Rainbow Six Siege: Barrel Attachment Changes For Operation North Star

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Rainbow Six Siege is into its sixth year of content, but it can be a tricky game to jump into.

One of the biggest issues for players in Rainbow Six is the recoil on most of the weapons, so you'll need to pick your weapon and attachments carefully.

Operation North Star brings in big changes for weapon attachments, specifically when it comes to barrels.

The update will essentially make it much easier to work out what attachments do, and give a more obvious benefit when equipped.

That means they're likely to be down to preference, but in the meantime, here's what each does.

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Rainbow Six Siege: Barrel Attachment Guide

Flash Hider

The flash hider will now more obviously help with vertical recoil, but will still hide the muzzle flash of your weapon.


If you go full auto, the compensator is well worth equipping. It'll improve horizontal recoil, so consider if for SMGs or assault rifles.

Muzzle Brake

Muzzle brake remains unchanged in that it'll help you centre your aim after firing more quickly. That makes it ideal for DMRs to minimise the time taken between shots.

Extended Barrel and Suppressor

We're still waiting for the full rundown of changes for this, so check back.

As you'd expect, though, a suppressor will still make your weapon quieter.

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