Best Settings For Rainbow Six Siege – Optimal Configuration for Higher FPS

Are you playing Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and wish to get better at it? Or perhaps you’re about to install it, and you want to get the optimal settings right away?

If the answer to one of these questions is yes, then continue reading, as we will now direct you through our Rainbow Six Siege optimization guide. These are the best settings for Rainbow Six Siege, and it was created with the help of Aherys, so be sure to check him out.

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Computer Configuration

First of all, make sure your computer itself is properly optimized. Using a laptop? Be sure to enable high-performance mode.

You don’t need to touch your AMD or NVIDIA graphics settings, but if you do, be sure to select the setting that prioritizes performance over power usage.

Also make sure to update your graphics drivers, as there might be performance boosts included in an update.

Mouse Configuration

Remove base mouse acceleration in Windows by searching Mouse Settings, press Enter, and then on the top-right corner select Additional Mouse Options. Under Pointer Options, uncheck Enhance pointer precision. There’s no optimal DPI for Rainbow Six Siege, it all comes down to preference.

Sound Configuration

Make sure to use Stereo sound at all times. Virtual 5.1 and 7.1 sound systems are good for immersion, but not for competitive gaming, so be sure to use Stereo. If you want more immersion, download Razer’s Surround software, which works very well and can turn any stereo headphones into virtual surround sound headphones.

Monitor Configuration

Select a 144Hz monitor (or higher) for optimal performance. G-SYNC or FreeSync is not necessary, but it’s a nice feature to have, as it will ensure that you do not get any screen tearing artifacts whatsoever while playing. They don’t affect performance either.

In-game Settings

  • Resolution: 1920×1080 is recommended. Put if lower if you have insufficient FPS.
  • V-SYNC: Disabled
  • Field of View: This setting is up to you. Higher value means that you can see more to the side, so it will give you a competitive edge, but enemies will also appear smaller due to the fact that you are able to see more. Imagine it’s binoculars – lower values means more “zoomed” in. 80-85 is a good range that professionals use.
  • Screen Ratio: This setting is up to you. Having an UltraWide aspect ratio (21:9) will naturally give you a wider FOV (Field of View). 4:3 will give an ugly stretch, but will make it easier to spot enemies. It all comes down to personal preference.
  • Calibration – Brightness: Put this somewhere near 65 for optimal brightness.

Here are our recommended graphics settings for R6S.

  • Texture Quality: Medium. Put on low if you have low FPS.
  • Filtering: x16
  • LOD: High
  • Shading: Low
  • Shadow: Medium
  • Reflection Quality: Off
  • Ambient Occlusion: Off
  • Lens Effect: Off
  • Zoom-in Depth of Field: Off
  • Multi-sample Anti-aliasing: No

Now, make sure the game is closed and do the following.

  1. Navigate to Documents/My Games/Rainbow Six – Siege/xx
  2. Open GameSettings.ini
  3. Change TAASharpenFactor to 0.375

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