[Update: error CE-34878-0 on PS4] Rainbow Six Siege freezing & crashing issue after recent update comes to light

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

Original story (published on September 30, 2021) follows:

If you are into online multiplayer titles, you must have heard of Rainbow Six Siege by Ubisoft. The game was released on the PC back in 2015 and has been going strong ever since.

The multiplayer aspect of the game divides players into two parts, one being the defending side while the other one’s attack.

Rainbow Six Siege is known for its realistic gunplay and destructible mechanics. Having said that, the developers do frequently update the game.


Unsurprisingly, some updates result in a bug or issue that might cause players to be either at a disadvantage or make the game unplayable.

Recently, some players reported that Ash’s G36c and Zofia’s M762 sounded muffled. And if it wasn’t enough, many Rainbow Six Siege players are now reporting that the game is crashing or freezing randomly.

Majority of these reports came after the latest update. Players are angry with Ubisoft since they are losing Ranked games and MMR because of the random crashes.

This affects those who play the game professionally and want to push their rank on the leaderboards. Casual players who want to enjoy the game seem frustrated as well.

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im on ps5 and today the game started to freeze about 2 times per match. when it freezes i can go to menu and it works perfectly but in order to reconnect i need to restart the game. has anyone else had this, how to possibly fix/avoid this and is there any awarnes or plans to fix this atm at ubisoft

Why does my siege keep freezing, I’m on xbox one and it’ll just randomly freeze and it sucks >:(

I haven’t had any issues with r6 before but it’s been freezing for the past couple months. It freezes quite frequently (every few seconds). I don’t understand why the freezing is happening since I have a pc with pretty good specs. I only have this issue with r6 and no other games. I tried limiting fps, lowering graphics, uninstalling then reinstalling, etc., but nothing works. If anyone can help that would be great!

Based on the reports, the issue seems to be affecting PC, PlayStation, and the Xbox Series S/X players.

For many, Rainbow Six Siege is crashing or freezing after at the map loading screen, causing players to get disconnected from matches and some even getting temporarily banned.

The developers are yet to acknowledge the issue and it still remains unclear when it will be resolved. We will keep an eye out for further updates and let you know when the issue gets fixed.

Update 1 (August 12, 2022)

12:59 pm (IST): Many Rainbow Six Siege players are reporting (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) that the game is freezing for them after the recent update.

Some of those affected pointed out that it is due to Nvidia drivers. However, Nvidia has come out to elucidate that it’s caused by the recent patch as players using cards from other brands have also reported the same issue.

We are receiving driver feedbacks from end users reporting that Rainbow Six Siege is randomly freezing during gameplay. This appears to have been introduced by the latest game patch as users with competitor cards also mention seeing the same random game freezes. (Source)

Update 2 (Sept. 28, 2022)

10:53 am (IST): Many Rainbow Six Siege players are again reporting crashing issues with the game after the recent Y7S3 update. Gamers say that they are getting error CE-34878-0 on PS4.

Furthermore, players are facing multiple issues (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) where they are getting kicked out of game and unable to reconnect, or even getting temporarily banned. Luckily, we have come across a potential workaround for the crashing issue.



Fortunately, Ubisoft support has acknowledged the crashing issue with Rainbow Six Siege and said that they are currently investigating it.

Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Ubisoft Section so be sure to follow them as well.

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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.