How to choose operators plus personal experience - Rainbow Six Siege

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How to choose operators plus personal experience - Rainbow Six Siege

As we all know Rainbow Six Siege is a tactical shooter. To compete against the skilled enemies you encounter during gametime you'll need to come up with some good strategies and a good strategy always starts with good preparation. 


It's all about preperation:

  • Choice of operator
  • Choice of weapon
  • Choice of weapon attachments
  • Choice of perks / grenades

Choice of operator

When choosing an operator you have to take two things into consideration, the amount of armor and the weapons/perks.


Armor is always important in a shooting game, but the interesting part in Siege is that the more armor you have, the slower you move. When your speed decreases you become an easier target for the enemy, when you don't have any armor you move ultra fast and therefore become a harder target.

Meaning you have three choices:

  • Heavy
  • Speedy
  • Sweet spot

I usually pick the "sweet spot" for defending as you'll be playing more passively on defense. For attack I prefer "speedy" as you, as an attacker, will determine the pace of the game, therefore speed is important. Of course a "sweet spot" operator can be used on attack as well because of the better perks.

To have a good overview on which class has the most armor or speed take a look here:

Weapons and perks

Weapon of choice will always be personal preference so here I will share mine, along with the operators I'm most efficient with.

UMP45 with Holo, Muzzle brake and Angled grip.
5.7 USG with Muzzle brake
Impact grenades

The slow fire-rate of Castle's gun might be hard to deal with in the beginning, but once you manage it the low recoil really benefits long distance headshot shooting.

The use of impact grenades is soley used for creating passages through wooden walls, so we can expand the area. Combined with Castle's perk which can reinforce doors or windows, he's an excellent choice for any defender.

M580A1 shotgun with Holo
SMG-11 with Holo, Compensator and vertical grip
Barbed wire

Smoke is a tricky operator to play, but he's a real game changer in the right hands. The shotgun is used to open as much as possible (but still useful) so you have a bigger area to defend from. Did you ever feel locked inside a room and you were thinking, "Well, I'm fucked now". Smoke can make passages which you can easily sneak through to escape your fear of being locked up. The hardest part, (but also the strongest), about Smoke is the secondary weapon. With a high rate of fire you can eliminate the enemy in a blink of an eye. The issue here is your clip runs out pretty quickly, and as it is a secondary weapon, there's not a lot of ammo.

R4-C, Muzzle brake, Vertical grip + ACOG
M45 Muesoc with muzzle brake
Stun grenade

Ash is one of my favorite operators, one of the fastest operators in the game with a really good gun. As her perk she has an explosive breach round which can open any wall which is not reinforced. Keep in mind, you barely have any armor with her.

Most played operators


  • Jäger
  • Castle
  • Mute
  • Mira
  • Smoke
  • Valkyrie


  • Ash
  • Blackbeard
  • Glaz
  • Capitão
  • Thermite/Hibana & Thatcher


In the end, it all comes down to personal preference. I feel the most comfortable with fast-paced operators as that's my kind of gamestyle. Some might be a bit more cautious and opt for a bit more armor.

When you are new to R6 Siege I suggest choosing the "sweet spot" operators. They have a good balance between speed and armor and most of them have good perks which is a bonus for every team.


  • hg.™Brussie on Sat 29/12 10:29

    LAN PARTY devil

  • hg.™Brussie on Mon 03/12 22:50

    Tomorrow patch day BF V

  • hg.™4N4LYZE on Thu 22/11 16:58

    The game is awesome devil

  • hg.™Brussie on Mon 19/11 21:33

    BF V tomorrow !double handgun

  • hg.™Brussie on Sat 10/11 23:15

    New TS IP:

  • hg.™Brussie on Fri 26/10 08:16

    Nightmare form the loss yesterday 🤠 

  • hg.™4N4LYZE on Wed 24/10 23:40

    Lovely games this evening! We haven't lost any games! yes

  • hg.™Brussie on Wed 24/10 15:45

    Happens when you fall asleep behind keyboard devil

  • hg.™4N4LYZE on Wed 24/10 12:44

    Who's online this evening? Looks like I still am! (Forgot to shutdown pc) double handgun

  • hg.™Brussie on Tue 23/10 12:26

    Woke up ill today. No gaming for me tonight. crying

  • hg.™Brussie on Mon 22/10 20:33

    One month to BF5.double handgun

  • hg.™Brussie on Thu 18/10 09:47

    Nice to end the day yesterday with a victory. Sleeps better. devil

  • hg.™4N4LYZE on Tue 14/08 09:21

    Those were quite the matches yesterday cheeky

  • hg.™Brussie on Tue 14/08 08:51

    Countdown to rocket league party! And comeback to siege yesterday after 9m.

  • hg.™4N4LYZE on Thu 03/05 22:44

    Who's up for some games tomorrow? laugh Let's start the weekend on a good note!

  • hg.™4N4LYZE on Thu 03/05 12:55 I will update the link this evening wink

  • Wombatron on Thu 03/05 09:27

    trying to join discord but the link is dead


  • Hunter on Thu 05/04 22:34

    Nah, invite expired on it


  • hg.™4N4LYZE on Thu 05/04 19:09

    I think Discord is open for everyone? When you open the discord viewer on the website.

  • Hunter on Sat 24/03 17:42

    cool, if you inv me to your discord i'll join you next time your on bf1. Only if you want me to though of course! =)


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