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Rainbow Six: Siege banning those crashing games through chat

Ubisoft's FPS has been having some issues with players abusing its communication feature, however, some solutions are in place.

  • Ben LyonsBen Lyons

Rainbow Six: Siege has recently been plagued with a host of naughty players crashing games by abusing the issues in its chat system. Whilst the title is no stranger to toxic behaviour, especially in the chat, this situation has crossed Ubisoft's authoritative line, resulting in them bringing out the ban hammer.

This ban-worthy scenario is a result of players drowning the chat with punctuation or symbols causing other players' games to lag and even crash, which has undoubtedly produced many issues across the ranked ladder. Recently, however, Ubisoft has patched out the ability to do such a thing whilst also taking action against troublemaking players by launching a ban, claiming it breaches the game's code of conduct.

"Beginning tomorrow, we will initiate a ban wave, in accordance with the Code of Conduct, for players abusing exploits," Ubisoft writes.

As for the length of a ban of this kind, an official answer has not been revealed, although it has been stated that it can vary depending on how often a player has abused the system. Likewise, the threshold for being eligible for the ban is not as strict as many people would like.

Senior community developer Craig Robinson talked about the bans on Twitter, saying that "if you did it less than ten times, you're safe." So, don't worry about 'accidentally' causing a few issues, but for the sake of other players and yourself, try to avoid abusing this system at all.

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