Some Rainbow Six Siege players are unable to download the latest update

New updates are added at the bottom of this story…….

The original story (published April 02, 2022) follows:

Rainbow Six Siege is one of the most competitive FPS titles available. Published by Ubisoft, the game launched in 2015 and is currently in its seventh year.

But since the start of the year, players have been complaining about several issues such as the Battle Pass challenges not progressing and the mute button being greyed out.

That being said, Rainbow Six Siege players are now saying (1,2,3,4,5) that they cannot download the latest update released a few days ago. Others say they get ‘error code [3-0x00030081]’ when trying to connect to game servers.

Some reported that they tried reinstalling the game, but that didn’t help. Here are some reports of Rainbow Six Siege players not being able to download the latest update.


Unable to download update 31.3.2022
The game was playing and downloading updates very well until today – but I can’t download the latest update I received today. I get a message to check my internet connection or to make sure I have enough disk space – both of which I checked and are fine. What is happening? I haven’t seen this error before. Anyone else encounter the same problem? Any solutions please?

Does anyone else have this problem. The March 2, 2022 update (date of the failed download) will not be downloaded. Note after starting the update the progress bar says “Ubisoft Connect is unable to start your download. Please check that you have an active internet connection and enough space on your hard drive, then try again. My internet connection is good and solid with no issues with any other connection including Uplay/Ubisoft Connect and store access. I have over 950 GB of hard drive open and 16 GB of memory.

Thankfully, Ubisoft Support commented on the issue and said they are investigating the issue. However, they did not share any ETA on when the issue will be fixed.

Our teams are already investigating this issue and we hope to resolve it as soon as possible. Other than that, we don’t have an exact ETA yet. We appreciate your help and patience while we work on the solution.

We hope Ubisoft resolves the issue as soon as possible as it renders the game unplayable for many. If and when they do, we’ll update this space to let you know, so be sure to keep checking PiunikaWeb.

Update 1 (04 April)

10:11 a.m. (IST): According to user reportsit seems that this problem is limited to PS5 players and mainly in Europe and Japan.

To note: We have more stories like this in our dedicated Ubisoft section, so be sure to follow those as well.

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