Ubisoft is set to launch a new patch for Rainbow Six Siege this week that’ll crack down on team killing, a problem that’s plagued the game since launch.
Prior to this new patch, players who decide to troll the game and kill players on their own team were punished by being removed from the game. With this new patch, these players could now face being permanently banned from the game.
For players’ first offence, they’ll still be kicked from a match and given a 15-minute ban in the game’s Casual mode, in Ranked, as well as being kicked, they’ll also lose a 50 percent renown penalty for 30 minutes. Second-time offenders will then be banned from matchmaking for 30 minutes with the ban period growing longer as players kill more team mates.
Ubisoft has claimed that these suspensions will be decided on a case-by-case basis and could ultimately end in a permanent ban, depending entirely on “the severity of the behaviour.”
In addition to these new ban rules, the patch will also address some bugs, including the ability to access the Casual menu when banned, players’ weapons disappearing if their animation is cancelled, and having to restart the game to see players’ Ubisoft Club challenge rewards.
Some Operator balances are coming too with Pulse’s gadget receiving some modifications. now, whenever enemies are detected, the gadget will display a ring on the spot where players saw them, and will move off-screen when they look away.
The 3.4 patch is set to launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on July 13.
You can read the full patch notes over on the Ubisoft Blog.