June is here, which means it’s time for the next Rainbow Six Siege ‘after action’ report, and some hints about what developer Ubisoft has in store for the FPS game soon. May’s iteration of the report has now dropped on Twitter, and it offers hints about some “top issues” it’ll be offering updates on soon, as well as some gameplay changes coming when the Rainbow Six Siege Operation North Star release date rolls around.
The May post doesn’t tell us what Ubisoft’s next ”top issues blog’ update will look at in any detail, but we do have an idea of the topics the studio will be exploring. First up, the devs will be offering an update “explaining next steps” for MMR rollback – a feature introduced way back in Y4S1, which was implemented to “help reduce the long-term impact cheaters may have on other players’ seasonal rankings”. Essentially, the mechanic rolls back any gains and losses in MMR made by all players in matches in which a banned cheater participated for that particular season.
It’s not clear what Ubisoft has in mind in the way of next steps for the feature, whether that means some changes – significant, minor, or otherwise. But, it’s a pretty complex system that means balancing various different factors (such as how many matches’ worth of MMR to roll back) to get right, as you can see in the dev post explaining it, so it’s possible the studio’s got some tweaks in mind going forward to optimise it further.