is good, not as good as vegas. But still good. I love the way the guns shoot like real guns. My biggest complaint. Not able to carry flash bangs and breaching charges. Oh and how bullet fire grows straight to the sheild instead of head when shoeld guy is reloading. 3 shield guys on one team you get one c4 that should do way more damage, and grenades are weak also breaching charge is more dangerous

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sleepnsurf

Levels need to be bigger, terrorists should not blend into the wall with instant headshots. Oh yea, no cover system? WTF??

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rand_07

@sleepnsurf: Cover system was the worst thing introduced to a game that was originally a tactical simulator.

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AceOfSpadzz

@sleepnsurf I know right bring back cover system! :

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xsonicchaos

There are two extremely opposite opinions about this game. There are the ones who love and praise this game for its take on strategy rather than a run-and-gun approach, and there are those who just find it boring. I'm in the second tent. Here's why, and it's only an opinion. I've been playing this beta for a while now and it's not tactical at all. There are means and tools to come up with a strategy, but there's no room for strategy, or time. The game looks great, I love the characters, all different, but the actual gameplay just isn't fun. Let's forget for a second about all the technical issues, matchmaking crap, crashes, loads and stupid interface. Let's just talk about gameplay. I've been playing many, MANY betas until now, but this game just bores me to death. I've managed to find that no matter if you're attacking or defending there are two best solutions: you either find out in what corner someone is camping and pray you have faste reflexes, or camp and pray the others lose their patience and come running. It's just a dull game of duck hunt. No one's any good at this game, most of the time you're lucky. No, person who wants to reply, you're not good at all, you just want to be good. And apart from the brief and awful matches, the victories always feel cheap, and the defeats always feel like... nothing. Because there's nothing to progress to. I know what you're saying: it's just a beta, they'll add stuff in the final game. They won't. This is the game. They'll fix the technicalities, they'll add more modes, which might be fun, but the game is simply not enjoyable enough for a lot of people. I'm not judging it based on the beta, but on the core gameplay, and if this is not representative of the final product, than what the hell are we playing? You're probably hating me for this, but it's not a great score game, it's a very mediocre one.

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ughz

@xsonicchaos: +arbitrary number. 100000.

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callsignalpha

I saw AngryJoes play-through and HONESTLY....this game is nothing but counter-strike with gorgeous graphics.I don't know what made them switch from Patriots to this bull-shit !!!!

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ughz

@callsignalpha: Not even that, the graphics are very mediocre.

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PrinceOFools

@callsignalpha: you haven't played it so you have NO IDEA as to what your talking about. I've played enough to have almost all the characters and IT IS WONDERFUL! This game has similarities to counter strike but other wise everything else is quite original. I have put 70 hours in counter strike and love it, I have put 40 hours in the beta and LOVE THE GAME!

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@princeofools said:

@callsignalpha: you haven't played it so you have NO IDEA as to what your talking about. I've played enough to have almost all the characters and IT IS WONDERFUL! This game has similarities to counter strike but other wise everything else is quite original. I have put 70 hours in counter strike and love it, I have put 40 hours in the beta and LOVE THE GAME!

you give him too much credit. he said he watch the AngryJoe's Review and he said its counter-strike? apparently he didn't even watch the video and claim its a CS game.......such a liar. If you did play the beta you do know this is not CS and COD at all.

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callsignalpha

@MetaMods said:
@princeofools said:

@callsignalpha: you haven't played it so you have NO IDEA as to what your talking about. I've played enough to have almost all the characters and IT IS WONDERFUL! This game has similarities to counter strike but other wise everything else is quite original. I have put 70 hours in counter strike and love it, I have put 40 hours in the beta and LOVE THE GAME!

you give him too much credit. he said he watch the AngryJoe's Review and he said its counter-strike? apparently he didn't even watch the video and claim its a CS game.......such a liar. If you did play the beta you do know this is not CS and COD at all.

Before you start being an A-hole try to read the comment properly.I never said I played it myself. Youtube playthroughs are there for a reason, so you can form your opinion before you decide to throw out a large chunk of your income at a game

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callsignalpha

@MetaMods: Wow kid !!! you are one butt-hurt fanboy aren't you ? I did watch the video.And it wasn't a review,it was a play-through.And all I saw during the 20-27 minutes of that video was Joe and Delrith running around the map and fighting terrorist bots.So yes,I saw the obvious similarities b/w this game and counter-strike,which I happen to play a lot.A lot of us like to watch youtube gameplays before we throw 60$ at a game.I don't know about you but I'm kind tired of every AAA game being a competitive shooter or pvp focused.Titanfall,Evolve,The Division,Resident Evil and now this......

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ughz

@MetaMods: I did play the beta and I know for a fact this is Counter-Strike with destructible walls and rappelling .

More accurately, it's Tactical Intervention with exploding walls. Even worse. Made by one of the original creators of counter-strike and far wonkier.

You put 70 hours into counter-strike? Golly jee. You must be an expert.

I've played Counter-Strike for 16 years. I know counter-strike gameplay when I see it.

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MetaMods

@ughz said:

@MetaMods: I did play the beta and I know for a fact this is Counter-Strike with destructible walls and rappelling .

More accurately, it's Tactical Intervention with exploding walls. Even worse. Made by one of the original creators of counter-strike and far wonkier.

You put 70 hours into counter-strike? Golly jee. You must be an expert.

I've played Counter-Strike for 16 years. I know counter-strike gameplay when I see it.

lol yeah wow I play CS for 16 years so I know the gameplay. Yes I did too but its different style than CS. not going waste my time argue with you when you put how many years experiences on your CS. experiences means nothing to do how you know about Rainbow Six

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Good to know that they will be improving matchmaking. Fix that, and this game will be golden.

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JediMasterJ42

I just really wish they had taken the time to make a campaign. They could have done something really great.

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Gravity_Slave

@JediMasterJ42:

Oh god, enough with the SP campaign bitchin. There's always a handful. I don't ever see you guys complaining when there's only a SP campaign and no multiplayer.

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callsignalpha

@Gravity_Slave: Considering that this game was originally conceived as a title with single-player campaign...I think that the guy has every right to bitch about it....not everyone has an internet connection hooked to their console and not everyone buys a PS+/Xbox Live subscribtion on top of 60$ game just to enjoy that 60$ game.Should've been a pc only game..

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kidonthablock

@callsignalpha: it was not. Siege and Patriots are two different things.

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cHeStRc0pPeRp0t

@Gravity_Slave: lol hes not even bitching he was just saying he wish they had SP ..... calm down

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Gravity_Slave

@chestrc0pperp0t:

So we're playing semantics now? Well He can "wish" all he wants, The game doesn't have a SP campaign, he's assuming Ubisoft rushed the game and neglected to put one in...bitchin, wished...what ever. Thanks for playin hero.

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JediMasterJ42

@Gravity_Slave: 1. I have complained about single player only games not having multiplayer before (The New Order) 2. Never assumed Ubisoft rushed the game. Commented that I would have rooted for them taking longer to develop the game, and putting in a single player. Why? Because I enjoyed the other Rainbow Six games that had campaigns. Relax.

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cHeStRc0pPeRp0t

@Gravity_Slave: LOL wow a lot of crazys have been on here this week ..... whats got all you guys riled up?

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ughz

@JediMasterJ42: Patriots still would have been better.

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arrowhead927

@ughz: :o i forgot about that game. Ubisoft keep coming out with cool concepts then replacing it with just decent games

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ughz

@arrowhead927: They upset someone with that game, evidently. Americans are too stupid to accept a game story based on domestic terrorists, I guess, despite the fact that we've had a fair share of them over the years.

Or it struck too close to home. I don't know. Maybe they didn't appreciate that any militias would be painted as bad guys, despite the fact that we had NO information about the game and what the story was going to be. It's not impossible a militia could do something bad.

Or maybe they wanted to avoid the endless bitching from non-American jerkoffs crying about a game focused on America, like what happened with AC3. Evidently we're allowed to have games in Paris and London and Jerusalem and Turkey and Italy but not in New York or Boston

Regardless, instead of a real game we got this nonsense.

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defiled669

Whats wrong with you COD and Halo people not every game is made for 5 yr olds. Stop bashing the game its just a beta. And im sorry you suck at using your brains in a tactical shooter. This is not an arcade type game its simulation. So go stick to the kiddy games and leave the hard stuff to real men. This game is awesome. Very tactical, cant just run and gun. Great job by ubisoft, very original one of the coolest games ever. Just need to have a campain mode if your going to carry tom clancy

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XenomorphAlien

@defiled669: What? I'm a Halo guy and have been loving the beta.

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xsonicchaos

@defiled669: Real men who can't even write one sentence properly? I can only wish to be a big man like you. In other news, playing this beta revealed to me that the more frantic you play the more successful you are, either attacking or defending. True story.

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arrowhead927

@defiled669: its defiantly not simulation

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ughz

@defiled669: There's nothing tactical whatsoever about this game.

Just like every other FPS, your entire team could die and you can still win by having better reflexes and knowing the maps, without even using any of the unlockable operators.

You can certainly win Terrorist Hunt by yourself - the bots are completely worthless and the guns are ridiculously accurate on automatic to the point where you don't need to aim.

Not to mention the learning curve for Siege is approximately 8 seconds.

This isn't real Rainbow Six where you had to cross an entire map, taking out guards and being tactical the whole way, just to get to wide open areas and giant multi-level buildings where you had to learn the enemies movements and still all kinds of things could go wrong. This is CS GO with exploding walls.

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PrinceOFools

@ughz: not at all, took me 2 hours to learn how to use everything tactically

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ughz

@princeofools: Then you have a learning disability. Sorry.

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acerock980

@ughz: Cs go is ridiculous and so is this game thought it was going to be fun but nope just the same firing from the hip and some how you kill someone because the reticle was in the general vicinity. Simulation this is not but hey to each his own I suppose.

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ughz

@acerock980: Yea, I had no intention of ever getting this game after they scrapped Patriots and turned it into this trash, and all beta did was confirm I was right.

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hystavito

@defiled669: I haven't tried it yet and although I do believe it's a small step towards tactical it still looks very run & gun and arcade-y to me. I guess with the extra days I should try it.

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Flames325

I've been busy with Gears of War and Forza 6 to try the Rainbow Six Siege beta.I will rent the game when it comes out try it then because after hearing everyone that has played the beta they don't care for it

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melahuak

@flames325: oh yea i can't wait for GOW to come out for pc on that note. I play on my alienware alpha (don't have to pay for xbox live for microsoft exclusives), ps4 and ps3 & wii u.

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