Rainbow Six Siege: The Basics

Welcome to the basics of Siege, we have everything you need to know before beginning your Siege career. There are things a lot of people don’t know so we encourage experienced players to have a read too!


Now! Theres a lot to cover when it comes to the basics so what better way to start than with the controls. These controls listed are the default controls for Siege and can be changed on PC only to suit you.

PC Controls (Default)

  • Forward: W
  • Left: A
  • Backward: S
  • Right: D
  • Shoot: Left Mouse Button
  • ADS (Aim Down Sights): Right Mouse Button
  • Vault: Space
  • Rappel: Space (Hold)
  • Reload: R
  • Lean Left: Q
  • Lean Right: E
  • Sprint: Left Shift
  • Interact: F
  • Crouch: C
  • Melee: V
  • Unique Gadget: Middle Mouse Button
  • Prone: Left Control
  • Scoreboard: Tab
  • Primary Weapon: 1
  • Secondary Weapon: 2
  • Observation Tool: 5
  • Deploy Drone: 6
  • Ping: Z
  • Scan: X (Hold)
  • Switch Firing Mode: B
  • Secondary Gadget: G

Xbox Controls

  • Movement: Left Stick
  • Shoot: RT
  • ADS (Aim Down Sights): LT
  • Navigate: A
  • Rappel: A (Hold)
  • Reload: X
  • Lean Left: Left Stick (Click while ADS)
  • Lean Right: Right Stick (Click while ADS)
  • Sprint: Left Stick (Click)
  • Interact: X (Hold)
  • Crouch: B
  • Melee: Right Stick (Click)
  • Unique Gadget: RB
  • Prone: B (Hold)
  • Scoreboard: Back
  • Switch Weapon: Y
  • Observation Tool: Down D-Pad
  • Deploy Drone: Right D-Pad
  • Ping: Left D-Pad
  • Scan: Y (Hold)
  • Switch Firing Mode: Up D-Pad
  • Secondary Gadget: LB

PS4 Controls


Siege is very unique when it comes to mechanics of the game. The destruction mechanic is the most noticeable because after you shoot a wall a hole will remain there for the duration of  the match. Keep reading to learn how to use this to your advantage!