Rainbow Six Siege: How to change server and fix connection issues

Rainbow Six: Siege gets a huge new update next month with Operation Void Edge, but it's hard to get excited about it if you're constantly battling lag or a poor connection.

With every second counting in Siege, being connected to a less-than-ideal server can mean the difference between victory and defeat.

Luckily, we can show you how to change server.

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Rainbow Six Siege: How to Change Server


Ubisoft has put together a lengthy guide here, but the long and short of it is finding the Rainbow Six Siege '.ini' file buried in the game's files.

Once you head to the bottom, you'll find 'DataCenterHint=default'

Change the word 'default' in this line to one of the following which will help you change your data centre.

eus     'us east'cus     'us central'scus    'us south central'wus     'us west'sbr     'brazil south'neu     'europe north'weu     'europe west'eas     'asia east'seas    'asia south east'eau     'australia east'wja     'japan west'

Xbox One and PS4

Console owners, your data centre isn't changeable. Remember, a wired connection is always better than connecting via Wi-Fi, so consider moving to that if you're struggling.

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