Ubisoft’s BattlEye anti-cheat system has been observing Rainbow Six Siege players in the background, and now Ubisoft is ready to ban those they have found to be cheating.
The BattlEye system has been quietly watching Rainbow Six Siege players in the background, collecting data on those who have been cheating. No one has actually been banned yet, but Ubisoft is ready to change that.
“Since its launch, BattlEye has been tracking various cheating software that cheaters have been running in Rainbow Six Siege, but it has not been actively banning,” Ubisoft stated. “Starting today we are going to begin banning players who have been detected by BattlEye, starting with several waves of players that have been identified by BattlEye since its integration.”
Cheaters are not the only players that Ubisoft keeps an eye on. Last month, Ubisoft began cracking down on those who repeatedly kill their own teammates in Rainbow Six Siege. A single, and presumably accidental, friendly kill will not be punished. However, those who constantly kill their team members will be banned from matches depending on the number of offenses they have committed. This can range from a 15 minute ban to a 7 day ban. Suspensions and permanent bans can be issued at Ubisoft’s discretion.
Rainbow Six Siege is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.