Ubisoft Discloses Their Plans Against Rainbow Six Siege Hackers
Cheating is a problem in Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege, there’s no doubt about that. From rampant toxicity to hackers galore, multiplayer games often have a host of problems that deal with particularly nasty players or unfair ones. With the arrival of Operation Para Bellum last month, there’s been an unfortunate increase of hacking activities, but the developers plan on mitigating that to the best of their ability. As a matter of fact, it all starts with increased internal awareness and bans.
According to Ubisoft, a hotfix is now live that counters one of the most prominently recent hacks, but they’ve got other plans in store as well. Over 600 accounts worldwide will face bans in a couple weeks, and all PC players will require two-factor authentication to counteract Rank-play hackers. Here’s what the team revealed to the community:
Today, we have deployed a hotfix to address one of the hacks that has popped up recently. We have improved our process in a way that allows us to deploy hotfixes on PC once we have a validated hack fix available.
Beginning the week of July 16th, we will initiate the first ban wave for players that have been boosted by cheaters. Based on our data, this will impact approximately 600 accounts globally. As a reminder, being boosted by cheaters is a bannable offense under the Code of Conduct, found here.
Moving forward, our primary focus is on requiring all PC players to enable Two Factor Authentication in order to play Ranked. We are in the process of testing the tech that will allow this to happen, and will provide you with dates and more details once those tests are complete.”
Several other features will be changed and deployed in the future regarding MMR restrictions, which includes gains and losses from matches “where a banned cheater was present.” At this time, the team is currently juggling different options such as skill gap restrictions in ranked queues, legal actions, report options, and more. As Ubisoft sets forth to resolve these issues, Rainbow Six Siege updates on this matter will be revealed accordingly.
“As mentioned above, we will not be sharing ETAs until we have a confirmed live date for each item,” said Ubisoft. “We are committed to delivering a fair and balanced experience for all players, and providing visibility on where our efforts are focused is the first step to improving that experience.”
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