Rainbow Six Siege is launching improvements to its chat toxicity ban system this week

By James Billcliffe
5 March 2018 10:15 GMT

From this week, Rainbow Six Siege is launching improvements to its chat toxicity ban system, which bans players who use “racial and homophobic slurs, or hate speech” while they’re playing the game.

The announcement was made by Craig Robinson, Ubisoft community developer, in a post on Reddit.

“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,” Robinson said.

Ubisoft defines language which is “illegal, dangerous, threatening, abusive, obscene, vulgar, defamatory, hateful, racist, sexist, ethically offensive or constituting harassment” as violating their Code of Conduct.

Players who are banned by this system will receive a pop-up telling them that they have been banned because of toxic behaviour. A global message will also go out to other players saying “[username] has been banned for toxicity”. This will function similarly to the global broadcast system that’s used when someone has been banned for cheating.

Based on how egregious the offence is, bans will last 2, 7 or 15 days. Players can also be permanently banned by this system.

“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.” Robinson added.

Following its continued success, Ubisoft have recently tried to double-down on Rainbow Six Siege as an esport with the ambitious Rainbow Six Invitational event.

The game’s latest DLC Operation Chimera, which adds new Operators and a new Outbreak co-op mode to Siege, launches tomorrow March 6.

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