Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Walkthrough

5. Terrorist Hunt

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Terrorist Hunt is the cooperative mode of Rainbow Six Siege. Instead of actual players, you will now face AI enemies. You can play this mode alone or with up to 4 friends/matchmade players. There are 4 different scenarios:

1) Classic: This is the Terrorist Hunt that we have seen in previous Rainbow Six installments. The sole goal is to eliminate all enemies on the map.
2) Hostage Extraction: Locate and extract the hostage to a secure location
3) Protect Hostage: 4 waves of enemies will come at you and attempt to kill the hostage. Your task is to protect the hostage during these 4 waves.
4) Disarm Bombs) This is the game mode we have seen during the bonus mission 'Article 5'. You have to locate 2 bombs, place a defuser, and survive until the bombs are properly defused.

Terrorist Hunt provides the option to alter the difficulty of your AI opponents. The higher the difficulty, the higher the reward but it should be noted that the Realistic difficulty poses quite a challenge if you do not find yourself accompanied by a well-organized team.


Terrorist Hunt has some of the most time-consuming achievements of this game within its category. You need to successfully complete a defensive game mode 100 times. Out of the 4 possible scenarios I listed above, only one is defensive and that is 3) Protect Hostage. None of the other 3 game modes have corresponding achievements so it is best to exclusively stick to this particular game mode after we have picked up the achievements that are more easily earned on the other 3 game modes.

You can limit your search to this game mode by going to Options -> Matchmaking preferences -> Uncheck all game modes under the Terrorist Hunt tab with the exception 'Protect Hostage'.

Other time-consuming achievements are killing 200 enemies with bullet penetration (shooting them through soft surfaces such as barricades, doors etc.), achieving 150 headshots (might come naturally), and achieving a cumulative total of 2500 kills in Terrorist Hunt. Keep these 2 requirements in the back of your head while working towards the other Terrorist Hunt achievements. As a rule of thumb: the more kills you are credited with, the better, and if you have the possibility to shoot them through another object, then do so.

Getting 2500 kills and playing 100 matches of Protect the Hostage will inherently mean that you will pick up many of the other Terrorist Hunt achievements in the process, but there are 2 that deserve special attention. You need to clear a terrorist hunt mission in under 2 minutes and you need to complete one on the realistic difficulty. The 2 minute achievement is the only one that cannot possibly be earned on the 'Protect- Hostage' game type so let us tackle that one first.

The 2 most ideal game modes are 'Hostage- Extraction 'and 'Classic'. The key-element for this achievement is to play on normal-difficulty and to play aggressively. There is no time to crouch-walk, dive into cover or use your gadgets. This is about kicking in doors and kicking ass.

When you play 'Classic', you and your friends should preferably play on a smaller map such as Plane and coordinate who clears what section. Plane has 3 floors. A cargo hold and 2 passenger floors. Coordinate who clears what floor. Maps such as 'Training Ground', 'House', Hereford, Chalet are also suitable. You want to avoid maps such as Clubhouse, Bank, Kanal, Consulate.

If you play Hostage Extraction then you should ignore most of the enemies. Clear only what poses an immediate threat to you or gets in your way. Quickly check possible hostage locations by bashing holes in barricaded doors or windows. There might be enemies in empty rooms that you can just ignore. Once you or one of your teammates has found the hostage you should immediately pick him up and make a run for the extraction zone. If you wait, then additional enemies will spawn and attack you, but if you immediately run for the objective with the hostage (you can sprint while carrying the hostage), you can avoid such problems. Note that there are always 1 or 2 enemies waiting for you on the extraction zone. Hopefully, your teammates have rushed over to the extraction zone once they have seen the 'Hostage has been located' pop up, but even if they didn't, these 2 enemies should pose only a minor threat that you can possibly even overcome with your sidearm, without having to drop the hostage.

Here is a video made by achievement user Zm4rc0 as a visual aid:

If you and your team were successful, you should now unlock:

Hit and Run in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Complete a Terrorist Hunt mission in under 2 minutes.
  • Unlocked by 44,899 tracked gamers (37% - TA Ratio = 1.64) 121,133

The next achievement we wish to pursue is the one where we have to complete one Terrorist Hunt mission on the Realistic-difficulty. Realistic difficulty makes enemies unforgiving killing machines that will kill you very quickly so strategy and caution are very important here. You can pick any operator but I recommend against selecting any that carry a shield. Enemies will shoot right through them on realistic-difficulty. The recommend game modes for this achievement are:

If you and your team decide to go for classic, your best bet is to do this on House, Plane, or Hereford. Caution is key during this game mode because enemies may approach you from rooms and areas of the map that you believe to have cleared. Try to work your way from top to bottom and always stay together as a team. Always watch your six.

Best executed on the maps Plane: Executive Bedroom or Bank: Vault. If you find yourself in the position where you can coordinate with your teammates about what operators you will all take, then I recommend picking MUTE, BANDIT, ROOK, DOC and whatever 5th you guys prefer. MUTE should set up signal jammers next to the walls that you do not want to see destroyed, including the reinforced ones because enemies can and will breach through these if you don't. BANDIT can throw up 3 sets of barbed wire and electrocute them. BANDIT should throw all of these sets of barbed wire in the same door or path that you wish to block off. AI enemies cannot cross through 3 sets of electrocuted barbed wire so you can limit the amount of directions enemies can come from. ROOK will give everybody an additional 100% armor which is neat if you have to survive 4 waves, and DOC can ran revive people simply by shooting them with his stim pistol. Suicide bombers and riot shielders should be prioritized with extreme discrimination. Throwing C4 on the riot shielders is the best way to deal with them.

If you were successful in your endeavor, then you will now unlock:

Master in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Master106 (50)
Complete a Terrorist Hunt mission on REALISTIC difficulty.
  • Unlocked by 26,821 tracked gamers (22% - TA Ratio = 2.12) 121,133

We have come to the part where we have to grind for our remaining achievements. We have to successfully complete a 100 defensive Terrorist Hunt missions aka 'Protect - Hostage' while also attempting to do the following things:

-Get a cumulative total of 2500 kills in Terrorist Hunt
-Make 200 kills with bullet penetration
-Get 150 headshot kills
-Revive 10 downed teammates.

We are going to limit our matchmaking preferences to 'Protect - Hostage' and whatever maps you prefer. It is possible to complete this solo and rack up more kills for yourself, but I found that actually being successful in these matches a 100 times is much more easily achieved when you have partners to help you. Put the difficulty on 'normal' and start searching. Try to prioritize the things I have listed above. It is likely that you will get plenty of revives on the normal difficulty because there will always people that die on these matches. Especially if you are going to play a 100 games but if you struggle to get the revives then you may want to notch up the difficulty (people die more frequently on higher difficulties) until you have obtained the following achievement:

Brothers in Arms in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Revive injured teammates 10 times in Casual/Ranked Multiplayer or Terrorist Hunt.
  • Unlocked by 61,150 tracked gamers (50% - TA Ratio = 1.40) 121,133

Now we are in it for the long haul. You have to win the protect the hostage game type a 100 times, and you might as well use this time to rack up as many kills as you can for your 2500 kills achievement, as long as you do compromise the safety of the hostage. I liked to pick ROOK so I could ensure that I had plenty of health without having to rely on teammates. By all means, it is not necessary to camp in the room with the hostage. Walk around and seek enemies out if you want to.

After 20 completed Terrorist Hunt matches, you will earn:

Terro Hurt in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Terro Hurt85 (50)
Complete 20 Terrorist Hunt missions.
  • Unlocked by 41,720 tracked gamers (34% - TA Ratio = 1.70) 121,133

You should start collecting all operators and a chunk of their weapons. Remember that operators become increasingly more expensive with each operator you buy in a single team.

1ste operator: 500 credits
2nd operator 1000 credits
3th operator: 1500 credits
4th operator: 2000 credits

Once you have purchased all operators in a single team, you will unlock:

Playing Favorites in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Unlock all Operators in one of the original CTUs.
  • Unlocked by 75,154 tracked gamers (62% - TA Ratio = 1.26) 121,133

The next step is purchasing all operators in the game. This requires a total of 25,000 renown (5,000 renown for every CTU). You will easily acquire this amount when you are playing for the last remaining achievements, but if you do wish to grind, then you can follow these steps to earn over 5,000 renown in a little over 8 hours

  1. Go into preferences. Turn off all maps except for HOUSE and turn off all terrorist hunt modes except SAVE HOSTAGE.
    2. Load up terrorist hunt on Lone Wolf (press)
    3. Choose realistic
    4. start the game and go to sleep

(Credit goes to Kanchanaburi)

Either way, you will unlock the following achievement upon obtaining your final operator.

Full Roster in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Unlock all 20 Original Operators.
  • Unlocked by 67,825 tracked gamers (56% - TA Ratio = 1.33) 121,133

Now that we have acquired all operators, you should play one round with every single one of them. This can be done in multiplayer or in Terrorist Hunt. You will not have the option to use the Attackers during your '100 defensive games' achievement, so we will have to briefly venture off our path to an offensive variant of Terrorist Hunt or multiplayer until you have at least played one round with every single operator. That should unlock:

Jack of All Trades in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Win a match with all 20 Original Operators in Casual/Ranked Multiplayer or Terrorist Hunt.
  • Unlocked by 33,122 tracked gamers (27% - TA Ratio = 1.91) 121,133

Back to grinding Protect the Hostage...

We are going to briefly prioritize our headshot kills in order to get those out of the way. Headshot kills are easily earned through regular play but there is one way to make it even easier. If you find yourself defending a hostage on the first or second floor of a building such as the cigar room in Kafe Dostoyevsky, then enemies will zip line up and try to breach through the windows. You can actually see these enemies coming from a mile away because you can see their zip lines appear in front of the window. Just wait a few seconds for the poor enemy to climb up and once his face appears you should put a bullet in it. You will get brain surgeon achievement in no-time:

Brain Surgeon in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Get 150 Headshots in Terrorist Hunt missions.
  • Unlocked by 37,151 tracked gamers (31% - TA Ratio = 1.80) 121,133

There is a good chance that you will have reached your 100 defensive victories before you have accumulated 2500 kills or made your 200 bullet penetration kills. This is because your teammates have likely snooped away a good portion of the kills as well.

You will achieve:

Camper in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Camper49 (10)
Successfully complete any Defend game mode 100 times in Terrorist Hunt.
  • Unlocked by 4,969 tracked gamers (4% - TA Ratio = 4.93) 121,133

By the time you have earned the previous achievement, you should now be swimming in cash, and if you haven't done so already, you should start purchasing weapons and as many scopes, silencers, and other attachments that you can find for them to unlock the achievement where you have to obtain 50 weapon attachments:

Spender in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Spender66 (50)
Unlock 50 weapon attachments.
  • Unlocked by 68,882 tracked gamers (57% - TA Ratio = 1.32) 121,133

There is another achievement that is going to require us to spend some money. You need to apply a skin to 30 weapons. Now there are 2 ways to get this. First and foremost, you can simply buy the cheapest skin for every weapon. That will cost you 180 per skin and bring you up to a total of 5400 renown. Alternatively, you log in on your Uplay account and you purchase the 'Universal skin' for 40 Uplay points. This skin can be applied to every weapon in the game.

After applying it to all weapons (both primaries and secondaries) of around 8 operators, you will receive:

Fashion Week in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Apply weapon skins to 30 weapons.
  • Unlocked by 40,168 tracked gamers (33% - TA Ratio = 1.73) 121,133

We are going to speed up the process for our final 2 Terrorist Hunt achievements. We are going to play solo from now on and focus on getting our kills. It is no longer important that we are successful at protecting the hostage or that we complete the scenario. Kills are all that matters.

  1. Go into preferences. Turn off all maps except for HOUSE and turn off all terrorist hunt modes except SAVE HOSTAGE.
    2. Load up terrorist hunt on Lone Wolf (press )
    3. Choose normal
    4. Select Master Bedroom

You will see a flipped over couch right next to the hostage. This couch is a soft surface that we can shoot through but will NEVER get destroyed. You are going to position yourself behind this couch and shoot at the enemies that will come through the 2 entrances that are on the other side of the couch (the main door and the closet).

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Credit for the screenshot goes to DudleyTheWINO

There is a chance that enemies will come through the bathroom or attempt to breach through the door on the side. Be aware of that and take them out if they attempt to do that. When you or the hostage eventually dies just repeat this process. Here is a visual aid:

This will eventually unlock:

That bullet pen... in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Kill 200 terrorists with bullet penetration in Terrorist Hunt.
  • Unlocked by 8,429 tracked gamers (7% - TA Ratio = 3.79) 121,133

All there is left for us to do is grind the last kills we need to reach a cumulative total of 2500 kills. By now, you must have made great progress on this already by fighting your way through a 100 games of protect the hostage. The fastest way to do this is to play Classic Terrorist Hunt or Lone wolf on either Plane or House. Statistically, Plane is faster but it's also slightly less safe and House will feel less hectic. However it's entirely up to you. You can always just do this by playing some more 'Protect - Hostage' if you feel up for it.

Running Classic on Plane averages between 250-290 kills per hour. That is between 7-12 runs per including load times per hour and brings you at an average time of 4:00-4:30 minutes per game on average. If you were to start at 0 kills using this strategy you would need 7-10 hours to obtain this achievement.

That will unlock:

Terro Hunter in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Kill 2500 terrorists in Terrorist Hunt.
  • Unlocked by 10,402 tracked gamers (9% - TA Ratio = 3.41) 121,133

If you have obtained every single achievement that was discussed during this walkthrough, you now should be clearance level 50 or higher. Even if you played the 100 defensive games without achieving a single kill, then you would still have been close to reaching that rank, but in the extreme chance that you have done everything there is to do in this game and still haven't reached clearance level 50, then you should play Terrorist Hunt - Protect Hostage or 'Classic' until you do.

You should then unlock:

To the Top in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
To the Top138 (75)
Reach clearance level 50.
  • Unlocked by 35,770 tracked gamers (30% - TA Ratio = 1.84) 121,133


Thank you for reading my walkthrough of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. If you have been following this walkthrough from the very start, you will now have obtained 48 achievements worth 1000 Gamerscore. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this walkthrough, please ask them in this thread, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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