Rainbow Six is still going strong in both the competitive and casual world. With typical internet behavior, you will get random teammates who don’t like something you do or say and show their anger by team killing you and essentially throwing the round/match. Ubisoft has been hard at work since launch trying to fix various issues within the community, and with the latest patch, there is now Reverse Friendly Fire for anyone trying to hurt their teammates.
How this works is that if you abuse the friendly fire with the intention of killing your teammates, you will take damage yourself. If you just shoot one or two bullets at your teammate by accident, you will not be penalized because “accidents happen”. The reverse friendly fire applies to all primary and secondary weapons, and with direct hits from most operator gadgets. Explosives have a bug right now that Ubisoft will fix later.
Of course the system will be tweaked based on feedback, so don’t expect this current patch to be the final version. It’s crazy that Rainbow is already in Year 4, Season 2, but the game is still chugging along as a premier shooter.