Published: Tue, November 06, 2018
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Visual tweaks hit Rainbow Six Siege ahead of release in Asian countries

Visual tweaks hit Rainbow Six Siege ahead of release in Asian countries

Ubisoft will also remove all sexual content from the game, and has replaced some posters (like a skull poster) with more family-oriented ones.

Rainbow 6 Siege is now working its way into Asian territories and, in order to keep in line with their strict censorship laws, is making some changes.

They make sure to clarify that none of these changes will have any impact on gameplay, but that hasn't stopped a backlash from the community.

However, the changes allow Ubisoft to streamline its efforts in updating the game on a global basis, rather than having to maintain two different builds. While the developer notes it could have created a separate build for Asian markets, a single, global build is much more preferable. Ubisoft's recent financials revealed that the multiplayer game had surpassed 40 million lifetime players and is releasing in new regions.

Ubisoft is also taking out the slot machines, skull designs and more. Some are posting amusing memes with alternate character icons (in one, Calveria's icon holds a grilled sausage rather than a stiletto), but many are saying they plan to quit playing Siege if these changes go into effect. The country prohibits "anything that promotes or incites obscenity, drug use, violence, or gambling", as well as anything that "harms public ethics or China's culture and traditions".


"We have a commitment to ensure that the Rainbow Six Siege experience remains true to its roots". Popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is now facing a potential ban in China, and many other Western games have struggled to secure release in the region.

How do you feel about the changes being made to Rainbow Six Siege?

More details on the changes coming to Rainbow Six Siege can be read here.

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