Amid concerns of widespread cheating in Rainbow Six Siege, Ubisoft has outlined plans to bolster its anti-cheat systems.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has seen unparalleled growth in recent years and now sits among today’s top shooters. Continued success has secured a strong future, though an increasingly large pool of hackers and cheaters harms its tactical multiplayer. Despite implementing various anti-cheat measures, the issue still remains prevalent, especially on Windows PCs. Taking to the Rainbow Six Siege blog, Ubisoft has outlined its plans to strengthen efforts to combat cheaters.
Firstly, Ubisoft claims to have scaled its internal penetration testing, allowing the team to emulate the risk of hackers and patch exploits before cheat makers leverage them. The process of rolling out hotfixes has also been streamlined – starting with a fix deployed July 6. Ubisoft also plans to ban an estimated 600 accounts “boosted by cheaters” on July 16 following these changes.
Going forward Ubisoft states its “primary focus” is to force Uplay two-factor authentication (2FA) on all players using the Ranked playlist on PC. Requiring a second form of authentication via a mobile number, email address or app, this adds an additional security layer when logging in. And for gameplay, tying personal credentials to the user makes it harder to create new untraceable accounts.