Rainbow Six Extraction

Fix Rainbow Six Extraction Stuttering, FPS Drop, and Performance Issues

Fix Rainbow Six Extraction Stuttering and fps drop

If you are having performance issues while playing Rainbow Six Extraction, then you will need to check your PC specs to see if it meets the system requirements to run and play the game effectively. In this guide, we will see how to fix Rainbow Six Extraction Stuttering, FPS Drop, and Performance Issues. If you face issues with Extraction crashing, you can refer to the linked guide. This guide is a work-in-progress, we update it frequently after every patch to reflect new solutions to any problems that may arise.

Fix Rainbow Six Extraction Stuttering, FPS Drop, and Performance Issues

You might come across some issues while playing Rainbow Six Extraction on your PC, and if you do, you will have to make some small tweaks on your PC settings as well as your game settings to optimize gameplay. Here we will see how to fix Rainbow Six Extraction Stuttering, FPS Drop, and Performance Issues.

PC Specs

Here are the basic requirements needed for your PC to run Rainbow Six Extraction smoothly. If you want to check the spec on your PC, go to the Windows search bar, type in dxdiag, and press Enter.

System SpecMinimumRecommended
Operating System64-bit Windows 7 SP1 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 1064-bit Windows 7 SP1 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10
ProcessorIntel Core i3 560 @ 3.3 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 945 @ 3.0 GHzIntel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8120 @ 3.1 GHz
Video cardNvidia GeForce GTX 460 / AMD Radeon HD5770 (1 GB VRAM)Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon HD7970 / R9 280X or better (2 GB VRAM)
Hard Drive61 GB61 GB
SoundDirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest driversDirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
Supported controllersCompatible with X-InputCompatible with X-Input
MultiplayerBroadband connection with 256 kps upstreamBroadband connection with 512 kps upstream
Pixel Shader5.05.0
Vertex Shader5.05.0
Free Disk Space30 GB47 GB
Dedicated Video Ram1 GB2 GB

Close/Disable Background Apps and Downloads

Anything that takes up a lot of your CPU power in the background needs to be turned off or disabled. Go to your Task Manager to check the list of applications that are running in the background that is taking up a large chunk of power, then shut them down.

Monitor Configuration

A monitor that runs at 144Hz or anything higher is optimal to run Rainbow Six Extraction without any frame rate dropping. G-Sync /FreeSync is not a requirement but will help solve screen tearing issues.

Keep Device Drivers Up to Date

You should keep your Device Drivers updated before you start playing any game. This helps if you constantly find your game crashing or freezing, or just overall unplayable.

For graphics cards like Nvidia or AMD, you can check for any updates on their official website and download them if there are any. You can do it manually by either typing GeForce Experience or AMD Radeon Software in the Windows Search Bar, clicking on the drivers’ section and selecting check for drivers, and installing the update if available.

Disable Full-Screen Optimization

Disabling Full-Screen Optimization is somehow linked to increased performance. It also provides better support and minimizes the risk of Frame Rate issues. To disable full-screen optimization for Rainbow Six Extraction:

Run Rainbow Six Extraction > press ALT+TAB inside the game > Right Click on the game twice > Click Properties > Tick Disable Full Screen Optimization > Click on Change High DPI > enable Override High DPI Scaling > Scaling Performed: Application should be a priority.

Change Graphic Card Settings

Do this after making sure your Drivers are up to date.


Go to the Nvidia Control Panel, go to Adjust Image Settings, and click on Use Advanced 3D Image Setting. Click on the Take me there option.

  • Image Sharpening – Off.
  • Anisotropic Filtering – Off.
  • Antialiasing FXAA – Off.
  • Antialiasing Gamma Correction – On.
  • Antialiasing Mode – Off.
  • Antialiasing Setting – None.
  • CUDA GPUs – All.
  • Antialiasing Transparency – Off.
  • Low Latency Mode – Ultra.
  • Max Frame Rate – Off.
  • Monitor Technology – depends on your monitor
  • Multi-Frame Sampled AA – Off.
  • OpenGL Rendering – Select your Graphics Card
  • Power Management Mode – Maximum.
  • Preferred Refresh Rate – Highest Available.
  • Shader Cache – On.
  • Texture Filtering – Anisotropic Sample Optimization (ASO) – On.
  • Negative LOD bias – Allow.
  • Texture Filtering Quality – High
  • Trilinear Optimization – On.
  • Threaded Optimization – On.
  • Triple Buffering – Off.
  • Vertical Sync – Off.
  • Virtual Reality pre-rendering frame – Use Global Setting.

AMD Radeon Settings

Go to the AMD control panel, go to Settings and click on Graphics. Under Graphics, select E-Sports.

  • Radeon Anti-Lag – Enable
  • Radeon Chill – Disable
  • Radeon Boost – Disable.
  • Radeon Image Sharpening – Enabled (80%)
  • Vertical Refresh – off.
  • Advanced AMD Settings
  • Anti-Aliasing – Use Application Settings.
  • Anti-Aliasing Method – Multisampling.
  • Morphological Anti-Aliasing – Disable
  • Anisotropic Filtering -Disable
  • Texture Filtering Quality -Performance
  • Surface Format Optimization – Enable
  • Tessellation Mode – Override
  • Maximum Tessellation Level – Disable
  • OpenGL Triple Buffering – Disable
  • Reset Shader Cache – yes
  • Display Settings
  • Radeon FreeSync – Off.
  • Virtual Super Resolution – Disabled.
  • GPU Scaling – Disabled.
  • Scaling Mode – Full Panel.
  • Vari-Bright – Personal Preference

Change CPU priority

Run the game and press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to open Task Manager. Select the Details tab and select the game’s .exe file. Right-click on the file, go to the option titled Set Priority and change it to High. Click Apply.

Alternately, in Task Manager select the .exe file and click on Set Affinity, uncheck the CPU 0 and click apply.

Update your Game

Check for any latest update to Rainbow Six Extraction in the Steam Engine and install it. Usually, updates happen automatically, but you can still check for anything latest on the official Rainbow Six website for patch updates.

Limit the FPS

Reducing the FPS cap can help with stuttering and FPS drops.

  • Go to ‘My Games’ folder or type %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\
  • Find Rainbow Six Extraction folder
  • Go to GameSettings.ini
  • Search for [DISPLAY] line
  • Set the FPS limit: 60 or below
  • Set TAASharpenFactor: 0.375
  • Save settings

Disable In-game Overlay and Game Mode

This is applicable for both Uplay and Steam and helps with lag issues in Rainbow Six Extraction

  • Uplay

Open Uplay and click on the gear icon

Settings > General Tab > In-Game Overlay: Off

  • Steam

Open Steam and go to Settings > In-Game tab > Steam Overlay: Off.

  • Game Mode

Type in Game Mode in your Windows search bar > select Game Mode Settings > Game Mode: Off

Change your PC’s Power Plan

Setting your PC’s Power Plan can help change the way you get to play Rainbow Six Extraction.

  • Open Run on Windows > type powercfg.cpl > Enter > go to Hide Additional Plans > Set at High Performance.
  • Now type in Advanced in the upper-right search box > Click View Advanced Setting > Click on Settings under Performance > Adjust for Best Performance.

In-Game Settings

Once you are done figuring out your PC settings and optimizing them, you can now tinker with the in-game settings in Rainbow Six Extraction. Mostly this is a personal preference, but if you want to optimize your gameplay, you can try the below options.

General settings

  • Ping: On
  • Display Game Info: On
  • Audio settings
  • Voice Chat Record Mode: Push-to-Talk
  • Voice Chat Level: Not zero

Display settings

  • Monitor: choose your main monitor
  • Resolution: Native or 1920 x 1080
  • Display Mode: Fullscreen
  • Refresh Rate: same as your monitor’s refresh rate
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • VSync: Off
  • Widescreen Letterbox: Off
  • Field of View: 90
  • DXR Reflections: Disabled

Graphics settings

  • Texture Quality: Medium / Low
  • Texture Filtering: Anisotropic 4x
  • LOD Quality: High or Very High
  • Shadow Quality: Medium
  • Shading Quality: Low
  • Reflection Quality: Low
  • Ambient Occlusion: Off
  • Lens Effects: Off
  • Zoom-in Depth of Field: Off
  • Anti-Aliasing: Off

Some other small changes you can make on your PC to make your game run smoothly:

  • Delete all temp files from your File Manager by typing %temp% in the Windows search bar.
  • Repairing your Visual C++ Redistributable Packages can help as well. You can do this by going to Microsoft’s official website and checking out all the latest Visual C++ downloads that are supported for your PC.
  • If you are having a connectivity issue that is causing performance issues, you can remove all other devices from your network or use Ethernet instead of WiFi
  • Uninstall and reinstall the game to fix any missing or corrupted files.

Some of these fixes can help make Rainbow Six Extraction playable, you will have to figure it out by fine-tuning your PC and in-game settings to see what suits your demands.

Kirthana K
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