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Rainbow Six Siege finally gets an option to report toxicity

Rainbow Six Siege finally gets an option to report toxicity

Almost two years after release, Ubisoft has finally added in the ability for players to report toxic behaviour within Rainbow Six Siege.

The change was highlighted by the project's community developer Justin Kruger, who tweeted a picture of new menu for interacting with other players.

As well as 'Mute', 'Vote to Kick' and 'Send Friend Request' is an option to 'Report Toxic Behavior'.

Kruger also recommends that users take a look at the game's Code of Conduct, suggesting that the developer is going to be pretty ruthless with those who violate these rules.

Rainbow Six Siege launched in December 2015 and is arguably Ubisoft's finest attempt at the games as a service model. It has been played by 20m people, as of August, with 2.3m people playing each and every day.

Toxicity within games has become something of a hot topic, with Overwatch's Jeff Kaplan highlighting the difficulties of dealing with gamers. These concerns have also been echoed by former employees at League of Legends studio Riot. That company recently banned a player for 20 months for alleged domestic abuse.

Meanwhile, the largest game on the planet right now Playerunknown's Battlegrounds is having to ban thousands of users a day for cheating


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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