Mute is perhaps one of the more annoying operators to deal with in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. His jammers can render drones useless if they get too close, as well as jam the signal to other devices. This guide will take you through exactly what his skill can tamper with, as well as the weapons and gadgets he has on his person.
Mute operator guide
Unlike his fellow operator Smoke, Mute is a little less direct when it comes to how he is useful for beginners and more advanced skilled players to take on. For those coming back to the game, they can check out our Rainbow Six Siege guide for tips on move around the battlefield effectively.
Mute’s Weapon Loadouts
Mute has the MP5K submachine gun and the M590A1 pump-action shotgun. Since the shotgun is only really good up close, the MP5K offers more flexibility and therefore is highly recommended. He only has one secondary weapon, which is the P226 MK 25, which isn’t a particularly bad gun to be lumped with.
Gadgets for Mute include the Nitro Cell and the bulletproof camera. While the bulletproof camera is pretty solid a choice, nothing beats a pack of C4 for those moments when you need to just blow a hole in a wall.
Mute’s special gadget is the GC90 “Moni” Signal Disruptor and he has four of them. This is used to jam any weapons that rely on an electrical signal to activate or detonate. It can also disrupt drones that pass through its area of effect. The best place to put these devices is somewhere not too far away from the objective to catch enemy gadgets, while not close enough to give away the position of an undetected objective.
Should I pick Mute?
He is somewhat outclassed by Bandit as a disrupter of technology, but being able to disrupt any potential technological threat is handy in certain situations. His C4 capability is a nice option to have, but again Bandit also has access to this. That said, he takes a lot less setup time and isn’t as reliant on metallic surfaces to get his disruption to work. He’s also a fantastic counter to Lion’s aerial drone detection unit when it’s activated.
If you would like to know more about Bandit’s skill, as well as those that are badly affected by Mute’s jammer, head on over to our main Rainbow Six Siege operator guide has links to each individual operator, as well as an overview on the more universally useful ones and which ones beginners should consider learning.