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Rainbow Six Siege is Not Playing Around – Banhammer Swings Down on Cheaters on First Offense

written by Liana "LiLi" R. June 8, 2016

Cheating is something that happens all too often in online games but more and more companies are fighting back and in a very strict manner. Earlier this month we talked about how Blizzard was handling Overwatch cheaters and now it seems like Ubisoft is taking a page from their book.

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Ubisoft made an announcement on the Siege website on June 7th dictating that they will be actively seeking out cheaters and hackers. Players found doing either will face being permanently banned – even if it was their first offence.

“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. 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.”

Ubisoft also updated their code of conduct page in accordance with the title:

“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 a detriment to other players’ experience: Maximum penalty is permanent ban on first offense.”

According to the company, this is one of many steps they are taking to improve the community of Siege, new details are on the way as to what those specific measure will be.

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So what do you geeks think about Ubisoft’s move? It’s becoming more common, both cheating and FairFight measures. Check out the articles below to see how other companies are handling the dishonest side of gaming:

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