Want to play Rainbow Six Siege? Here are the best tips on how to get started.

Which Rainbow Six: Siege operator should I start with?

At the time of writing, Rainbow Six: Siege features over 30 playable characters, referred to as Operators.

Although these operators originate from across the world and from different organisations, they all fall into one of two categories: attack or defense. In addition, they each have their own unique skill and give you different ways to approach each situation.

There’s a lot to get your head around but some are easier than others. Here are the best operators to get started with.

Smoke (Defense)

Why you should playing Smoke?

Smoke’s skillset is fairly straightforward, but incredibly effective, perfect for players starting out. The unique gadget he brings to the table is a remote detonated mine, filled with a gas which damages and slows down enemies, perfect for slowing down an attack and blocking entrances.

How should you be playing Smoke?

It is best to stay back and remain hidden as Smoke so when an attacker bursts through a door or window, they are surprised and caught out by your gas. Although your gas damages enemies and your teammates, you can walk through it without issue, allowing you to go in for the kill.

What weapons and equipment should you should be using with Smoke?

Barbed wire usually goes hand in hand with Smoke’s gas mine, as you can catch attackers in it to slow them down even more. Remember that you’ll often be fighting with limited vision due to your gas traps, so having a weapon with wide bullet spread like his shotgun can be an ideal complement to Smoke’s arsenal of snares.

Thermite (Attack)

Why you should playing Thermite?

Thermite has another reasonably straightforward skill in his breach charge, which can burn through the pesky metal defense walls defensive team will often use to reinforce the walls of the room the objective is in.

How should you be playing Thermite?

You shouldn’t just put your charge on any wall without thought. Taking the time to find a good point of entry, which will have some level of cover when you enter is essential to ensuring a successful assault.

What weapons and equipment should you should be using with Thermite?

Confusion is one of the most important and effective tactics in Rainbow Six: Siege and Thermite’s breaching charge can be a powerful catalyst for confusion. Not only can it blow a hole in the enemy’s defense but it also causes a lot of noise too. Tossing flash grenades into your newly created breaches, coupled with some shotgun shells, can make for a formidable offensive strategy.

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