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 Siege at Wikipedia
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Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield 2003
Rainbow Six: Lockdown 2005
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2006
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 2008
Rainbow Six Siege 2015

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 (Buck & Frost, Blackbeard & Valkyrie, Capitao & Caveira, Echo & Hibana).
The Gold Edition - Year 2 contains the base game, the second season pass and 600 R6 Credits.
The Complete Edition contains the base game, the first season pass and 600 R6 Credits.
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
Ash Engineering Set
Windows
Amethyst Weapon Skin
Windows
Ash Watch Dogs Set
Windows
Bandit Football Helmet
Windows
Blitz Bushido Set
Windows
British Racer Pack
Windows
Canadian Racer Pack
Windows
Capitao Detainee Set
Windows
Capitão Loreto Set
Windows
Castle Blood Dragon
Windows
Castle Football Helmet
Windows
Cobalt Weapon Skin
Windows
Cyan Weapon Skin
Windows
Emerald Weapon Skin
Windows
Esport bundle Pro League S1 Full Set
Windows
Esport skin Pro League S1 Grade 1
Windows
Esport skin Pro League S1 Grade 2
Windows
Esport skin Pro League S1 Grade 3
Windows
Frost The Division
Windows
Fuze Ghost Recon set
Windows
IQ eSport Set
Windows
Jäger Covert Set
Windows
Kapkan Assassin's Creed Skin
Windows
Montagne Bushido Set
Windows
Mute Gravel Blast Set
Windows
Ops Icon Charm Bundle
Windows
Platinum Weapon Skin
Windows
Pro League Buck Set
Windows
Pro League Castle Set
Windows
Pro League Doc Set
Windows
Pro League Mira Set
Windows
Pro League Sledge Set
Windows
Pulse Bushido Set
Windows
Pulse Desert Grit Set
Windows
Pulse Sky-High Set
Windows
Racer 23 Bundle
Windows
Racer FBI SWAT Pack
Windows
Racer GSG 9 Pack
Windows
Racer JTF2 Pack
Windows
Racer NavySeal Pack
Windows
Racer SAS Pack
Windows
Racer Spetsnaz Pack
Windows
Rook eSport Set
Windows
Rook The Crew
Windows
Ruby Weapon Skin
Windows
Ruby Weapon Skin
Windows
Russian Racer Pack
Windows
Smoke Bushido Set
Windows
Season Pass
Windows
Smoke WD2 Set
Windows
Tachanka Bushido Set
Windows
Tachanka eSport Set
Windows
The Safari Bundle
Windows
Thermite Military Police Set
Windows
Topaz Weapon Skin
Windows
USA Racer Pack
Windows
Ultra HD Texture Pack Available for free. Requires 36 GB of HD space. See the DLC Steam page for a download link.
Windows
Year 2 Pass Unlocks all Year 2 Operators (Ela, Dokkaebi, Jackal, Ying, Lesion, Zofia, Mira and Vigil). Also includes 600 R6 Credits
Windows
Year 3 Pass Unlocks all current and future (7 days early access) Year 3 Operators (Lion and Finka). Also includes 600 R6 Credits
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Instructions[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\
  2. Delete or rename the startup folder.
  3. Delete or rename nvlogo_1280x720 and ubilogo_1280x720.

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
Ultra-widescreen
HUD is centred for 16:9.[2]
4K Ultra HD
Selecting 4K glitches the menu.[3]
Field of view (FOV)
60-90° vertical
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Linear-16x
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, TAA, and TAA2x/4x (TAA + SSAA) *also includes Render Scale option that's capped at 100%, can be used with SSAA options to fine tune IQ and performance*[4]
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. Can be set to 1:1 while ADS using AimDownSightsMouse=100 and XFactorAiming=1.000000 in the config file.[5]
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
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Static blue if unused, health from green to red when playing.
Connection modes unknown
Tracked motion controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput and DualShock 4.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, SFX and Dialog.
Surround sound
Supports up to 7.1
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Mexican Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
Co-op, Versus
You need to log in the Uplay account (or Steam and Uplay if you have Steam account) first.
LAN play
Co-op, Versus
Online play
Co-op, Versus

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Custom Game and Terrorist Hunt + Party System and VoIP (migrate to 100% client-server mode in upcoming patch)[6]
Dedicated
Currently all ranked and casual games only (VoIP and Party System is P2P, but migrate to 100% client-server mode 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 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.

Attempting to purchase R6 credits leads to infinite loading screen[edit]

Issue is caused by UPlay Overlay not starting correctly.
Enable Overlay in UPlay settings
Overlay may be enabled but might not be activated in-game (with Shift+F2 by default).
Disable other overlays such as MSI Afterburner and FRAPS[8]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok FX
Audio Vivox SDK Used for voice chat.
Interface Scaleform Part of Autodesk Gameware suite.
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.995b
Multiplayer BattlEye Added in patch 3.4.1[9]

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 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible DirectX 9.0c compatible (5.1)

References