Rainbow Six Extraction Crashing On Startup On PC

Is Rainbow Six Extraction crashing on your PC at launch/startup? This is how you can potentially fix the problems.

Rainbow Six Extraction is crashing for a few players and sometimes not even launching or starting up. There could be multiple reasons why this is happening. In this article, we’ve got some potential solutions to fix the crashing as well as lag and black screen issues in Rainbow Six Extraction, so let’s get right into it.

How to Fix Rainbow Six Extraction Crashing, Lag & Black screen on PC

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If you are getting the dreaded black screen or the game just won’t start again, first you need to check if your computer supports the minimum system requirements.

Minimum System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel i5-4460 // AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4GB // AMD RX 560 4GB
  • RAM: 8GB (Dual-channel setup)
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit

If the system requirements are fulfilled, then let’s look at the other things you can do.

Update Graphics Card Drivers

Head to the official site of the manufacturer and download the latest drivers in case you haven’t done so recently. Then launch the game and see if the errors persist.

Visual C++ Update

Along with the graphics drivers, you also need to update your DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributables to the latest version.

Check your Antivirus and Firewall

Sometimes, your Antivirus or Firewall may block you from launching the game without issues. So, temporarily disable them and check.

Close Background Apps

In case your PC is overloaded due to the number of other programs running in the background, it can cause the game to lag or crash. Close all the other applications and find out if the game still crashes.

Verify Game Files to Fix Rainbow Six Extraction Crashing

This should ideally solve any file errors that may have occurred.

Here’s how to verify game files on Ubisoft Connect.

  • Start Ubisoft Connect.
  • Click on Games > Rainbow Six Extraction.
  • Click on Properties.
  • Find Local Files.
  • Click on Verify Files.

And this is how to verify game files via Epic Games Store.

  • Start Epic Games launcher.
  • Click on the Game Library.
  • Click on Rainbow Six Extraction.
  • Select Settings.
  • Click on Verify.
  • Close the launcher, restart it and launch the game again.

Specifically for a Black Screen Issue try this – ALT + TAB out of your game and ALT + TAB back in to see if it’s fixed – This will change from fullscreen to windowed to full screen mode and may possibly fix it.

Restart your PC

The oldest trick in the book may still work in this case. Restart your PC and relaunch the game and check if the error still comes up.

Reinstall the Game

Last but not least, if nothing else works, reinstall the game which should fix errors related to installation. The download size of the PC version is 85GB so be sure to complete all other steps and only do this as the last resort.

Hopefully, one or the other solutions mentioned here works for you. Just in case they don’t, you can contact Ubisoft support for further assistance.

If you liked this guide, make sure to check our article on how to heal Operators in this game. Moreover, here’s info about all REACT gadgets too.