Rainbow Six Siege Reverse Friendly Fire Now Live: How New Anti-Griefing System Works

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Here's how Rainbow Six Siege's Reverse Friendly Fire system works Ubisoft

Reverse Friendly Fire is now live on all versions of Rainbow Six Siege. This new feature is intended to curb griefers and those who make the Rainbow Six Siege experience worse for everybody. 

One of the problems players encounter when enjoying Rainbow Six Siege is the griefer. This is a player that likes to ruin the fun of everyone else. One common tactic for a griefer is to simply gun down his own team instead of fighting against the opposing squad. Why do people do this? Some do it as a protest for not being able to pick their favorite character. Others do it just to mess with people. It's a weird world out there.

In an effort to fight this behavior, the developers at Ubisoft have released the Reverse Friendly Fire feature. This feature kicks in if the game notices one side has dealt a massive amount of damage to its own team. Ubisoft has created a big infographic for the different ways damage can be dealt to players, but the short story is if multiple people on a team are killed by their teammate, an option to activate Reverse Friendly Fire is given. If activated, the players who were killed or injured get their health back, and damage is instead dealt to the offending player. The full infographic can be seen on the official Ubisoft website here.

Reverse Friendly Fire isn't an automatic process, because accidents do happen. If you accidentally drop a grenade and wipe out half your team, that's on you. If you do that on purpose, however, expect to get paid back in full.

The Rainbow Six Siege development team was also clear in that this feature is still very much a work in progress. In fact, the website also mentions areas where Ubisoft is open to changing what does and does not activate Reverse Friendly Fire. The team has requested player feedback on the feature to make further adjustments and refinements.

Reverse Friendly Fire is now live on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 servers for Rainbow Six Siege.

So what do you think? Are you excited to see the Reverse Friendly Fire feature get added to Ubisoft's popular online shooter? Do you think this will help end griefers, or do you think something more needs to be done? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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