Many players reported that they can’t launch Rainbow Six Extraction due to a driver/hardware issue. The error message reads “No compatible driver/hardware found.” Ubisoft has acknowledged this bug and is working on an official solution, but before they fix this bug, there are some workarounds you can try.
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!
Fix 1: Update your graphics driver
The first thing you should try is to update your graphics driver. It’s the most basic fix for most game errors, including the “No compatible driver/hardware found” error here.
There are two ways to keep your graphics card driver up-to-date. One is to manually update it via Device Manager. If Device Manager doesn’t detect the latest available version for you, you may need to search on the manufacturer’s website. Be sure to choose only the driver that is compatible with your Windows version.
Automatic driver update – If you don’t have the time, patience, or computer skills to update your driver manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct driver for your exact graphics card and your Windows version, then it will download and install it correctly:
- Download and install Driver Easy.
- Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
- Click the Update button next to the flagged graphics driver to automatically download the correct version of the driver, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version).
Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.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 which comes with full support and a 30-day money-back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)
If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at email@example.com.
You can restart your PC to make sure the new driver is working. If updating the graphics driver doesn’t solve your problem, try the next fix.
Fix 2: Verify game files
Corrupted or missing game files may also trigger this error. You can verify the game files of Rainbow Six Extraction on Ubisoft Connect or Epic Games Launcher. Here’s how:
Ubisoft Connect PC
- Open Ubisoft Connect PC Games, then select Rainbow Six Extraction.
- Select Properties.
- Under the Local files section, click Verify files.
- Click Repair.
- Run the game launcher and find Rainbow Six Extraction in your library. Click the three-dot icon next to the game title.
- In the drop-down menu, click Verify.
- It may take a while for Epic Games Launcher to finish the scan. If any game files are found missing or broken, the game launcher will add or replace the correct game files to your local game folder.
If you’ve verified the game files but still get the “No compatible driver/hardware found” error, try the next fix.
Fix 3: Make sure your system is up-to-date
It’s important to make sure you’ve installed all the available Windows updates and keep your system up-to-date. This fix has helped some players solve the error, especially those who’re playing on Windows 11. Here’s how:
- Press the Windows key to bring up the search menu, type update, then click Check for updates.
- Windows will scan for available 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.
- If there are available updates, Windows will automatically download them for you. Follow instructions to complete the installation if needed.
- You may be prompted to restart your PC, so make sure you save your work and important files in advance.
If this doesn’t solve your problem, try the next fix.
Fix 4: Disable the integrated GPU
According to some players on the Ubisoft forum, they’ve been able to solve the error and launch the game by disabling the integrated GPU and letting the game utilize the dedicated GPU. Here’s how:
- In the search bar on the taskbar, type device manager, and click the corresponding applet.
- Click Display adapters. If you have both integrated graphics and dedicated graphics, you should see two items listed here. Right-click the integrated GPU, then select Disable device.
You can run Rainbow Six Extraction to see if the problem persists. Although this fix may affect the in-game FPS, it solves the “No compatible driver/hardware found” error for many players. If this fix doesn’t give you luck, there’s one more fix you can try.
Fix 5: Force disable AMD Radeon iGPU (For NVIDIA users)
Some laptops use an AMD Radeon iGPU (a.k.a integrated GPU) and an NVIDIA GPU. There is a known issue with this setup that some games and apps using the Vulkan API may not launch on these laptops, including Rainbow Six Extraction.
You can check whether your laptop has an AMD Radeon integrated GPU first, and if there is one, you can force disable it to fix the game error. Here’s how:
Check your integrated GPU
- In the search bar next to the Start button, type in device manager, and click the applet.
- Click Display adapters. If you see AMD integrated graphics, make sure you update the AMD driver as well as your NVIDIA driver. If both of your graphics drivers are up-to-date, proceed to the steps below.
Disable AMD Radeon integrated GPU
- In the search bar next to your Start button, type advanced system, then click View advanced system settings.
- Under the Advanced tab, click Environment variables.
- Click New to create a new environment variable.
- Fill in the space as below, then click OK.
Variable name: DISABLE_LAYER_AMD_SWITCHABLE_GRAPHICS_1
Variable value: 1
- Click OK again to save the changes.
You can run the game to see if it launches now.
Hopefully this article is helpful. Please feel free to leave us a comment if you have any questions or suggestions.