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Ubisoft issues periodic update on Siege anti-cheat efforts

The next update will come on May 5.

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In order to fight complaints of poor communication, Ubisoft has committed to releasing an update on their anti-cheat efforts every month and a half.

The previous update came on February 10. Today, a new update was released, but without much new information.

According to Ubisoft, Battleye typically bans anywhere from 7,500 to 8,000 players per month, with a significant dip in Nov. 2021. The "stat bans" significantly increased from Dec. 2021 to Jan 2022, but have taken a dip in Feb. 2022.

In the past six weeks, Ubisoft claims to have addressed multiple issues, including crashes caused by cheaters, improvements to systems to detect "idle botters", and the ability to rappell anywhere.

No update was given to other pressing issues like mouse and keyboard use on console.

Ubisoft has also implored players to keep reporting malicious actors in their game with the in-game reporting system, using very specific criteria to help them act quickly, and not have to hunt through hundreds of game files.

Fundamentally, anti-cheat efforts are a game of whack-a-mole. Exploits will never be completely stopped, but they can be contained better than they are now. In the past, Ubisoft has taken steps like the ones outlined above, and even filed lawsuits against companies alleged to have created cheating software.

The next update on anti-cheat efforts will come in another month and a half, on May 5, if the calendar is kept.

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