Ubisoft has recently updated the Code of Conduct for their popular tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege, which now officially bans stream sniping.
The updated Code of Conduct for Rainbow Six Siege establishes a “set of core guidelines” that all players must follow within the game, and now it directly bans stream sniping.
In their top issues blog, Ubisoft explained stream sniping as follows:
“When players intentionally use another players live-stream for information, or to act in a toxic manner because they are aware of the live-stream.”
Ubisoft will be taking a stand against stream sniping, as mentioned in the “Don’ts” list of the ‘Cheating & Unfair Advantage’ section of the Siege Code of Conduct. The new rule states not to “exploit a broadcaster’s live broadcast in order to gain an unfair advantage or harass them in-game.“
If players break the Code of Conduct, Ubisoft will be ready to put down the hammer and impose sanctions, which include but are not limited to: “restricted access to certain services, suspensions and bans at game or at account level.”
Rainbow Six Siege is a game of information and tactics, and unfairly getting information about your opponents can lead to unbalanced and toxic gameplays. This is why many siege Streamers have been longing for a streamer mode. The lack of this mode has led to severe frustrations for many streamers and even prevented some of them to publicly share their live gameplays.
Ubisoft are still working on introducing a streamer mode for Rainbow Six Siege, and it is supposed to come by the first half of Year 6.