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Rainbow Six Siege operator guide: Sledge

Sledge is one of the best operators in Rainbow Six Siege!

Have you ever seen the Six Invitational hammer, the most iconic trophy in the Rainbow Six Siege esports scene? Well, it belongs to Sledge, one of the "OG" operators in the game.

Sledge is a very useful operator in Rainbow Six Siege. If you are new to Rainbow Six Siege, we highly advise you to unlock him as soon as possible if you haven't already. For more information on the operator, keep reading!

Sledge's biography

Sledge's real name is Seamus Cowden and he was born in John O'Groats, Scotland. His father was a military man and his mum was a nurse. Seamus always stood out for his athleticism. According to Ubisoft's biography, "his drive and physique suit the division’s historical nickname of 'Iron Sides.'"

Seamus was also part of the Armoured Division, "where he studied engineering and specialized in upgrading the infantry combat vehicles."

Later on, Seamus was recruited by the SAS, where he "holds multiple records in speed and strength."

Sledge's loadout

Primary: M590A1 Shotgun / L65A2 Assault Rifle

Secondary: P226 MK 25 Handgun

Gadgets: 2 x Fragmentation Grenades / 3 x Stun Grenades

Sledge's loadout is one of the best in the game, which makes him one of the most picked operators in Rainbow Six Siege.

The L85A2 is a very manageable gun, perfect for those players that are starting out in Rainbow Six Siege. His loadout also includes two fragmentation grenades, which come in handy in the current meta.

Sledge's role in Rainbow Six Siege

Sledge is mainly a soft breacher. He's not an entry fragger, instead, he focuses on forcing roamers to move by creating new angles and destroying the ceilings above defenders. His grenades also make him a good asset to get rid of defending bulletproof gadgets or get kills. He can also use his special hammer for that same matter, though getting kills is far more difficult with it than clearing bulletproof utility.

His gadget, his fragmentation grenades, and, overall, his loadout, make him a very useful operator.

How to use Sledge's gadget in Rainbow Six Siege

Sledge's hammer can be used to destroy floors and soft walls. It's very useful when playing sites with breachable ceilings or on maps with great breaching potential. Sledge is very useful on maps like Coastline, Clubhouse, Consulate, or Kafe.

Another advantage of Sledge's hammer is its durability. On very few occasions the hammer will break. So, don't worry about that!

On top of that, Sledge's hammer can destroy bulletproof gadgets. With it, you can destroy Maestro cameras, shields, bulletproof cameras, and more!

Does Sledge have a counter?

Sledge's main counters are explosives. Sledge's main function is destroying the ceilings above defenders, which can happen if he is walking on a breakable surface. Throwing impact grenades or C4s at him when hammering the floor will certainly deliver him great damage.

Reinforcements are also obvious counters to Sledge, as his hammer can't penetrate through reinforced walls and hatches.

Best Sledge skins in Rainbow Six Siege

These are some of the best skins for Sledge in Rainbow Six Siege.


The Spartan-117 is one of the best Elite Bundles in Rainbow Six Siege. It's for Sledge and it's themed around Halo's main character, Master Chief. It's the most expensive Elite Bundle in the game, as it costs over 2,400 R6 Credits.

L Detachment

Sledge has its own Elite Bundle! The L Detachment can be purchased with 1,800 R6 Credits. Enjoy a 10% discount by acquiring the Premium Battle Pass!

Sledge Gromflomite Bundle

If you are a fan of Rick and Morty, this is your bundle! You can only acquire this set of cosmetics with R6 Credits, but it's worth the price!

MNM Gaming 2022

MNM Gaming are finally in Rainbow Six Siege! The marshmallows' first R6 Share skin is now available for just 700 R6 Credits. By purchasing the bundle, you will also be given a special operator card background.

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