Headed into year six, Ubisoft’s first-person shooter Rainbow Six Siege continues to struggle with a long-standing cheater problem. Over the past few years, the game has suffered regular spikes in cheaters and hackers with a new type of exploit coming out every few months. While Ubisoft is making efforts to clean up the game, it seems a new type of cheat or exploit is allowing players to drop reinforcements wherever they want.
As showcased in this clip by u/Tav-reth, some Rainbow Six Siege players have figured out how to place reinforced walls seemingly anywhere on the map. As of now, it is unclear whether this is a new type of cheat or an exploit in the game. As evident in the clip, the reinforced walls are actually there and can be interacted with just as any other reinforcement.
Rainbow Six Siege only allows for reinforcements to be placed on soft walls, and so seeing them block off entryways and remodeling the map is mind-blowing.
The hacker, who is playing Mira in the clip, can be seen placing down their Black Mirror gadget on the out-of-place reinforced walls. Additionally, the player is cutting through the wall similar to Maverick’s blowtorch simply by firing their primary weapon.
The clips in question raised a few questions regarding the BattlEye, the anti-cheat software used by Rainbow Six Siege. Ubisoft did mention that Operation Neon Dawn would deploy “additional measures and fixes” to counter cheaters, but it doesn’t seem to have had much of an effect. Just a few weeks ago, a new exploit allowed players to join squads without needing an invite from the player. The bug has since been patched, but at the cost of players losing the ability to party up with non-friends.
Operation Neon Dawn for Rainbow Six Siege is the last season for this year. Hopefully, the next year will be better for the game in all aspects.