R6 - Rainbow Six Siege: Who Are the Bad Guys?

When you play Rainbow Six Siege, there may be one thing that leaves you guessing every time you play: Who are supposed to be the bad guys? At first glance, you may think that the Attackers are good, and the Defenders are bad. However, that may not be the case. While the game’s creators have never come out to confirm any rumors, there may be some hints in the game to clarify things for us.

Some Clues

When playing the game, you notice on the character page that the Attackers are located on the top of the page while the Defenders are underneath them. For some players, they feel that the placement dictates who is part of the good side and who is not. Could it be just as simple as that? Maybe. Is this a true sign as to who is a terrorist and who isn’t? It is all too confusing.

Yet, when you play the game, the Attackers don’t fight so innocent. They take hostages, utilize bombs, and so much more. If they were playing for what is good, should they be fighting this way. Is an eye for an eye really what the virtuous do? The lines appear to be blurred when trying to figure out who is really fighting for truth and peace. There is nothing concrete to give confirmation.

The Defenders

For those who believe that the Defenders are the bad guys, they feel they have the evidence to back it up. Before the match begins, they are given a few moments to prepare for attack. They can protect a bomb by using materials they may find. This includes using barbed wire and broken doors for reinforcement. If they are wanting to guard something like that, then they have to be terrorists, right?

While this makes some sense, there are some gamers who believe that whatever squad you are on is meant to be the “good guy” team. That means it doesn’t matter if you are an Attacker or Defender, you are fighting for good according to your side.

For Rainbow Six Siege, playing the bad guy is in the eye of the beholder. It seems like the creators of the game wanted to leave this detail somewhat open ended for the gamer to figure out. For some, these murky waters add more excitement to the game. Thankfully, it doesn’t take away from the heart of Rainbow Six Siege.