How much data does Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege use?

How much data does Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege use


Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege includes competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes that span a range of scenarios. Unlike single-player modes, though, these multiplayer modes use internet data. If you rely on an installed mobile broadband or mobile hotspot connection, playing these modes can cut into your internet data and even push you over your monthly data limit.

To find out how much mobile data you use playing Rainbow Six Siege. Let’s take a closer look at the amount of data that gets consumed downloading, updating, and playing the game. Remember that the easiest and most fail-proof way to stay under your monthly data limit is to switch from a limited to an unlimited mobile data plan.


How big is the Rainbow Six Siege game download?

Downloading a game typically uses much more mobile data than updating or playing the game. Here is the most recent file size for Rainbow Six Siege on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. The file size is larger than the download size (which is compressed), and the file size increases over time as developers release patches and updates for the game.

Platform File size
Playstation 4 (Deluxe Edition) 16.23 GB
Xbox One (Deluxe Edition) 46.14 GB
Microsoft Windows 90 GB

If you’re worried that you won’t have enough mobile data to download the game and stay under your data limit, there’s an easy way to avoid using a lot of data on the download. Instead of downloading the game online, just purchase the physical disk and install the game offline.

How much data does Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege use
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How big are the Rainbow Six Siege game updates?

Ubisoft occasionally releases patches and updates for Rainbow Six Siege, which you can keep track of on the news page. These updates vary in download size, but major updates can top 3 GB. If you’re worried about updates pushing you over your monthly data limit, turn off auto-updates and manually install updates when you have extra data to spare.


How much data does Rainbow Six Siege gameplay use?

Rainbow Six Siege uses around 60 MB to 75 MB of data per hour, which is about average for an online game. The exact amount of data you use playing Rainbow Six Siege depends on the number of players in your game mode, your frame rate, whether or not you use voice chat, and the tick rate of your server:

  • The more players in a game, the more data your internet network has to communicate with other players’ networks to share information like stats and location. If you’re playing Terrorist Hunt with four other players, you’ll use more data than if you’re playing with one other player.
  • A higher frame rate refreshes the game more often, which makes it run faster. A lower frame rate saves you data, but makes it harder for you to react quickly in the game. You can adjust your frame rate (measured in FPS) in your game settings. To change your frame rate, you’ll need to disable vertical synch (V-Synch).
  • If you use voice chat, expect to use more data during gameplay. Without voice chat, a game like PUBG uses less than 30 MB of data per hour. With voice chat, it uses more than 50 MB of data per hour.
  • The tick rate of your server also affects your data use. A 128-tick server, which refreshes the game 128 times every second, uses about twice as much data as a 64-tick server, which refreshes the game 64 times every second.
How much data does Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege use
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