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How to fix Rainbow Six Siege flickering graphics issues for AMD Radeon

Published: 27/Mar/2019 13:29 Updated: 27/Mar/2019 14:01

by Paul Cot


AMD Radeon Vega users have been plagued with graphical issues in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. Fortunately a fix has now been released.

Graphical corruption – flickering issues

The biggest graphical problem Rainbow Six Siege players are facing is flickering. As players will be all too aware, this is where textures are constantly moving which makes the game essentially unplayable.

Another issue was the appearance of vertical lines in player models. While not as common, it is a problem that has been causing much annoyance in the Rainbow Six community.

Rainbow Six Siege AMD Radeon update

AMD have released an update for the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition.

Among the fixed issues listed is “Rainbow Six Siege may experience intermittent corruption or flickering on some game textures during gameplay.”

Therefore, according to the fix, flickering issues should no longer be present.

Others way to fix flickering

Feedback since the AMD Radeon update was provided suggests the patch has worked. However, in case the issue remains for some, here are some other ways to fix the problem.

As the issue has been prevalent since Rainbow Six Siege released, players have come up with their own resolutions. These are done within the games graphics settings.

The first way to fix it is putting the game in windowed mode. This means the game won’t be in full screen but it does mitigate the issue somewhat.

Rainbow Six Siege is available on PC, PS4 and Xbox…

The other, less ideal, alternative is to lower the resolution. This is far from desirable but has been reported to remove the flickering.

Wall hack

Elsewhere, some players have got so used to the issue, that they play with the flickering as it provides a wall hack-like effect.

It is by no means clear but the flickering does show when an enemy is near a window or on a floor above. That’s one way to make the most of a bad situation!

Rainbow Six

How to upgrade Rainbow Six to next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles

Published: 26/Nov/2020 2:01 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:12

by Andrew Amos


Rainbow Six: Siege is hitting the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles on December 1. If you’re looking to make the jump, here’s exactly what you need to do to upgrade. The best part is, it’s totally free.

Every title is trying to make the jump to the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X and S consoles. The next generation is here ⁠— just in time for Christmas ⁠— and while grabbing some new games is always high on the list, old favorites shouldn’t be left behind.

If you’ve picked up a copy of Rainbow Six: Siege for the PS4 or Xbox One, you’ll be able to make the jump to the next-gen consoles on December 1. Here’s how you can upgrade.

Rainbow Six Siege Neon Dawn
Get ready to jump into Siege on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, starting December 1.

How to upgrade Rainbow Six Siege to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

If you own a copy of Rainbow Six on PS4 or Xbox One, you can upgrade to the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles for free ⁠— providing that you upgrade to a console in the same family.

That means the upgrade won’t work if you go from the Xbox One to PS5, or the PS4 to the Xbox Series X. Also, if you own a physical version of Rainbow Six, you won’t be able to transfer to discless consoles.

From there, it’s as simple as linking your console to Ubisoft Connect, downloading the game again, and jumping right into the action. Here’s a full step by step list of what you need to do.

  1. Link your Ubisoft Connect account to your Xbox or PlayStation account here.
  2. Log onto your console and download Rainbow Six Siege (or insert your physical disc).
  3. Launch the game.
Operation Neon Dawn header for Rainbow Six Siege
The launch of Rainbow Six on next-gen consoles on December 1 will likely align with the release of Operation Neon Dawn.

Rainbow Six cross-play and cross-progression confirmed

Once you upgrade your console, you won’t have to start from scratch. Ubisoft have confirmed that Rainbow Six will not only have cross-progression, but also cross-play between console generations.

You’ll keep all your progress, including Operators, in-game items, stats, and more, and you’ll also be able to play with friends if they don’t make the jump to next-gen just yet.

However, cross-play and cross-progression won’t be coming to PC in the near future. While Ubisoft aims on implementing it for the PS5 and Xbox Series X down the line, they will not be available on launch.