Rainbow Six Siege hackers using giant chicken to troll streamers
Hackers in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege have discovered a creative way to troll streamers using a giant chicken. Displayed across their screens during crucial moments, it is both disruptive and hilarious.
One of the victims was Twitch streamer Athieno. While navigating a building, a massive chicken appeared out of nowhere and completely obscured his vision, causing him to be eliminated.
However, he said he was unconcerned and found the incident amusing. “LOL these have to be the FUNNIEST hackers in Rainbow Six Siege 2022,” he said on Twitter.
Since the game’s core gameplay mechanics are based on one-shot headshots and knowing where the opponent is, they will almost certainly lose if someone cheats.
Athieno was not the only one getting trolled with the method. Adam “Drip” Kolodkin, a former Beastcoast player, has also reported floating chickens on his screen.
“LMFAOOOOO NAH THE CHEATERS ARE TOO FUNNY IM CRYING HOW THE FUCK DID THEY MAKE THIS HAPPEN,” Drip wrote on Twitter.
The chicken became an icon overnight for the game’s cheating and hacking issues, with some claiming that it “had more of an impact on Siege than Grim.” Grim is the game’s newest Operator.
One of the players said, “The fact the entire Siege community is being terrorised by this fucking chicken is the funniest shit I’ve ever seen.”
Athieno and Drip were rather fortunate because they were only trolled with silly images. Other streamers got spammed with indecent pictures to get them banned from the game.
Although the floating chicken problem is hilarious, it can also be infuriating and highly disruptive. Fortunately, the solution to the problem is simple. Since the trolls posted the chicken via the chat feature, players can disable it.
Ban feed feature hacked
Ubisoft tried to create a safe environment for streamers to play the game. The developer does facilitate Rainbow Six Siege with a ban feed feature, which displays the names of banned players and the reason for their ban.
However, hackers have found a way to use the feature to upload images of nudity and extreme violence. This affects content creators because such imagery can lead to automatic bans if it appears on live streams.
Collaborative project to fight distributive behaviors
The developer has been working hard to find the best way to combat it. It has been a long fight, particularly for Ubisoft. The company recently filed a lawsuit alleging 1,823 Rainbow Six Siege players of using Ring-1 cheating software. The company wants $2.3 million in restitution.
Ubisoft is not alone in this battle. The company and Riot Games revealed the “Zero Harm in Comms” project last month. They will collaborate to explore “artificial intelligence-based solutions” to toxicity in multiplayer games.
According to the announcement, the project aims to build a cross-industry shared database and labeling ecosystem that collects in-game data to train AI-based preemptive moderation tools to detect and prevent disruptive behaviors.
Both developers believe that only collaborative actions and knowledge sharing can lead to the development of “safe and meaningful online gaming experiences.”
“Disruptive behavior isn’t a problem that is unique to games–every company that has an online social platform is working to address this challenging space,” said Wesley Kerr, head of technology research at Riot Games.