Rainbow Six: Siege will be breaching and clearing into closed beta on PC, PS4 and Xbox One later this year -- and you can get in on it.
You can sign up here on the UK page, though naturally you'll be guaranteed entry if you pre-order the game.
"Today we started a promotion where, by pre-ordering the game, you’ll be guaranteed access to a closed beta that we’ll be having in the future for all platforms," Ubisoft explains. "With the closed alpha on PC right around the corner, we wanted to explain the difference between the two."
"Our Closed Alpha is a very early testing period with limited content and participation so that we can focus on validating our core gameplay and test the foundation of our online infrastructure. It’s also only available on PC and in a limited number of territories so that we can test the water and evaluate what works and what still needs improvement."
"The Closed Beta, which includes all platforms, is the logical next step. Taking place sometime after the closed alpha when we’ve had time to analyze and act, it will have more content, better optimization and polish, and will be open to many more players."
Naturally we'll be keeping an eye out for the tasiest Rainbow Six: Siege deals! Ubisoft also released the following FAQ:
What’s the difference between the closed beta and the closed alpha? Does my guaranteed closed beta code work for both?
- The closed alpha testing period comes first. It is an early build of the game, and meant to test for things like bugs and server stability. During a closed alpha testing period, a limited number of participants are invited to test the game and to give community feedback based on their experience, so the final game can be improved. After these improvements are implemented, a closed beta testing period will begin closer to launch. A larger number of participants are invited to test the game, and to troubleshoot matchmaking, server stability, game balancing, etc.The closed alpha period for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be held exclusively on PC.
The closed beta period will include all gaming platforms on which Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be sold.
The guaranteed access pre-order offer will be applicable to the closed beta period only.
When will the closed beta begin? When will the closed alpha begin?
- The dates for the closed alpha will be announced soon. Please visit rainbow6.com for upcoming announcements.The dates for the closed beta will be announced at a later date.
I pre-ordered before the closed beta offer. Will I get a code too?
- Yes. If you pre-ordered Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege prior to the promotion of the guaranteed closed beta access offer, your retailer will contact you with your closed beta access code prior to the closed beta going live.
What if I have more questions about the guaranteed closed beta offer?
- A much more extensive FAQ with details on the closed beta testing period will be posted on the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege website soon.
As huge Rainbow Six fans, we hope that Siege will deliver on the tactical hectic action of the originals. Fingers crossed.