Rainbow Six: Siege Will Perma-Ban First Offense Cheaters
(Last Updated On: June 9, 2016)

If you’ve been enjoying Rainbow Six: Siege but thought you could leverage your win/loss ratio by dabbling in the dark arts of cheating, you may want to quickly rethink that. According to a recent update over on the official Rainbow Six website, Ubisoft has revealed that they will be banning first-time offenders who are caught cheating.

Essentially, trying to use the excuse that your brother’s wife’s mother’s neighbor’s son took control of your account and cheated briefly while you were away is no longer going to fly with Ubisoft. They’re cracking down hard and heavy on anyone who they catch breaking the rules in an attempt to salvage what community they have left of Rainbow Six: Siege.

According to the post on the site, if you get caught after multiple reports, your account is done for. They write…

“Cheating/Modding/Hacking: 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 detriment to other players’ experience: Maximum penalty is permanent ban on first offense.”

They go through the process of what gamers should look out for when it comes to reporting, and that players should still be considerate of the fact that some players might just be really good when it comes to teamwork and reaction times. I don’t think there’s a better compliment for a top-tier player than to be called a cheater/hacker.

Since its release Rainbow Six: Siege has managed to come under fire for its hackers, the same with The Division. Gamers have been asking Ubisoft to deal with the hackers in a more efficient manner.

Ubisoft making this announcement right before E3 means they want to go into the trade show with some measure of positive PR on their side. They’ve been getting hammered lately in the hardcore community for fostering the downgrade culture that they’ve become known for over the past few years.

You can learn more about the new process Ubisoft is using to perma-ban by cheaters by checking out their FAQ page. The new perma-ban method for first-time offenders is being applied right now for Rainbow Six: Siege.


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  • Sevuz

    Wanna see it before I believe it. But if it true more companies are doing this I’m fine with it. Cheaters in online games is cancer

    • LurkerJK

      It will never work, there will always be ppl trying to game the system, you cant fight a disease targeting symptoms

      The main problem is that their design allows being cheating because its cheaper for them
      to offload information and computations that should be kept hidden to the clients

      Threats of insta banning are going to be as effective as telling a repeated criminal to “try to be good this time” or telling terrorists to use diplomacy to solve their problems

      • Sevuz

        See what you mean

        Yeah I can see it’s not gonna help anyone if their anti-cheat system i crap from the get go

  • LurkerJK

    Suuuuure, what happened with making them play with each other in cheater only servers ?

    PR Bullshit from the same ppl that market their games with lies

  • C G Saturation

    Shame they won’t ban themselves from bullshotting.