After years spent watching from afar, Ubisoft wants a slice of that delicious multiplayer pie this holiday with the launch of Rainbow Six Siege. After watching the success of Call of Duty and Battlefield, it was only a matter of time until Ubisoft created what it hopes is an FPS competitor.

Pitting two teams of counter-operatives against one another in frantic close-quarters battles, Rainbow Six Siege promises to have all the tactical nous of the Tom Clancy games with all the action of Counter-Strike. It's out on December 1st and poised to become the shooter of choice during the upcoming holidays, but before you go and flashbang yourself in the face, make sure you can out the official Rainbow Six Siege system requirements. 

Rainbow Six Siege Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-560 3.3GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0GHz
  • RAM: 6GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5870
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 30GB Free Hard Drive Space

Rainbow Six Siege Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon HD 7970
  • HDD: 47GB Free Hard Drive Space

As expected, these official requirements for Rainbow Six Siege fall exactly in line with the recent beta tests. Keys for this were given out like candy so hopefully plenty of you got to play Rainbow Six siege first-hand and judge performance on your rig. The only alteration here is obviously the increased installation size. The beta test was limited to select maps, so the full game weighs in at a hefty 47GB. You can opt for a smaller 30GB installation, presumably lacking single-player training and/or higher quality audio. 

Looking at these system requirements for Rainbow Six Siege they seem fairly sensible, particularly for a Ubisoft title in this day and age. In fact the minimum requirements are very reasonable, so it's good to see the relatively ancient GTX 460 and Radeon HD 5870 can get something out of this game. The minimum processor and memory demands are a slight jump up but nothing to cause too much concern. Rainbow Six Siege's fully destructible environments could well be the cause here, so if you're down at the minimum you could see frame rate drops when things get hectic. 

If you want to crank the settings up you'll of course need a little more firepower. The GTX 670 and the HD 7970 are both still very capable GPUs,  but if you're after more modern equivalents then look towards the GeForce GTX 960 and Radeon R9 380.

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 GPU benchmark chart.