Following the leak of Rainbow Six: Siege's gameplay video, Ubisoft has decided to get the community interested in the game's upcoming closed beta. How do you get in on the closed beta? Well, pre-ordering works.
GameSpot took note of the update posted on the Rainbow Six website, where the community managers and developers explained the differences between the alpha test, the beta test, and the benefits of pre-ordering:
The Closed Alpha and the Closed Beta will help us to build a stable experience and to playtest game elements on a very large scale. Whether you’re testing early on PC during the closed alpha, or helping us validate the experience once we open on all platforms, we’re looking forward to interacting with you and working together to make Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege the best it can be at launch.
Ubisoft originally planned on having beta sign-ups earlier in the month. But the sign-ups were closed off from the general public, so Ubisoft could monitor bugs, glitches, and the core infrastructure. It's an important step, so the developer knows where to make changes to the mechanics and how to proceed with the rest of the game's development.
The closed beta test for home consoles is focused on optimizing the game's frame-rate and ironing out some kinks that could inhibit a smooth gameplay experience.
The beta will give gamers a clear idea about what to expect from the finish product – at least, as far as the gameplay is concerned. Additionally, if you pre-order the game, you'll gain access to the console version of the closed beta. And if you pre-ordered a while back, you'll still have access to the console version of the closed beta.
The test hasn't received a legitimate start date just yet, but Ubisoft mentions on the FAQ page that it will announce the start date soon.
The focus on this newest title is on team tactics. And no, I don't mean Call of Duty-style team tactics that include running as fast as possible around a corner to flank an enemy while a teammate peppers a hallway with constant fire. I'm talking about serious team tactics. Players will have to flank, suppress, and manipulate the environment.
Players will use various weapons and gadgets to drastically alter the outcome of a match. Some videos depict teams blowing holes through floors to drop down and surprise enemies, as well as shooting through walls and doors using high-powered weaponry. The game is a very different kind of beast from the typical Call of Duty or Battlefield games.
We're likely to see more of the game at this year's E3. You can learn more about the sign-up process for the closed beta by paying a visit to the official website.