Ubisoft admits cheating on the rise in Rainbow Six Siege

Ubisoft admits cheating on the rise in Rainbow Six Siege

Ubisoft has named cheating as a primary issue in its online shooter Rainbow Six Siege.

As revealed in a blog update, there has been a recent increase in the number of player reports for cheating. The French Publisher stressed that it does not stand for misconduct in its games.

"We have recently observed an increase in cheating mentions and reports from players," said ubisoft.

"We want to emphasize that we do not tolerate cheating in game and are working on multiple strategies to address the cheating frustrations and uphold the competitive integrity of Rainbow Six Siege. Below are some of the strategies that we can share that are being worked on for the short-term."

One strategy the firm is keen to combat is lobby freezing. This tactic involves freezing the lobby screen to "disrupt games to their advantage." As a result the French firm will release an update to better monitor the situation.

"The updates will allow us to gather necessary data points that we will use to accurately track and identify lobby-freezing. In future updates we will use this data to automatically detect and kick lobby-freezers," said Ubisoft.

On top of this, the company wants to strengthen its partnership with anti-cheat software BattleEye.

The publishing giant isn't the only one struggling with cheats. Recently, Bungie revealed it has seen a 50 per cent rise in cheats – mostly on PC – since January. Riot Games was "caught off guard" by how quickly cheaters appeared in Vanguard.

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