Rainbow Six Siege: Ubisoft Now Hammering Permanent Bans on First Offense Cheaters

June 7, 2016 Written by Alex Co

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With Blizzard announcing — and following up — with its warning of cheaters being banned even if its their first time for Overwatch, it seems other developers are following suit. The latest game to be adapting this change? It’s none other than Rainbow Six Siege.

It seems Ubisoft Montreal is another studio who won’t show mercy to cheaters. Over on the official Rainbow Six site, the studio has announced a change in its “code of conduct” for Rainbow Six Siege that states it will bestow a permanent ban on first-time offenders.

Here’s the detailed post by Ubisoft on the matter and how the studio is testing anti-cheat software aside from FairFight for Rainbow Six Siege.

Today we are introducing a permanent ban on first offense for cheating or hacking in Rainbow Six Siege.

The presence of cheating in the game is something we take very seriously, and is a priority on the development team. This update is one step among many that we are working on to better engage with the community on this issue.

UPDATED CODE OF CONDUCT SECTION:

Cheating/Modding/Hacking: Player is running a modified or otherwise unauthorized version of the game client or a third party software which provides any sort of unfair advantage (wallhacks, aimhacks…) or causing detriment to other players’ experience: Maximum penalty is permanent ban on first offense.

For more information on this update to the Code of Conduct, and how Permanent Bans will work, please see this FAQ.

COMMUNITY REPORTING

Being an online competitive game and considering Rainbow Six Siege’s unique features of destructibility and intel gathering, certain challenges come with community reporting. For example, a player getting a head shot through a wall is quite commonplace. This has potential to create a perception that someone is cheating.

While this is sometimes the case, we are working hard to differentiate reports of players who are coordinating with their team for information (how the game is meant to be played), and from someone who is maliciously altering the experience with third party software.

If you do encounter a cheater in the game, you can report them via the in-game report button, or submit their information to Ubisoft Support.

ADDITIONAL ANTI-CHEAT OPTIONS

We are currently assessing and testing several client-side anti-cheat options in addition to FairFight and can confirm that we’ll be implementing one in the future. We will share additional information as soon as we are ready.

We will be continuing to support the community on this issue, and we want to assure you that if a player is using cheating software, they are not welcome in Rainbow Six Siege.

This should put a dampen on Rainbow Six Siege cheaters, no? Granted that you don’t want players unjustly being banned, but for the most part, this is the step in the right direction…unless you’re a cheater, that is.

[Source: Rainbow Six]