Ubisoft is not here for Rainbow Six Siege players’ toxic behavior
Remember last spring when Ubisoft said it was getting serious about cracking down on toxicity in Rainbow Six Siege? The company said it was improving upon its existing chat monitoring system to “ban players that use racial and homophobic slurs, or hate speech, in game,” booting players for at minimum two days and at maximum eternity for “language or content deemed illegal, dangerous, threatening, abusive, obscene, vulgar, defamatory, hateful, racist, sexist, ethically offensive or constituting harassment.”
In response to one player complaining he’d been banned for using a variation of the N-word, the Rainbow Six Siege twitter account replied, “Good. […] Games have rules, and we’re just asking you to follow them.” Of course, trolls then began responding to the Twitter thread with the same sorts of slurs and variations on the slurs intended to get around chat filters and slip past Twitter blockers. There are also plenty of folks thanking Ubisoft for cleaning up the game.
On Reddit, players have confirmed Ubisoft’s chat toxicity filter, arguing that it doesn’t actually stop most of the toxicity, like match-throwing and leavers, and that what’s needed is an Overwatch-style negative/posivitve rankings to encourage good behavior, not just weed out slurs.
— Rainbow Six Siege (@Rainbow6Game) July 13, 2018