Ranked Rainbow Six Siege Console Players Under Siege from DDoS Attacks

By Sean Carey, 1 month ago
Operation Ember Rise has just launched for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, bringing with it two new Operators — Amaru and Goyo and a bunch of new gadgets to shake up gameplay. However, that wasn't the only thing that came along with the update. Console players have been plagued by a wave of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks during ranked play, allowing cheaters to bump up their skill rankings.
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A DDoS attack involves overwhelming a server or network with a vast amount of internet traffic or requests, effectively slowing down the service and causing it to crash. For Rainbow Six Siege, this allows cheaters to game the system, shut down matches and improve their ranking as a result. The Ubisoft Support Twitter page is full of players reporting a sudden increase in ping during the last round of a match and angry Siege players demanding a fix to the malicious attacks.

Attacks and cheating like this is nothing new for Rainbow Six Siege. The game has suffered at the hands of DDoSing since its launch and again with subsequent updates. In defence of Ubisoft, they have worked quickly to remedy past issues. However, players are understandably angry as it seems like the attacks are back. Tabwire, a Rainbow Six Siege stats tracking website is calling for players to play Unranked only as 8/10 matches are getting DDos'd.

The Ubisoft support forum is also awash with reports of the DDoS attacks and cheating. In reply to a forum post, Ubisoft Support said that the Rainbow Six Siege team is aware of the issue and are currently investigating, although there is no word of when a fix will be coming.

Source: Windows Central

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Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.