Ubisoft has outlined its future plans to combat cheating and hacking in Rainbow Six Siege.
To start with, over the last few weeks, Ubisoft has been improving its “internal penetration testing efforts,” allowing the team to discover weak points in the game’s code and fix them before hackers get a chance to exploit. As well as this, the team has improved its development process to allow PC hotfixes to be pushed as soon as exploit fixes are ready.
In terms of dealing with actual cheaters, the first ban wave for players who were boosted by cheaters will begin next week. According to Ubisoft, around 600 accounts will be caught up in this ban wave.
“We are also exploring the viability and feasibility of several features around restrictions of players’ Match Making Rank (MMR),” Ubisoft added. “The main one being negating MMR gains and losses from matches where a banned cheater was present. Another option is putting a restriction on skill gap in parties when queuing into Ranked, meaning high ranked players will not be able to queue with low rank players. Reactive measures we are looking into is improved reporting options in-game, and taking legal actions.”
Finally, moving forward, all players will be required to have two factor authentication on their account in order to play ranked. More details and dates will be shared once plans are finalized.
Rainbow Six Siege is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.