Rainbow Six Siege’s Open Beta Has Been Delayed

The open beta for Rainbow Six Siege was set to kickoff today, but Ubisoft has announced that the beta has been delayed.

A post on the Ubisoft forums reveals that there have been some connection issues across all platforms that have forced them to delay the open beta until further notice. Here’s what they posted:

“We’re postponing the open beta until a later time and keeping the game under closed beta status. We apologize for the delay and can assure you this is our top priority. We will keep everyone updated regularly as we continue to deploy improvements.”

Rainbow Six Siege will be launching on December 1st, so if a fix is going to happen to get the beta out in time it needs to happen pretty soon.

SHOCKING: Progress From The Rainbow Six Siege Beta Will Not Carry Over

Every time I see a developer have to point out that progress from a beta won’t carry over to the main game, I have to laugh because that is ALWAYS the case. It’s very rare that progress ever carries over from the previous beta, yet somehow people are still stunned and upset when they hear the news.

The latest developer having to confirm the obvious is Ubisoft with their upcoming game Rainbow Six Siege. Even though the beta is happening at the end of this month and the game launches just a few days afterwards, none of your progress will carry over. However, this is the case with every recent game (especially FPSs) that I can think of and it really isn’t a big deal as it just means you’ll have more to unlock when you get the game.

“Your progression, inventory and Ranked gameplay during the Open Beta will not carry over into the final game,” said Ubisoft on their official website.

The Rainbow Six Siege beta begins on November 25th and lasts until November 29th, with the full game launching on December 1st.

The Rainbow Six Siege Open Beta Begins Next Week

Ubisoft has revealed that the open beta for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege will begin next. The beta will run from November 25th to November 29th and will give fans plenty of time to test the game just before it releases the following month.


The beta will be available to play on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and players will be able to pre-load the beta on November 23rd. Those who took part in the closed beta in September will be able to start the beta a day early on November 24th.

This time players will be able to utilize 14 of the 20 operators that will launch with the main game and all of the modes available last time will be available this time around.

The Rainbow Six: Siege Beta Was Destructive And Refreshing Fun

So the Rainbow Six: Siege beta has finally come to a close after being extended an extra several days by Activision, which means that I can finally sit down and dump my brain into an article. It’s been a long time since I’ve geared up for a Rainbow Six game, so playing Siege is sort of a reintroduction for me to this long-running series. Even though it’s been around forever, playing the slow-burning Siege was a breath of fresh air in an age where every shooter needs to move like lightning.

The big appeal of Siege is mostly that the environments are much more destructible than what you find in your typical shooter. You can shoot holes through many walls, floors and ceilings to give yourself unique ways to try and take down your opponents, and in certain situations you can even breach through them to give you and your team a new entry into a room. This turns what would typically be a more standard affair into a more paranoid one, as you can suddenly have a tsunami of bullets unwillingly injected into your body from any given angle.

Ease of access is a theme that runs throughout each match of Siege, as not only can you blast through most surfaces you can also rappel up walls to break through windows or climb up on rooftops. It may not seem like much, but it adds a jolt to a lot of matches in the right situations. Rappeling up a wall and then smashing through a window filled baddies is always awesome, especially if you manage to take them all down like a badass. You might not be able to completely demolish your surroundings, but what the game does allow adds a nice change of pace to the modern-day shooter.

This increased level of destruction is all the better thanks to Siege‘s slower and more methodical gameplay speed. Where most shooters today move at super high speeds, Siege feels like a leisurely walk, by comparison. That’s a really good thing, however, as it allows for more stealthy moments to make the eventual shootouts that much more intense. As a match begins everyone is moving sneakily through corridors as they try to find a head popping out over cover or around a corner, and this gives the matches far more tension, as a result. There are a lot more quiet moments to be found here, and it’s a huge breath of fresh air when most current shooters there is no room to breathe at all between the bullets.

The beta offers 3 modes to play in, with two of them revolving around reaching a certain area to arm a bomb or defeat your enemies and the other being a classic Terrorist hunt mode. Disarm Bomb and Secure Area really live up to what the marketing has been pushing for Siege, as you and your team breach through walls to get to an area guarded by the enemy team. You’ll stalk through hallways that will be guarded with barricades, barbed wire and more that the enemy has laid down to halt your progress, but you’ll also have items to help you overcome them.

You’ll also unlock new classes and weapons with Renown Points that you get for completing matches. There are several different classes that will have character loadouts that are suited for offense and defense, and each one packs a solid amount of variety. One loadout might have you moving around quickly with submachine guns, while another will make you a walking tank with a magnum and a riot shield. There’s a lot of customization to be found here even with this small beta, and that bodes well for the eventual full release.


My biggest gripe doesn’t have anything to do with the beta at all, as it’s that Siege will not have a singleplayer story mode. I know that I’m strictly judging the beta here, but I’m really wondering how much left there will be to say beyond what this beta has already shown us. Siege is going to have to pack lots of modes, maps and weapons to warrant a $60 price tag, especially considering there is no singleplayer to speak of. Even so, strictly judging this beta alone, Rainbow Six Siege has reconnected me with this great series and has me optimistic for the final product.


Rainbow Six: Siege Does Not Have A Story Campaign

Rainbow Six: Siege is focusing entirely on multiplayer, with there being absolutely no single-player story campaign included.

Art director Scott Mitchell said the following regarding the lack of story mode to PCGamesN:

“There is no story mode per se. You go through training, where you get to experience different operators and their devices. You can play against enemy AI in co-op through all the maps.”

In my opinion, this adds to a growing trend of games being multiplayer-only that I’m not a fan of at all. While it’s true that some games’ multiplayer is the only worthwhile aspect, it’s that I tend to remember the most as years go by. I would hate it if Halo all of a sudden didn’t have a story, and likewise I really enjoyed the single-player campaign of Rainbow Six games and it sucks that this one wont have one.

Of course, they will still charge the full $60 for the game, and that’s the aspect that I hate most about these multiplayer-only games. You want to release a game with half of the content that most other games have? Fine, then charge half the price for it, too.

Rainbow Six: Siege launches on December 1 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Rainbow Six: Siege Delayed To December

Bad news for Rainbow Six fans, as Ubisoft has announced that the upcoming Rainbow Six: Siege has been delayed. The game will be missing its original release date of September 24th, 2015 and will instead launch on December 1st, 2015.

As for the reasons that this delay has occurred, here’s what Ubisoft had to say:

“We felt there are adjustments and improvements we can make, including improving the co-op experience across all game modes, weapon and gadget balancing, as well as menu and interface navigation. We’re taking a little more time to make these changes, and we think it’s the right call.”

The closed beta for the game will begin on September 24th, 2015, which will give Ubisoft plenty of feedback to make the game as good and bug-free as it can possibly be.

Rainbow Six: Siege will be available to purchase on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Rainbow Six Siege Launching This October

The latest Rainbow Six game also has 4 different versions for you to choose from.

Ubisoft has confirmed that the their upcoming FPS Rainbow Six Siege will launch this October. Unsurprisingly, the game is set to come in 4 different versions, with descriptions from Ubisfoft below.

  • Standard Edition – Includes standalone full game.
  • The Art of Siege Edition – Includes the full game, a collector’s box, a Gold Skins Pack for all in-game weapons and an exclusive 120 page Tactical Guide. This high quality guide includes every single key element of the game – detailing each Counter Terrorist Unit, Operators, weapons, and maps with the highest level of detail and statistics. All this content has been created with the development team and core gamers’ advice, giving you the most effective results in the field.
  • The Gold Edition – Includes the Standard Edition and the Season Pass.
  • The Tactical Elite Edition – A very limited edition available exclusively on the Uplay Shop that will include both Art of Siege Edition and Season Pass.


Rainbow Six Siege is developed by Ubisoft Montreal for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. It’s set to launch on October 13th, 2015. Be sure to check out the release date announcement trailer below.