If you've been dealing with cheap players who DDoS a Rainbow Six Siege match because they're losing, Ubisoft is planning to curb that very shortly. The company posted a notice letting players know they would be taking drastic measures to stop this behavior and abuse of their servers immediately. Which includes everything from banning players in waves to seeking out legal action against specific companies and people. Basically, the devs have had enough and are bringing out every tool they can to get the servers back to normal so players aren't totally shut out of matches. Most of these measures will kick in at the end of the week, most Rainbow Six Siege players won't notice a thing. But cheaters certainly will.
We have identified the worst offenders perpetuating these DDoS/DoS attacks, and will be initiating a ban wave. This will apply to both PC and Console players.
Impact: Players that have been found to be initiating DDoS/DoS attacks will be banned.
Target: Next Week, will continue as needed
REDUCING MATCHES PER SERVER
We currently host 3 matches per server. When a server crashes, or when a DDoS/DoS attack occurs, this results in 3 matches being impacted and taken offline. We are splitting this to have each server host a single match to reduce the impact
Impact: 66% reduction in the impact of DDoS/DoS attacks.
Target: End of this week
REMOVE ESCALATING ABANDON SANCTION
We have noted the unintended consequences of the escalating abandon sanction on players impacted by DDoS/DoS attacks. We are disabling this feature to reduce the longer term impact that is felt by legitimate players.
Impact: Reduce impact felt by legitimate players after a match has been ended via DDoS/DoS/Soft Booting.
Target: End of this week
NETWORK TRAFFIC MONITORING/MANAGEMENT
We are making adjustments to how we manage and monitor network data, and how we accept packets sent to our servers. We cannot provide details on this topic, as it will expose information that can be used to circumvent the work we are doing. This will have a substantial impact on DDoS, DoS, Soft Booting, and server stressing.
Impact: This will have a substantial impact on DDoS, DoS, Soft Booting, and server stressing.
Target: Early October
We have discussed the current situation with our legal team, and assessed our options. We will be issuing cease and desists to websites and people hosting these services.
Legal action against prominent DDoS/DoS attackers is in progress.
Impact: Reduce the availability of DDoS/DoS service providers