It’s Not Just You, Rainbow Six Siege is Down (Update: They’re Up)


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No, it’s not just you. The Rainbow Six Siege servers are currently down for “emergency maintenance.” Ubisoft says they’re taking care of “some back end tasks,” and that’ll take an estimated hour to do the work. It’s down first on Xbox One, and then on PS4.

Here’s the official announcement:

For more on Rainbow Six Siege, check out our review. Here’s a snippet of what reviewer Paulmichael Contreras had to say:

One thing that remained consistent throughout the game, through no real action on the developer’s part, is that players actually worked as a team. I think this boils down to the fact that only a particular type of gamer buys Rainbow Six games. Just mentioning Rainbow Six to hardcore Call of Duty “bros” will likely cause them to roll their eyes, because it just isn’t their thing. Although my hours with the game don’t number in the hundreds yet, I didn’t encounter gaming trolls. Most players didn’t have headsets, though, which probably helped to mitigate that. Yet, those that did used it sparingly, mostly for tactics. There was the very occasional tea-bagging, but that was definitely a rare occurrence. It seems that Rainbow Six gamers are a more mature bunch, and for that I applaud you all.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege serves as a breath of fresh air against an overwhelming fog of twitch shooters. The drop of a traditional campaign is not reflected in the price, and yet the new Scenarios are just as tough as any campaign in previous entries, and easily as rewarding. Focusing on specialized operators feels right at home in a Rainbow Six game. Combat is solid, and rewards team play over lone wolf tactics. Rainbow Six is back, and ready to challenge today’s gamers.

We’ll update this post when we get word that the Rainbow Six Siege servers are back online.