Ubisoft's tactical team-based shooter Rainbow Six Siege is getting its first update, and it's a doozy.
If you've played Rainbow Six Siege or its beta, you may have encountered intentional team-killers.
Since players only have one life per round, being killed by your teammate on purpose is no fun, and it quickly makes for a frustrating experience. This new patch looks to address the issue by enabling a new auto-kick feature for those who are looking to betray their teammates.
"This issue has been noticed since the Open Beta, in which we witnessed an exponential growth of griefers intentionally team killing — 1.3% of the matches were affected at the beginning, and it went as high as 7.8% at the end which is obviously unacceptable," a post on the Rainbow Six Siege forums from Ubisoft reads. "We were glad to observe that over launch, this issue is much less present: we did experience a small growth at first, but it has now plateaued: it started at 0.9% and stabilized at 1.8%. We still believe that this is an issue and will be tracking how the new auto-kick feature will affect these statistics."
Auto-kicking team-killers isn't the only major change coming. A free Ultra-HD texture pack has been released for PC players who want to get the best visuals possible, allowing for even higher resolutions.
"The Rainbow Six Siege team put a lot of effort to try to deliver a solid and scalable experience to the PC community, so those of you running a 4 GB GPU will still be able to enjoy this texture pack from 1080p to 1440p resolutions," Ubisoft writes.
In addition to major additions like those listed above, dozens of bug fixes and other improvements have been added, such as improved hit-detection, visual improvements to the operator Glaz's scope and much more. You can get the full rundown on all of the changes here. If you're looking for more on Rainbow Six Siege, be sure to read our in-depth look at how the game's tactical nature creates a satisfying multiplayer experience.