Ubisoft Acknowledges Siege DDoS Attack Problem: Ban Wave Incoming

By Sean Carey, 1 month ago
All 48 of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege achievements relate to the game being played online in some way. The game has been plagued with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks since launch. New updates to Siege have brought even more attacks, and the same can be said for the latest update Operation Ember Rise.

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Siege players — on console especially — have been complaining about high pings and constant disconnects from both Ranked and Casual play. This is down to DDoS attackers running rampant against the Siege servers in a bid to boost their rankings. It was estimated that about 8/10 Ranked matches were affected by these attackers.

Ubisoft said they have "identified the worst offenders perpetuating these DDoS/DoS attacks" and they will begin banning the cheating players on both PC and console. Ubisoft has also stated that they are considering legal options and will be issuing cease and desist letters to websites and people responsible for DDoS attacks.

To reduce the impact a DDoS attack has on the Siege servers, Ubisoft will be scaling back their servers to host only one match each. Previously, the servers would host three matches each and once hit with an attack; all three matches would be taken offline. Now if an attack occurs, only one match will be affected. Players will also no longer be penalised for suffering at the hands of a DDoS attack.

Ubisoft is also working on their servers and will be monitoring their network traffic more carefully, which will have a "substantial impact" on DDoS attacks.

For more information, you can check out the news post on the Siege website.

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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.