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 Y4S4.3.

Latest Update: January 29, 2020.

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

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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|Medium|Average|Intel
goyo iconGoyo|Defender|FES|Medium|Average|Trap
amaru iconAmaru|Attacker|APCA|Medium|Average|Breacher
kali iconKali|Attacker|NightHaven|Medium|Average|Breacher
wamai iconWamai|Defender|NightHaven|Medium|Average|Counter-Intel
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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.