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Rainbow Six Siege instantly bans players for using slurs

Bans last nearly half an hour for the first offense, with possible permanent bans after the third

Ubisoft has taken a major step forward to improve its community management. Players who use racist or homophobic slurs while playing Rainbow Six Siege are now immediately removed from the match and banned from the game for a period of time.

As reported by PC Gamer, the first offense results in a ban from playing any type of game in Rainbow Six Siege for about 27 minutes, while the second and third will last for two hours. The third offense triggers an investigation into the account's activities, with grounds for a permanent ban.

In response to Twitter complaints, the official Rainbow Six Siege account is unapologetic.

Back in April, Ubisoft noted the prevelence of racist and homophobic slurs in the game and stated it would be increasing the frequency and severity of its bans. In the same blog post, other features such as muting chat, chat filters, and a system to prevent intentional team killing were discussed.

"These short-term changes will begin to address toxicity, but we do not plan to stop there," Ubisoft concluded. "We are serious about tackling the issues surrounding the potential for a negative player experience, and we will share any further changes with you prior to their implementation. We are interested in hearing your thoughts, and gathering your feedback! Please jump into the discussion on the subreddit and let us know what you think."

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