Rainbow Six Siege launches new Middle East Servers

Sadnan Nafis
By Sadnan Nafis
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Earlier today, Ubisoft announced that their popular multiplayer shooter- Rainbow Six Siege will finally be getting Middle East Servers.

Rainbow Six Siege players from the Middle Eastern region have been asking for a dedicated server in their region for a long time now. And it seems like their wish have finally been fulfilled, as Ubisoft introduces the new Middle East Data Center.

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Back in February, Ubisoft first trialled this new Data Center on the PC Test Server, which went quite smoothly. This led to the quick launch of this Data Center, which went live today for PC players.

According to Malek Teffaha, Head of Communications & Localization at UbisoftME, the new Microsoft Azure servers are located in UAE. While most players from the Middle East are benefiting from this new UAE server, some players from Egypt, Palestine, and Jordan are still getting over 150 ping on this server, so players from North Africa are advised to play on EU servers instead.

The new “Middle East” server is only available for PC players right now, but it will also be available for PlayStation 4/5 users soon. Unfortunately, Xbox users won’t be receiving this new server “to ensure the ideal gaming experience for Xbox players”, stated Ubisoft. This is most likely to keep the matchmaking time short, as the region might not have a large Xbox player-base.

If you want to try out the new server, check our guide on how to manually change servers.

Sadnan Nafis is a Senior Esports Writer at GameRiv. Sadnan has a love-hate relationship with Rainbow Six Siege. He loves to keep himself updated with new tech videos and is always ready to help others.