Ubisoft axes 1,300 Rainbow Six: Siege players in one week over cheating

Ubisoft axes 1,300 Rainbow Six: Siege players in one week over cheating

The war on cheaters continues with Ubisoft banning 1,300 players from Rainbow Six: Siege in just one week.

The French publishing giant announced this figure in a blog post on the game's website, saying that these players would be unable play the game for 15 days after their bans.

This follows Ubisoft patching an exploit that many cheaters were using, specifically one that let gamers plant a Defuser anywhere on a map.

All players banned will have their rank and rewards removed, meaning they are effectively starting from scratch.

"On the topic of adjusting MMR gains/losses for matches with cheaters, we are finalizing the design next week," the post read.

"Once that is complete, we will meet to determine workload, personnel, and deadlines. We will then have a better idea of the timeline for this feature going live.

"We are continuing to make progress on the Two Step Verification requirement for Ranked. As of right now, our plans are to have this implemented during Season 3. This will be done in a patch that will occur within the Season, and is not tied to the launch of Season 3. As mentioned previously, we will have more detailed information once it is available."

At the start of July, Ubisoft announced its plans to prevent cheating within the game. This included closing exploits and adding in two-factor authentication.

Since its late 2015 release, Rainbow Six: Siege has been played by 35m gamers.

As well as cheating, Ubisoft has been cracking down on toxicity within the community.

Meanwhile, PC games giant Valve banned 90,000 accounts from its Steam platform in just two days

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 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, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.


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