Rainbow Six Siege Ban Restructure Targets Player Toxicity
Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege ban system is getting reworked to focus on problems with toxicity in play. The issues of cheating and hate speech have been the focus of many companies of late, and studios are becoming more stringent on ensuring their games are inclusive and enjoyable for all. Of course, there are arguments on both sides as to why this is or is not a good idea but Ubisoft seems to have a fair method in mind.
The new Rainbow Six Siege ban system will give different time-based restrictions to players who are guilty of toxicity. The ban can be two days, seven days, or fifteen days without play depending on the severity. Repeated offenses will result in a permanent ban of the player. Check out the more detailed post on Reddit below:
Starting next week, we will be implementing an improvement on the system we have been using to ban players that use racial and homophobic slurs, or hate speech, in game. The bans for this will fall within the following durations, depending on severity:
We will be tracking the frequency at which language that violates the Code of Conduct is used by individual players, and will apply the appropriate ban on a case-by-case basis.
The type of language we will be taking action against is outlined in the following section of the Code of Conduct:
‘Any language or content deemed illegal, dangerous, threatening, abusive, obscene, vulgar, defamatory, hateful, racist, sexist, ethically offensive or constituting harassment is forbidden.’
Players that receive a ban for toxicity will receive a pop-up that states their ban was the result of toxic behavior. A global message will also be displayed, similar to the current global broadcasts for cheating. It will read:
‘Username has been banned for toxicity.’
This is our first step towards managing toxicity in Rainbow Six Siege, and we will have more information to share about our other plans at a later date.”
The new Rainbow Six Siege ban will not rely solely on user reports, but also an automatic pick-up of the language. Of course, user reports will not be ignored, but will rather serve to support the ban further. The combination of reports will lead to an expedited resolution according to the post, and players who feel they’ve been wrongfully banned will have the opportunity to appeal.
Before players get too up in arms over the restriction of their free speech, the ban doesn’t include banter between friends. This clarification comes from Ubisoft noting that the Rainbow Six Siege ban system is targeting behavior intended to hurt others rather than friends just talking trash. In the end, time will tell how effective this new system will be. Hopefully, it leads to a more inclusive, enjoyable, and safe place for gamers to gather for their favorite title.
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