Ubisoft has decided to get rid of the automatic ban system that it implemented into Rainbow Six Siege to combat toxic chat in favor of a chat filter and manual review system.
“Upon review, we found that the automatic ban feature, while effective at curtailing bad behavior, was intrusive to the gameplay of other players not engaging in the inappropriate activity,” Ubisoft explained. “Therefore, the current system for auto-bans is evolving to improve the experience for all players, including those behaving appropriately.”
Under this new system, players who use inappropriate language in chat will be delivered the following message: “The following message was not sent and will be reviewed for inappropriate conduct:*word used*.” This message will only be broadcast to the player who used the word.
Ubisoft notes that “manual toxicity reviews for temporary and permanent bans will continue in the same way that they have for the last few years.”
Last week, Rainbow Six Siege‘s Operation Wind Bastion went live, bringing with it two new Operators, a new map, new cosmetic items, a revamped shop, and more.