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 similar to a set of tutorials while actually challenging. Make sure to listen to the video that plays before the mission 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 several 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. The maps will be randomly selected, and the game modes are the similar to those 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.
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 an earlier update, all attachments on all weapons will be instantly unlocked, allowing newer players to save their Renown. After unlocking all Operators, you can being unlocking skins in the shop or buying Alpha Packs.
Almost everything can be unlocked with either Renown or R6 Credits. However, the diamond universal weapon skin can only be unlocked with 100,000 Renown. There are also a select few pieces of headgear, uniforms, and charms that can only be purchased with Renown, only purchased with R6 Credits, or only unlocked with Alpha Packs. Personally, I chose to unlock specific items with Renown and only won Alpha Packs after multiplayer games.