Cross-play and cross-progression are coming to Rainbow Six Siege on December 6 as part of the upcoming season Operation Solar Raid, which also brings a new map, operator, and more.
As reported by Eurogamer, Rainbow Six Siege PlayStation and Xbox gamers will automatically matchmake together and should benefit from lower wait times as a result, but the setting can also be turned off if a player wishes.
PC and streaming platforms such as Luna will be kept in a separate matchmaking pool, and Ubisoft currently has no intention of merging the two.
Players can invite friends through both PlayStation and Xbox platforms, as well as through the Ubisoft connect overlay. Voice communications will also work in the new console cross-play system, assuming voice comms are enabled and, of course, you’re on the same team.
Player rank history will also be shared between Xbox and PlayStation consoles when using the same Ubisoft Connect account but will again remain separate from PC and streaming platforms. The player’s highest rank will also be transferred to each console alongside the furthest Battle Pass progression.
Credits and Renown will be pooled across all platforms, as will packs, operators, boosters, and cosmetics. Penalties for problematic online behaviour will also be shared. In-game options, operator loadouts, and equipped cosmetics meanwhile will remain specific to each console and platform.
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