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Rainbow Six Siege open beta has been delayed

Rainbow Six Siege

The Rainbow Six Siege open beta, which Ubisoft said last week would begin today, has been pushed back to an unspecified future date.

"We’re currently seeing issues with matchmaking times and disconnection on all platforms," Ubisoft wrote on the Rainbow Six 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."

No indication was given as to whether this could impact the scheduled release date, which is set for December 1. I've reached out to Ubisoft for more information and will update when I receive a reply.

Update: Ubisoft says the postponement of the open beta will have "no impact whatsoever" on the release of the game.

Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.