Rainbow Six: Siege Closed Alpha System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Mar 13, 2015 11:30 AM
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There was no doubt in my mind when Ubisoft took the wraps off of Rainbow Six: Siege at E3 last year that it was onto a winner. Small-scale tactical FPS combat with fully destructible environments and tense, three-minute rounds. Rainbow Six: Siege immediately looked liked the logical evolution of Counter-Strike and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.

Now, we all might be able to, as Ubisoft has announced Rainbow Six: Siege will be getting a Closed Alpha very soon indeed, and you can register to get involved right now over here. Open to North American and European gamers, all you'll need is a Uplay account and presumably a gaming PC capable of running Rainbow Six: Siege. Luckily we've got the Rainbow Six: Siege Alpha minimum system requirements right here.

Rainbow Six: Siege Closed Alpha Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8120 Octa-Core 3.1 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon HD 7970
  • DX: DirectX 11

Now before you read too much into these, Ubisoft has said these are the minimum requirements for Rainbow Six: Siege as it stands, but these are not the final PC specs. In fact Ubisoft writes it is still working on the launch specs and these will categorically be lower than the Alpha specs. 

The eagle-eyed among you may notice these are more or less the same as Assassin's Creed Unity's minimum requirements, albeit with slightly more forgiving graphics card demands on the Nvidia side. Rainbow Six: Siege does indeed run on the very same AnvilNext engine which powered AC Unity but from what we've seen so far its environments will be much smaller scale. There will obviously be plenty happening in them, including the fully deformable environments which could prove demanding, but nothing comparable to the thousand-strong crowds and horizon stretching views of Unity.

These requirements for R6: Siege are pretty massive though, and you'll need a high-end system to play the Alpha at all. Both CPU and RAM demands are some of the highest we've ever seen,  with Ubisoft admitting anything below a 2.6Ghz quad-core processor won't be enough. The graphics cards are also definitely towards the higher end. Anyone with a GTX 900 series card should be fine, but both the GTX 670 and the Radeon HD 7970 are still top-notch cards when it comes to performance.

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Rainbow Six: Siege System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Rainbow Six: Siege benchmark chart

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What do you make of the Rainbow Six: Siege Closed Alpha system requirements? Will you be applying for the Closed Alpha? Let us know!

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10:38 Mar-15-2015

Darn it!, The alpha is limited to North American and European players only ='( &#60/3

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15:40 Mar-14-2015

Does it say anywhere when the alpha will begin?

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03:38 Mar-14-2015

Isnt that weird that it requires 2 gigs of vram
Isnt that name weird rainbow six sounds like a gay band :p
Sorry if you're offended

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03:59 Mar-14-2015

Well...as your username suggests. Keep trolling!

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06:56 Mar-14-2015

Trolling everyday...

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02:23 Mar-14-2015

Some says my GPU is garbage. But, I wonder I could play any latest games; for eg: FC4, CoD Advanced Warfare, Assassins Creed Rogue etc.. despite the reqs! So, why couldn't I play this one?

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16:53 Mar-13-2015

Despite those system requirements, this game will, in the end still run on a Pentium G and GTX 650... Probably... I think... Damn it...

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19:13 Mar-13-2015

maybe man maybe.

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12:16 Mar-14-2015

yeah run like a slideshow... oh well.. still hope you are right.

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19:54 Mar-24-2015

Seeing as the map isn't big. It shouldn't require too much :)

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20:11 Mar-24-2015

yeah but the requirements suggest otherwirse :/

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15:57 Mar-13-2015

"Guuuuuys why are our sales figures going down?"

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16:01 Mar-13-2015

Actually, Ubisoft has got a huge grip on the console market right now. I think they could care less about losing a few percentage points from the PC market.

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16:52 Mar-13-2015

So they have indeed given up on PC and want to discourage us master racists...

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16:52 Mar-13-2015

Master racists? Whaaat???? xD

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16:56 Mar-13-2015

Oh you know what I mean...

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18:43 Mar-13-2015

I knew PC only players were racisists :D
JK

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06:23 Mar-15-2015

ZeroHour060 a few percentage points from the PC market? You sure?
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/07/14/pc-dominates-gaming-hardware-sales

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06:31 Mar-15-2015

@Geros7: I am basing what I said off of a particular article from GD, this one. The article you linked is for PC gaming as a whole, not Ubisoft's sales difference from consoles to PC.

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19:46 Mar-13-2015

It's true that aside from Assassin's Creed, which has been selling fewer copies each year since AC3, all their games sell pretty well especially on consoles but the hardware limitations may force them to water their games down more and more

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15:45 Mar-13-2015

I don't care if I have to make the game look like Super Mario Sunshine, I'm playing this game! (although super mario sunshine was a beautiful game for its time).

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15:29 Mar-13-2015

Intel Core i5-2500K and GeForce GTX 670 ? hmm, thank's Ubie, but no, maybe PAYDAY 2 still better ... -_-

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19:58 Mar-24-2015

Payday 2's performance is really bad. And even at highest settings most of it looks really bad.

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14:53 Mar-13-2015

Do you think I will be able to play it?
My GPU is a little bit below the minimum requirements

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16:02 Mar-13-2015

The above specs are not official. I wouldn't even know where to begin saying if you will be able to play it or not. There is hope though. :D

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16:30 Mar-13-2015

I mean if I will be able to play the alpha

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16:42 Mar-13-2015

I think so. :D

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18:21 Mar-13-2015

ok, thanks ^-^

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14:14 Mar-14-2015

Nice GPU :D

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20:34 Mar-13-2015

Yea, you most likely will. That's still a powerful GPU :) Just keep in mind, Ubisoft :S

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14:15 Mar-13-2015

I have a GTX 650ti and i am going to so try FPS and that if i get in the Alpha so we will see if pc will crash or if it will run.

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22:48 Mar-24-2015

650Ti and a i7 4790k whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!

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00:14 Mar-25-2015

Haha, it happens. it'll run bud. But I'm going to say your hardware is not really optimized. What's going on right now, is your CPU is giving your GPU instructions that it can't commit fast enough. Slowing your overall graphics performance down. AKA a bottleneck. I really rather not use that word myself though..

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13:58 Mar-13-2015

To me this game looks great, i'm sure that with randoms this would be terrible. But will well communicating group of friends, this game will surely offer some really fun, and intense session.
And no reason to worry about reqs, the final game will SURELY run with much weaker machines.

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13:36 Mar-13-2015

Crysis 3 still looks better than this game and it's minimum requirements is Crysis 3 Recommended wow just plain wow...so the Division's minimum is i7 3770k & GTX 780ti and recommended is i7 4970k & GTX Titan X

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14:01 Mar-13-2015

you know that crysis doesn't have walls you can shoot and they break down in peasies?, that is what happens here

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13:26 Mar-13-2015

So much for Rainbow Six for me... even on minimum. What is wrong with this world?


If this game will ever come on consoles I demand it will work on minimum details bc. their hardware hardly complies minimum.

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13:55 Mar-13-2015

Well these are just alpha reqs, and usually reqs are way exaggerated,especially since it's UBI. i'm 99% sure that your rig is capable of running this game when it releases.

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20:10 Mar-13-2015

Why so mad? It's a 4 year old gpu. Considering that is the Fermi refresh and we are now 3 generations (Kepler, Kepler refresh and Maxwell) later it was bound to get left behind at some point.

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12:39 Mar-13-2015

oooooooh yeah not so bad i just registered for the alpha doubt i would get 2 play it but u never know

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12:36 Mar-13-2015

I suppose these will shrink more than double after...lets say...about 10 patches.

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12:22 Mar-13-2015

Why Ubisoft Why :'( you didn't learn from your mistake(ACU) :( how ps4 will run it lool


I think the recommended will be an i7 3770 8gb ram and GTX 780 -_- bad optimization :'(

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13:32 Mar-13-2015

high requirements doesn´t always mean thats its bad optimized.. you must look at the cpu and gpu usage ingame. if they are arround 80% or lower then its indeed bad optimized but if they are arround the 90+% means that its "good" optimized.

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12:10 Mar-13-2015

To Ubisoft--------> Bull requirement. I will throw my pc to ur CEO's head. Work on optimization u heartless ers.


To Gamers--------> Bull**** requirements. Before u start crying rember that those ubisoft games ont face lags and fps issues which dont have large NPC. example- Far cry 4. So, Cheer up :)

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15:24 Mar-13-2015

But this has gone a way too high! Maybe just exaggeration; as the game include mainly 'indoor wars'! :/

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12:03 Mar-13-2015

It is really interesting, Ubi is almost pushing us to get multigpu systems but at the same time their sli profiles suck balls.

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12:01 Mar-13-2015

8 Gb Ram is Minimum Ram Requirement XD.

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12:21 Mar-13-2015

Doesn't mean that the consoles has 8GB(of shared memory between CPU and GPU) it has to be the same for PC. The consoles share memory which means that it could use 5.5GB of RAM and 2.5GB of VRAM. So if they made it 8GB of RAM, it would be like this for PC. 8GB of system RAM and 2GB of VRAM. Making the total of 10GB.

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11:56 Mar-13-2015

Minimum? Wtf?

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