Following the recent announcement of Rainbow Six Mobile, Ubisoft is allowing users to register for a chance to play in the pre-release beta. Here’s how to sign up for Rainbow Six Mobile’s first closed beta.
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How to Sign Up for Rainbow Six Mobile
Sign-ups are currently available on the official game website provided by Ubisoft. To sign up for the pre-release gameplay beta, follow the simple process below:
Select either iOS or Android – if you have both, select your preference.
Click the Register Button
Log into your Ubisoft Account, or create one
Verify your email address
Answer a few questions from Ubisoft
And that’s it. After answering the questions you are officially set for a chance at getting a pre-release gameplay invite. You should receive an email confirming your sign-up if everything has been done correctly – if you didn’t get the email, you may want to first make sure it doesn’t end up in your spam folder. And if it’s not there, consider checking you signed up with the correct one.
Please be aware that Ubisoft may refer to the first set of invites for Rainbow Six Mobile as an “Alpha” instead of a “Beta”, which functionally just means the same as what most players understand gameplay beta to mean, it just takes place at an earlier stage of development.
When Does the Beta for Rainbow Six Mobile Start?
While we don’t have an explicitly confirmed launch date for gameplay tests, we do have quite a bit of information to work from.
In one of the first news posts about Rainbow Six Mobile on the 5th of April a particular quote is helpful here. Specifically, it states that “in the upcoming weeks, we will start running the first of many live tests.”
Using that quote, we can assume the first beta test will start sometime around or more likely before the 26th of April.
What’s the Difference Between an Alpha and a Beta?
Alphas are usually smaller in the number of players allowed in than Beta tests as far gameplay tests go. These are often a bit rougher around the edges, so they don’t want to expose that to a large amount of the community right away, as that may cause negative feedback before the game is really prepared for the player base to see it. If you’re still interested in the game though, these make for excellent chances to get an early look at what the game may play and look like.
An actual gameplay beta meanwhile tends to be closer to the final iteration of the product that players would actually get their hands on. Bugs and issues would remain present to be patched out quite often, but most of the features and things you’d expect would be implemented, or near implementation.
Betas can also be closed or open, which means whether or not the devs specifically have to invite you into it, or if you can just sign up and join freely. Alpha access meanwhile is almost exclusively closed, meaning you need an invite to access them. The reason for that is as mentioned before, a wide section of the community being exposed to very early gameplay may leave lasting negative impressions of the game, or result in leaks of non-final gameplay that would ultimately damage how well the game performs at release if people get the wrong impression from them.
It is likely we’ll see both types of testing for Rainbow Six Mobile.
Good luck getting into that first pre-release gameplay test for Rainbow Six Mobile, you may well need it.
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