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Rainbow Six: Siege's next patch is up to 42GB for the PC

Rainbow Six: Siege patches getting out of control, PC update is 42GB and includes 4K texture patch.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Aug 7 2017 2:30 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Ubisoft is pushing out a gigantic patch for Rainbow Six: Siege, with the non-4K update coming in at 26GB, while the 4K update is a massive 42GB.

Rainbow Six: Siege's next patch is up to 42GB for the PC | TweakTown.com

The team has said that the new patch includes a new baseline that will be the foundation for all future RS:S patches, with the development team replacing countless data forges (the compressed archives that include all of the other files). Future patches shouldn't be as big, but up to 42GB is just MAMMOTH.

Ubisoft is including multiple texture optimizations for Rainbow Six: Siege on the PC, with tweaks made to the texture quality of each level of graphics setting. There's also improved character textures and environmental texture quality, too. The team explains: "Environment textures take up ~60% of available VRAM, and without making the Ultra HD pack unusable by anyone but those with the most powerful builds, the upgraded environment textures did not fit into the Ultra HD pack. Now that we have streamlined the way data and textures are handled, we are able to include these upgrades in the Ultra HD pack, and make it accessible by players that meet the 6GB VRAM minimum requirement".

NEWS SOURCE:dsogaming.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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