[Update: Ubisoft aware] Rainbow Six Siege players kicked out of matches due to 'inactivity' even while moving, then banned

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on December 30, 2021) follows:

Rainbow Six Siege, Ubisoft’s popular multiplayer tactical FPS game, has been available since 2015. However, it maintains a solid player base even today.

But, in the last few weeks, Siege players have been facing various bugs and glitches that seriously affect their experience in the game. The reported problems include crashes, freezes, and more.

In addition to the above, it seems that the game servers are not working properly either. According to multiple reports, players are being suddenly expelled from matches (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12).

More specifically, Rainbow Six Siege player reports indicate that they are being kicked out due to ‘inactivity’, even while they are moving and playing on a round (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12).

Rainbow Six Siege players kicked out due to ‘inactivity’, while actually playing

Lately, many reports related to the issue have been emerging. The affected players are randomly kicked out of the game. And, this causes them to lose their ELO (an element used by the game for matchmaking).

@Ubisoft
Please Fix Rainbow Six Siege “East Servers” Lobby’s of people are getting randomly kicked and loseing elo and getting banned has been going on for weeks check Dm
@UbisoftSupport
this is getting out of control im banned for 24 hours
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But what happens when you start playing ranked matches and your elo doesn’t change? You just waste 30 to 45 minutes for nothing. So it’s like the game you just played doesn’t exist? Not on tracker, or tab, or ubi stats, nada.

Best believe when someone gets kicked from the game due to a bug and lose a 4v5 that elo will drop though. Cmon now.
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After kicked out, they can’t return to the match and receive a ban

The issue described above leads to another. After players are kicked out the game, they reportedly can’t reconnect. So, they get an unfair ban for abandonment.

@Rainbow6Game
I was in a game and it kicked out me and all my boys and said reconnecting to rank then it said Abandon Sanction and I lost mmr and got banned. Like what kind of bullshit is that the ranked match was 1-1 and now I’m banned and lost mmr. And gotta fix ur game #RainbowSix
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The bug has happened before, but lately it’s intensifying

It should be noted that this problem is not exactly new. There are reports that describe the same situation published weeks ago (1, 2, 3, 4). But, in the last few days, the situation seems to have intensified.

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For now, there is no official acknowledgment from Ubisoft on this matter. Therefore, the affected players will have to wait a little longer to receive a fix.

Finally, if there is any new development on the subject in the next few days, we will update this article. So, stay tuned with us.

Update 1 (January 15)

03:46 pm (IST): Ubisoft support has confirmed that the team is aware and investigating the issue where players are kicked out of matches due to ‘inactivity’ even though they’re playing the game as usual.

We’ve shared the information in your report of this issue with the team that’s investigating similar reports from others. (Source)

Here are a couple more acknowledgments for reference: 1, 2.

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