Ubisoft Introduces Fresh Anti-Cheat Method for Rainbow Six Siege
Ubisoft has declared that Rainbow Six Siege players who are cheating will have a more arduous time soon, due to a new anti-cheat system being added in the game’s upcoming update. Since its launch in 2015, the tactical shooter has faced an on-going problem with cheaters. Over the years, Ubisoft has incorporated various anti-cheat tactics in Rainbow Six Siege and other games of its collection, with varying degrees of success.
To combat cheating, game organizations have developed a range of approaches, usually by blocking players with suspicious accounts. Yet, this is an inefficient system since many will just generate a fresh account and carry on. Some solutions have been more cutting-edge, such as Call of Duty: Vanguard rendering other gamers invisible to cheaters or EA patenting a method to disregard 20% of cheaters’ button pushes.
Recently, Ubisoft has brought out a new anti-cheat system, dubbed Mousetrap, which will be integrated into Rainbow Six Siege with Update Y8S1.2. This system is designed to detect players using cheats on the console, such as the use of a third-party widget or device that allows them to play with a mouse and keyboard instead of a controller. This provides the user with an unfair advantage, including precision aiming, a faster reaction time and increased sensitivity. Some of these peripherals also have additional features like auto-reload and aim assist.
The Mousetrap anti-cheat system has identified any third-party cheat widgets being utilized, and as a result, input response times will become slower in an attempt to make up for the advantage obtained from the cheating devices. Ubisoft has stated that the Mousetrap system has been active for a while now, working to further the development of its database of cheats.
In the video, Jan Stahlhacke explains that Mousetrap is still in its experimental stage. Ubisoft is aware that some players use third-party devices for accessibility reasons, and Mousetrap has been designed to recognize these adaptive gaming controllers and not penalize them. To address potential issues, a contact QR code has been included in the game for disabled players who feel they have been unfairly targeted by the anti-cheat system, and their input will be accounted for to improve Mousetrap in the future.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege can be played on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.