Sadly, a larger issue was highlighted by this problem in how major upgrades, for example Grim Sky, are managed in Rainbow Six Siege Items. The difficulty was a result of a little optimization linked into an otherwise huge refresh for the match, meaning switching back to an earlier build in which matchmaking functioned would also have meant un-releasing Grim Sky.
This, in turn, would have interfered with the huge quantity of communication and promotion Ubisoft had been doing in the run-up to the new update, which included all up to and like a massive, live unveiling at the Six Majors championship in August. It also would have caused problems with the season , as taking away content season pass players had paid for would have caused a possibly even bigger uproar compared to matchmaking problems due to
Content upgrades, such as a new year, will now be irrelevant to the bigger backend changes, like the optimization which caused all of the problems, allowing elements of the game to be rolled back without affecting match content, should a similar problem arise in the future. While this may not alter how players encounter Siege much, it must provide a massive amount of stability to the sport and allow problems to be identified and fixed much, much faster.
Ubisoft's attempt to make the game more accessible for novices has just taken a huge leap ahead with the launch of R6 Academy: an instrument to help players understand in all levels of drama, driven by community content creators. It is not unlike the games like Dota two crowd-sources guides throughout the Steam community, but it's an independent hub that's different from the game, Uplay, or any individual platform. This is meant to be of use to all Siege players, whatever they play it on.