The closed beta for “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege” has been extended to October 4, Ubisoft announced in a blog post today. The beta was originally ending on September 28 after four days of beta testing but was extended to October 1 after key distribution issues, and now players can test the game until Sunday, October 4.
The extra time is due to server issues that prevented some people from accessing the closed beta, Ubisoft recognized. The company cited new information for the beta such as improved PvP matchmaking with an average wait time of 30-45 seconds, and an average wait time of 20-30 seconds for the Terrorist Hunt game mode. A Double Renown event will start Friday night to help players earn credits faster to unlock more characters, attachments, and skins.
Ubisoft will be opening the beta to more people by emailing codes to North American and European players who have played at least one match. The keys are meant to be given to friends and will be tied to the same platform as the player who qualified for them. Previously, the only ways to access the closed beta were to preorder the game, sign up on their waiting list, or buy the first tier in the Humble Tom Clancy Bundle that was sold for the first two weeks of September.
“Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege” will launch on December 1 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.