The shooter Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is available on all popular platforms and is in high demand among gamers. There is an original gameplay here that sets the game apart from many others. Despite its popularity and constant support from the developer, players can face various problems. For example, Rainbow Six Siege Error Code 3 0x0001000b is a very common problem. This error occurs at the stage of loading a match, when trying to connect to the server. The most common failure occurs on personal computers running Windows, but it can manifest itself on other platforms as well.
What does the error code 3 0x0001000b mean?
In fact, this error on the screen means that the servers are not available for connection. This is if you look at the error in general and from the outside, but if you go deeper, then various factors can cause it. The most common causes of the error are:
- damaged or missing game files;
- problems with connecting the local network and the Internet;
- network ports used by the game are blocked by a router;
- problems with official game servers, too long delay or disconnection.
In general, we can safely say that there is a problem with your network connection, but also problems may be that there are viruses on the computer and they damaged the file system, deleted game files or changed them. If the problem is persistent, then you need to take measures to eliminate it.
Is it worth doing something?
If you tried to launch your favorite shooter and saw such an error, but after a while the connection was successful, then nothing needs to be done about it. It should always be remembered that official servers can malfunction and require periodic maintenance. You can go to the Ubisoft website and make sure that there is information on the main page: “Servers will be unavailable” at one time or another.
If the problem is long lasting, and you understand that other players freely enter the battles, but you do not have this opportunity, then you need to try to solve the problem. This may already indicate that the problem is on your side. There are several ways to fix this problem, which are most often found on the Internet. A huge number of players have already encountered this, they have developed effective solutions.
What can be done?
It should be noted that it is impossible to determine the most effective and efficient way for your particular case. Each has its own cause of the problem, if the source of the failure cannot be found, then it is necessary to try all the methods, one of them will definitely work and it will be possible to connect to the game servers without any problems.
Method 1: Check the integrity of the game files
If the game was purchased and installed via Steam, then the best thing you can do in this situation is to check the integrity of the files and restore them if necessary. This is a built-in feature in Steam, it was created in order to solve these and many other problems associated with the inability to launch a particular game. The built-in tool checks the presence of all game files and their integrity, if any of them are missing, then it will be re-downloaded and installed from the developer’s official server.
To start the scan, follow these steps:
- Start Steam by double clicking on the icon.
- Go to the “Library” section.
- Find Rainbow Six Siege in this section.
- Click on the game with the right mouse button and select “Properties”.
- In the menu that appears, select the “Local files” item.
- Here you need to select the function “Check the integrity of game files”.
- The check takes some time, you should wait until it is complete.
After the files are checked for integrity and restored, you must try to start the game again. If the error no longer appears, then the problem is solved and you can forget about it. If the failure continues to haunt, you need to move on to the next solution.
Method 2: Check Internet Connection
In order for the game to work properly, it needs to connect to the official servers of the developer. A stable internet connection is required for this connection to be possible. If there are connection problems on the computer, then the error may appear for this reason. Try visiting websites or running other network programs, notice how fast they run and if they get errors. You also need to look at the connection icon in the lower right corner, it should be active and, on hover, display a message that the Internet connection is established and working normally.
If there are problems with the Internet connection, and you do not understand why this is happening, then you should connect the cable directly to the computer, and not the router. If the problem continues after this, you need to call your provider and solve the problem through him. There are often line problems that the ISP cannot solve in a few minutes, but users are not promptly notified of potential connection problems.
Method 3: Disable antiviruses and perform a clean boot of the OS
Antivirus software can be useful in more ways than one, it often detects a connection as dangerous and blocks its access. The user checks the Internet connection, he sees that all sites open without problems and other network applications are working normally. But the traffic from the game is perceived by the antivirus as a threat, so the firewall blocks access to the network for this application. You must completely disable the antivirus and try to connect to the game again. If after these steps the error does not appear, then you need to add Rainbow Six Siege to the exceptions in the antivirus program.
Also, the problem may lie in other protection programs, network drivers, or even due to the presence of virus software in the system. To verify this and solve the problem, you need to disable all this software, for this the easiest way is to perform a clean boot of the OS:
- Open a Windows search box next to the start button.
- Search for “msconfig” and select “System Configuration” from the results.
- Go to the Services tab.
- Check the box next to “Do not show Microsoft services” and select the option “Disable all”.
- On the Startup tab, select Task Manager.
- In Task Manager, also go to the Startup tab where select each item and click the Disable button.
- After that, reboot your system and try to start the game.
After all these steps, the Rainbow Six Siege 3 error 0x0001000b should no longer cause problems when starting the game. You can also completely reinstall the game and try to fix the crash in this way, but in most cases this is not required.