Rainbow Six Siege’s secret new anti-cheat tactic is causing a stir

  • November 17, 2022

A rumor about the secret workings of Ubisoft’s latest Rainbow Six Siege anti-cheat system has begun to give the new tactic a heroic aura on the internet. The claim going around on Twitter (opens in new tab) is that Ubisoft is doing something deviously simple: updating the Rainbow Six Siege executable every two hours, forcing cheat makers to keep up with an endless treadmill of cheat-breaking changes.

There are reasons to doubt the specifics of that explanation, but one anti-cheat expert tells PC Gamer that it actually is a viable anti-cheat method. And even if Siege isn’t actually being reborn every two hours, something similar may be happening.