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Rainbow Six Siege Reconsidering Friendly Fire for Casual Playlists

Griefing by intentionally attacking your teammates has been a potential problem since the first team-based shooters appeared. This remains the case some 20 years later, and PCGamesN has word from Ubisoft that they may end up taking the established simple response to this by turning off friendly-fire for casual playlists in Rainbow Six Siege (missed this at the time, thanks PC Magazine via RedEye9). This came up in a discussion of player toxicity in the tactical shooter, and Ubisoft Montreal's Alexandre Remy tells them part of the solution to that may be to improve their reporting system to make it easier to identify bad seeds, but he also confirms they are considering removing the ability to shoot teammates altogether:

Remy says one of the biggest issues leading to the most toxicity is teamkilling. “We have a lot of ideas and we are thinking about how we can tackle teamkills. It depends on your place and your experience as a Rainbow Six Siege player, in fact I think it was with that I mentioned we are thinking about potentially removing friendly fire. I think that would resolve a lot of issues and for entry players I think it is a very good way of avoiding those behaviours. Starting next year, we need to start fixing toxicity.”

We asked if means friendly fire could get pulled from casual playlists soon. “It is not yet 100% decided. We are toying with that idea as a prototype, but it has some consequences, right? It is always a balance, if we decide to move forward with that idea, be sure that it is going to go to test servers first as it is such a heavy decision. Obviously it is something where we want to have feedback before we make it final. Maybe there are also aspects of friendly fire that we have not measured yet that can actually be triggered.”

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11. Re: Rainbow Six Siege Reconsidering Friendly Fire for Casual Playlists Nov 21, 2017, 14:47 NewMaxx
 
Flatline wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 12:08:
I've been meaning to ask. Is this game worth it? 7 bucks for the freemium version and 20 bucks for the standard version are tempting.

I played in the beta and was mostly uninterested due to how far away it was getting from the older games. Later on, within its first year, I checked it out during a free weekend with some friends and I actually really liked it. Picked it up during a sale right after that with no hesitation. Was a good choice - I have about 240 hours in it now. It's not for everyone but I would strongly suggest checking it out over a free weekend before deciding (we just had one). The freemium version is fine - one of my friends has it - but it really limits you in terms of flexibility. I love having all the operators available to me (and the base ones for a reasonable unlock price). If you're someone who "mains" then that might be a different story, also there are always the season passes.
 
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