Rainbow Six Siege auto bans came to light after players complained about it on Twitter.
When I started online gaming, I expected it to be fun. I expected it to be a place where I could unwind and relax. But then just a few matches into Dota 2, I was an expert in Tagalog expletives. And I discovered that I had so much salt, the British would have taxed my very existence, had I been born in pre-independence India. I discovered soon enough that it wasn’t only Dota 2, but all the online games that had such levels of toxicity. It is a big problem, especially in regard to racist and homophobic slurs.
But it seems like Ubisoft will have none of that. Players have been complaining about the Rainbow Six Siege auto bans on Twitter. And the Rainbow Six Siege account is completely and hilariously unapologetic.
— Rainbow Six Siege (@Rainbow6Game) July 13, 2018
A Reddit user also posted this screengrab of his ban, which says he had been banned for toxic behavior.
According to their Code of Conduct, “any language or content deemed illegal, dangerous, threatening, abusive, obscene, vulgar, defamatory, hateful, racist, sexist, ethically offensive or constituting harassment” is forbidden.
They also say that they have put in the automated temporary banning system in place. The first offense will cause a 30-minute temporary ban, while the second and third offenses will cause a 2-hour temporary bans. After three offences, “an investigation will be conducted and may lead to a permanent ban (maximum penalty).” They had earlier said in a dev blog:
“Toxicity management is a priority we will be focusing on as a team over the next few years, and we have a few different ways we plan on dealing with it. Our end goal is to track negative player behavior, manage those that behave poorly, and eventually implement features that will encourage players to improve their behavior.”