Rainbow Six Siege Adds Auto-Ban System for Abusive Behaviour

Doris Richards
July 18, 2018

One Rainbow Six Siege player took it to Twitter to discuss the ban and revealed that he typed the word "nibba" using in-game chat and was banned.

Asked about the ban on Twitter, Ubisoft referred to a post in its dev blog from April that addressed toxicity.

This development was first brought to light by PC Gamer yesterday when dozens of players reported that they were being banned for using slurs. Initial bans last for 27 minutes, which increases to 2 hours for second and third offenses. After the third offense, there's an official investigation into the account to see if a permanent ban is warranted.

The game's code of conduct now features a long bullet-pointed list of forbidden behaviour, one of them being use of: "Any language or content deemed illegal, dangerous, threatening, abusive, obscene, vulgar, defamatory, hateful, racist, sexist, ethically offensive or constituting harassment".

Rainbow Six Siege Handing Out Instant Bans for Using Slurs
Rainbow Six Siege Hands Out Instant Bans to Players Typing Slurs

One of the big problems with any online game is not the difficulty of learning the ropes and getting good enough to compete but putting up with the often toxic attitudes of other players.

"Toxicity management is a priority we will be focusing on as a team over the next few years, and we have a few different ways we plan on dealing with it". Devs have always been conscious about in-game profanity and Ubiosft is now handing out instant bans to players using slurs.

"We have been working on some short-term changes that will quickly have an impact, such as chat improvements, and team kill tracking".

The new regime came into force on Rainbow Six Siege on 13 July, and players noticed hundreds of gamers disappearing as soon as it went live. It now has an estimated 35 million players.

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