Rainbow Six Siege may be launching on the 1st of December, but fans will be able to suit up and play the game early in the just-announced Open Beta taking place later this month.
“Pre-load will be available on 1st party marketplaces starting on November 23rd, and everyone who participated in the Closed Beta will have 24 hours early access starting on the 24th,” Ubisoft revealed earlier today.
“The Open Beta will be focused primarily on testing matchmaking and online infrastructure, and as such will only feature a limited scope of the game’s content. Your progression, inventory and Ranked gameplay during the Open Beta will not carry over into the final game.”
According to the studio’s latest blog post, fans will get their hands on a new map, new Operators, and a new Terrorist Hunt game mode, some of which weren’t in the Closed Beta. Visit the link to find out all the details.
An Open Beta only a few days before launch might sound odd, but it’s likely that Ubisoft wants to ensure a smooth launch by working out any network kinks that could make life difficult on release. It’s also a good way to demo the game before release, as it’s free and open to anyone.
Last week, the studio announced details on Rainbow Six Siege’s Season Pass, which you can learn more about here. Rainbow Six Siege launches December 1 on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.