Ubisoft announces Open Beta for Rainbow Six: Siege, releases new TV spot and gameplay trailers
The seven-year-long wait for a new Rainbow Six game may not end until December 1, but next week Ubisoft will give fans one more chance to experience the hardcore tactical FPS-ness that is Rainbow Six: Siege early in the form of an Open Beta for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
“It’s been a long journey since we first announced Rainbow Six: Siege at E3 in 2014, and now we’re less than two weeks away from the launch of the game,” Ubisoft said in announcing the Beta. “Before the full game is out in stores and ready for you to download, we still have one final testing milestone left.”
That final milestone will let fans stress-test Siege’s matchmaking and online infrastructure across a select number of modes, including the game’s 5-vs-5 Competitive Multiplayer and PvE Terrorist Hunt modes (the latter of which I saw at E3 earlier this year, if you’re interested). These modes will be playable on three maps and with 14 of the final game’s 20+ special Operators, and some of this new content will be brand new for those who’ve stayed up to date with Siege’s previous testing periods.
Like the image says, the Open Beta will go on from next Wednesday, November 25, to Sunday, November 29, though everyone who took part in the Closed Beta from late September will be able to hop in starting November 24, according to Ubisoft.
The announcement of the Open Beta came with a series of new videos, starting with this trailer below that offers a live-action depiction of Rainbow Six: Siege’s close-quarters infiltration-based gameplay narrated by actor Idris Elba (Thor, Prometheus, Pacific Rim), who decides to tag along and give viewers an idea of what they’ll getting themselves into.
The other videos are accessible via links embedded into the tail end of the trailer itself, in case you’re wondering.
Source: Rainbow Six
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