Ubisoft released the new Patch Y6S2.1 to Rainbow Six Siege yesterday, which addressed some of the important bugs present in the game. The update also silently added crossplay support between PC, Stadia, and Luna.
Back in E3 2021, Ubisoft announced Rainbow Six Siege’s much-anticipated crossplay and cross-progression features. And now the first step of their roadmap has been completed, as crossplay support between PC and cloud-gaming platforms have been successfully added to the game.
Rainbow Six Siege just got added to Google Stadia today as planned, and it will finally enable players to play this tactical FPS shooter from any device. While Amazon Luna, still in early access, already allowed users to enjoy this Ubisoft title.
Players have to turn on the ‘Crossplay Matchmaking’ settings under the General tab, and as the name suggests it will then enable matchmaking with PC, Stadia, and Luna users. As mouse and keyboard support is available on all three platforms, players won’t face any unfair advantage.
(Note: Crossplay communication has to be turned on to receive invites from other platforms)
While some players will still want crossplay between PC and Console, Ubisoft thinks this won’t be a good idea, as ‘MnK’ players will have a massive advantage in this FPS shooter. While these cloud-gaming platforms might not have a huge player-base, it is still a positive step taken by Ubisoft, which will slightly improve the quality and time of matchmaking.
The highly anticipated cross-progression is coming in the future, and this will be available between all platforms. Cross-progression will allow players to transfer all their contents when shifting to a different platform. So, you’ll be able to bring all your special in-game skins and progress when moving from console to PC or vice versa. This feature is set to be released in early 2022.