Rainbow Six Siege was originally released late last year and was praised by both gamers and critics for adding a sense of strategy and tactics to the first-person shooter genre. One issue that the game has struggled with since its launch is the problem of players who purposely kill their own team mates.
A major patch for the game is due to be released this Wednesday and will include a new feature which will see those who team kill get banned. The severity of your ban will be determined by how many offenses you’ve already committed. The details are as follows:
- First offense: Casual – Kicked from match; Ranked – Banned for 15 minutes, 50% renown penalty for 30 minutes
- Second offense: Banned from Matchmaking for 30 minutes
- Third offense: Banned from Matchmaking for 2 hours
- Fourth offense: Banned from Matchmaking for 24 hours
- Fifth offense: Banned from Matchmaking for 7 days
The news has been posted on the official Ubisoft forums along with the statement: “If a player repeatedly team kills, they will temporarily be banned from matchmaking. After multiple offenses, a permanent ban may be issued to the offending player’s account.”
No doubt fans of the shooter will be pleased to see that Ubisoft is doing everything it can to stop people from ruining the fun. Time will tell if it proves to be effective.
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