Rainbow Six: Siege Beta Extended, Matchmaking Improved

Alessio Palumbo
Posted Oct 1, 2015
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We’ve offered you codes for the Rainbow Six: Siege beta and told you how it worked in every little detail, but the actual beta session disappointed many due to extremely long matchmaking times.

However, Ubisoft answered the deafening feedback first by extending the beta session, which is now scheduled to end on October 4th, and then by improving the matchmaking for both PvP & PvE modes.

  • Closed Beta extended through the rest of the weekend, ending on October 4th.
  • Starting today, we will begin sending emails to all American and European players who have played at least one match in the Closed Beta before 2:00PM EST, September 29th 2015. These emails will contain immediate access codes that can be used by the players to get their friends in the beta. Those keys will be for the same platform as the player who qualified for friend referral. For example, if a player plays on Xbox One, he will receive additional Xbox One keys for his or her friends.
  • There will be a Double Renown event starting Friday, 8:00PM EST with a 2x renown bonus. This is a great chance to unlock some more operators, attachments and skins.
  • PvP matchmaking has improved with an average wait time of 30-45 seconds.
  • Terrorist Hunt has a 96% success rate per matchmaking attempt, with average 20-30 seconds of wait time.
    • If it takes longer than 90 seconds to get into any game, we recommend backing out and trying again.
    • If you are having difficulties matchmaking while in a squad, check out this list of potential workarounds.
  •  If you are a pre-order customer and feel you should have received your invite by now, please contact customer support using “[Activation] Missing Code” as the subject line. We will be keeping an eye out for those.
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Ubisoft also added that this is one of the largest betas the company has ever done, and they have identified areas for improvement of their dedicated servers. That’s great news for the upcoming launch of Rainbow Six: Siege, due on December 1st for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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