Rainbow Six Siege Dev Acknowledges Cheating Reports Are On The Rise

Ubisoft says it has a zero tolerance policy for cheating, and it will taking steps to weed out cheaters.

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Rainbow Six Siege developer Ubisoft has updated its list of the top issues and concerns surrounding the team-based tactical shooter, and cheating is a top problem, it seems.

In a blog post, Ubisoft said it has recently noticed an increase in player reports for cheating. The developer reiterated its stance that it has a zero tolerance policy for cheating, adding that the company is working on "multiple strategies" to combat cheating in the game.

One method of cheating in Siege is what's called "lobby freezing," which is when players purposefully manipulate the game to freeze during lobbies "to disrupt games to their advantage." An update is coming soon to allow Ubisoft to track these offending players better.

"The updates will allow us to gather necessary data points that we will use to accurately track and identify lobby-freezing. In future updates we will use this data to automatically detect and kick lobby-freezers," Ubisoft said.

Siege uses the BattlEye anti-cheating software, and Ubisoft said it is working to "strengthen our collaboration" with the developers of the software to help snuff out cheaters faster.

Go to the Rainbow Six Siege website to see a full rundown of the top issues with Siege right now; the page also lists off a number of bugs that Ubisoft is working to fix at the moment.

If you've been on the fence about Siege, now is a good time to give it a shot, as Ubisoft is offering a very nice discount on the game. In other news, Ubisoft has confirmed that Siege will be available for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X at launch, featuring cross-generation multiplayer.

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