How to Fix Rainbow Six Extraction Crashing on PC?

Rainbow Six Extraction is the newly released PC game and has gathered a vast number of players since its launch. It has its talk among the players worldwide. However, like other PC games, it too has some issues and many gamers reported the Rainbow Six Extraction crashing on PC randomly problem.

Rainbow Six Extraction Crashing on PC
Rainbow Six Extraction Crashing on PC

Game errors are so annoying at times as it restricts you from playing the game smoothly. As per the reports, the crashing or freezing problem with the Rainbow Six Extraction game is encountered on the PS4 as well as Xbox devices. This is really very terrible as the game crashes sometime during the start-up or sometime in between the gameplay and as a result, the gamers may lose the match. So we have investigated the problem completely and found that there are many different possible culprits that make the game crash on Windows PC. So, before jumping directly to the fixes let’s have a possible cause first.

What Causes the “Rainbow Six Extraction Crashing” Problem?

  • Low Configuration of your system: When your system has low RAM, Graphics, Processor, etc then you might encounter this problem. However, make sure your PC must meet the minimum game requirements to make you play the game smoothly without any interruption.
  • Game bugs or glitches: Another possible reason responsible for the game crashing is temporary glitches or bugs present in the game. So, in this situation restarting the game to resolve such an issue.
  • Outdated GPU Drivers: Outdated GPU drivers on your system are another possible cause of the crashing issues. So, always make sure you have the latest updated GPU drivers on your Windows system to counter such errors.
  • Outdated Windows version: It has been reported in forums by the majority of users that having an outdated version of Windows triggers the issue of Rainbow Six Extraction crashing on startup. So, it’s better to have the updated Windows version to avoid such errors.
  • Unnecessary background tasks: Now, in some instances, running unnecessary background tasks at the time of playing the game may trigger the problem in question. So, end the tasks running in the background.
  • Corrupted game file: Corrupted game files or missing dll files might show you the game crashing error. So here you can simply repair the corrupted files just by running an SFC scan to counter such a problem.
  • Issues with Antivirus programs: Most of the time, it has been reported that Antivirus program hinders gamers from playing the game. As it found the game files to be suspicious thereby blocking them from executing. So, try to launch the game after disabling the antivirus program.
  • Overclocked GPU/CPU: Most gamers overclock CPU/GPU to enhance their gaming experience. However, it might result in causing game crashing due to overheating. So try lessening overclocking settings to fix this issue.
  • Not running the game as an administrator: Most of the time game requires administrative rights to run successfully on Windows OS. So, running the Rainbow Six Extraction without an administrative privilege might siege you from playing and giving such errors.

So, these are some culprits causing the Rainbow Six Extraction crashing issue. Now, being aware of the causes you can fix your problem easily in no time by applying the most possible fixes that worked for several affected users to fix the problem in their case.

Check your System Configuration

Before applying any other fixes check your system configuration first to whether it is compatible or not with the game. For playing the game without any interruption, your PC must need the below minimum mentioned configuration:


  • OS: Windows 10 (version 64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel i7-4460k (3.2 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 3 1200 (3.1 GHz)
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM (Dual-channel setup) is preferred
  • Graphics: AMD RX560 (4 GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (4 GB), or better
  • DirectX: Version 11 is required
  • Storage: 85 GB of available space is required


  • OS: Windows 10 (version 64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel i7-4790k (4.0 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 5 1500 (3.5 GHz)
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM (Dual-channel setup) is preferred
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 580 (8 GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (6 GB), or better
  • DirectX: Version 11 is required
  • Storage: 85 GB of available space is required

You can check your system configuration by following the below steps:

  1. Open the settings panel by pressing the Win+I key simultaneously.
  2. On the system panel, select About
  3. Now, on the appeared screen you will see your system specs.

Make sure to always play the game as an administrator

Generally, it has been guided to run the game as an admin to avoid various problems while playing and run the game smoothly. So, make sure you always play the game as an administrator.

To do so follow these steps below:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Go to My Installed Games, and then select Rainbow Six Extraction.
  3. Then right-click on RSE and proceed to select Properties.
    Access the Properties screen
  4. Now select the Compatibility tab and check the box saying Run this program as an administrator and disable full-Screen optimization.
    Run program as administrator
  5. Proceed to click on Apply and then OK to save the changes made.

After giving the game admin access, check if the problem is resolved or not. 

Upgrade to the latest Windows version

Sometimes, your outdated Windows version sieges your game to run thereby causing crash problems when running the high graphics latest games. So, first, check if there is any other Windows update available. If you have the home version, then try to update it to an advanced, also install the latest Windows update available.

You can check your Windows version by the below-guided steps:

  1. Open the Windows Settings panel by pressing Windows + I keys.
  2. Then click on Update & Security, and check for any updates available under the Windows Update
    Checking for any pending Windows Updates
    Checking for any pending Windows Updates
  3. Then, download the update if any is available by tapping on Download & Install

Now, wait for the process to get completed, once done restart the system and check for the crashing issue.

Updating GPU drivers

Outdated GPU drivers on your system were found to be a major cause of the problem in question. So, try updating all your outdated drivers and restart the game to check whether the problem is solved or not. In most instances, it has been found to be a proven solution that updating device drivers actually fixes this error. So, you can download the latest updated drivers from the official website of the manufacturer.

Once the driver has been downloaded, run the installer and follow the onscreen guide to install drivers successfully on your system.

Moreover, you can also update the driver automatically through the device manager, below follow the steps to do so:

  1. Press the Win + R key and in the Run dialogue box enter the command devmgmt.msc and press Enter key
    Run the devmgmt.msc Command
  2. Now in the device manager window click on the Display adapters and expand it
  3. And choose the dedicated graphics card driver name.
  4. After that select the option update driver from the context menu.
    Click on Update driver
  5. And choose the option to search for the updated driver automatically
  6. Then wait for the process to finish and once the process is finished reboot your system.

And launch the game, try playing it to see if it crashes or not.

Fixing Corrupted Game Files 

If the game files got corrupted somehow or missing then it leads to the game crash. So here it is suggested to verify the game files using Ubisoft or Steam whatever platform you are using.

Follow the below steps to repair files using Ubisoft:

  1. Go to Ubisoft Connect software on your PC.
  2. Tap on the Games tab, and select Rainbow Six Extraction from the list of games.
  3. Then select Properties on the left side.
  4. Now, choose to Verify the game files under Local files.
    Verify Integrity of Game Files
  5. Select Repair when prompted.

Ubisoft will download and repair any missing or corrupted files.

Follow the below steps to repair files using Steam:

  1. Launch Steam and go for the Game
  2. Search for Rainbow Six Extraction and right-click on it and select
  3. Click on Verify integrity of game files under the Local Files tab.
    Verify the integrity of the game files

It will take some time to verify and repair the corrupt files. Once the repairing process is done, re-launch the game and check whether the issue still persists or not.

Disabling Background Running Tasks

Some apps installed on your Windows system launch automatically every time you start your PC. And these apps running in the background not only use system sources and the internet but also stop other programs from functioning properly. So, this can be a reason why you are facing the game crashing problem. Try performing a clean boot on the PC and check if the problem is fixed.

Follow the steps to do so: 

  1. Hit the Win+ R key to launch the Run box and here type msconfig and hit Enter
    Opening up System Configuration
  2. Launch System Configuration window
  3. Here click on the Services tab and choose the option Hide all Microsoft services
    Hide all Microsoft services
  4. After that click on Disable all and then on Apply and OK for saving the changes.
  5. Next, click on the Startup tab and then click on the option Open Task Manager.
    Click on Open Task Manager in the System Configuration
  6. The Task Manager window will open here click on the Startup
  7. And click on the task which is having the higher startup effect.
  8. As you select it then click on Disable for turning the startup program off from the startup process.
    Disable minisearchhost
  9. Follow the same steps for every program which is having a high impact on the startup.
  10. As the whole process is complete, reboot your system to save the changes.

And as the whole steps are completed then reboot your Windows system, and check if the issue is resolved. 

Disabling Overclocking Settings 

No doubt overclocking CPU/GPU enhances the gamer’s gaming experience. However, overclocking might sometimes result in crashing the game thereby restricting the players from playing the game. Therefore, make sure to change the high overclocking frequency settings to low.

Or you can simply disable the CPU/GPU overclocking to fix the crashing issue. This will solve your problem and you will be able to play the game without any further interruptions.

  1. Press Windows + I key to open the Settings option
  2. Now click on the Update and Security and select Recovery
    Get started on recovery
  3. Then choose Advanced startup and then click on Restart now
  4. And wait to boot your system
  5. Click on the Advanced startup option and click on the Troubleshoot, option
    Select troubleshoot
  6. Next, choose Advanced Options and select the option UEFI Firmware Settings.
    Accessing the UEFI firmware settings
  7. Now restart your system and as the PC boots launch the BIOS
  8. Here select Advanced Tab and choose the Performance option to locate Overclocking option
    Disabling Overclocking
  9. Click on the option to disable overclocking
  10. Lastly hit the F10 key for saving the changes in the BIOS and then reboot your system normally.

Disable the Antivirus Program on your Windows

In most cases, the Antivirus program installed on your system or the default Windows Firewall settings triggers this error. So, make sure to disable the Antivirus program on your system temporarily while running the game.

Disabling Security programs will solve your issue and let you play the game without any interruptions. You can disable security programs in the following ways:

  1. Search for Firewall on Start
  2. Select Windows Defender Firewall from the appeared results.
  3. Tap on Turn Windows Defender Firewall on & off.
    Access the Windows Defender Firewall
  4. A page will open; there go for the option Turn off Windows Defender Firewall (not recommended) for both Private and Public Network
    Turning off Windows Defender Firewall.
  5. Click OK, to save changes.
  6. Now, restart your system.

Now, similarly, you have to disable the Windows Security protection too, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Windows Settings by pressing Windows + I key on your keyboard
  2. Then click on Update & Security, and select the option Windows Security.
    Update Windows & Security
  3. Tap on Open Windows Security
  4. Then, proceed forward with the option Virus & Threat Protection.
    Accessing the Virus & threat protection
  5. Select Manage Settings.
  6. Now, click the turn off the Real-time protection option.
    Disable the Real-Time Protection

Now, your system is all set to re-launch the game successfully.

Here, in this blog, all the potential solutions to fix this problem are covered. I hope, the above-mentioned solutions will help you to resolve this crashing problem in Rainbow Six Extraction and play the game smoothly.


Hardeep Kaur

Hardeep is a passionate technical writer with more than 7 years of experience. She has a keen interest in PC games, Windows OS and everything surrounding it. She is a technology enthusiast and fascinated with technology since her childhood days.