Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege cover
Developers
Ubisoft Montreal
Publishers
Ubisoft
Engines
AnvilNext 2.0
Release dates
Windows December 1, 2015
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 1998
Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear 1999
Rainbow Six: Covert Operations Essentials 2000
Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear: Black Thorn 2001
Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield 2003
Rainbow Six: Lockdown 2005
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2006
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 2008
Rainbow Six Siege 2015

Key points

Film grain is always enabled.[1][2]

General information

Official site
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

All versions require Uplay DRM.

Version differences[edit]

The Gold Edition contains the base game and the first season pass.
The Starter Edition is cheaper than the Standard Edition but requires more play time to earn credits and unlock content (see the Starter Edition FAQ for details).

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Amethyst Weapon Skin
Ash Watch_Dogs Set
Blitz Bushido Set
Castle Blood Dragon
Cobalt Weapon Skin
Cyan Weapon Skin
Emerald Weapon Skin
Esport bundle Pro League S1 Full Set
Esport skin Pro League S1 Grade 1
Esport skin Pro League S1 Grade 2
Esport skin Pro League S1 Grade 3
Frost The Division
Fuze Ghost Recon set
IQ eSport Set
Kapkan Assassin's Creed Skin
Montagne Bushido Set
Ops Icon Charm Bundle
Platinum Weapon Skin
Pro League Sledge Set
Racer 23 Bundle
Racer FBI SWAT Pack
Racer GSG 9 Pack
Racer JTF2 Pack
Racer NavySeal Pack
Racer SAS Pack
Racer Spetsnaz Pack
Rook eSport Set
Rook The Crew
Ruby Weapon Skin
Ruby Weapon Skin
Season Pass
Tachanka eSport Set
The Safari Bundle
Topaz Weapon Skin
Ultra HD Texture Pack Free.
Year 2 Pass

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\
  2. Delete or rename the startup folder.
  3. Delete or rename rainbow_6_intro_playgo.bik.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Rainbow Six - Siege\<user-id>\GameSettings.ini
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ubisoft\Rainbow Six - Siege\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Uplay

Video settings[edit]

In-game display settings.
In-game display settings.
In-game graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Not working since Velvet Shell Update[citation needed]
Ultra-widescreen
HUD is centred for 16:9.[3]
4K Ultra HD
Selecting 4K glitches the menu.[4]
Field of view (FOV)
60-90° vertical
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Linear-16x
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Post-Processing FXAA, TAA, MSAA (2x, 4x, 8x), TXAA (2x, 4x), and Temporal Filtering (renders the game at half-resolution with 2x MSAA).[5]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Option choices aren't labelled.
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

In-game controls settings (1/2).
In-game controls settings (1/2).
In-game controls settings (2/2).
In-game controls settings (2/2).
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Reduced aiming speed in ADS on/off
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
XInput and DualShock 4, may have problems with Steam Controller[citation needed].
Aim assist, vibration, full customization.
Full controller support
Uplay prompts requires XInput controller or keyboard/mouse.
Controller remapping
Limited to 2 presets; Default and Southpaw.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput and DualShock 4.
DualShock 4 light bar support
Static blue if unused, health from green to red when playing.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX and Dialog.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
German
Polish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
To be removed in upcoming patch[6]
Dedicated
To be added in upcoming patch[6]
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
This game supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.

Issues unresolved[edit]

"Quit to desktop" can take a bit of time[edit]

[citation needed]

Issues fixed[edit]

Game changes microphone gain at launch[edit]

Modify microphone gain ingame[7]
  1. Start the game.
  2. Go to the audio settings.
  3. Set Voice Chat Record Level to your preferred microphone gain.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok FX
Interface Scaleform Part of Autodesk Gameware suite.
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.995b
Multiplayer BattlEye Added in patch 3.4.1[8]

System requirements[edit]

Requires a 64-bit version of Windows.
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8, 10 7 SP 1, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz
Intel Core i3-560 3.3 GHz
AMD FX-8120 Eight-Core 2.6 GHz
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB 47 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 5770
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
AMD Radeon HD 7970 / R9 280x
Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
2 of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible DirectX 9.0c compatible (5.1)

References

  1. http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/1339400-Disable-Film-Grain-Forums
  2. https://www.reddit.com/r/Rainbow6/comments/3vgry5/finding_enemies_hard_to_see_film_grain/
  3. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege BETA :: 21:9 Ultrawide Monitors
  4. https://i.imgur.com/6x9LM1M.jpg
  5. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Graphics & Performance Guide
  6. 6.0 6.1 Year 2 Changes, Improvements, Roadmap etc. (DISCUSSION MEGATHREAD): Rainbow6
  7. Verified by User:Hawaii_Beach on 2017-02-05
  8. BattlEye FAQ | Rainbow Six® Siege Game News & Updates