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Rainbow Six Siege cross-progression: Platforms and everything we know

Published: 10/Apr/2022 4:14 Updated: 10/Apr/2022 2:31

by Andrew Amos

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Rainbow Six Siege players will be able to enjoy cross-progression finally in 2022, following a lengthy rollout. PC and console players will be able to take advantage of it, but what about those playing Rainbow Six Mobile?

Cross-progression in Rainbow Six: Siege has been a major talking point since the game’s release. Although the title is currently available across Xbox, PlayStation, and PC, each platform keeps its own account progress.

This means if you make the jump from Xbox to PlayStation for next-gen consoles, or switch entirely from console to PC, you’ll have to start all over again. No more Elite skins, no more full Operator rosters ⁠— you go right back to square one.

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That’s changing though, and cross-progression is finally arriving in 2022. Here’s what you need to know.

When is cross-progression coming to Rainbow Six Siege?

Rainbow Six Year 7 Roadmap
Ubisoft
Cross-progression is expected in Y7S4.

Cross-progression, as described by Ubisoft, “allows you to play the game on one platform and continue your progression on another, as long as your Ubisoft account is linked to the target platform.”

The initial cross-progression launched on June 30, 2021, and allows for PC, Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna owners to transfer progress. Console cross-progression, linking Xbox and PlayStation with PC for the first time, was intended to launch in early 2022.

However, in a Year 7 roadmap update, the update has been pushed to late 2022, likely as part of Y7S4.

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This means all your operators, profile progress, and cosmetics will likely carry over between different platforms. However, things like ranked stats and progress will be culled.

Tomb Raider Ash portrait for Rainbow Six: Siege
Ubisoft
Things like Elite skins will carry over from platform-to-platform as part of Rainbow Six Siege’s cross-progression launch.

“We’re going to have to be very careful on how we do it because Siege is a live game. It’s like changing the wheels of the car while we are driving on the highway,” Guillaume Gad, Associate Producer of Rainbow Six explained at Ubisoft Forward 2021.

“We’re going to have a lot of work to do on the UI, and the tech side to make sure all the different environments we have can merge into one so we can support cross-play and cross-progression.”

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Crossplay will be launching at the same time as cross-progression, but that’s rolling out in stages, too.

Doc behind shield in Rainbow Six Mobile
Ubisoft
Rainbow Six Mobile players might be left in the lurch.

Will Rainbow Six Mobile have cross-progression with Siege?

With Rainbow Six Mobile being announced in April 2022, there’s questions surrounding how closely tied it is to PC and console Siege.

With no crossplay on the cards, it’s unlikely cross-progression will ever be a thing either. Given the roster of Operators is entirely different and Ubisoft are giving it a standalone release, don’t expect to transfer your cosmetics and other items from handheld devices to PC and console.