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

Playing Tom Clancy's Rainbox Six Siege and want to get better at it? Here are the best settings for Rainbox Six Siege, including the Blood Orchide update.

Are you playing Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and want to improve your performance? Or perhaps you’re about to install it and you want to optimize the settings right away?

If the answer to one of these questions is yes, then you’ve come to the right place. We will now guide you through our Rainbow Six Siege optimization guide.

These are currently the best settings for Rainbow Six Siege.

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Computer Configuration

First of all, make sure your computer is properly optimized. If you’re using a laptop, be sure to enable the 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 updates usually include performance boosts.

Mouse Configuration

Remove mouse acceleration in Windows. To do this, search ‘Mouse settings’, press Enter, and then select ‘Additional mouse options’ on the top-right corner. Under ‘Pointer options’, uncheck ‘Enhance pointer precision’.

There’s no optimal DPI for Rainbow Six Siege, so it all comes down to preference.

Sound Configuration

Virtual 5.1 and 7.1 sound systems are good for immersion. However, for competitive gaming, we highly recommend using Stereo sound at all times.

If you want more immersion, download Razer’s Surround software, which works wonders and can turn your stereo headphones into virtual surround sound headphones.

Monitor Configuration

Select a 144Hz monitor (or higher) for optimal performance. G-SYNC or FreeSync are not necessary, but they’re always welcome. Having either one will ensure that you do not get any screen tearing artifacts whatsoever while playing. They don’t affect performance either.

In-game Settings

  • Resolution: We recommend 1920×1080. You can lower it if you have insufficient FPS.
  • V-SYNC: We recommend disabling this.
  • Field of View (FOV): 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’re able to see more. Think of it as binoculars – lower values mean more zoom. 80-85 is the range that most professionals use.
  • Screen Ratio: This setting is also up to you. Having an UltraWide aspect ratio (21:9) will naturally give you a wider FOV. 4:3 will give you an ugly stretch, but it will make it easier to spot enemies. It all comes down to personal preference.
  • Calibration – Brightness: Set this to somewhere near 65 for optimal brightness.

Here are our recommended graphics settings for R6S.

  • Texture Quality: Medium. You can lower it 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 to exit the game and do the following:

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

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