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Rainbow Six addresses "crouch and lean" exploits

Ubisoft is acting upon a “crouch and spam” trick exploited by players after a series of requests and feedback from the Rainbow Six community.

The crouch and lean spam is an exploit where players can move in odd ways through continuously mashing the lean and crouch keys all together. Doing this makes their operators twitch in unnatural ways which makes them difficult to hit. Allegedly, this method also messes up with the hitboxes of the moving operator which is highly crucial for a game like Siege.

In a Reddit post, Ubisoft's official community manager account ensured players that they are aware of the rise of players practicing the abuse and they are already designing a fix to be deployed in the future.

“Recently, we have seen a rise of players encountering abusive crouch and lean spamming. To counter this, the team is actively working on how we want to approach the problem and planning our next steps.
We are currently prototyping a few systems to address this. More details will be shared about our exact methodology as we draw closer to a final version.”

Reddit user u/Flash0509 shared an example of a trick where a player abruptly shakes in and out of cover making it hard to aim against them as seen below. Notice how quick the operator twitches in the kill cam.

Next level crouching. from Rainbow6

Ubisoft has no timetable yet for the release of the fix probably due to its sensitive nature. As of now players can even use macro keys to program the crouch limitlessly if they are bothered of doing it the traditional way. Spam crouching is also a usual method for other FPS titles such as Overwatch but R6 has a pretty delicate situation since it is following a realistic combat emulation.

Some suggest for a stamina mechanic similar to CounterStrike: Global Offensive to prevent the continuous crouching and leaning in order to address the abuse.

Despite the lack of immediate hotfix, the community commends the Ubisoft team for keeping their communications open to their feedback.


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MN | Neil Martinez

MN | Neil Martinez

A former editor and writer for a university publication, Neil has incorporated esports to what he does best. He is Mogul’s CS go-to guy and TNC Pro Team’s graphic artist and social media man.

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