With Ubisoft deciding to give out codes to the Rainbow Six Siege beta in waves, rather than all at once, it has left some people upset, as the test only runs through Monday, September 28.
Addressing fans on Reddit yesterday, Community Developer Chase Straight said anyone who pre-ordered Siege will have obtained their code by now:
As you know, we are granting access to the Closed Beta in waves. We obviously want to get you access as quickly as possible (we want you to play and have fun!), but the focus of our testing right now is on player experience flow and matchmaking. By staggering beta access, we can better manage server stability as the player population ramps up, which is crucial to a great experience when the game launches December 1st. We will be addressing load testing at a later date. We’ve already gathered a lot of incredibly useful data during the last few days of the technical test, and we have many matchmaking improvements in the development pipeline. We expect to make even more progress over the weekend with your help.
Anyone who pre-ordered the game will be receiving their beta activation email today (North American time zone), and we are currently in the process of sending those out. By the end of the day, we will also be sending out invites to a large number of those who had guaranteed access codes (codes given out at live events) redeemed on the website. If you do not receive your invite today please hang tight, we will give an update tomorrow morning.
In a comment on that post from yesterday, Straight added, “The majority of guaranteed access codes will get their invites today (24th), the remaining ones will be sent tomorrow (25th) at the very latest. I know everyone is frustrated and I understand that completely.”
Taking to Reddit today at 9am PT/12pm ET, Straight confirmed all guaranteed North American codes have been sent out, with guaranteed European codes going out shortly. As for everyone else, who is considered on the “waiting list,” he said, “Pre-order and guaranteed access for North America have been sent out. Those on the waiting list have not yet.”
While we don’t know when exactly those on the waiting list will receive their codes (it’s a big queue and they’re “processing them as fast as we can”), Straight says to check your email daily.
Straight also cleared up questions surrounding dedicated servers:
Just wanted to clear something up here, matchmaking and gameplay is 100% hosted on dedicated servers (you can see a map of our data centers here). The only P2P is in custom matches and LAN matches. When you see the migrating host message, it is migrating the host of the team, which is necessary in order to maintain voice and text comms. We tried to implement the team hosting in a stable way, but in the process we got a little overzealous, leading to the game “freezing” when the migration happens. Closed Beta is still a work in progress and fixing this will be one of the many improvements we make after. Thank you for your understanding.
Following the beta maintenance this morning, Terrorist Hunt will go live.
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