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You've got a few more days to try out the beta for Rainbow Six Siege

Great news for anyone who couldn't get past the first wave of traffic: Ubisoft's tactical team-based shooter will stay in beta until 1 October.

Publisher Ubisoft has announced that the closed beta for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege has been extended until October 1.

Eligible participants for the beta recently tried to try it out but weren't able to join due to high levels of traffic. This meant that many had were stuck waiting to be given access. According to a post on the official Ubisoft forum, the publisher has improved the entry system, and it's extended the beta to give more people a chance to join in.

"We are now utilising alternative invite distribution tools that should help speed up the process. Sometimes the emails wind up in your spam folder so be sure to check there as well," said Ubisoft community developer Chase Straight.

"The good news is that for those who have received their access, the experience has been trending positively.

"We've been getting good feedback on the content of the beta, and matchmaking and server stability have already been improved. There are still a few issues to work out, of course, and we will continue to do that over the course of the beta."

He continued: "Given the current situation, we've made the decision to extend the Closed Beta by three days. It will run through Thursday, October 1st."

Siege was originally set to launch in October but was delayed to December. Ubisoft has said Siege has the potential to become the company's best-selling FPS, even surpassing Far Cry 4. At the time, Ubisoft chief executive Yves Guillemot said the game's replayability "will be key to its success."