Fans logging into Rainbow Six Siege this morning are met with widespread server issues across all platforms. The server degradation issues come just days before the Milan Finals and may even be affecting scrimmage and dedicated servers.
While the issue was first reported to be isolated to PS4 and PC, it looks like the server hiccups have spread to Xbox One as well. The issue prompts a matchmaking error screen to appear—making it impossible to for players to join matches.
Ubisoft is working on remedying the issue, but there is no definitive window for a fix. The serves issues may be region specific—most grievances come from players on the E.U. servers. Pros and YouTubers alike are baffled by the issue and showcased as much via Twitter this morning.
The server issues come just four days before the Milan Finals. Considering G2 Esports’ Niclas “Pengu” Mouritzen’s implication that the issue may hurt dedicated and scrimmage servers, the server degradation looks to be severe. These types of issues are never met with grace, especially considering R6’s long-maligned Operation Health in which the developers claimed to have fixed a wide variety of bugs and server issues.
While R6 esports have come a long way in the past couple years, downed servers don’t help to further legitimize the game as an esport. The official R6 Twitch broadcast chat is constantly filled with the sarcastic phrase, “esports ready,” so these types of issues do little to further the reputation of the esport and Ubisoft. Rather, it shows fans that R6 is still a work in progress—even after a full season focused on fixing the game’s servers.