If you play Rainbow Six Siege and use racial slurs in the game’s chat, you won’t be playing the game for much longer. This weekend some players were reported for posting racist language in the game’s chat system and Ubisoft responded promptly. For the first offence, a 30-minute ban was issued.
The game’s Code of Conduct is pretty clear on language use in the game. Anything threatening, abusive, racist, sexist, or other defamatory remarks will result in a ban. The second and third offence? Two-hour ban to cool off and hopefully think about why they have been removed from the game. After that? A team investigates the user account and depending on how severe the slurs are, a permanent ban could be issued. Boom. Gone for good.
Ubisoft mentioned in April that it wants to tackle toxicity in Rainbow Six Siege, after many players pointed out that the game has a toxicity problem, with everything from bad language, griefing, team killing and more taking away from the experience of others.
“Our team is working on the creation of an automated system that will censor text chat in game based on a chat filter list. This will replace words that have been identified as offensive and provide players with a notification that their language was found to be unacceptable. We will also be tracking the number of times players trigger this filter and will take action as necessary for players that are intentionally having a negative impact on other player’s gaming experience.”
The team now tracks the frequency of racial and homophobic slurs and “egregious offenders” could face a permanent ban without warning. Hopefully, this will work to curb toxicity in the game.