Rainbow Six Siege high ping due to poor server selection


Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege is one of the most popular Esports titles in the world. It is known for its realistic gunplay where players gain an edge over enemies through environmental destruction.

That said, the developers recently released the latest seasonal update which promised some exciting new gameplay features.

But some updates bring bugs and glitches which can make the game unplayable for many players.

Rainbow Six Siege random high ping

Many Rainbow Six Siege players (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, seven8, 9, ten) reported an issue where they noticed a sharp spike in ping.


Rainbow six is ​​dragging like crap. Never had such bad latency @Ubisoft

@Ubisoft @UbisoftSupport Are there any known issues for servers getting high ping and then games crashing on latest Xbox client?

@UbisoftSupport why do I have a full squad of South Central US players but still end up on South American servers that abuse ping?

According to reports, players are experiencing high ping due to incorrect server selection by the game. As a result, players enter a completely different area with much higher ping.

For example, a player who started the game on a The NA-East server has been placed on top of the NA-West server.

It is said that the problem appeared after the last update in Rainbow Six Siege. Because of this, players feel that their game is lagging terribly and negatively impacting their experience.

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’ve been delayed in most of my ranked games, then when I go to join I get banned. My ping is perfect on all the games I play too

Official recognition

Thankfully, Ubisoft Support acknowledged the issue and said the team is working on a fix.


We hope they find the root cause of the problem soon and fix it at the earliest, as it makes the game unplayable. When they do, we’ll update this space to let you know, so stay tuned.

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