In an attempt to crack down on toxic players, Ubisoft will be updating the Rainbow Six Siege ban system to target those using racial and homophobic slurs, or hate speech. Starting next week, hate speech users will begin to be issued bans.
Rainbow Six Siege Community Manage Craig Robinson posted details about the upcoming system changes on Reddit:
Starting next week, we will be implementing an improvement on the system we have been using to ban players that use racial and homophobic slurs, or hate speech, in game. The bans for this will fall within the following durations, depending on severity:
- 2 Days
- 7 Days
- 15 Days
We will be tracking the frequency at which language that violates the Code of Conduct is used by individual players, and will apply the appropriate ban on a case-by-case basis.
The type of language we will be taking action against is outlined in the following section of the Code of Conduct:
“Any language or content deemed illegal, dangerous, threatening, abusive, obscene, vulgar, defamatory, hateful, racist, sexist, ethically offensive or constituting harassment is forbidden.”
Players that receive a ban for toxicity will receive a pop-up that states their ban was the result of toxic behavior. A global message will also be displayed, similar to the current global broadcasts for cheating. It will read:
“Username has been banned for toxicity.”
This is our first step towards managing toxicity in Rainbow Six Siege, and we will have more information to share about our other plans at a later date.
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