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
Reception
Metacritic 79
OpenCritic 76
IGDB 74
Taxonomy
Microtransactions Cosmetic, Currency, Loot box, Unlock
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Tactical shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary
Series Rainbow Six
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege on HowLongToBeat
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege on IGDB
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege on MobyGames
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege on Wikipedia
Subseries of Tom Clancy
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 2006
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2006
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 2008
Rainbow Six Siege 2015
Rainbow Six Extraction 2022

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is a multiplayer first-person tactical shooter game in the Rainbow Six series.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Epic Games Store
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition (Year 5) and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition (Year 5) and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition (Year 5) and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition (Year 5) and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Origin
Origin
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition (Year 5) and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition (Year 5) and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Ubisoft Store
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Deluxe Edition, Gold Edition (Year 5) and Ultimate Edition also available.
Ultimate Edition included with Ubisoft+.
Windows
All versions require Ubisoft Connect and VMProtect DRM.[1]

Version differences

The now-defunct Starter Edition was cheaper than the Standard Edition but base game content had to be unlocked and took about 5 times longer to unlock operators (see the Starter Edition FAQ for details). All Starter Edition owners have now been upgraded to the Standard Edition version of the game, as of Y4S1.
The Standard Edition all Base Game Ops are at a low cost, ranging from 500 to 2000 renown depending on how many operators from the CTU have been purchased.
The now-defunct Advanced Edition contained the base game, 10 Outbreak cosmetic packs, and 600 R6 Credits.
The now-defunct Gold Edition contained the base game and the first season pass (Buck & Frost, Blackbeard & Valkyrie, Capitão & Caveira, and Echo & Hibana) and 600 R6 Credits.
The now-defunct Gold Edition - Year 2 contained the base game, the second season pass (Jackal & Mira, Ying & Lesion & Ela, and Dokkaebi & Vigil & Zofia) and 600 R6 Credits.
The now-defunct Gold Edition - Year 3 contained the base game, the third season pass (Lion & Finka, Maestro & Alibi, Maverick & Clash, and Nomad & Kaid) and 600 R6 Credits.
The now-defunct Gold Edition - Year 4 contains the base game, the fourth season pass (Gridlock & Mozzie, Nøkk & Warden, Amaru & Goyo, and Kali & Wamai) and 600 R6 Credits.
The now-defunct Complete Edition contains the base game, the first four season passes and 600 R6 Credits.
The Deluxe Edition contains the base game and the first two season passes.
The Gold Edition - Year 5 contains the base game, the first two season passes, the fifth season pass (Iana & Oryx, Ace & Melusi, Zero, and Aruni) and VIP perks.
The Ultimate Edition contains the base game, all five season passes, and VIP perks.

Monetization

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Year 1 Pass Unlocks all Year 1 Operators (Buck & Frost, Blackbeard & Valkyrie, Capitão & Caveira, and Echo & Hibana). Also includes 600 R6 Credits.
Windows
Year 2 Pass Unlocks all Year 2 Operators (Jackal & Mira, Ying & Lesion & Ela, and Dokkaebi & Vigil & Zofia). Also includes 600 R6 Credits.
Windows
Year 3 Pass Unlocks all Year 3 Operators (Lion & Finka, Maestro & Alibi, Maverick & Clash, and Nomad & Kaid). Also includes 600 R6 Credits.
Windows
Year 4 Pass Unlocks all Year 4 Operators (Gridlock & Mozzie, Nøkk & Warden, Amaru & Goyo, and Kali & Wamai). Also includes 600 R6 Credits.
Windows
Year 5 Pass Unlocks all Year 5 Operators (Iana & Oryx, Ace & Melusi, Zero, and Aruni). Also includes VIP Perks such as in-game shop discounts and a boost to earned Renown.
Windows
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
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
Welcome Pack Includes 1200 R6 Credits, a 7-day Renown boost and an exclusive skin for the operator Twitch.
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

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Replace video files[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\videos\startup
  2. replace y0r6_logo_nvidia.bik and y0r6_logo_ubisoft.bik with empty files which have the same name

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Rainbow Six - Siege\<user-id>\GameSettings.ini
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ubisoft\Rainbow Six - Siege\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/359550/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Ubisoft-Connect-folder>\savegames\<user-id>\635\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/359550/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

The game uses Ubisoft Connect cloud syncing on all platforms
System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Origin
Steam Cloud
Ubisoft Connect
Key bindings and player profile.

Video

In-game display settings.
In-game display settings.
In-game graphics settings.
In-game graphics settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
HUD is centered to 16:9.[3]
4K Ultra HD
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). Includes a Render Scale option capped at 100% that can be used with SSAA options to fine tune IQ and performance.[4]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Option choices aren't labelled.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input

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 State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
See Mouse sensitivity.
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
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
XInput and DualShock 4.
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Mouse sensitivity

The game's sensitivity is set up to give more sensitivity than usual.
Changes horizontal/vertical and aim down sights mouse sensitivity multipliers
  1. Go to the configuration files location.
  2. Open GameSettings.ini.
  3. Locate lines and set values to MouseSensitivityMultiplierUnit=0.010000 and ADSMouseMultiplierUnit=0.010000.
  4. Start the game and set your desired sensitivity via sliders through the settings.

Notes

This change will modify in-game sensitivity multipliers to be more precise and give a better mouse response while looking and aiming. Normally sensitivity horizontal/vertical and aim down sights at its default values should be fine.

Audio

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State 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
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Czech
Dutch
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Can be changed in-game.
Thai

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
10 Co-op, Versus

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
UDP 6015
This game supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.

Issues fixed

Game changes microphone gain at launch

Modify microphone gain ingame[5]
  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

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[6]

Mouse Input lag, keyboard and mouse freezes

This issue is caused by Raw Input.
Go to the game settings and deactivate the "Raw Input" function.[7]

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Vulkan
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics Havok FX
Audio Vivox SDK Used for voice chat.
Interface Scaleform Part of Autodesk Gameware suite.
Cutscenes Bink Video 1.995b
Anti-cheat BattlEye Added in patch 3.4.1.[8] Can be disabled with /belaunch -be parameter.

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 SP 1
Processor (CPU) AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz
Intel Core i3-560 3.3 GHz
System memory (RAM) 6 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 61 GB
Video card (GPU) AMD Radeon HD 5770
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible
Controller Controller with XINPUT support
Other 256 kbps upload speed
Requires a 64-bit version of Windows.
CPUs with less than 4 logical cores don't work anymore as of Y4S1 update (Core 2 Quad support was also broken with Y4S3 but it was fixed in Y4S3.2)

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/359550/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (359550) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References