Who Are the Rainbow Six Siege Original Operators?

Rainbow Six Siege Original Operators
Who have been there from the very beginning?

Rainbow Six Siege is officially Ubisoft‘s longest-running and most successful multiplayer title of all time. Despite being released back in 2015, the game has gathered enough community that Ubisoft brought it to the current-gen consoles as well.

The Rainbow Six Siege esports tournaments are usually among Twitch’s most-watched esports events every year, which is a simple proof of how much players love the game and try to follow the competitive tournaments.

For those who have played Siege from the very beginning, today’s version is much different from 2015’s edition. Putting all the small and big differences aside, here, we only want to know who the Rainbow Six Siege original operators are that have been available in the game since the beginning.

Rainbow Six Siege Original Operators

When the game was launched back in 2015, there were 20 operators available: 10 Attackers and 10 Defenders. The game’s original operators are from four different real-life special-force services around the globe.

SAS

The UK’s Special Air Service is an elite unit of the British Army that is mostly involved in Counter-Terrorist and Hostage Rescue situations. The unit’s information is highly classified and it is not commented on by either the Ministry of Defense or the British government.

Now, let’s get familiar with the unit’s operators in Siege.

Rainbow Six Siege Sledge

SledgeAttacker

  • Difficulty: 1
  • Speed: 2
  • Armor: 2
  • Special Ability: Breaching Hammer
  • Primary Weapons: M590A1 (Shotgun) – L85A2 (Assault Rifle)
  • Secondary Weapons: P226 MK 25 (Handgun) – SMG-11 (Machine Pistol)
  • Gadgets: Frag Grenade – Stun Grenade
Rainbow Six Siege Thatcher

ThatcherAttacker

  • Difficulty: 1
  • Speed: 2
  • Armor: 2
  • Special Ability: EMP Grenade
  • Primary Weapons: M590A1 (Shotgun) – L85A2 (Assault Rifle) – AR33 (Assault Rifle)
  • Secondary Weapons: P226 MK 25 (Handgun)
  • Gadgets: Breach Charge – Claymore
Rainbow Six Siege Smoke

SmokeDefender

  • Difficulty: 2
  • Speed: 2
  • Armor: 2
  • Special Ability: Remote Gas Grenade
  • Primary Weapons: M590A1 (Shotgun) – FMG-9 (Submachine Gun)
  • Secondary Weapons: P226 MK 25 (Handgun) – SMG-11 (Machine Pistol)
  • Gadgets: Barbed Wire – Deployable Shield
Rainbow Six Siege Mute

MuteDefender

  • Difficulty: 1
  • Speed: 2
  • Armor: 2
  • Special Ability: Signal Disruptor
  • Primary Weapons: M590A1 (Shotgun) – MP5K (Submachine Gun)
  • Secondary Weapons: P226 MK 25 (Handgun) – SMG-11 (Machine Pistol)
  • Gadgets: Nitro Cell – Bulletproof Camera

FBI

Everyone who has watched a few thriller Hollywood movies probably knows a little about the FBI. The Federal Bureau of Investigation in the US is a secret service agency dealing with Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Intelligence, professional criminals, and organized crime. FBI’s involvement in different cases might be more expansive than the UK’s SAS.

Below, you can meet the FBI agents in Siege:

Rainbow Six Siege Ash

AshAttacker

  • Difficulty: 2
  • Speed: 3
  • Armor: 1
  • Special Ability: Breaching Round
  • Primary Weapons: G36C (Assault Rifle) – R4-C (Assault Rifle)
  • Secondary Weapons: M45 MEUSOC (Handgun) – 5.7 USG (Handgun)
  • Gadgets: Breach Charge – Claymore
Rainbow Six Siege Thermite

ThermiteAttacker

  • Difficulty: 1
  • Speed: 2
  • Armor: 2
  • Special Ability: Exothermic Charge
  • Primary Weapons: M1014 (Shotgun) – 556XI (Assault Rifle)
  • Secondary Weapons: M45 MEUSOC (Handgun) – 5.7 USG (Handgun)
  • Gadgets: Stun Grenade – Claymore
Rainbow Six Siege Castle

CastleDefender

  • Difficulty: 2
  • Speed: 2
  • Armor: 2
  • Special Ability: Armor Panel
  • Primary Weapons: UMP45 (Submachine Gun) – M1014 (Shotgun)
  • Secondary Weapons: Super Shorty (Shotgun) – 5.7 USG (Handgun)
  • Gadgets: Bulletproof Camera – Proximity Alarm
Rainbow Six Siege Pulse

PulseDefender

  • Difficulty: 3
  • Speed: 3
  • Armor: 1
  • Special Ability: Cardiac Sensor
  • Primary Weapons: UMP45 (Submachine Gun) – M1014 (Shotgun)
  • Secondary Weapons: M45 MEUSOC (Handgun) – 5.7 USG (Handgun)
  • Gadgets: Barbed Wire – Nitro Cell

GIGN

A tactical elite unit of the French National Gendarmerie is tasked to involve in counter-terrorism, hostage rescue, government officials Protection, and surveillance of national threat. The unit is called GIGN and now has over 400 members. GIGN has been involved in over 1800 missions since its foundation back in 1973.

Here are your French GIGN operators in Siege:

Rainbow Six Siege Twitch

TwitchAttacker

  • Difficulty: 2
  • Speed: 2
  • Armor: 2
  • Special Ability: Shock Drone
  • Primary Weapons: F2 (Assault Rifle) – 417 (Marksman Rifle) – SG-CQB (Shotgun)
  • Secondary Weapons: P9 (Handgun) – LFP586 (Handgun)
  • Gadgets: Smoke Grenade – Claymore
Rainbow Six Siege Montagne

MontagneAttacker

  • Difficulty: 3
  • Speed: 1
  • Armor: 3
  • Special Ability: Le Roc Shield
  • Primary Weapons: Le Roc Shield
  • Secondary Weapons: P9 (Handgun) – LFP586 (Handgun)
  • Gadgets: Smoke Grenade – Hard Breach Charge
Rainbow Six Siege Doc

DocDefender

  • Difficulty: 1
  • Speed: 1
  • Armor: 3
  • Special Ability: Stim Pistol
  • Primary Weapons: SG-CQB (Shotgun) – MP5 (Submachine Gun) – P90 (Submachine Gune)
  • Secondary Weapons: P9 (Handgun) – LFP586 (Handgun)
  • Gadgets: Bulletproof Camera – Barbed Wire
Rainbow Six Siege Rook

RookDefender

  • Difficulty: 1
  • Speed: 1
  • Armor: 3
  • Special Ability: Armor Pack
  • Primary Weapons: SG-CQB (Shotgun) – MP5 (Submachine Gun) – P90 (Submachine Gun)
  • Secondary Weapons: P9 (Handgun) – LFP586 (Handgun)
  • Gadgets: Proximity Alarm – Impact Grenade

SPETSNAZ

The word Spetsnaz usually refers to the special forces unit in the Russian military. That said, there are various Spetsnaz units in Russia with different specializations. Similar to the units above, Spetsnaz is mostly involved in counter-terrorism and hostage rescue situations. Some of the unit’s most notable operations are the Moscow Theatre hostage crisis and the Beslan school siege.

Let’s learn more about the Russian operators in Siege:

Rainbow Six Siege Glaz

GlazAttacker

  • Difficulty: 2
  • Speed: 2
  • Armor: 2
  • Special Ability: Flip Sight
  • Primary Weapons: OTs-03 (Marksman Rifle)
  • Secondary Weapons: PMM (Handgun) – Gonne-6 (Hand Cannon)
  • Gadgets: Frag Grenade – Smoke Grenade
Rainbow Six Siege Fuze

FuzeAttacker

  • Difficulty: 1
  • Speed: 1
  • Armor: 3
  • Special Ability: Cluster Charge
  • Primary Weapons: AK-12 (Assault Rifle) – 6P41 (Light Machine Gun) – Ballistic Shield
  • Secondary Weapons: PMM (Handgun) – GSH-18 (Handgun)
  • Gadgets: Breach Charge – Hard Breach Charge
Rainbow Six Siege Kapkan

KapkanDefender

  • Difficulty: 1
  • Speed: 2
  • Armor: 2
  • Special Ability: Entry Denial Device
  • Primary Weapons: 9x19VSN (Submachine Gun) – SASG-12 (Shotgun)
  • Secondary Weapons: PMM (Handgun) – GSH-18 (Handgun)
  • Gadgets: Impact Grenade – Nitro Cell
Rainbow Six Siege Tachanka

Tachanka (Reworked in 2020) – Defender

  • Difficulty: 1
  • Speed: 1
  • Armor: 3
  • Special Ability: Shumikha Launcher
  • Primary Weapons: DP27 (Light Machine Gun) – 9x19VSN (Submachine Gun)
  • Secondary Weapons: PMM (Handgun) – GSH-18 (Handgun)
  • Gadgets: Proximity Alarm – Barbed Wire

GSG-9

Formed after the 1972 Munich Massacre, GSG-9 is a special forces unit that works under the command of the German Federal Police. The unit is specialized in counter-terrorism and hostage rescue situations. The lack of such a unit felt back in 1972 when eleven hostages have been killed in a terrorist attack in Munich due to the underestimation of the situation by the German Police and lack of professional snipers.

Below, you can take a look at the German operators in Siege:

Rainbow Six Siege Blitz

BlitzAttacker

  • Difficulty: 3
  • Speed: 2
  • Armor: 2
  • Special Ability: G52-Tactical Shield
  • Primary Weapons: G52-Tactical Shield
  • Secondary Weapons: P12 (Handgun)
  • Gadgets: Breach Charge – Smoke Grenade
Rainbow Six Siege IQ

IQAttacker

  • Difficulty: 3
  • Speed: 3
  • Armor: 1
  • Special Ability: Electronics Detector
  • Primary Weapons: AUG A2 (Assault Rifle) – 552 Commando (Assault Rifle) – G8A1 (Light Machine Gune)
  • Secondary Weapons: P12 (Handgun)
  • Gadgets: Breach Charge – Claymore
Rainbow Six Siege Jager

JagerDefender

  • Difficulty: 2
  • Speed: 2
  • Armor: 2
  • Special Ability: Active Defense
  • Primary Weapons: M870 (Shotgun) – 416-C Carbine (Assault Rifle)
  • Secondary Weapons: P12 (Handgun)
  • Gadgets: Bulletproof Camera – Barbed Wire
Rainbow Six Siege Bandit

BanditDefender

  • Difficulty: 1
  • Speed: 3
  • Armor: 1
  • Special Ability: Shock Wire
  • Primary Weapons: MP7 (Submachine Gun) – M870 (Shotgun)
  • Secondary Weapons: P12 (Handgun)
  • Gadgets: Barbed Wire – Nitro Cell

Now that you know the essential information about all the original Rainbow Six Siege operators, let us know in the comments which operator is your favorite and when have you started playing Siege.