Rainbow Six Siege Fenrir Operator: Gadget, weapons, synergies & counters for Y8S2

Rainbow Six Siege Fenrir Operator: Gadget, weapons, synergies & counters for Y8S2
Images courtesy of Ubisoft

Written by 

Lloyd Coombes

Published 

14th May 2023 20:00

Rainbow Six Siege just keeps growing its roster of Operators, and Operation Dread Factor arrives in the coming days.

The character is certainly a mean-looking one, but without our Rainbow Six Siege Fenrir guide, you may struggle to get to grips with him and his Batman villain-esque gadget.

Here's everything you need to know about the Fenrir in the game's latest update, Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Dread Factor, including synergies, counters, weapons and more.

Rainbow Six Siege: Who is Fenrir?

Fenrir is a Swedish Defender who is a biochemist and soldier that's joining the in-game Redhammer faction. He's easy to spot thanks to his distinctive mask.

He's well-balanced, too, and is a two-speed, two-health Operator.

Rainbow Six Siege Fenrir Weapons & Gadgets

Fenrir's primary gadget is the F-NATT Diffuser, a sticky item that can attach to walls or ceilings and can only be destroyed by explosives.

The gadget, dubbed the Dread Mine, emits a "Fear Effect" gas that limits an enemy's field of view. It has to be triggered manually, though, so don't expect it to keep pushing out the gas.

Fenrir's loadout in Rainbow Six Siege is as follows:

  • Primary weapon: MP7 or SASG-12
  • Secondary weapon: Bailiff Pistol
  • Generic gadgets: Barbed Wire/Bulletproof Camera

Ubisoft says they wanted Fenrir to have the chance to burst through walls regardless of loadout, hence the destructive capabilities of the Bailiff.

Rainbow Six Siege Fenrir Synergies

Fenrir works well alongside Melusi, Thorn, and Clash, shaving seconds off of the round timer by pushing enemies back or forcing rotations with the Dread Mine.

Valkyrie is another ideal companion as she can help point out where Attackers are for using the Dread Mine, while we'd also recommend Caveira's ability to sneak up on those caught in the Fear Effect gas.

Rainbow Six Siege Fenrir Counters

IQ and Thatcher are obvious Fenrir counters as they can simply disable the mines, while Montagne's ability to provide cover means he can shield enemies from the toxin.

Twitch and Zero can both zap the mine with their respective gadgets, and Finka can keep health topped up while an ally is caught in it, too.

Rainbow Six Siege Fenrir Tips

In our time with Fenrir in a pre-release play session, we enjoyed getting the drop on enemies by placing the F-NATT on ceilings or above doorways to catch out even the most methodical Attackers.

Pairing with the shotgun meant we were able to blast an enemy down as we came through a wall once the mine was triggered.

While attacking, we found it best to try and bait Fenrir one way, distracting him from using the F-NATT to hold a choke point or popping a small hole in a wall to zap it with Zero's camera laser.

That's all we know about Fenrir in Operation Dread Factor of Rainbow Six Siege. For more, check out our Year 8 roadmap guide and our developer interview about the next ten years of Siege.

Lloyd is GGRecon's Editor-in-Chief, having previously worked at Dexerto and Gfinity, and occasionally appears in The Daily Star newspaper. A big fan of loot-based games including Destiny 2 and Diablo 4, when he's not working you'll find him at the gym or trying to play Magic The Gathering.

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