Right now, players were meant to experience an Extreme Home Makeover with shotguns, as Ubisoft’s upcoming home invasion shooter Rainbow Six: Siege was supposed to go live with an open beta test. And a week before launch, mind you. What could possibly go wrong? Lots apparently, as the buggered servers are currently denying access to players like a grouchy cat on your laptop.
“We’re currently seeing issues with matchmaking times and disconnection on all platforms,” Ubisoft said on the game’s forums.
As such, 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.
As of 2PM EST, Ubisoft explained that the current problem affecting beta access was “Game sessions not starting properly and we’ve encountered server issues, leading to failed connections,” with a fix apparently imminent:
We’ve identified the root issue that was introduced after the Technical Test while fixing a separate aspect of the game. A fix is currently under test and will be deployed within the next few hours.
Game sessions are not starting properly and we’ve encountered server issues, leading to failed connections. We’ve identified the root issue that was introduced after the Technical Test while fixing a separate aspect of the game.
We are going through a process to test and deploy fixes and this takes time to make sure we’re satisfied with the results.
Right now, if you are in a game of Rainbow Six: Siege, then you’re in a closed beta. It’s a bit worrying to see a snafu of this magnitude less than a week before launch. That doesn’t exactly inspire much confidence in the final product. Still! There’re six days to go, to fix this. And hopefully prevent Gavin from taking his access denied rage out on us and the Lazygamer staff room. Either that, or he’s doing a Triple H cosplay.
Last Updated: November 26, 2015