Rainbox Six Siege Bans Players For Crashing Matches Using A Chat Symbol Exploit

rainbow six siege warden nokkSpamming a player’s chat window with a whole load of symbols is a good way to throw someone off their game, especially in competitive shooters like Rainbow Six Siege. Apparently, it’s also a good way to cause a player to lag at just the right time and even crash the match. Naturally, griefers abused this bug to no end over the past few weeks.

The issue has been fixed and Ubisoft has brought out the mighty banhammer to dish out some well-deserved punishments. “Beginning tomorrow, we will initiate a ban wave in accordance with the following section from the Code of Conduct, ‘Any conduct which interrupts the general flow of Gameplay in the Game client, forum, or any other Ubisoft medium,” writes Ubisoft on Reddit.

“These bans are targeting players that abused the chat symbol exploit to crash matches. They will have varying lengths, depending on the frequency and severity of the exploit's usage. This is our next step towards sanctioning players that knowingly and deliberately take advantage of exploits to the detriment of the overall match.”