Test Server FAQ

Over the years, we have changed how our Development team approaches Seasonal content, as well as intermediary patches. Below you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding the Test Server.

Do I need to own the game to participate in the Test Server?

Yes. You will need to own Rainbow Six Siege on PC. This includes players that have purchased the Starter edition.

Which platforms?

PC. The Test Server will be available through the Uplay PC client.

Will I need to download the game again before each test?

Typically, we use unique game builds on the Test Server, so it is possible that players will need to download the entire Test Server client.

Where do I download the Test Server?

The Test Server will appear in your Uplay library. Once it appears as “available”, you will be able to begin the download. Please note that pre-loading is not typically available for the Test Server.

Please note that the Test Server will only be present in the Uplay library when the Test Server is active.

Am I able to have both the live client and the Test Server client on my computer at the same time?

You will be able to have both clients installed on the same computer. Please note that configuration changes made on the Test Server will not carry over to the live client, and vice versa.

Will people that use Steam be able to play it through the Uplay PC client?

Yes. People that own Rainbow Six Siege on Steam will be able to participate in Test Server phases through their connected Uplay account. Please note that players must download and launch the Test Server through the Uplay PC client.

How do I report bugs?

Please report bugs/glitches that you find on the Test Server module on R6Fix.

How many people will be able to play at the same time?

We are going to limit the available number of slots on our servers for the Test Server. Players will see an “Ubisoft services are unavailable” error message when the servers are at capacity. This will help us limit the impact the Test Server has on the live servers. Please do not take time off work/class to participate in the Test Server phases.

Will I be able to make purchases on the Test Server?


Will my items/progress transfer from the live game to the Test Server?

Content will not transfer from the live servers to the Test Server. Similarly, any Test Server related account progression, or items acquired, will not transfer back to the live servers when the Test Server ends.

What content will be available for testing?

The goal of the Test Server is to open different facets of the game for testing. The Seasonal Test Server will contain content for the upcoming Operation, and mid-season Test Servers will contain any balance, gameplay, or bug fixes for a new patch). For these, players will have access to unreleased content for testing purposes.

How long will these sessions last?

The length of each Test Server phase varies, and is largely dependent on the content being tested. We are exploring options to increase the availability of the Test Server beyond the traditional 2-3 day window, and we will make an announcement should the duration and/or persistence of the Test Server change in the future.

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