Rainbow Six Siege hackers attack streamers with giant in-game chickens

Rainbow Six Siege hackers attack streamers with giant in-game chickens

Published: 2022-12-22T20:03:09

Updated: 2022-12-22T20:03:40

Hackers in Rainbow Six Siege have found a way to plaster images onto players’ screens, leading to a fun, annoying and incredibly invasive form of hacking the game via giant chickens.

With Rainbow Six Siege having its core gameplay mechanics based on one-shot headshots and knowing where the opponent is, it’s the kind of game that really suffers if someone in the game cheats.

A player who can see through walls will have a huge advantage over you, one that is even greater than hackers in games like Warzone and Apex Legends. It can also make it difficult to detect hackers because if a player has enough game understanding to guess where someone is and shoot them through a wall, they could end up being falsely accused.

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The latest way hackers have found to mess with the enemy in Rainbow Six Siege is to plaster images on players’ screens with an exploit discovered in the chat function that is assumed to show when players are banned from the game.

Giant chickens hacked into Rainbow 6 Siege

While it’s possible for hackers to put any image they want into Rainbow Six Siege via the method they’ve discovered to do so, there’s a giant chicken that has become iconic overnight in the community for how it represents the ongoing the problem.

This clip shows streamer Athieno trying to take a lap, only for a massive chicken to appear out of nowhere and block his view.

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He was lucky that it ended up being a funny on-stream moment instead of a ban. While some hackers are having fun with it and posting silly pictures, other streamers are bombarding streamers with NSFW pictures in an attempt to get them banned from the game.

This chicken has become a mascot for the problems with players cheating and hacking the game, with some saying it has “had more of an impact on Siege than Grim”, Grim is the most recent operator added to the game.

However, there is a surprisingly simple solution to the problem. Those posting chicks have done so via the chat function which shows when players are banned. So instead of getting banned from the game with their name showing up in chat, they’ve retrofitted the system to ruin the R6 player experience even more.

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This chat feature can be turned off in the options menu, which spotted by Twitter user uplynxed. Deactivation that will keep you safe from all the giant chickens out there.

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