Can My PC Run Rainbow Six Extraction?

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Spin-offs often aren’t that good. It doesn’t matter if they’re a movie, book, or game; they often come out cheesy, a bit tacky, and just generally not as good or even comparable to the original. However, it looks like there is one outlier to this. It’s Rainbow Six Extraction and it’s a great addition to Ubisoft’s famed shooter franchise.

Instead of the usual competitive two-team game, Rainbow Six Extraction is all about that alien extermination. Another cool aspect of the game is its interconnectedness, its integration of a lot of concepts and operators from Rainbow Six Siege, and the fact that it really looks like its own game instead of being a bad spin-off.

Games that look this amazing don’t come easy. It would be a great disappointment if you have been anticipating the game only to find out that your PC can’t support it. The good thing is we’re here to help you see if what you have is enough or if you need an upgrade.

Minimum PC Requirements

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz, AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 with 4 GB VRAM, AMD R9 290X with 4 GB VRAM

RAM: 8 GB RAM (Dual-Channel Setup)

Storage: At least 85 GB of available space

Operating System: Windows 10 64-Bit


The minimum CPU for Rainbow Six Extraction isn’t hard to find, and it’s actually pretty “entry level”, all things considered. Between the i5-4460 and the Ryzen 3 1200, the i5-4460 fares a little bit better in terms of effective speed. Also, if you’re planning on buying and selling computer parts, the i5 has higher market value.

If you’re feeling a little bit fancy, then Ubisoft recommends either an Intel Core i7-4790K or a Ryzen 5 1500X. If you have the capacity to choose, definitely get the i7-4790K. It is much better than the Ryzen 5 1500X in almost all benchmarks except for the price.

Lastly, Ubisoft also actually made two more recommendations for those looking to play the game at the highest resolutions. For 1440p, the developers urge you to get either an Intel Core i5-8400 or an AMD Ryzen 5 2600X. 2160p users will have to have at least an Intel Cor i9-9900K or an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X.

When it comes to shooting games like Rainbow Six Extraction, or any tactical shooting games for that matter, the processor is arguably one of the most important components. Games that require instantaneous and real-time action among their numerous in-game units.

It is best to opt for the recommended CPUs since you won’t have to worry about the performance at any point in your gaming.

Graphics Card

In order to run Rainbow Six Extraction, you must at least have an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or an AMD Ryzen R9 290X. According to GPU user benchmarks, the 290X is the better one despite being the older card.

For those looking to have a better gaming experience, Ubisoft recommends an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or an AMD Raden RX 580. In the world of GPUs, these aren’t considered high-end, but they can definitely get the job done. If we have to choose between the two, we would go with the GTX 1070 because it is the overall better GPU.

Ultra modes for 1440p and 2160p recommends an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, AMD RX 5600XT, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, or an AMD RX 6900XT respectively.

In games like Rainbow Six Extraction or other similar first-person shooters, having a really good and expensive graphics card isn’t necessary; but it sure doesn’t hurt to have one if you could buy it. It also really depends on what kind of monitor you have.


At the very least, you should have 8 GB worth of RAM to fully support a game like Rainbow Six Extraction. 8 GB is a norm nowadays anyway. If you don’t want a headache, it is best to get yourself a minimum of 8 GB RAM.

On the other hand, for truly hassle free gaming, Ubisoft says that you ought to get a 16 GB RAM.

If you’re the type who loves opening loads of applications, then don’t cheap out on a RAM. They’re not that expensive anyways. For around $60-$80, you can have a 16 GB RAM from a good brand.


Before downloading and installing, make sure you have at least 85 GB of storage space. This is obviously assumed that the game will be more or less 85 GB big. Usually, however, you should allot at least 10 to 15 GB more for games that will be updated or have patches in the future. These games are usually massively multiplayer RPGs or esports titles.

For Rainbow Six Extraction, which is a spin-off with what seems to be specific levels and modes, we’re not really expecting drastic patches that would really throw off the gameplay. However, the rule of the thumb when it comes to determining what HDD or SSD you’re going to buy is that you should have at least five times the size of the game. If you’re an avid gamer, get something that’s 10x bigger.


Ubisoft really went out its way to give its players loads of options; from the bare minimum to ultra high end.

As you can see, the bigger you want your resolution to be, the more you have to splurge for it. Just remember, you also have to have the right monitor to support your CPU and GPU.


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