Rainbow Six Siege Frost Operator Guide: Loadout, Gadget, Tips, and more

Sadnan Nafis
By Sadnan Nafis
10 Min Read
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Rainbow Six Siege, a tactical first-person shooter developed by Ubisoft, has experienced tremendous growth throughout the years that it has existed. The FPS game has amassed an audience of over 85 million in 2022 and is continuing to gain new players with each season.

Frost: the 2-Speed, 2-health defender was introduced in Year 1 Season 1 Operation Black Ice – the first DLC of the game. This JTF2 defender is one of the best trap operators in the game and a very good operator for beginners because of her loadout and utility. So, when picking this operator, here are some things you should know.

Frost Operator Guide


Real Name: Tina Lin Tsang

Date of Birth: May 4th (Age 32)

Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia

“There are two things the human body needs most in a survival situation: Water, and hope.”

Tsang was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, and enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) on her eighteenth birthday. At the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), she graduated top of her class. Upon completion of her bachelor’s degree and officer training, Tsang was stationed on Canada’s west coast at CFB Esquimalt with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria (JRCC Victoria). From there she served on the primary Search & Rescue response team covering BC and the Yukon Territory.

Tsang has been praised for exceptional situational awareness and is valued for her mission planning and threat reaction. Her SAR training in mountain-climbing, parachuting and diving extends into her recreational time. Drawing on her background in Mechanical Engineering, Tsang helped design and modify the Sterling Mk2 LHT, or “Welcome Mat,” whose portable design allows for discreet deployment in a variety of areas and environments.

Beyond that, it was a challenge finding a subject outside of operations that excites her. Music? Depends on her mood. Books? Not really. Finally, I asked about her hunting trips. Growing up in British Columbia, Tsang developed a respect for Canada’s indigenous cultures and urged me to visit Haida Gwaii territory should I visit West Coast Canada. When I asked about the vague note in her medical records regarding a hunting accident, she was reluctant to talk. Her bush plane made an emergency landing in a range called the Nahanni. Bad weather rolled in and then, a week later, help arrived. Her reluctance to offer details and frequent use of “should have” indicate she feels some shame. Rather than push the issue, I introduced her to Specialist Sanaa “Nomad” El Maktoub. Their similar experiences made them instant friends. Both women share a deep connection to the outdoors. It’s not simply being outside — it’s the wild that appeals. […]

Tsang’s precision-oriented personality is a huge asset, but I’d like her to consider deeper introspection. Her ability to self-actualize will be critical if we continue to have her working alongside other strong personalities such as Specialist Taina “Caveira” Pereira.

— Dr. Harishva “Harry” Pandey, Director of Rainbow

Best Weapon Loadout

frost r6s loadout
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  • Primary Weapon: 9MM C1 (SMG), SUPER 90 (Shotgun)
  • Secondary Weapon: MK1 9MM (Machine Pistol), ITA12S (Handgun)
  • Secondary Gadgets: Bulletproof Camera / Deployable Shield
  • Unique ability: WELCOME MAT

Frost can pick either the 9MM C1 SMG or the SUPER 90 Shotgun as his primary weapon. The MP5K has a relatively slow fire rate, but good damage stats. The weapon has almost no recoil, so controlling this gun, even at longer-range fights, should be a walk in the park. The gun has the 1.5x sight attachment option, and by pairing it with the low recoil, you land some crucial headshots with this SMG. For attachments, the extended barrel and angled grip are our recommended choice.

On the other hand, the SUPER 90 shotgun can pack a punch at short ranges. However, picking the shotgun will significantly reduce your opportunities of taking certain gunfights. This shotgun will only be viable for close-range gunfights, so if you can anchor in-site and hold tight corners, you might consider bringing it.

As his secondary, the ITA12S shotgun is our recommended choice, as you can use it to create the necessary rotations. Since Frost already has a secondary shotgun, it makes more sense to use the 9MM C1 SMG instead of the SUPER 90.

Secondary Gadget

Mute can pick a bulletproof camera or a deployable shield as his secondary gadget. The bulletproof camera can provide valuable visual intel to your team, while the shield can provide cover in crucial spots. BP cameras can also be used for shooting an EMP charge, which can be another obstacle for the Attackers. So here, the choice is up to you and your team composition, but we will suggest you lean toward the shield.

Unique Ability

Frost welcome mat
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Frost’s primary gadget is called the Welcome Mat,” commonly known as ‘Frost Mat.’ This gadget is a mechanical trap device for bears or other animals that can be deployed on flat surfaces. If an Attacker steps on the Welcome Mat, they will be instantly put in a DBNO state. And the only way to get up is to get revived by a teammate before you bleed to death. After being revived, the Attacker will have only 20 HP left.

Frost has 3 of these traps in her loadout that she can deploy around the map; all are available at the start of the preparation phase. When Attackers fall into the trap, it will make a distinct loud sound, so you can go on finish the kill afterward. On top of that, she receives point notifications for injuring an enemy, another cue for Frost players.

Frost is a flexible operator, which means she can play the role of an anchor by staying near the site, or she can even roam around the map after placing her traps. During the preparation phase, as a Frost player, you need to quickly place all the traps and then make the necessary rotations and line of sight on the map.

Tips and Tricks:

(i) The Frost mats are quite big, so placing them in tough hiding spots is difficult. Your first priority should be to put them underneath the windows.

(ii) Frost has been in the game for so long now that checking under windows when vaulting as an Attacker has become a habit. So, it would be best if you also looked into placing the traps near stairs or other unexpected spots to perplex the enemy.

(iii) Using barbed wires to hide the Frost mats is also an effective strategy.

(iv) Deploy a Mute jammer to deny Attackers from knowing if traps are nearby.

(v) Thorn also goes well with Frost, as the downed enemy can be finished off automatically using Thorn’s explosive trap.

How to counter Frost?

Frost’s Welcome Mat can be easily destroyed by shooting it. Originally, the mat had 100 HP, but now it has been reduced, so two or more bullets are needed to get rid of it. Additionally, any explosives such as Flores drone or Frag Grenade will do the trick.

You can often destroy the mats by rappelling upside down a window and checking if there are any Frost traps underneath it.

Should you pick Frost?

Frost is a versatile operator with a good loadout and an easy-to-use primary gadget. The Welcome Mat is effective in slowing down the Attackers and even winning rounds during a 1v1. So, we highly recommend picking Frost, especially for Beginners.

Sadnan Nafis is a Senior Esports Writer at GameRiv. Sadnan has a love-hate relationship with Rainbow Six Siege. He loves to keep himself updated with new tech videos and is always ready to help others.