Rainbow Six Siege for PS5, Xbox Series launches December 1

A closer look at the PlayStation 5 version's enhancements.

Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege will launch for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series on December 1, publisher Ubisoft and developer Ubisoft Montreal announced. Users who own Rainbow Six Siege on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One can upgrade to the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series version free of charge.

Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game will support 4K resolution and up to 120 frames per second, and players can select between Resolution and Performance modes to ensure constant 4K graphics or 120 frames per second, respectively. Displays that support other configurations—such as 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, 1080p resolution at 120 frames per second, or 1080p at 60 frames per second—should run at their max resolution and FPS.

Here are some more details on the PlayStation 5 version, via PlayStation Blog:

Graphics and Performance on PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5 players will be able to experience the excitement of Rainbow Six Siege with the highest graphical enhancements that the game has to offer on consoles. These enhancements will offer multiple options for prioritizing either performance or resolution, granted players are equipped with a compatible device:

  • Performance Mode – Targets 120 frames per second with 4K dynamic resolution scaling.
  • Resolution Mode – Targets 60 frames per second with 4K resolution.
  • Activity Card Support – For Ranked, Unranked, Newcomer, Quick Match, and Events so players can dive into the game faster.

The graphical power of PlayStation 5 enables better lighting and depth of field improvements, especially on long distance. Get ready to literally see your favorite map in a new light, and uncover new levels of detail.

Performance mode, which targets 120 frames per second, makes Siege gameplay smoother than ever. Siege’s stable frame rate holds up even under incredible duress, like breach charges that cause destructive explosions. 120 frames per second enhancements are dependent on your TV, so look into those details to get the most out of the game.

Thanks to the PlayStation 5’s SSD, players can jump into the game faster than before and start playing. The map loading time has never been so short, allowing you to quickly jump from your operator selection to the preparation phase.

DualSense Wireless Controller

However the PlayStation 5 Rainbow Six Siege experience is not limited to visual enhancements. The dev team has embraced the new DualSense wireless controller, with its haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, for better immersion and improved reflexes in high-stakes gunfights.

Thanks to the DualSense controller’s adaptive triggers, squeezing the R2 trigger emulates the resistance of an actual trigger, offering a unique feel for each weapon category and shooting gadget. For example, adaptive trigger resistance is light and quick for pistols, and heavier for bigger, powerful weapons like light machine guns. Players will also be able to feel the difference between single fire and full-automatic for full immersion.

In addition, thanks to the haptic feedback players will sense impact like never before. Dynamic and immersive, haptic feedback reacts with the environment. Weapons, explosions, gadgets and so on will provide feedback directly in the player’s hands.

Transitioning to PlayStation 5

If you currently own a copy of Rainbow Six Siege on PlayStation 4 and plan to acquire a PlayStation 5, you will be able to upgrade your game at no additional cost. All players will be able to keep their progression and in-game items when transitioning between consoles. Owners of physical game copies can only upgrade at no extra cost if they have a PlayStation 5 console with a disc drive.

Cross-play is also available for players gaming on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, and they will be able to face one another whether playing on a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.

Rainbow Six Siege is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam, the Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Store, and Uplay.

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