Rainbow Six Siege Guide


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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Armor Light Medium Heavy
Speed Slow Average Fast

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.

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.

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.

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
Operator Class CTU Armor Speed Role
Recruit Both S.A.S
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