Rainbow Six Siege Updates Bring Fixes, Cheating Countermeasures and More

Rainbow Six Siege improvements are coming in hot tomorrow, as Updates 1.3 and 1.2 hit the PC and console versions, respectively. Accompanying them are some hefty new consequences for cheaters; effective immediately, any cheating detected by the system will lead to a permanent ban, with no more three-day suspensions for first-time offenders. The developers are also trying a new method of dealing with defending players who try to wander outside during a match’s preparation stage: they’ll suffer instant death. The method will be tested on Xbox One tomorrow, and will spread to other platforms later that day if effective.

Those are the most immediate changes, and they’re just the beginning. The tick rate for consoles is being brought up to speed with the PC version, leading to improved hit registration. Also, Update 1.3 (which goes live for consoles on January 20) brings a host of error fixes that include halting an exploit that lets players walk through walls during the preparation phase. Other tweaks and changes include:

    • Partial fix of Error [2-0x00000041]. Refer to the High Priority Issues in the Known Issues post for more information.
    • Potential full fix of the loading screen freeze (smoke background). Refer to the High Priority Issues in the Known Issues post for full information.
    • Potential full fix of the failed data synchronization issue. Refer to the High Priority Issues in the Known Issues post for full information.
    • Session authentication operation requests are now using the per data center proxy instead of the Dev one.
    • Improved error tracking, for easier issue identification from our side.
    • Ranked match reconnection fixes for PC:
      • If game was closed by pressing [x] or ALT+F4, the players will not be leaving all sessions anymore.
      • Players leaving a Ranked match by pressing F10 will now be receiving reconnect & abandon messages.
      • Players leaving a Ranked match by quitting with ALT+F4 will now be receiving reconnect & abandon messages.

    • Various smaller connectivity and crash fixes.

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The full patch notes for Update 1.3 can be found in the Rainbow Six Siege forums, while console users curious to see what’s being tweaked with Update 1.2 can check out the patch notes here. Additionally, Update 2.0 will arrive on both consoles and PC on February 2, and the developers have posted a list of their top priorities going forward.

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