Rainbow Six Siege releases Mousetrap update designed to catch console cheaters

Rainbow Six Siege releases Mousetrap update designed to catch console cheaters
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Ubisoft has now released its latest update containing the Rainbow Six Siege feature called Mousetrap that’s designed to catch players using mouse and keyboard controls on console. If you get caught by the current system in place, you “will experience latency” that will make it harder to aim and shoot. This will undoubtedly level the playing field for all console users since it essentially gives casual players time to react against the unfair advantage that these cheaters have.

The developers have also revealed that several game modes will be affected by Mousetrap, including Team Death Match, Event, Quick Match, Arcade, Ranked, Unranked, Newcomer, Online Co-op, and Custom Games. Additionally, if your system gets caught, the only way you’ll be able to reduce a Mousetrap penalty is by plugging in a regular controller and playing in either Arcade, Quick Match, Events, Newcomer, Ranked, or Unranked.

The advantages that a mouse and keyboard provide in Rainbow Six Siege is especially apparent since those with controllers are limited by the relatively slow movement of their peripherals. Naturally, a large number of players are celebrating the news of this feature addition since it will make matches much less stressful.

Several fans are already mocking Xim users because they are mainly the ones that are being targeted with this update. If you’re unfamiliar, the Xim Apex is a mouse and keyboard adapter that you can plug into your console controller. With it, you’ll be given the benefits of a PCs peripherals, making it much easier to aim and react to situations.

Hopefully, the Rainbow Six Siege Mousetrap will indeed be enough to discourage these cheaters from making use of these exploits again. For now, though, this should be enough to make the Rainbow Six Siege matchmaking experience less hectic and more enjoyable for all console players.

If you’re having trouble getting familiarized with the guns in Ubisoft’s FPS title, however, then we recommend reading up on our Rainbow Six Siege weapon tier list to give you an idea of which ones are the best. We also suggest perusing our 5 tips on how to play Rainbow Six Siege guide to make winning matches much easier.

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