A few days ago, Ubisoft stated that they are bringing a solution to an age-old problem on Rainbow Six Siege – Keyboard and Mouse players on consoles. The problem has existed for years now on the PS4 and Xbox One, and has carried over to the PS5 and Xbox Series consoles as well with the help of cross-platform play. While Ubisoft’s approach to the solution is unorthodox, we are willing to give it the benefit of the doubt.
Rainbow Six Siege Trying To Fix A Big Problem
In their latest tweet, the anti-cheat countermeasure is called “mousetrap” which is aptly named, considering how the mouse is the most significant device giving players an advantage in the game.
The feature won’t launch with the new season, and will come in Year 8 Season 1.2. Ubisoft has said that they are not going to ban these players even though they have identified the players and are rather taking a page out of the books of anti-piracy measures similar to pirated versions of Arkham Asylum, by crippling a major game function.
With mousetrap, mouse players will have longer latency and this can lead to some serious issues with playing for them, and while we don’t know whether they will be able to effectively cover all forms of the peripherals, this is yet to be seen. However, many players are also taking umbrage with the lack of directly banning these players as this could set a bad precedent for their future titles.
We are curious to see more on how this new measure works, but until then we are willing to be patient.