Kapkan is a popular Rainbow Six Siege defender who first arrived on the scene back at the game's launch in December 2016.
Kapkan is one of the first operators that you'll unlock, so there's a good chance that you've already taken him into battle. Kapkan is known for having a strong and easy loadout to manage while also boasting a deadly trap.
Overall, he is a fun operator to play as, so our Rainbow Six Siege Kapkan guide will give you some expert tips on how best to use him.
Read more: Rainbow Six Siege Operator Guide: Jackal
What is Kapkan's biography?
What is the best Kapkan loadout?
Primary: 9x19VSN Submachine Gun / SASG-12 Shotgun
Secondary: PMM Handgun / GSH-18
Gadget: x2 Impact Grenades / x1 C4
Kapkan's loadout is geared perfectly towards defence. If you're new to Rainbow Six Siege, we'd recommend that you aim to unlock him as quickly as possible.
Why is Kapkan's loadout strong? Well, his 9x19VSN boasts a great fire rate and very manageable recoil. Unfortunately, Kapkan has recently lost his 1.5x scope. To use the 9x19VSN with a 1.5x or a 2.0x scope you must play with Tachanka.
Another operator with the 9x19VSN is Azami, and she also brings a very powerful loadout to any Rainbow Six Siege defence.
Kapkan has access to two impact grenades, as well as C4. This, combined with his gadget, the Entry Denial Device, makes him an explosive operator.
What is Kapkan's playstyle?
Kapkan is often defined as a flex or a roamer.
Kapkan is a two-speed, two-health operator, which allows him to run around the map freely. His aggressive loadout also makes him a viable option as a roamer.
His weapon options make Kapkan a good option for mid and long-distance gunfights. Moreover, his explosive gadgets make it easy for Kapkan to run away when the attackers put him between a rock and a hard place.
What is Kapkan's gadget?
Kapkan's gadget is the Entry Denial Device. He brings five of these into battle with him, and he can place them on any door frame.
The Entry Denial Device delivers between 40 and 60 hp of damage. Meanwhile, combining two of them into the same door will automatically kill or injure the attacker.
To use Kapkan to the fullest, you must first have some knowledge of the map you are playing. Where are the attackers going to come from? What are the most important rooms in the building? Once you know all of that, you can start placing them.
We advise you to distribute them on three to four different doors in the building, with one having two traps. While that will be a deadly trap for any attacker walking in, the other doors will help you identify where the attackers are coming from - and with a bit of luck, you could also deliver some damage.
Remember, Kapkan's traps are not only meant to kill but also to spot attackers. To destroy them, attackers must shoot at the traps, which reveals their position. Think of the possibilities before placing them!
How do I counter Kapkan?
You can easily destroy Kapkan's Entry Denial Devices by shooting at them. However, some operators can deal with the traps using their gadgets, which is a bit more graceful.
Kapkan's main counter is Twitch. Twitch's special drones can destroy Kapkan's traps easily with their tasers.
Thatcher is another counter, as his EMPs can disable the Russian's traps.
You can use Zero's special camera to destroy non-bulletproof gadgets, which includes Kapkan's traps.
Kali's gadget can also destroy Kapkan's traps.
Brava's Kludge Drone will hack Kapkan's traps, which then may be used against the defenders. This trick is very useful!
What are the best Kapkan skins?
Here are some of the best skins for Kapkan in Rainbow Six Siege.
Kapkan's Elite Bundle Vympel
Kapkan's Elite Bundle is the Vympel. You can purchase it with 1,800 R6 Credits.
Parabellum Esports 2022
You can represent Parabellum Esports while playing Kapkan. You can get this skin for the 9x19VSN by spending 700 R6 Credits.
Kapkan Hypothermic Bundle
Kapkan's Hypothermic Bundle is the only one in the game's store that you can purchase with Renown. You can also purchase it with R6 Credits.
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