It’s been seven years since the last installment in Ubisoft’s tactical shooter franchise released. Now the wait for a new game in the series is over with the arrival of Rainbow Six Siege. There is also no better way to experience Rainbow Six Siege than on PC with advanced graphical detail and GameWorks enhanced visual effects.
If you want to take advantage of Rainbow Six Siege’s graphical might on PC, NVIDIA recommends you play the game with a GeForce GTX 960 for stunning 1920x1080 gaming. If you want bump up its visuals even further the GeForce GTX 970 is recommended for 2560x1440 visuals. Get the full PC specs here.
Here are six key reasons you’ll want to play Rainbow Six Siege.
1. It’s clever
Rainbow Six defined the tactical shooter genre from its 1998 debut, but the series has since deemphasized the tactical side of the experience to concentrate on the action. Siege is putting that right. Once again you’ll be picking your operatives, dividing them into teams, examining intel, planning routes on the map and setting checkpoints. This, along with your options for stealth, gadgetry and teamwork, makes Rainbow Six special.
2. It’s a perfect fit for online gaming
Siege has 11 single-player Scenarios and mysteries to uncover, but really it’s all in service of online play. Ubisoft is committed: a team of 80 will continue to work on it post-launch, and 2016 will see regular expansion packs – one every three months, in fact. To keep everyone on a level playing field, all new maps and modes will be free, though the packs contain exclusive content too—that along with extra challenges. Their eight new operators will take around 25 hours each to unlock.
3. It takes risks
The Rainbow Six series has always had top-notch writing. The games are also part of the world created by Tom Clancy’s best-selling novels, so their storylines are not afraid to delve into some more troubling themes, ideas and real-world dangers we can relate to today. Rainbow Six Siege takes place several years before the Rainbow Program’s deactivation, where the player must command a team of operators to take down a terrorist faction known as The White Masks.
4. It’s Tom Clancy
The man may be gone, but his legacy continues. And the author actually has a broader legacy in video games – he wrote 17 novels, but put his name to over 40 games. It’s not just badge engineering; the 1998 original was developed alongside the book. There are few minds more capable of creating a techno-thriller universe than his.
5. It’s as techno-thrilling as its themes
The latest NVIDIA technologies bring a slew of benefits to Rainbow Six Siege on PC, from recording and streaming via ShadowPlay to GameWorks effects like HBAO+ and TXAA. Horizon Based Ambient Occlusion (HBAO+) is a clever way to create shadows so deep and rich you can hide in them. Meanwhile, Temporal Anti-Aliasing (TXAA) is a method of smoothing edges and removing unhelpful flickering.
6. You can nab the game free for a limited time on PC
With NVIDIA’s Bullets or Blades bundle, PC gamers who purchase a new qualifying NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, 980 or 970 GPU, or 970M or above notebook will get a free copy of either Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege or Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. Don’t wait too long to take advantage of this offer as it’s only available for a limited time.