DDoS attacks overshadow Rainbow Six Siege’s Ranked scene, amid the Ember Rise launch.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege recently secured Operation Ember Rise, the latest of its tri-monthly updates, bringing two new Latin American Operators to the roster. Amaru and Goyo shake up combat via grappling hook and incendiary shield gadgets, laying the foundations for a promising season.
However, the release of Ember Rise has highlighted new issues for Rainbow Six Siege, as players report increased distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in multiplayer. Flooding servers with requests with the aim of overloading services, these digital strikes can quickly bring services to a halt. And for Ubisoft’s hit shooter, meddling with connectivity allows cheaters to break matches, gaming the skill-based ranking system.
DDoS attacks are far from unique to Rainbow Six Siege, already an infamous and unsolved industry issue, attributed to countless server outages over the years. However, the attacks have seen an increased prevalence in 2019, now overshadowing the debut of Operation Ember Rise this September.