Rainbow Six Siege Guide

Operators

Operators are the various characters that can be unlocked and selected in Rainbow Six Siege. Each Operator specializes in a particular form of combat and play style, and sometimes they will even feature unique weapons not found in other units. As of Year 4 Season 3, there are a total of 50 operators in Rainbow Six Siege.

The different Operators are often divided into attackers and defenders. This is because the Operators can only be chosen depending on the team’s current position in the round (offense or defense).

Additionally, each Operator has an Armor and Speed rating to differentiate play style. Speedy players must rely on both speed and accuracy because their armor is too light to take much direct fire. Armored players often rely on their heavy-duty weapons and defense because the weight will make them far too slow to move around.

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|1|2|3
Armor|Light|Medium|Heavy
Speed|Slow|Average|Fast
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Each Operator’s can equip one primary weapon, one secondary weapon, and one gadget. Furthermore, every operator has their own unique ability which could be a skill, a special weapon, or an advanced piece of equipment. Use different loadouts to create the perfect combo. I used seven roles to explain the different Operator specializations in Rainbow Six Siege.

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Role|Specialization
Breacher|Destroys wooden walls and barriers with ease.
Hard Breacher|Breaches reinforced steel barriers.
Intel|Gathers intelligence on enemy Operators and gadgets.
Counter-Intel|Prevents intelligence gathering of friendly Operators and gadgets.
Crowd Control|Uses offensive gadgets to stall, debilitate, injure, and kill enemy Operators.
Trap|Uses auto-detonate booby traps to debilitate, injure, and kill enemy Operators.
Support|Provides extra protection through defensive shields or health boosts.
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All Operators can be unlocked with Renown or R6 Credits in Rainbow Six Siege. The original 20 Legacy Operator are unlocked with 500, 1000, 1500, and 2000 Renown depending on how many Operators are currently unlocked in that CTU.

Post Launch Operators (Year 1, 2, 3, and 4) are unlocked with varying amounts of Renown and R6 Credits. As time goes on, the older Operators become cheaper.

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Renown|R6 Credits|Operators
10,000|240|Frost, Buck, Valkyrie, Blackbeard, Capitao, Caveira, Echo, Hibana
15,000|360|Jackal, Mira, Ela, Lesion, Ying, Zofia, Dokkaebi, Vigil
20,000|480|Finka, Lion, Alibi, Maestro, Maverick, Clash, Kaid, Nomad
25,000|600|Gridlock, Mozzie, Nokk, Warden, Amaru, Goyo
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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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