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Rainbow Six Siege might ditch friendly fire in casual playlists to stop team killing

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Ubisoft is considering removing friendly fire from casual playlists in Rainbow Six Siege (opens in new tab) in a bid to crack down on toxic team killers, it has said.

It is also planning to revamp the reporting system with "new, granular clarity" so that players can report "a wider variety of behaviour that we want to chastise in the game", brand director Alexandre Remy told PCGamesN (opens in new tab).

Remy said that removing friendly fire would make the game better for new players and stop team killing, but it sounds like no final decision has been made, and any changes would be tested by players first. 

“It is not yet 100% decided," he said. "We are toying with that idea as a prototype, but it has some consequences, right? It is always a balance, if we decide to move forward with that idea, be sure that it is going to go to test servers first as it is such a heavy decision. Obviously it is something where we want to have feedback before we make it final. Maybe there are also aspects of friendly fire that we have not measured yet that can actually be triggered.”

Ubisoft said way back in 2015 that it had a plan to deal with team killing (opens in new tab), which clearly hasn't fully worked. Do you think removing friendly fire is a good idea?

Samuel Horti
Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.