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R6 community disappointed with bug-riddled Road To S.I. Battle Pass

by Andrew Amos
Ubisoft

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With the Six Invitational around the corner, Ubisoft has released their annual Road To S.I. event, featuring a ton of in-game rewards and a new map, and while most of the community is happy with what’s on offer, numerous bugs have made the event a hassle.

The Six Invitational starts on February 7, with 16 of the best R6 teams from around the world colliding in Montreal to battle for millions of dollars in prizes.

To help bolster the prize pool and get players excited, Ubisoft puts on the Road To S.I. event, usually featuring a new game mode and rewards.

They also chucked in a battle pass for 2020, and while it’s gotten players interested, some are disappointed with the amount of bugs hindering progress ⁠— right from the moment you first purchase the cosmetics-based addon.

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The Rainbow Six Road To S.I. Battle Pass for 2020 has three pricing tiers: you can get the base levels for free, pay 1200 credits to unlock more levels, or pay 2400 credits to fast track your progress.

It’s discounted for Year 4 Pass owners, who can save 30% on purchasing both the Premium Track and Premium Bundle Battle Passes.

However, players looking to buy the Battle Pass with credits have been struggling to do so, with massive delays in the in-game currency being added to player’s accounts. Some players have been waiting upwards of four hours.

Ubisoft is aware of the issue and has asked for players to wait for up to 24 hours for their purchase to appear.

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On top of that, progression in-game is not showing up correctly in the Battle Pass menu. This leaves players getting stuck on some levels of the pass, not able to progress and continue getting the awards.

However, Ubisoft has explained that this bug is “only a visual issue,” and have aimed to get a fix out over the coming days.

Outside of the bugs, players are generally happy with the event. The premium Battle Pass gives players access to a bunch of exclusive cosmetics, including skins for Mozzie, Caveira, Blitz, Hibana, Sledge, and Thermite.

Rainbow Six Road To S.I. 2020 Battle Pass Rewards
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There's plenty of rewards on offer in the Road To S.I. Battle Pass.

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The Stadium map, set in Greece, has also been praised. It introduces new surfaces like bulletproof windows, which allows you to see enemies rotate around but not shoot them, with players asking Ubisoft to add it to regular rotation.

“They need to make the map permanent,” said Reddit user ‘MaggieEsmeralda.’

If you want to jump in on the action but are concerned about the bugs, you can start your pass for free, then buy it later to unlock all the rewards retroactively.