Rainbow Six Extraction Operator Tier List [2024]

In our Rainbow Six Extraction Operator tier list, we are going to rank All Operators from best to worst to help you choose the best ones.

For those who don’t know, Rainbow Six Extraction is a complete spinoff of Rainbow Six Siege, so you’ll notice a lot of similarities between the two. Along with weapons, mechanics, and some other stuff, the Operators are also similar. Today, we are going to write down a Rainbow Six Extraction Operator tier list in which we are going to rank all 20 Operators to help you select the best Operator in the game.

Key Highlights
  • Rainbow Six Extraction features 20 operators to help players fight off aliens. 
  • Rainbow Six Extraction Operators are ranked based on their skills, base stats, and the loadout each one of them carries.
  • The Best Operators include Vigil, Lion, Finka, and Alibi. 
  • The Worst Operator in Rainbow Six Extraction is Sledge. 

The following R6 Extraction tier list is based on our personal preference. You might not find some Operators at par with others, and that’s totally okay. So without further ado, let’s dive into the list to see how these Best Operators perform in the game. 

Rainbow Six Extraction Operator Tier List Ranking Table 
Tiers Operators 
S-Tier  Vigil, Lion, Finka, and Alibi
A-Tier  Smoke, Tachanka, Gridlock, Doc, Fuze, Zofia
B-Tier  Ela, Pulse, Hibana, Jager, Echo
C-Tier  Capitao, Nomad, IQ, and Rook
D-Tier Sledge

Before you head into the details of the tier list, make sure to check out the operator comparison table below:

OPERATORTIER RANKSIDESQUAD SPECIALITY PRIMARY WEAPON(S)UNIQUE ABILITY
AlibiSDefenderViperstrikeIntel, TrapperMX4 STORM SMG and ACS12 ShotgunPrisma
FinkaSAttackerNighthavenFront Liner and Support SASG-12 Shotgun, 6P41 LMG, and SPEAR .308 Assault Rifle Adrenal Surge
LionSAttackerWolfguardIntel and Map ControlSG-CQB Shotgun, 417 Marksman Rifle, and V308 Assault RifleEE-ONE-D
VigilSDefender GhosteyesAnti-gadget and Crowd ControlBOSG.12.2 Shotgun and K1A SMGERC-7
FuzeAAttackerRedhammerAnti-gadget6P41 Light Machine Gun and AK-12 Assault RifleCluster Charge
DocADefender WolfguardSupportSG-CQB Shotgun and P90 and MP5 SMGsStim Pistol
GridlockAAttacker Redhammer Support and Map ControlM249 SAW Lightmachine Gun and F90 Assualt RifleTrax Stringers
TachankaADefender Redhammer Anti-entry and Crowd Control9X19VSN SMG and DP27 Lightmachine GunShumikha Launcher
SmokeADefender NighthavenAnti-entry and TrapperFMG-9 SMG and M590A1 ShotgunRemote Gas Grenade
ZofiaAAttackerGhosteyesBreak and Anti-GadgetM762 Assault Rifle and LMG-EKS79 Lifeline
JagerBDefender Viperstrike Anti-gadget and Support416-C CARBINE Assault Rifle and M870 ShotgunActive Defense System
HibanaBAttackerViperstrike Breach and Front LineSUPERNOVA Shotgun and TYPE-89 Assault RifleX-Kairos
PulseBDefender Nighthaven Intel and SupportM1014 Shotgun and UMP45 SMGHeartbeat Sensor
ElaBDefender Nighthaven Crowd Control and TrapperFO-12 Shotgun and SCORPION EVO 3 A1 SMGGrzmot Mine
EchoBDefenderViperstrikeIntel and Crowd Control (CC)Supernova ShotgunYokai and Level Up
RookCDefender Viperstrike SupportMP5 and P90 SMGs and SG-CQB ShotgunArmor Pack
IQCAttackerNighthavenIntel and SupportG8A1 LMG and 552 Commando and AUG A2 Assault RiflesElectronics Detector
NomadCAttackerWolfguardFront Line and Map ControlARX200 and AK-74M Assault RiflesAirjab Launcher
CapitaoCAttacker ViperstrikeFront Line and Map ControlM249 Light Machine Gun and PARA-308 Assault RifleTactical Crossbow
SledgeDAttackerRedhammer Breach and Anti-gadget M590A1 Shotgun and L85A2 Assault RifleTactical Breaching Hammer

S-Tier

S-Tier in our tier list has the best Rainbow Six Extraction Operators you can use in the game. No other Operator can come close to them in terms of skills and stats. If you want to play with possibly the best Operator in the game, then we’ll suggest you pick from this tier. 

Alibi

SIDE SQUAD SPECIALITY PRIMARY WEAPON(S) UNIQUE ABILITY
Defender Viperstrike Intel, Trapper MX4 STORM SMG and ACS12 Shotgun Prisma

We’ll start our tier list with Alibi. When it comes to helping out teammates, there isn’t anyone better than her. It is because she possesses the ability to distract her enemies while revealing their location as well.

Rainbow Six Extraction Operator Tier List
Alibi

As for her weapon set, Alibi comes equipped with the Mx4 Storm SMG at her base level, a weapon that can help you instantly empty the magazine into your target. Alibi also has a fully automatic shotgun, the ACS12, which becomes available at level 3. 

Overall, Alibi is the best Operator Rainbow Six Extraction who can assist her teammates in many ways. She is the kind of operator who can prove useful in every match. You can use her decoys to avoid gaining the attention of the enemies. Furthermore, you can also use the decoys while reviving your teammate as you won’t have to worry about the enemies marching towards you as they’ll be busy attacking the decoy. 

Finka

SIDE SQUAD SPECIALITY PRIMARY WEAPON(S) UNIQUE ABILITY
Attacker Nighthaven Front Liner and Support SASG-12 Shotgun, 6P41 LMG, and SPEAR .308 Assault Rifle Adrenal Surge

Next up, we have Finka. She is yet another fantastic Operator who can help her teammates out in tough times. In fact, her abilities make her one of the most useful Operators in the entire game. This is because she can get her downed teammates back on their feet in no time. And if you’re someone who has played the game, you already know how bad it is to have a downed teammate. 

Rainbow Six Extraction Operator
Finka

Finka is that she has the SPEAR .308 Assault Rifle in her arsenal at the start. For those who don’t know, this weapon is considered one of the best assault rifles in the entire game. The downside of it is that it stores only 30 bullets in its magazine. However, if you level her up all the way to 9, you’ll get access to the 9x19VSM sub-machine gun.

You’ll also gain access to the SASG-12 shotgun, the GSH-18 handgun, and the 6P41 LMG as you’re making your way up to level 9.

Overall, as you can judge for yourself, Finka is a great operator who possesses one of the best abilities in the entire game. Having someone on your team who can revive you instantly if you get knocked down can put you at a great advantage in the match.

Lion

SIDE SQUAD SPECIALITY PRIMARY WEAPON(S) UNIQUE ABILITY
Attacker Wolfguard Intel and Map Control SG-CQB Shotgun, 417 Marksman Rifle, and V308 Assault Rifle EE-ONE-D

Keeping track of the enemy’s movement is crucial in Rainbow Six Extraction. And when it comes to tracking enemy movements, there isn’t any other Operator who does a better job than Lion. Thanks to his ability, he and his teammates can see where the Archaeans are headings, which helps the team create a plan of action. 

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Lion

Lion’s primary weapon is the V308 Assault Rifle. The thing that I love about this weapon is the extended magazine, something that helps you stay on the move without worrying about loading again and again. If you want something that can help you clear corners quickly, then you can unlock the SG-CQB shotgun at level 6. 

Overall, Lion is easily one of the best Operators who can save you and your teammates from surprise attacks. Furthermore, by knowing the exact location of your targets, you and your teammates can quickly come up with a plan that will save you both bullets and health. His primary weapon at base level is also pretty amazing and is capable of dealing a lot of damage.

Vigil

SIDE SQUAD SPECIALITY PRIMARY WEAPON(S) UNIQUE ABILITY
Defender Ghosteyes Anti-gadget and Crowd Control BOSG.12.2 Shotgun and K1A SMG ERC-7

Vigil is the kind of Operator who will disappear when he’s needed the most. Jokes aside, he does possess an ability to disappear into thin air, something that prevents all his enemies from seeing him. It makes Vigil the stealthiest Operator in the entire game. 

Rainbow Six Extraction Operator Tier List
Vigil

Talking about his base weapon, Vigil carries around the K1A1 weapon at the start. If you’re not a fan of machine guns, then you can level up to get your hands on the BOSG.12.2 shotgun at level 3 and the MK 14 EBR marksman rifle at level 9.

As you can see for yourself, Vigil is the kind of guy who can get things done alone without relying on his teammates. It does not mean that he isn’t someone you can trust with teamwork. A well-organized plan can help you quickly complete objectives while keeping everyone alive. If you’re someone who always loves to have a stealthier approach toward taking down enemies, then you should definitely pick Vigil.

A-Tier

A-Tier Operators in our Rainbow Six Extraction Operator tier list are extremely strong. They might not have earned a spot in the top tier, but they still are some of the best Operators to use in the game. In other words, they won’t let you down. 

Fuze

SIDE SQUAD SPECIALITY PRIMARY WEAPON(S) UNIQUE ABILITY
Attacker Redhammer Anti-gadget 6P41 Light Machine Gun and AK-12 Assault Rifle Cluster Charge

The first Operator that we would like to mention in our A-tier category is Fuze. In the above tier, we mentioned characters who could revive their teammates, track the movement of their targets, and take a stealthier approach towards taking down Archaeans. However, Fuze is the complete opposite of all of them. This is because he is the kind of Operator who focuses only on one thing: making things go kaboom!

R6 Extraction Operator
Fuze

Fuze uses the 6P41 light machine gun at his base level. While this weapon offers decent damage output and comes equipped with an extended magazine, its recoil is somewhat average. You’ll gain access to the AK-12 Assault Rifle at level 3, which is a pretty decent weapon. Furthermore, at level 7, the charge count and the grenade count are also increased.

Overall, Fuze is the kind of Operator who can clear the way for his teammates quickly. When paired with suitable Operators, he can do wonders. If you’re someone who likes to have an aggressive approach in the game, then Fuze is the Operator to go with. 

Doc

SIDE SQUAD SPECIALITY PRIMARY WEAPON(S) UNIQUE ABILITY
Defender Wolfguard Support SG-CQB Shotgun and P90 and MP5 SMGs Stim Pistol

Next up, we have Doc. By reading his name, you might have already guessed what he is capable of doing; that is healing. After Finka, Doc is easily the best healer in Rainbow Six Extraction. If there weren’t a slight limitation to his ability, Doc would have been resting in the S-Tier category along with Finka. 

Doc has an advancement called Health Shots which, at level 1, allows him to heal himself or his teammates for 15 health. In addition to this, he can also use this Stim Pistol to revive himself and his teammates.

Rainbow Six Extraction Operator Tier List
Doc

The Doc has the SG-CQB shotgun at the base level as his primary weapon, which is easily one of the best weapons for close-range combat. You’ll also get access to the Mp5 SMG, the P90 SMG, and the HK417 marksman rifle as you level up. 

Overall, Doc is a fantastic Operator. He had the potential to be the best Operator in the game, but the limited Health Shot count makes me pick Finka over him. 

Gridlock

SIDE SQUAD SPECIALITY PRIMARY WEAPON(S) UNIQUE ABILITY
Attacker Redhammer Support and Map Control M249 SAW Lightmachine Gun and F90 Assualt Rifle Trax Stringers

Gridlock is yet another Operator on our Rainbow Six Extraction Operator tier list who has an aggressive playstyle. When it comes to map control, I don’t think an Operator can do the job better than her. It is because she can play both offense and defense by using her equipment.

Aggressive Operator
Gridlock

At level 1, Gridlock has the F90 Assault Rifle as her primary weapon which has a high fire rate. At level 3, you’ll get access to the M249 Saw LMG, which can help you create havoc on the map. And if you’re looking for a shotgun or a better assault rifle, then you’ll have to make your way up to levels 6 and 9, respectively.

Overall, Gridlock is a great map control Operator who can prevent enemies from attacking her teammates. She can also make certain tasks easier for her team, such as protecting objectives. 

Tachanka

SIDE SQUAD SPECIALITY PRIMARY WEAPON(S) UNIQUE ABILITY
Defender Redhammer Anti-entry and Crowd Control 9X19VSN SMG and DP27 Lightmachine Gun Shumikha Launcher

By just taking a look at Tachanka, you’ll be able to tell that this guy comes with massive firepower. This is true, considering he can deploy an LMG wherever he likes, which can either be used by him or his teammates. And we all know how such things can benefit you in a game like Extraction, where strong creatures are lurking around in every corner.

Tachanka’s Mounted LMG advancement lets him deploy an LMG. This turret comes packed with 200 rounds, which is a lot. And just at level 2, this number increases all the way up to 400 rounds. What this means is that you will be able to take on every enemy in your sight without worrying about the bullets running out.

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Tachanka

As for his primary weapon, Tachanka carries around the SASG-12 shotgun, which suits his style. This weapon is perfect for taking down enemies at close range. Later on, at level 3, you can make a switch to the 9x19VSN SMG and to the AK-12 assault rifle at level 9.

Overall, Tachanka is an amazing Operator who has earned his spot in the A-Tier category of our Rainbow Six Extraction Operator tier list. He sure is a valuable asset to REACT. The kind of firepower he carries around is just unique, and something that can help you get out of critical situations. He would have been an S-Tier Operator if his turret count was two from the beginning. 

Smoke

SIDE SQUAD SPECIALITY PRIMARY WEAPON(S) UNIQUE ABILITY
Defender Nighthaven Anti-entry and Trapper FMG-9 SMG and M590A1 Shotgun Remote Gas Grenade

Out of all the Operators in our Rainbow Six Extraction, Smoke seems like the one who was excited to take on the Archaeans the most. This is because by using his creative chemistry skills, this Operator developed special grenades that can be used to tackle the aliens.

Smoke can use Remote Gas Grenades called Z9 Grenades in combat that can be used in multiple situations. Not only do they block out the sight of the enemies, but they also receive damage for as long as they remain in the gas. 

The Inventor
Smoke

As for the loadout, Smoke has the L85A2 assault rifle as his starting primary weapon. Later on, you’ll unlock the FMG-9 SMG, which is an ideal weapon for close-range scenarios. His remaining weapons, the M590A1 shotgun, and the MP5K SMG are also meant for close-ranged situations. 

Overall, Smoke is a great Operator who can do wonders even at level 1. His grenades are something that makes him a great addition to the team. While they won’t help you take down the threat all on their own, the damage they deal will let you use fewer bullets to take down your target.

Zofia

SIDE SQUAD SPECIALITY PRIMARY WEAPON(S) UNIQUE ABILITY
Attacker Ghosteyes Break and Anti-Gadget M762 Assault Rifle and LMG-E KS79 Lifeline

On paper or in the field, Zofia is truly a one-of-a-kind operator who specializes in combatting in close quarters (CQC), extracting assets, and putting on an awesome manifestation of survival. All of this makes an unrivaled scenario for Zofia, who is impossible to stop from succeeding, especially the incursions. 

Talking about her equipment in Extraction, in particular, you get a rugged grenade launcher housing two grenades: Archaean Stun and Impact Grenades. This operator also houses a robust potential to revive herself without needing a specific kit and an overall massive enduring capacity thanks to the natural resistance to sensory effects and shock. 

Nevertheless overusing Zofia even when other employable choices are available isn’t too good as well. No doubt she is a pretty darn good fragger but if you are a fan of welcoming some twist in the game, consider more operators instead.

B-Tier

B-Tier Operators reside somewhere between strong and weak characters. They are not the kind of Operators who struggle against their enemies, but you should expect a lot from them. 

Jager

SIDE SQUAD SPECIALITY PRIMARY WEAPON(S) UNIQUE ABILITY
Defender Viperstrike Anti-gadget and Support 416-C CARBINE Assault Rifle and M870 Shotgun Active Defense System

First up in the B-Tier category of our Rainbow Six Extraction Operator tier list is Jager. When it comes to map control, Jager does an excellent job. By using his abilities, you’ll feel as if another teammate is fighting by your side as he is capable of placing a turret on a wall. 

Rainbow Six Extraction Operator Tier List
Jager

His primary weapon is the M870 shotgun. This weapon can help you take down powerful enemies instantly in close range. As you level up, you gain access to the MP7 submachine gun at level 3 and the 416-C Carbine Assault Rifle at level 6. Therefore, if you’re not a fan of shotguns, you’ll have much better options at higher levels.

Overall, Jager is the kind of Operator who isn’t meant for everyone. His low current round count is something that will prevent a lot of players from picking him up, just as it prevents me. While I’m not saying that Jager is a bad Operator, there are much better options available than him. But if you’re not someone who is bothered by it, then you can go ahead and try this Operator out. 

Hibana

SIDE SQUAD SPECIALITY PRIMARY WEAPON(S) UNIQUE ABILITY
Attacker Viperstrike Breach and Front Line SUPERNOVA Shotgun and TYPE-89 Assault Rifle X-Kairos

Hibana could have been an A-tier Operator, but only if her abilities were slightly better. We previously talked about Fuzed, an Operator who has an aggressive playstyle. Hibana also belongs to the same category, only that her abilities limit her at some point.

Explosives Expert
Hibana

The damage dealt by each explosive is also increased to 480. This is the only time when Hibana seems like a worthy Operator to me. If such benefits were granted to her at early levels, then she might have been an A-tier Operator for me. 

What I don’t like about Hibana, which some of you might disagree with, is her primary weapon. She has the Type-89 Assault Rifle at the beginning, which is a pretty slow weapon. Considering she is an aggressive Operator, Ubisoft should have given her a better-starting weapon. When leveled up, Hibana gains access to the Supernova shotgun at level 3 and the MP5SD SMG at level 9, which is a great weapon. 

Overall, Hibana is the kind of Operator who can do wonders but only when she is at level 10. Other than that, there isn’t much to her that would make you pick her over an A or S-tier character. 

Pulse

SIDE SQUAD SPECIALITY PRIMARY WEAPON(S) UNIQUE ABILITY
Defender Nighthaven Intel and Support M1014 Shotgun and UMP45 SMG Heartbeat Sensor

As we have mentioned before, having the luxury to know where your enemy is can help you do wonders in Rainbow Six Extraction. Pulse, just like Lion, is yet another Operator who can increase your visibility and prevent you from getting attacked suddenly.

The Operator carries around a Cardiac Sensor, which acts as a Heartbeat Sensor. This piece of equipment can help you detect VIPs, MIAs, and even nests through obstacles. 

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Pulse

Pulse’s starting loadout features the M1014 shotgun. He can start using the UMP45 SMG after he reaches level 3. Then, at level 9, you gain access to the 556XI assault rifle. This means that for most of the time, you’ll be carrying around a loadout meant for close-range action. But this does make sense, considering Pulse’s gameplay revolves around detecting enemies and then eliminating them quickly.

Overall, Pulse is a decent Operator who can help you gain an advantage over your enemies. But the only thing that makes me hesitant about picking him up is that there is a much better tracking Operator available in the game. If his abilities had some other unique touch, I would have definitely placed him in the A-tier category.  

Ela

SIDE SQUAD SPECIALITY PRIMARY WEAPON(S) UNIQUE ABILITY
Defender Nighthaven Crowd Control and Trapper FO-12 Shotgun and SCORPION EVO 3 A1 SMG Grzmot Mine

Ela is yet another Operator on our Rainbow Six Extraction Operator tier list who makes sure to put on a good show by destroying things. She has mines in her arsenal which she can use against different types of enemies. When used by the right player, these mines can help you take down even the toughest of opponents. However, there still exists a big flaw in them.

Mines Expert
Ela

Ela’s starting primary weapon is a close-range base weapon, the Scorpion EVO 3 A1. She also gets a hold of the FO-12 shotgun at level 3 and the M762 Assault Rifle at level 9. Just like Pulse, she also offers a close-ranged loadout until you reach a higher level. 

Overall, Ela’s abilities do limit her to some extent, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t choose her. The stun duration and the recharge time of her mines do increase as you level up, and you can use them against powerful enemies despite their range.

Echo

SIDE SQUAD SPECIALITY PRIMARY WEAPON(S) UNIQUE ABILITY
Defender Viperstrike Intel and Crowd Control (CC) Supernova Shotgun Yokai and Level Up

Echo will bring you a sufficient boost of operational efficiency most players expect at this level of ranking, but you will have to get a good hang of his unusual tactics first. The operator will respond to threats instantly, and even apart from incursions, you will witness Echo’s technical skills in robotics supporting the specialized UAV fleet and REACT’s R&D.

As far as the weapon is concerned, Echo comes with the minimal SUG-Supernova, a shotgun usually accessible at the very beginning of Rainbow Six Extraction. As with every operator of the game, you will get to equip more other weapons as you progress through the game.

We recommended working on his abilities preferably before considering him for the battlefield or playing him safe until then; otherwise, the equipment will leave Echo in quite a vulnerable spot, something not so favorable in Extraction.

Overall we think Echo isn’t as sturdy as the top operators of Rainbow Six Extraction, but he is surely a good investment for strategic attacks where trapping the enemy can win you games.

C-Tier

Now we come down to the C-Tier category of our Rainbow Six Extraction Operator tier list. These Operators are weak and will only make you feel like a burden on your team. There aren’t many uses of these Operators, and hence they have earned a low spot in our tier list. 

Rook

SIDE SQUAD SPECIALITY PRIMARY WEAPON(S) UNIQUE ABILITY
Defender Viperstrike Support MP5 and P90 SMGs and SG-CQB Shotgun Armor Pack

Just like some Operators mentioned above, Rook loves to help his teammates out. He grants them extra protection by providing them with armor plates and preventing them from getting killed quickly. But this is something that can be done through something else as well.

Rook can drop an Armor Pack, through which he and his teammates can pick up armor plates. These armor plates will allow you to take more damage. Furthermore, anyone wearing the armor plate will not get KO’d. After you reach level 2, you’ll have an armor plate automatically attached to you when you start the match. And at level 10, you’ll get an armor plate attached to you after you get revived as well.

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Rook

A bad thing about Rook is that his starting primary weapon, the P90 isn’t a great weapon. It’s only effective in close-ranged scenarios, but the kind of stats it offers are weaker than most of the other close-ranged weapons. You do get access to the HK417 marksman rifle and the SC-CQB shotgun, but that will happen at level 6. 

Overall, there isn’t any reason for you to choose Rook. Since other Operators can utilize armor plates by using the Body Armor equipment, there isn’t any reason to play with Rook. If only he alone had the luxury to use and distribute armor plates, then he would have an Operator worth picking. 

IQ

SIDE SQUAD SPECIALITY PRIMARY WEAPON(S) UNIQUE ABILITY
Attacker Nighthaven Intel and Support G8A1 LMG and 552 Commando and AUG A2 Assault Rifles Electronics Detector

IQ is the kind of Operator who you’ll love at first but then hate once you get to know more about her. Her ability to detect equipment seems great and all, but there is a considerable flaw attached to it.

IQ has a RED MK IV Spectre in her arsenal, something through which she can detect REACT Equipment behind walls and other obstacles. 

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IQ

Now, all of this seems pretty helpful, and you must be wondering why she has been placed in such a low tier while having such an excellent piece of equipment.

Well, for starters, her detector has a pretty low range, and you’ll need to be extremely close to something in order for it to detect it. And the second thing, which is the main flaw, is that you can only use the detector if you have your secondary weapon equipped. This means that using the equipment will mean lowering your guard. 

As you can judge for yourself, IQ isn’t the kind of Operator worth picking. Her equipment works similar to Pulse’s, only that it’s worse than it. The range limitation and the requirement of having the secondary weapon equipped just don’t feel right. 

Nomad

SIDE SQUAD SPECIALITY PRIMARY WEAPON(S) UNIQUE ABILITY
Attacker Wolfguard Front Line and Map Control ARX200 and AK-74M Assault Rifles Airjab Launcher

Nomad is yet another Operator on our Rainbow Six Extraction Operator tier list whose abilities seem only useful when you don’t know that the same can be done by using a React Tech. It is something that makes her not worth picking as there are much better options available than her.

Nomad has an Airjab Launcher through which she can shoot a mine towards her target. The explosion caused by the mine knocks back every enemy that is within its blast radius.

R6 Extraction Operator
Nomad

When it comes to loadout, Nomad doesn’t offer anything pretty in this aspect. Her starting primary weapon is the AK-47M assault rifle. While the damage output of this weapon is decent, the recoil is poor. You gain access to the ARX200 assault rifle, the AUG A3 SMG, and the TCSG12 shotgun as you level up. Of all these, only the shotgun is a solid weapon for me, which unfortunately gets unlocked at level 9. 

Overall, since you can use Impact Grenades with other Operators, you have no reason to choose Nomad. 

Capitao

SIDE SQUAD SPECIALITY PRIMARY WEAPON(S) UNIQUE ABILITY
Attacker Viperstrike Front Line and Map Control M249 Light Machine Gun and PARA-308 Assault Rifle Tactical Crossbow

Capitao had the potential to become at least a B-tier operator in our Rainbow Six Extraction Operator tier list, but only if the developers didn’t make his crossbow so weak. At first, you’ll think that it’s an amazing weapon that can help you bag in kills silently. But later on, you’ll realize how annoying it can get to use it. 

The Operator offers a TAC MKO Crossbow. This weapon can help you silently take down your target. Furthermore, it allows you to choose between two types of bolts; Smoke Screen and Venom bolts. Both have their own uses, with the Smoke Screen bolt allowing you to block the vision of your enemies and the Venom bolt helping you deal some extra damage. 

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Capitao

As for his primary starting weapon, he uses the Para-308 assault rifle. Now, this is the only good thing about him as this assault rifle happens to be a decent weapon that has a great damage output and you won’t have a problem with its recoil as well. You can further gain access to the M249 LGM, the SPAS-15 shotgun, and the M12 SMG as you level up.

Even though the Crossbow may seem like a useful weapon at first, it just isn’t. If the developers added the option to pick the bolts back up if you miss the shot, or if they increased the bolt count at the starting level, then it might have been a solid weapon. But in the current scenario, Capitao isn’t just worth picking, considering there are much better Operators working under REACT. 

D-Tier

D-Tier Operators are the worst ones to use in the game. You should avoid choosing them at all costs. Currently, I believe only one Operator in Rainbox Six Extraction deserves the D-tier spot. However, we will update the list if Ubisoft decides to add more Operators to the game similar to him. 

Sledge

SIDE SQUAD SPECIALITY PRIMARY WEAPON(S) UNIQUE ABILITY
Attacker Redhammer Breach and Anti-gadget M590A1 Shotgun and L85A2 Assault Rifle Tactical Breaching Hammer

Finally, we have Sledge, the worst Operator in our Rainbow Six Extraction Operator tier list. His method of dealing with Archaens involves getting up close and personal with them, something which can put you at a great disadvantage in the game.

Sledge comes equipped with a Sledgehammer, which you can use to destroy breakable walls. Furthermore, you can also use it to strike enemies, something through which you can stun them. When you hit level 2, the hammer will start delivering a more powerful attack. And at level 10, you’ll be able to deal more damage and stun almost every enemy in your sight with the hammer. 

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Sledge

Unfortunately, while it seems fun to attack the aliens with a giant sledgehammer, it isn’t. You’ll most likely get eliminated quickly if you take this approach. You’ll always stay at risk when you’re close to your target, so it just isn’t worth charging towards them with a sledgehammer in your hand. 

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Overall, Sledge isn’t the kind of Operator who can help you survive long in a match. His overall kit isn’t useful and is weaker than almost every other Operator in the game. All of this makes him the worst Operator to use in Rainbow Six Extraction. But if you still want to go ahead and see what it feels like to bonk an Archaen with a sledgehammer, then we won’t stop you from choosing him. 

Tier List Criteria

Rainbow Six Extraction has a total of 20 Operators. Each Operator has a different playstyle and is unique in his/her own way. They come with their own set of skills and loadout as well. We ranked the Operators based on the kind of skills they offer and the loadout they carry around. Operators who have skills that are more useful have been placed in the top tiers, while those who have either weak or useless skills have been placed in the lower tiers.

Ranking Based on Experience and Research

We have ranked the characters based on our experience of the game. In addition to this, we have also conducted in-depth research about them on the web. We made sure to spend our time with each Operator to see how they perform in different situations. 

Why Trust Us

Our main aim is to provide players with a tier list that is unbiased and easy to understand. After playing the game for a couple of days, we curated this tier list and ranked each Operator to present everything in front of you. We were also trusted by Ubisoft officially to review the game. 

Changes Due To Recent Patch Update

Last Updated: May 10th, 2022

Here are all the changes that were introduced in the most recent and relevant Rainbow Six Extraction update:

Operator Changes:

  • Doc
    • Doc’s Stim Pistol now heals operators that carry an MIA operator.
  • Finka
    • When Finka is activating Adrenaline Surge, teammates will become immune from getting down.
  • Jäger
    • In Veteran Mode, Teammates will become immune to Jaeger’s Turret explosion.
    • Sower Mines are now destroyable by Jaeger’s Turret.
  • Zofia
    • Zofia’s resistance has been reduced by 10% to Sower Mines.
    • Aim Assist has been improved on KS79 Lifeline.
    • Damage caused by FO-12 has been reduced from 35 to 25.
  • Ela
    • Ela’s resistance to Sower mines has been reduced by 10%
    • FO-12 damage infliction has been reduced from 35 to 25.
  • Capitão
    • Sower Mines will now take damage from Venom Bolts.
  • Nomad
    • During the MIA rescue objective, explosions caused by Nomad’s Airjab can now more efficiently destroy Open Fuel Pods and Fuel Cells.
  • Smoke
    • Sower Mines will now take damage from Toxic gas Canisters.
  • Tachanka
    • LMG Shield now absorbs projectiles much more efficiently.

This marks the end of our Rainbow Six Extraction Operator tier list. We hope that it will help you choose the best Operator to fight against aliens. Before you leave, make sure to check Rainbow Six Extraction’s best settings for maximum FPS. 

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