A brand new bug in Rainbow Six Siege’s matchmaking created a nightmare situation for console gamers of the game: the PC gamers are invading console lobbies and wiping the ground with controller gamers. 

For weeks, PC gamers have reported being positioned in matches by which everyone else is enjoying on console, one thing that is purported to be unattainable. Siege was one of many final holdouts for crossplay amongst older FPSes, and when Ubisoft lastly made it occur, it included one key stipulation: Xbox and PlayStation can play collectively, however PC gamers stay in their very own bubble. The group accepted, as a result of just about everybody agrees that PC gamers have a significant benefit in a no-respawn FPS that does not characteristic purpose help.

The earliest studies of the bug I can discover date again to late April, suggesting it could be linked to the 12 months 8 Season 1 midseason patch launched on April 11. Judging by the expertise of PC gamers who’ve been inadvertently matched in opposition to console gamers, cross-platform matchups are happening as poorly as you’d count on.

“Uhhh so I simply performed about 5 video games in a row and was questioning why it was really easy (I’m a Diamond on PC),” consumer iceyfire17 wrote on the Siege subreddit. “No person would reply in chat and the occasions individuals had mics it might be open mic and worst purpose conceivable. My group let me know they had been all on PS5 and both from copper-silver ranks.”

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Consumer LazyWash additionally managed to matchmake into console lobbies and claims to have gone on a 10-game successful streak. A lot of the studies I’ve seen say that is solely occurring in informal matches, but it surely does appear potential to cross-queue in Ranked and Unranked.

There’s been a level of uncertainty round how that is occurring, and whether or not or not PC gamers can deliberately exploit the bug to seek out simpler matches. Siege YouTuber Coreross tried to recreate the bug for himself and efficiently matched into console lobbies on PC (video beneath). Coreross did not share what he described because the “exceedingly straightforward” technique to take advantage of the bug, however he did inform me about it privately, and it sounds legit. It is value noting that it solely appears to occur in matches with Xbox gamers, so PlayStation could also be within the clear.

Possibly probably the most troubling facet of this exploit is that PC gamers who by accident set off the bug could be caught in console mode for an extended interval, not only for a single match. Corecross advised me he is nonetheless ending up in console lobbies after undoing the exploit.

The unlucky bug has arrived on the identical time that Ubisoft is having fun with an anti-cheat win with MouseTrap, a brand new expertise designed to detect when console gamers of Rainbow Six Siege are utilizing {hardware} spoofing units to permit mouse and keyboard and impart enter lag on their controls till they’re compelled to modify again to controller. Ubisoft is clearly taking peripheral parity severely in its aggressive shooter, so I count on the cross-queue drawback to turn out to be a prime precedence.

Coreross submitted a bug report back to Ubisoft earlier than publishing his video and the subject is beginning to choose up steam on the Siege subreddit, so hopefully this will get hotfixed quickly.

Within the meantime, be careful for opportunistic PC gamers making an attempt to simply flip their Silver IV rank into Platinum. If you happen to suspect a PC participant has infiltrated your console foyer, there’s one surefire technique to choose them out: in the event that they’re capable of lean with out aiming down sights, they’re utilizing a keyboard.