Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Crashes

Like any other games, Rainbow Six Siege from Tom Clancy is no exception to random crashes. The users also encounter other issues such as low Frames Per Second (FPS), game not responding. This workaround will help troubleshoot these problems.

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Alternative manual troubleshooting steps are given below:

Check System Requirements

It’s worth giving a try by checking minimum system requirements outlined below:

  • Operating System: Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8/ 7 (Only 64 Bit type)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3/ AMD Phenom 2
  • Memory: 6 GB
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX/ AMD Radeon HD (Must be compatible with Microsoft DirectX)
  • Video Memory: 1 GB
  • Software: Microsoft DirectX Version 11
  • Audio Card: Must be compatible with Microsoft DirectX 9
  • Free HDD: 30 GB
  • Internet Speed: 256 kbps upstream

Run Compatibility Troubleshooter

Rainbow Six Siege may be having trouble running on your system due to compatibility issues. A characteristic of game files cannot run satisfactory together with your operating system. A game is expected to work cooperatively in Windows environment. When it doesn’t, runtime crash, errors occur.


Right click the Desktop icon of Rainbow Six Siege and open the Shortcut Properties dialog box. Choose to run the game in earlier version of Windows, say Windows XP (Service Pack 2) or Windows Vista. There are other options such as reducing color mode, running the game into a lower screen resolution (640*480), turning off display scaling on high DPI settings, and running it with required administrative privileges. Set the compatibility settings appropriately, and then re-run the game.

Alternatively, you may use the Compatibility Troubleshooter feature using the context menu items. (Right click game icon > Troubleshoot compatibility) Make sure you re-run the wizard with required administrative privileges from additional options.


Delete Saved Game Data

The default directories containing your saved game data files are given below. Temporarily move all folder contents to Recycle Bin. Rainbow Six Siege from Tom Clancy crashes may not appear in case of corruption. If it still occurs, restore the files back.

  • C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\games\Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege\Data\Save
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\games\Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege\Data\Save

Remember, the saved game data path may vary depending on the game installation folder.

Use Windowed Mode

Graphical issues might result into Rainbow Six Siege crashes. Disable full screen by activating windowed mode feature.

1. Fire up RegEdit, which is an abbreviation of Registry Editor. Use the Run dialog.


2. Replace the value of “FullScreen” string from “True” to “False”. The string is located under below sub key:


  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Red Storm Environment\Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six\


Skip Intro Screen

Are you encountering Rainbow Six Siege during the intro screen videos? Perhaps, you can prevent the reoccurrence by skipping intro screen videos as follows:

1. Open the File Explorer using its icon on Taskbar.


2. Open following directory:

  • C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\Games\Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege\Data\Video\

3. Right click “DevicePicker.exe”, choose Run as administrator.

4. Next time you reload the game it won’t crash during intro screen.

Change Game Configurations

1. Here’s the directory containing different mission files with relevant game configurations, user preferences:

  • C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\games\Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege\Data\Mission

2. Open the relevant mission file with a text editor. (Right click > Open with > Notepad)

3. Initiate a search to find following line: (Press Ctrl + F)


4. Click Find Next.

5. After the search result is highlighted, replace “NUMBER ALL” to “NUMBER 4” in the same section.

6. Save and exit the file. (Use Ctrl + S)

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