While some operatives in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege have one job they do really well, Capitão has a little more going on for him. His crossbow can be used in multiple ways, either to directly damage his opponents or confuse them enough for allies to take them down. This guide will go over how to effectively use his crossbow, as well as the weapons and gadgets he’s armed with.
Capitão operator guide
Capitão’s crossbow may seem a little daunting at first, but he can combine his abilities to make life very difficult for any defensive operator in his path. He is somewhat simple to use once you have the gist of his abilities, and you can get some more general tips and tricks at our Rainbow Six: Siege guide hub to help even further master your skill with this operator.
Capitão‘s Weapon Loadouts
Capitão’s got the PARA-308 assault rifle and the M249 light machine gun, with the only major differences in stats being that the light machine gun has lower recoil stability in exchange for a much higher ammunition capacity. His handgun is the PRB92, which again has okay damage and capacity and relatively good recoil management. The only thing about the light machine gun is that the reload speed is quite long.
On the gadgets side, Capitão can equip the stun grenade and the claymore. Either can be a decent combination with his versatile ability, so it depends on if you want to be sneaky or if you want to just disorientate and cripple the enemy.
The TAC Mk0 tactical crossbow has two shots of both asphyxiating bolts and microscopic smoke grenades. These can be combined with Capitão’s gadget selection to devastating effect, particularly using stun grenades and the asphyxiating bolts to confuse them, or hiding claymores in smoke.
Should I pick Capitão?
Enemies may get savvy to the tricks that Capitão can pull off, but until then he can be rather fun to use. His guns do have a couple of drawbacks, but the practical capabilities of the crossbow are more than attractive in many cases.
While Capitão does have a lot of utility, there are times where other operatives that have a more direct approach are more suitable for the map you’re playing on. Therefore you can look at our main Rainbow Six: Siege operators guide which has links to each individual operator, as well as an overview on the more universally useful ones and which ones beginners should consider learning.