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Rainbow Six Siege Mute: Y4S1 update, what he can do and how to use him

Silence is golden

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, which now include the likes of Dokkaebi's pesky phone calls. 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 hub for tips on move around the battlefield effectively.

Mute's Stats

Armour: 2
Speed: 2

Mute's Weapon Loadouts

With more recent updates, Mute's loadout recommendations have seen a dramatic shift. While Mute's MP5K submachine gun is flexible, the combination of using the M590A1 pump-action shotgun to blow up walls and the SMG-11 to shoot enemies down is just too good to pass up. He also has two secondary weapons. The P226 MK 25 isn’t a particularly bad gun to be lumped with, but the SMG-11 is the much better pick for the aforementioned combo.

Mute's Gadgets

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 Skill

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, has a great potential weapon combination with the shotgun/SMG loadout picks, 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.

With the recent update in Year 4 Season 1, Mute has suddenly become a great counter to the newly downgraded Dokkaebi. Not only do his jammers prevent her phone call in the process, but they also hang up a call in progress, giving the defending team a bit more of a chance against her.

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 operators 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.

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Dave was a guides writer for Rock Paper Shotgun from 2018-2020. He previously worked as a freelancer for TheSixthAxis, Tech Advisor and Kotaku, producing hundreds of guides to help people get better at their favourite games. He now writes guides for PCGamesN.