Rainbow Six Siege continues to grow in Year 6, but if you're new to the game you may be surprised at how much of its fundamental gameplay relies on relaying information to your team.
When it comes to spotting gadgets, chokepoints, and enemies, you'll want your wits about you - and a clear view of the battlefield. With that in mind, here are the best graphics settings for visibility and competitive play.
Rainbow Six Siege Best Graphics Settings For Visibility And Competitive Play
Here's our recommended setup, at least for the PC version where high refresh-rate monitors are more common.
- Resolution: Maximum
- Refresh Rate: Maximum
- Aspect Ratio: 16:10
- VSync: OFF
- Field of View: > 80
- Texture Quality: Low
- Texture Filtering: Anisotropic 16X
- LOD Quality: > Medium
- Shading Quality: Low/Medium
- Shadow Quality: Medium
- Reflection Quality: Low
- Ambient Occlusion: OFF
- Lens Effect: OFF
- Zoom-In Depth Of Field: ON
- Anti-Aliasing: FXAA
It helps that Siege isn't the most resource-intensive of PC games, but here's our reasoning. Bumping your refresh rate will make a huge difference, and removing the potential for VSync lag is key to fast movements and clicking heads.
For FoV, you'll want to see as much as possible. It can be a little disorientating at first, so consider moving up in increments. Low texture quality is ideal for less powerful PCs and will eke out a few more FPS, and 16x Ansiotropic means less blur at a distance.
Finally, many will drop the LOD Quality down significantly to improve FPS, but this can make hitboxes harder to discern at a distance, as well as make it considerably harder to spot gadgets.