Rainbow Six Siege has more than 70 million active users, meaning it's one of the most popular FPS titles in the ever-growing genre. With so many people playing Rainbow Six Siege, it's no surprise that gamers want a way to compete with players on other platforms.
Rainbow Six Siege has cross-play for friends who are on different systems — but there are currently some limitations. Luckily, Ubisoft has announced that some changes are on the way.
What crossplay is available for Rainbow Six Siege?
Rainbow Six Siege currently only has crossplay for consoles within the same family. This means that there is crossplay between PC and Stadia, but not between any of the consoles.
PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 players can also compete together between generations, as can Xbox consoles. But PlayStation and Xbox fans can't play with each other. This is nice for friend groups that have some people on next-gen consoles earlier than others, but the crossplay is still lacking for people in different console families who want to play together.
What changes are coming to Rainbow Six Siege crossplay?
Ubisoft announced on June 12 during Ubisoft Forward that big improvements are coming to Rainbow Six Siege.
In early 2022, Rainbow Six Siege will be getting crossplay between PlayStation and Xbox. There will also be cross-progression between all platforms.
Ubisoft has made it clear, however, that there will never be crossplay between PC and PlayStation or Xbox. The differences between PC and consoles has ofted led to a variety of debates in the FPS world.
Some say keyboard and mouse has an advantage due to the quicker and more precise movements. Others say that controllers have an advantage since developers have implemented aim assistance to help console players keep up with PC playeres.
How to turn off crossplay in Rainbow Six Siege
Don't want to play with anyone on a different console? You can turn off crossplay in Rainbow Six Siege! Just keep in mind that finding a game may take a bit longer since there will be less players looking to find matches.
Here is how to turn off crossplay in Rainbow Six Siege:
- Open Rainbow Six Siege and access the settings menu
- Head to the "general" section, scrolling down to "crossplay matchmaking"
- Set this to "off"
- Move to "crossplay communication" and turn this off as well