All Operators with an assault rifle in Rainbow Six Siege

Know your rifle experts.

Assault rifles are a staple of most modern shooters. This even extends to Rainbow Six Siege, but there’s a tactical element to using them in this game. Sometimes you’ll need an assault rifle to help you complete a challenge, or you may want to give yourself an edge in battle with a higher rate of fire and faster aiming. This guide lists all the Operators with an assault rifle in Rainbow Six Siege, in no particular order, so you know which ones to pick in a pinch.

All Attackers with an assault rifle

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  • Sledge
  • Thatcher
  • Ash
  • Thermite
  • Twitch
  • Fuze
  • IQ
  • Buck
  • Blackbeard
  • Capitao
  • Hibana
  • Jackal
  • Zofia
  • Lion
  • Finka
  • Maverick
  • Nomad
  • Gridlock
  • Iana
  • Ace
  • Zero
  • Flores
  • Osa
  • Sens

Related: How to use Operator Guides in Rainbow Six Siege

All Defenders with an assault rifle

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  • Jager
  • Mozzie
  • Wamai
  • Thunderbird

How to equip an assault rifle

You can equip an assault rifle to an Operator from the Operator menu on the main screen. This is the best way to equip an assault rifle. While you can equip one in the middle of a round, this is time-consuming and may not always be possible before the pick phase ends after you’ve picked your Operator. To ensure that you’ve always got an assault rifle on these Operators when you need it, equip it before heading into a match.

Is the assault rifle the best weapon in the game?

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It’s almost impossible to say what the best weapon in Rainbow Six Siege is. However, there is a way to check the damage on every weapon you use. If you want to take a look at the stats on a weapon while firing it at a target, head into the Shooting Range, pick one of the Operators in the lists above, and study the data you get from a few rounds. This will show you how much damage you’re dealing and how many shots actually hit your target. Tweak your shots enough based on the data, and you could make the assault rifle the best weapon in the game for your play style.