Rainbow Six Siege grinds to halt over ‘invisible teammate’ bug

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Ubisoft has acknowledged an issue impacting Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, preventing players from accessing multiplayer modes. The bug brought the tactical shooter to a standstill for many players on Sunday, with widespread reports of “ghost teammates,” barring access from Ranked and Unranked modes.

The ongoing issue notifies players of another teammate present in multiplayer lobbies, registering below the Level 10 and Level 50 requirements for the Unranked, and Ranked playlists, respectively. While initial reports first surfaced on September 11, an increasing volume of reports now implies broader connectivity issues impacting the title on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. The outage also coupled with a spike in user reports via an online outage tracker, DownDetector.com.

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“Hello everyone. We’re aware of an issue currently affecting connectivity and are working towards resolving this,” a Ubisoft Support representative stated via the Ubisoft forums. “We apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience. Please be sure to check this thread for future updates. Thanks.”

The outage follows the launch of Operation Crystal Guard, the latest seasonal expansion bringing a new playable Operator and various refinements to the game’s multiplayer suite. It comes as players face various game-breaking cheats and exploits following the rollout, primarily centered around the latest addition to the roster, Osa.

These issues have rendered the title unplayable for some, with various prominent voices in the Rainbow Six Siege community expressing their concern over recent developments.

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