Today was supposed to mark the beginning of Rainbow Six: Siege’s open beta for all, but at the last minute Ubisoft has delayed the start due to matchmaking issues. This wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t for the fact that Rainbow Six: Siege is due to release on December 1st, which you’ll notice is only six days away. Apparently the matchmaking issues are occurring across all platforms, and so the Siege beta will remain in a closed state.
We’re currently seeing issues with matchmaking times and disconnection on all platforms. 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.
Ubisoft has confirmed that it has found the root cause of the issue and will be rolling out a fix soon, which means Siege should work properly at launch. The publisher has stated that the release date will not be pushed back.
UPDATE: The beta should be back online now, go shoot people in the face.