Zero tolerance seems to be very much the flavour of the month.
After Blizzard last week told cheaters that they would face a lifetime ban from Overwatch if caught bending the rules, Ubisoft has unveiled its own no-holds-barred cheating policy.
We are introducing a permanent ban on first offense for cheating or hacking in Rainbow Six Siege,” the company said. The presence of cheating in the game is something we take very seriously, and is a priority on the development team.”
Ubisoft says it defines a cheater, modder or hacker as anyone who is running a modified or otherwise unauthorized version of the game client or a third party software which provides any sort of unfair advantage (wallhacks, aimhacks…) or causing detriment to other players’ experience”.
For those who are found to fall within that description? Maximum penalty is permanent ban on first offense.”
Players are being encouraged to use the in-game reporting tool if they suspect an opponent as being shady, although it adds that it is also currently testing several client-side anti-cheat options in addition to FairFight” and can confirm that we’ll be implementing one in the future”.
Ubisoft’s fellow online title The Division is facing all manner of cheating problems at the moment.