Where to Start Rainbow Six Siege
Rainbow Six Siege is a relatively small game, but you can still start off on the wrong foot or waste a lot of time and money. There are three main game modes in Rainbow Six Siege: Situations, Multiplayer, and Terrorist Hunt. However, the first thing anyone should do is watch the tutorial videos. Not only will you learn some basics, but you earn Renown for watching them the first time!
Once the tutorial videos are finished, the first game mode anyone should start with is Situations. These missions will allow you to get the hang of the controls while earning a little Renown. It’s almost like a set of tutorials while actually allowing you to play. Make sure to listen to the video that plays before the game begins to learn a few tips and tricks.
After completing ten Situations, you should have a feel for a handful of operators and enough Renown to unlock a few of your own. You’ll see there’s an eleventh Situation that’s not actually numbered. Complete that final situation to transition into Terrorist Hunt.
Terrorist Hunt is the next level of difficulty in Rainbow Six Siege. Learn how to play with up to four real teammates (or go solo) against AI enemies in randomly selected maps and the same game modes found in multiplayer.
The third and final mode is multiplayer. This is without a doubt the most difficult part of Siege. Five players face five players from around the world in random game modes and maps. Casual is more laid back while Ranked is much more competitive. If you prefer to play against AI, stick with Terrorist Hunt and Situations. As you continue playing, don’t forget about challenges, achievements, and trophies.
How to Earn Renown Fast
There are ways to beat the system and get Renown as fast as possible with the minimalist effort. Just follow these few steps and you’ll be on your way to unlocking all those Operators and skins.
The first thing to choose is the game mode. The quickest way to earn Renown for an average player is to play Terrorist Hunt, specifically the game modes Terrorist Hunt Classic and Extract Hostage. You can opt out of the other two game modes in the settings section.
It’s also important to play with a full team online. The more players in the game, the more Renown is earned for the entire team. Hopefully you’ll run into a few players that want to stay as a team to complete a mission quickly. However, it’s important not to finish the mission in less than 60 seconds. If the team is too quick, nobody will earn any Renown at the end of the match.
Although there are harder difficulties that give you a boost, the increase in XP and Renown is far too small to outweigh the difficulty and time spent in each match. The same argument can be made with Multiplayer. Multiplayer matches can give you more Renown than Terrorist Hunt matches, but they take far longer than a single Terrorist Hunt mission, and you have to rely on your entire team to win a Multiplayer game and earn that extra Renown.
Another way to increase your Renown is to purchase Renown Boosters with any R6 Credits you might have. Since R6 Credits are purchased with real money, this step is completely optional. Using one Booster will double your Renown (+100%); and if you play with four other players who also have Boosters, your Renown will nearly triple (+190%).
Finally, make sure you do not forget about the daily and weekly challenges. If it says to play a match with a certain Operator or get kills with a specific gun, you don’t even have to win or finish the match to complete the challenge and earn the extra Renown! Daily challenges can be found at the main menu. Increase your overall Level and get the Season Pass to unlock up to five slots for Daily Challenges to stack up in.
The weekly challenges are linked to your Uplay account, which means you will have to go through a few extra steps to either create or login to your Ubisoft / Uplay account. Click the Ubisoft Club optionn from the main menu to see the list of these challenges. They reset every Tuesday Morning.
Where to Spend Renown and R6 Credits
It’s best to spend all of your Renown and R6 Credits on Operators before unlocking any aesthetic items. Thanks to the latest update, all attachments on all weapons will be instantly unlocked, allowing newer players to save their Renown. After unlocking all Operators, you can turn to skins in the shop.
Almost everything can be unlocked with either Renown or R6 Credits. However, the diamond universal camo can only be unlocked with 100,000 Renown, and a select few pieces of headgear, uniforms, and a single charm can only be purchased with R6 Credits.