Fix Rainbow Six Extraction Won’t Launch and is Crashing at Startup issue

This guide is for players who are experiencing launch issues and crashes in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction PC. A lot of users are reporting these issues. So don’t worry, you are not alone.

Rainbow Six Extraction Won’t Start and is Crashing on PC

Rainbow Six Extraction is finally out on all major platforms. After being delayed so much, the game has finally managed to see the light of the day. The game is currently on all the consoles, and on PC via Ubisoft Connect, Epic Games Launcher and Game Pass. Anyway, some people are reporting some errors with the game. Some users are not being able to launch R6 Extraction, and for some, the game is immediately crashing after starting. Now, this is still understandable for users who don’t have systems that match the system requirements of R6 Extraction. But, even high-end users are facing this. Here are some fixes you can try:

Update your Graphics Drivers to the latest ones

Nvidia has already released a Game Ready Driver for Rainbow Six Extraction on January 14, 2022. The Version is 511.23. This new Game Ready Driver provides the best day-0 gaming experience for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction, which utilizes NVIDIA DLSS to maximize performance and NVIDIA Reflex to minimize latency. You can download the latest update via the Geforce Experience app, or you can download and install it manually, from this link.

AMD has also released a driver optimized for R6 Extraction PC on January 18, 2022. The version is called Adrenalin 22.1.2 Optional. You can download it from this link, or via AMD Auto-Detect. Here are the release notes:

Support For

  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Extraction
  • AMD Radeon™ RX 6500 XT Graphics
  • Radeon™ RX 6500M Graphics
  • AMD Radeon™ RX 6400 Graphics
  • AMD Radeon™ RX 6300M Graphics

Verify the Files of Rainbow Six Extraction

There is a chance that the launch issues or crashes are being caused by some missing files, or some corrupted file in the R6 Extraction install directory. And, there is only one way to spot and fix them. Use the file verification feature of the launcher you are using to fix this issue.

If you have installed Rainbow Six Extraction via Ubisoft Connect (previously known as Uplay), then here is how to do it:

  1. Launch Ubisoft Connect
  2. Go to “Games”
  3. Click on Rainbow Six Extraction
  4. Click on “Properties” from the left bar
  5. Look under the “Local Files” section
  6. Click on “Verify Files”
    How to verify files of R6 Extraction on Ubisoft Connect

If you have purchased Rainbow Six Extraction on EGL, then here is what you need to do:

  1. Launch Epic Games Launcher
  2. Go to your Library
  3. Take your mouse pointer on Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction
  4. Click on the “Settings icon(three dots)” beside the “Launch” icon
  5. Select “Verify”

Do not run Overclocked GPU or CPU

If you are using an overclocked GPU or CPU, keep in mind that the clock speeds are the clock speeds that are set by default in the BIOS. When you change the clock speeds by going into your motherboard’s BIOS, it will also change the voltage of the GPU or CPU, but it won’t affect how much current the PSU can deliver to the GPU or CPU. Which, in return, will make the hardware unstable. And that could lead to crashes. Terminate the overclocking software as well, while you are at it.

Turn off Ubisoft Connect Overlay and try launching the game again

If you were not here during the Far Cry 6 launch, then let me tell you, the Ubisoft Connect Overlay was wreaking havoc everywhere. It was causing crashes, launch issues, and weird bug that constantly showing an error message saying “Low amount of available VRAM”. And trust me, just disabling the Ubisoft Connect Overlay, fixed it all. You have to remember that Ubisoft Connect is still a comparatively newer launcher, which lacks the stability of Uplay. So expect these kinds of problems frequently.

Go to Ubisoft Connect Settings > General > Uncheck “Enable in-game overlay for supported games”.

Disable Ubisoft Connect Game Notifications

To turn off game notifications:

  1. Go to Ubisoft Connect Settings
  2. Click on General
  3. Uncheck “Enable post game notifications for upcoming releases, events, promotions and additions to my games”

Run R6-Extraction.exe as administrator

First, make sure that you have logged in to Windows 10 using your administrator account. Now, here what you need to do. Go to the folder where you have installed Rainbow Six Extraction.

Look for the R6-Extraction.exe file > Right-click on it > Select Properties > Click on the Compatibility tab > Now tick “Run this program as an administrator”. Save the setting, and start the game by double-clicking on the executable file.

How to run R6 Extraction as admin

Manually update Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables and restart your machine

There is a chance that your Visual C++ redistributable hasn’t been installed correctly. Therefore, I would recommend that you update it. This will fix the “vcruntime140_1.dll missing” or “MSVCP140.dll was not found” errors, you are getting.

On the linked page, you will see a “Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2022”, and a “Visual Studio 2013 (VC++ 12.0)”. Install the “x64” version of both.

Whitelist Rainbow Six Extraction on your Antivirus software

There’s a huge chance that your antivirus program is blocking R6 Extraction from launching. It may be giving you a ‘False-positive’ or ‘Malware’ message. Make sure that Extraction is not being blocked by your antivirus. Add the .exe file of the game to any whitelist feature in your antivirus.

Disable background applications

Certain Microsoft services or third-party software running in the background can cause interference with your games. Please disable all programs temporarily, either manually or by performing a clean boot of your system. If the issue does not occur after disabling all programs, begin to re-enable them one by one. Repeat this until you come across the issue again – the last startup item you checked will be the one interfering with your game. Please note that this process will likely lead to disabling the firewall and security software. Once you have finished testing the game, do not forget to re-enable it.

Set the Video Settings of R6 Extraction to the lowest possible

This step is only for those, who are being able to start the game, but are crashing as soon as they start playing the game. There is a chance that a certain video setting is causing the crash, because it is set to a level of quality, that your GPU is having trouble coping up with.

How to change overall quality of R6 Extraction

Go to Options > Video > Set “Overall Quality” to “Ultra Low”, and DLSS to “Quality”. And start playing the game. If you don’t crash, just raise the quality to the next preset, which should be “Very Low”, restart the game, and start playing again. Continue doing this until you find the setting that is causing the crash.

Fresh Installation in a different drive

If things are not working properly, then, go ahead and do a fresh installation of R6 Extraction. Yes, I know this is not the most convenient step. But trust me, this is the best thing to do in this situation.


Rainbow Six Extraction Support

  • If the problem you are facing is a serious one, then go here and submit a case to the Ubisoft support. And don’t forget to check out the Ubisoft Forum for R6 Extraction. Use the image below to fill the fields at Ubisoft Support:
    R6 Extraction Support

If you think this guide has helped you, then let us know in the comment section below. And for more R6 Extraction guides, keep an eye on Frondtech. We will be covering every single technical issue of the game on the launch day. Good luck!


That’s all folks!

Last Updated on January 20, 2022

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