Ubisoft has confirmed on Twitter that Rainbow Six Siege will finally be receiving a server upgrade.
According to the “connectivity update” post, Rainbow Six Siege is migrating servers to “newer, faster” machines, starting this week.
However, the “rollout will happen gradually from region to region throughout the next few months to ensure the least player impact,” Ubisoft stated.
Connectivity and server issues in Rainbow Six Siege has been a long-running concern in the community. However, after five years, the game has over 70 million registered players and there’s no excuse for this huge Ubisoft title to not have good servers.
The devs explained that this move to new servers will give them “more tools to better tackle connectivity issues affecting our players, while providing our players an improved experience with less frequent connectivity issues.”
Ubisoft also explained in the Twitter thread that players from Australia and Japan might need to temporarily shift servers as the newer hardware is not available at every data centres.
PC and PlayStation servers will be the first to migrate to the new servers, with Xbox following soon. Rainbow Six Siege seems to be using both Microsoft Azure and Amazon’s Gamelift servers as of now; however, there aren’t any official words from Ubisoft about the technical details of these ‘newer machines’.