Despite a number of bugs and a noticeable lack of content, Rainbow Six Siege was well received when it released. Furthermore, it has continued to grow in popularity since then.
However, like any online game, with a rise in popularity comes a rise in hate speech and slurs. This was no exception.
Banning For Slurs
However, Ubisoft was quick to notice the use of slurs in the game’s chat. Several months ago, the developers announced that they would no longer be tolerating it. Now, it looks like they’re acting on their words.
Ubisoft announced that any Rainbow Six Siege players caught using slurs would get banned. On the first occasion, players will be kicked from the game for 27 minutes. Second and third offenses will get a two hour kick.
After that, however, is when players will start getting a permanent ban. From the fourth offense onwards, Ubisoft will investigate a player’s account and decide whether or not they should be banned. It’s not entirely clear what will happen to players if they’re not banned after their fourth offense.
So far, there’s been a number of players angrily tweeting at Ubisoft about the policy. However, it doesn’t seem to be phasing the developer. When asked about the outrage from players who might use slurs, they simply responded “Good.”
While this issue isn’t limited to Rainbow Six Siege, it’s nice to see a developer finally try to tackle the issue. Many developers have tried in the past, but it’s unfortunately an issue that keeps coming back. That being said, the risk of getting permanently banned from a game should be enough to taper off the issue.
While some will stop using slurs so that they can keep playing the game, those who don’t will be pushed out at some point.
Source: PC Gamer.