Rainbow Six Extraction is finally out! While many players are enjoying this latest installment of the series, we’ve also seen reports saying FPS drops are ruining the gaming experience. If you’re in the same boat, no worries. We’ve got some working fixes you can try!

Before you start

Before you try anything more complicated, first make sure your gaming rig is powerful enough for the game:

SystemWindows 10 (64-bit)Windows 10 (64-bit)
ProcessorIntel i5-4460 / AMD Ryzem 3 1200Intel i7-4790 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4GB / AMD RX 560 4GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB / AMD RX 580 8GB
RAM8GB (Dual-channel setup)16GB (Dual-channel setup)

Try these fixes:

You don’t have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that does the trick!

  1. Disable fullscreen optimization
  2. Update your graphics driver
  3. Make sure your system is up-to-date
  4. Turn on Windows high-performance mode
  5. Modify in-game settings

Fix 1: Disable fullscreen optimizations

When you notice FPS drops while playing Rainbow Six Extraction, the first quick fix you can try is to disable fullscreen optimizations. This Microsoft feature is designed to help optimize the gaming experience, but many players find that it may affect FPS. Here’s how to disable this feature:

  1. Locate your game executable file. The default directory should be C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\games. If you can’t find your game folder, check out this post for detailed instructions.
  2. Right-click the game executable and then click Properties.
  3. Under the Compatibility tab, tick the checkbox of Disable fullscreen optimizations.
  4. Click Apply then OK.

If this fix doesn’t solve your problem, try the next one.

Fix 2: Update your graphics driver

One of the most common causes of game stuttering is that you’re using a broken or outdated graphics driver. GPU drivers are critical to in-game performance, especially so in shooters like R6 that don’t tolerate any micro stutters. If you’re using an outdated graphics driver, you would experience fps issues more often.

You can update drivers manually, by visiting the manufacturer’s website (NVIDIA/AMD/Intel), then search, download and install the driver step by step. But if you don’t have the patience or skills to update manually, you can do this easily & automatically with Driver Easy. It’s a tool that detects, downloads and installs any driver updates your computer needs.

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy, then click Scan Now. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
  3. Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.
    (This requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All. If you don’t want to pay for the Pro version, you can still download and install all the drivers you need with the free version; you just have to download them one at a time, and manually install them, the normal Windows way.)
The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support. If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com

Restart your PC for the new driver to take effect.

If updating the graphics driver doesn’t solve your problem, try the next fix.

Fix 3: Make sure your system is up-to-date

Windows regularly rolls out updates to fix known bugs and compatibility issues with programs on your PC. Keeping your system up-to-date may improve the game performance and boost your FPS. Here’s how to check for Windows updates and install the available ones:

  1. In the search bar next to your Start button, type update, then click Check for updates.
  2. Windows will scan for available system updates. If there are no available updates, you’ll get a You’re up to date sign. You could also click View all optional updates and install them if needed.
  3. If there are available updates, Windows will automatically download them for you. Follow instructions to complete the installation if needed.
  4. You will be prompted to restart your PC. Make sure you save important files in advance.

If your system is already up-to-date but you still need to boost your FPS, try the next fix.

Fix 4: Turn on Windows high-performance mode

The default power profile of a PC is balanced, which means your PC tries to balance performance and energy consumption. You can set your PC to high-performance mode so your PC will assign more resources to your game when it’s running. In addition, you can apply this setting to your GPU, which may also help boost your GPU.

1: Change your PC’s power plan

2: Allow high graphics performance for game

1: Change your PC’s power plan

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R to invoke the Run box.
  2. Type control panel, then click OK.
  3. Choose View by: Small icons, then click Power options.
  4. Set the power plan to High performance.

2: Allow high graphics performance for game

  1. In the search bar next to the Start button, type graphics then select Graphics settings.
  2. Click Browse and add the game executable to the list. The default installation location should be C:\Program Files (x86)\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\games.
  3. Once the game executable is added, click Options.
  4. Select High performance, then click Save.

If this doesn’t solve your problem, there’s one more fix you can try.

Fix 5: Modify in-game settings

If none of the fixes above helped, you may consider lowering your in-game graphics settings to achieve an FPS boost.

Hopefully this article helps! Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.

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