As a new month begins, naturally another tier list rolls around. Examining changes to the meta and the operator pool, a semi-shuffled Rainbow Six Siege tier list is here for the month of October.
Ace, Aruni, Bandit, Hibana, IQ, Jäger, Kaid, Mira, Osa, Smoke, Thatcher, Twitch, Wamai, Zofia
Osa remains an incredibly powerful and influential attacker cementing her spot in S-Tier for the month of October. Her Talon-8 Shield gives attackers potential to fortify their positions whether covering the flank or protecting the defuser. The rest of Osa's kit is designed towards this lockdown style as she has two primary weapon choices: the hard-hitting 55XI AR or fast-firing PDW9 SMG, which allow her to team through opponents quickly. She also comes equipped with either smoke grenades or a claymore in her equipment slot, allowing her to set up a strong execute or post-plant hold.
Wamai's additional Mag-NETs will enable him to serve a much more comparable protective role to Jäger by being able to lay down four at one time instead of six. While their range has decreased, smart setup will render this nerf functionally ineffective. With the ability to place six down at one time, Wamai can neutralize the use smokes, stuns, or frags for picks or executes. Paired with his strong kit and good weapons, Wamai has moved from A-Tier to S-Tier for the Spooky Season.
Doc, Flores, Goyo, Lesion, Maverick, Melusi, Mozzie, Mute, Nomad, Sledge, Thermite Thunderbird, Valkyrie, Zero
While Mozzie's P10 Roni saw a reduction in ammunition and an increase in both vertical and first shot recoil, it still provides a strong option. Moreover, his ability to not only deny intelligence but provide additional intelligence to the defenders team serves as a huge boost to his teammates. Mozzie still remains a good choice for many team compositions as intelligence is often the name of the game in Rainbow Six. By denying that to attackers and providing it to the defenders, Mozzie increases his team's chance of winning any given round.
While Melusi's tier remains unchanged she has faller from the upper echelon of A-Tier down toward the lower part A-Tier. An upcoming patch will take away nitro cell, a big hit to her fragging potential and aggressive playstyle. This change is targeted to make Melusi slightly more passive and her role focus on intelligence gathering and slowing down the attack, which she still serves well. Overall, her kit remains strong and she can be used aggressively, but won't be able to use preplaced nitro spots in conjuction with her Banshees for easy kills.
Amaru, Ash, Buck, Echo, Ela, Finka, Iana, Jackal, Lion, Maestro, Kapkan, Pulse, Rook, Vigil, Ying
While Kapkan did gain the ability to place multiple Entry Denial Devices on the same doorway or window frame, this change won't affect large swaths of the playerbase. The more experienced or competitive player routines won't change, as they will still check every entryway before proceeding through. Furthermore, his kit remains strong and flexible with a shotgun or assault rifle option and the choice between an impact grenade or nitro cell. Overall, Kapkan boasts a strong kit although the change to his EDDs won't carry great weight for most players.
Capitão, Castle, Caviera, Clash, Gridlock, Dokkaebi, Frost, Jackal, Montagne, Kali, Oryx, Tachanka, Warden
Warden is the only addition to the list. Overall, these operators don't frequently mesh well into meta team compositions. Whether their gadgets or guns are lackluster, most of these operators serve roles that can typically be done better by other operators ranked higher on this list.
Alibi, Blackbeard, Blitz, Fuze, Glaz, Nøkk
D-Tier remains nearly the same as it did in September as none of the operators here received any major changes. These operators still remain at the bottom of the barrel for team compositions unless running a niche strategy centered around one of them.