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Rainbow Six Siege beta progress won't carry forward

Plus, Ubisoft confirms people who were in the closed beta will get to play 24 hours early.

Ubisoft has shared new details about the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege open beta. Writing on the game's website, Ubisoft confirmed that all character progression, including inventory and ranks, will not carry forward into the final game that launches in December.

This is not uncommon, not only for Ubisoft games, but also titles across the industry.

In addition, Ubisoft has confirmed that, while the Siege open beta officially starts on November 25, people who were in the previous closed beta will get to start playing 24 hours early, beginning on November 24. What's more, the developer stressed that the Siege beta content represents just a slice of what you'll find in the full game.

"The open beta will be focused primarily on testing matchmaking and online infrastructure, and as such will only feature a limited scope of the game's content," it said. "Your progression, inventory, and ranked gameplay during the open beta will not carry over into the final game."

For more on Siege's open beta, which runs November 25-29, check out this post for everything you need to know.

Siege was originally slated to launch in October, but it wasrecently delayed to December. Ubisoft has high hopes for Siege, as the publisher said back in May that the game has the potential to become the company's best-selling FPS ever, surpassing Far Cry 4. At the time, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said the game's replayability "will be key to the game's success."

For more on Siege, check out the stories linked below.