As each year has passed, Ubisoft has added progressively more extravagant kits to the game, with astronauts and a man that can run through walls added in one Operation alone.
It remains a team game, so every Operator unit has its own strengths and weaknesses, forcing you to shift your pick to keep up with both squad composition and the map objective. With each Operator also packing their own choice of main weaponry, there’s some flexibility.
We’ve put together a tier list for both Attacking and Defending Operators below.
Rainbow Six Siege Operator Tier List: Attackers
Rainbow Six Siege Operator Tier List: Defenders
Which Rainbow Six Siege Operator Should You Unlock First?
For Defenders, we'd opt for Rook. Rook places armour plating down, meaning once your comrades have grabbed some, your role is done - other than the whole "shooting the enemy" part, of course.
For Attackers, Hibana is a lot of fun, with a grenade launcher with remote detonation. That means she's great for getting the hang of destroying walls on the game's maps.
Best Operators For Beginners
Here are our picks: