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Rainbow Six Siege Guide

Learn basic gameplay, advanced techniques, and understand the difference between all Operators in this complete Rainbow Six Siege guide. Includes walkthroughs for Situations, Terrorist Hunt, and Multiplayer up to Y4S3.

Latest Update: September 15, 2019.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is a tactical shooter originally released on December 1, 2015 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Over the years it has maintained its popularity among both casual and competitive gamers with its attack and defense death match game modes and incredible environmental destruction. Instead of creating a new title each year with minor upgrades, the development team at Ubisoft has focused on tweaking the current game to make it the most fun and competitive game in Rainbow Six history.

Note to PC players: You will need a Uplay account and the Uplay program installed to play this game, just like other recent Ubisoft titles. If you buy your copy on Steam, you will need to run both Steam and Uplay at the same time, but you will also get Steam Trading Cards. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players do not need a Uplay account to run the game, but an account is required to receive daily and weekly challenges.

Use the table below to navigate through the different sections of this Rainbow Six Siege guide. As the game evolves, so too will this guide.

Table of Contents

Operator Class CTU Armor Speed Role
Recruit Both S.A.S
GSG9
FBI/SWAT
Spetznaz
GIGN
Varies Varies Varies
Sledge Attacker S.A.S Medium Average Breacher
Thatcher Attacker S.A.S Medium Average Counter-Intel
Smoke Defender S.A.S Medium Average Crowd Control
Mute Defender S.A.S Medium Average Counter-Intel
Ash Attacker FBI SWAT Light Fast Breacher
Thermite Attacker FBI SWAT Medium Average Hard Breacher
Castle Defender FBI SWAT Medium Average Support
Pulse Defender FBI SWAT Light Fast Intel
Twitch Attacker GIGN Medium Average Counter-Intel
Montagne Attacker GIGN Heavy Slow Support
Doc Defender GIGN Heavy Slow Support
Rook Defender GIGN Heavy Slow Support
Glaz Attacker Spetsnaz Heavy Slow Intel
Fuze Attacker Spetsnaz Heavy Slow Crowd Control
Kapkan Defender Spetsnaz Medium Average Trap
Tachanka Defender Spetsnaz Heavy Slow Crowd Control
Blitz Attacker GSG9 Heavy Slow Support
IQ Attacker GSG9 Light Fast Intel
Jager Defender GSG9 Light Fast Counter-Intel
Bandit Defender GSG9 Light Fast Support
Buck Attacker JTF2 Medium Average Breacher
Frost Defender JTF2 Medium Average Trap
Blackbeard Attacker NAVY SEAL Medium Average Support
Valkyrie Defender NAVY SEAL Medium Average Intel
Capitao Attacker BOPE Light Fast Crowd Control
Caveira Defender BOPE Light Fast Intel
Hibana Attacker S.A.T. Light Fast Hard Breacher
Echo Defender S.A.T. Heavy Slow Intel
Jackal Attacker GEO Medium Average Intel
Mira Defender GEO Heavy Slow Intel
Ying Attacker S.D.U Medium Average Crowd Control
Lesion Defender S.D.U Medium Average Trap
Ela Defender G.R.O.M Light Fast Trap
Zofia Attacker G.R.O.M Medium Average Crowd Control
Dokkaebi Attacker 707th SMB Medium Average Intel
Vigil Defender 707th SMB Light Fast Counter-Intel
Lion Attacker CBRN Medium Average Intel
Finka Attacker CBRN Medium Average Support
Maestro Defender GIS Heavy Slow Intel
Alibi Defender GIS Light Fast Intel
Maverick Attacker GSUTR Light Fast Hard Breacher
Clash Defender GSUTR Heavy Slow Support
Nomad Attacker GIGR Medium Average Trap
Kaid Defender GIGR Heavy Slow Support
Gridlock Attacker SASR Heavy Slow Crowd Control
Mozzie Defender SASR Medium Average Counter-Intel
nokk icon Nokk Attacker JC Medium Average Counter-Intel
warden icon Warden Defender SS Slow Heavy Intel
goyo iconGoyo Defender FES Medium Medium Trap
amaru iconAmaru Attacker APCA Medium Medium Breacher

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64bit versions required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 560 @ 3.3 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 945 @ 3.0 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5870 (DirectX-11 compliant with 1GB of VRAM)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 30 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers
  • Additional Notes: SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS AT TIME OF RELEASE: GeForce GTX 460 or better, GTX 560 or better, GTX 650 or better, GTX 750 or better, or any card from the GT900 and Titan Series, Radeon HD5870 or better, HD6870 or better, HD7770 or better, R7 260X or better, or any card from the R-300 series and Fury X.

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64bit versions required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz or better or AMD FX-8120 @ 3.1 Ghz or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (or GTX 760 / GTX 960) or AMD Radeon HD 7970 (or R9 280x [2GB VRAM] / R9 380 / Fury X)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 47 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card 5.1 with latest drivers
  • Additional Notes: SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS AT TIME OF RELEASE: GeForce GTX 460 or better, GTX 560 or better, GTX 650 or better, GTX 750 or better, or any card from the GT900 and Titan Series, Radeon HD5870 or better, HD6870 or better, HD7770 or better, R7 260X or better, or any card from the R-300 series and Fury X.