Microsoft is phasing out P2P voice connections between players in a move to secure Xbox Live users. One Reddit user warned Xbox players to turn down a “random party invitation” in Rainbow Six, a game that recently joined Game Pass. According to Pure Xbox, the Reddit user said: “If you join the party, the player will be able to launch a DDoS cyber attack on you by using your IP address.” “
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Xbox engineer Bill Ridmann responded to the problem, saying Microsoft was aware of the problem and was already taking steps to address it.
“In fact, we’re phasing out P2P voice connections for party chat, and we’ve done a lot of work in the background to fix this.”
“We’ve been adding more parties every week to make it server-based, so you won’t be in direct contact with other party members who won’t see your IP address and won’t have p2P-based parties any time soon.”
Ridmann also says Xbox Mobile apps have used this server-based approach to partying.