Rainbow Six Siege Team Investigating Cheat That Kicks Players From The Game
Ubisoft have deployed a hotfix to minimize the impact, but players are still experiencing issues.
After a month of ongoing connection and server issues, the team behind Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is now investigating a cheat that kicks players from games, often incurring abandon penalties in ranked matches and occasionally even crashing the entire game.
We are currently investigating a cheat where players are being kicked out of games. We have released a hotfix to reduce some of the impact of the cheat for certain cases while we look into it further.— Rainbow Six Siege (@Rainbow6Game) May 21, 2020
While Ubisoft haven't given too many details about the cheat, players in the comments have elaborated on the problems it's been causing. While only some players have been experiencing game crashes as well as being kicked, the support team confirmed they were related to the cheat in question.
My screen just freezes mid-game and I get kicked. It doesn’t take me back to the menu either. I have to fully restart siege again. Usually it only happens once but there was a day where I had to do it 2-3 times.— kawaiicakes (@upashna09) May 21, 2020
Thank you for the clarification! This seems to be related to the cheat we mentioned. While our team is still looking into it, feel free to send any videos you have of this to our Support team for further investigation.— Rainbow Six Siege (@Rainbow6Game) May 21, 2020
From the account's reply history, it looks like this issue has been affecting some players since at least May 14.
It only happened twice but the first it dragged me and a random, then my friends were left out. Later I was kicked from it then it counted as an abandoned game. The second time my friend stopped the match and we went to play a casual then in the middle of it we got an abandonment— Yurtile (@AirV4n) May 14, 2020
For most players, the biggest issue resulting from this cheat can stem from the automatically applied abandon penalties, especially for players in ranked games.
Rainbow Six Siege is currently looking towards its next big update, with Year 5, Season 2--Operation Steel Wave arriving soon on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Check out everything we know about Steel Wave's two new operators here.
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