Rainbow Six Siege Expansion Aims To Squash Cheaters

On August 2nd, Rainbow Six Siege [official site] will introduce its next expansion DLC, Skull Rain, which introduces the usual two operators and a map. All that’s great, but what’s potentially better is a new anti-cheat system which will hopefully put ‘cuffs on the perps ruining this lovely game with their cheating ways.

As part of Ubisoft’s “Health Program,” this new anti-cheat engine will be a client-side application that will prevent Siege from running while it detects the presence of known cheats or hacks. Cheating has been a problem with Siege since launch, so hopefully the new “BattlEye” anti-cheat can finally begin to curb that. As of today, there’s no word on when BattlEye will be implemented, but Ubisoft says it shouldn’t be too much longer of a wait.

Other health improvements made in Skull Rain include limiting the amount of clipping that can happen on player models, meaning that having a bit of the fabric from your sleeve pop through the wall shouldn’t be much of an issue anymore.

And then there’s the new operators, of course! Skull Rain takes players to Brazil and introduces the Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais (BOPE). Capitão is the new attacker and comes armed with a crossbow that burns oxygen around the bolt to asphyxiate enemy targets. On defense, Caveira uses her “Silent Step” skill to sneak up on enemy players, immobilize them, and interrogate them for information on the enemy team’s position. All of that honestly sounds very cool.

While the new map is free for everyone, new operators can be accessed through the season pass seven days early or purchased using in-game credits when they launch on August 2nd. Rainbow Six Siege is available on Steam.

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10 Comments

  1. DarkLiberator says:

    Another defender operator with a shotgun. Sigh. 5 shotgun defense here we come.

    • Agnosticus says:

      Come on, nearly every defensive operators has a SMG as an alternative and so will the new OPs…

  2. Perjoss says:

    Why even cheat? I dont get it

    • Agnosticus says:

      for the same reasons people troll i guess…also as an achievement (the real one) for overcoming the anti-cheat software

    • go4brendon says:

      in soviet russia cheating is for everyone

    • Coffee says:

      People cheat because they want to have power over other people. It usually happens when really competitive people buy a game like rainbow six and try really hard to win every round and start becoming more and more furious as they realize they aren’t the best. Then they have two options, work hard to gain the skill they want, or pay a few bucks for some scripts and get their ego rubbed immediately.

      This is also why cheaters commonly talk shit in game after killing you to rub it in your face. It would be normal to hate them, but once you realize how pathetic hackers are, you realize that the appropriate reaction is pity

  3. brates says:

    Ummm. I’m not going to expect much from this at all it’s only BatteEye, lol one of the worst Anti-Cheat you can possibly have. Especially since you just told all these hackers what Anti-Cheat is going to be installed they are going to start working on bypasses as soon as they see this. Which is very easy to bypass without an injector. I hope Ubisoft realizes that they need a better Anti-Cheat.

    • brates says:

      What Ubisoft needs to do is, get ahold of Blizzard, and buy their Anti-Cheat.

    • AskForBarry says:

      Just wait for the anti-cheat for the anti-cheat

  4. CerealBoxRocks says:

    The anti-cheat has been released, just before the free weekend too.