Rainbow Six Extraction: Best Weapon Attachments

From stealth to going loud, here are the best weapon attachments to use in Rainbow Six Extraction.

There’s more to your guns in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction than punching holes in bad guys with your bullets. Each has a different assortment of optional weapon attachments, all of which serve a different but important purpose. These can affect damage, accuracy, and even whether or not enemies know you are around.

We’ve gone through all of the guns and played with all the accessories to tell you which are the best weapon attachments in Rainbow Six Extraction.  

The Best Weapon Attachments in Rainbow Six Extraction

Attachment: Suppressors

The last thing you want is to be sneaking in a bomb or smuggling away an MIA Operative and have an entire horde of Archæans come bearing down on you. That’s where suppressors make all the difference.

These all but silence the gunfire of your weapons, allowing you to pick away at enemies completely undetected. Though that comes at the expense of reduced damage, suppressors are still one of the best weapon attachments in the game, especially for slow, methodical stealth play. A well-placed shot to weak points will instantly kill most Archæans.  

Attachment: Extended Barrel

Many weapons suffer a loss of damage and accuracy over a long range. That’s a problem when you are trying to eliminate enemies at a distance, making the long barrel one of the best weapon attachments in R6E.

The long barrel is exactly what it sounds like: an attachment that extends the length of the gun's barrel. This boosts the effective range of your weapon, allowing you to be fully lethal at range, staying out of the clutches of pesky chimera.

Attachment: ACOG Sight

Any time a gun gives you the option, consider putting on one of the higher zoom ACOG sights. The slow, deliberate action of R6E lends itself to careful shooting, especially with the clearly identifiable weak points on the Archæans. That puts the ACOG on this list of best weapon attachments.

Often you can eliminate enemies through distant walls or drop them at a distance with a single, well-placed shot.  

Attachment: Vertical Grip

There are two primary types of gun stabilizers in Rainbow Six Extraction. Angles Grips reduce the recoil of individual shots. That’s nice and all, but if you are firing individual shots, then you probably have time to line up your aim again.

The Vertical Grip attachment upgrade doesn’t reduce recoil, but it does force it into a very tight pattern. It is much easier to unload a full magazine from your machine gun into a tough chimera if all you need is to put consistent pressure on your thumbstick or mouse to hold your aim.

For that reason, the Vertical Grip is the clear choice as the superior weapon stabilizer and one of the best weapon attachments in the game.  

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Guns perfectly outfitted with the best weapon attachments make your objectives in Rainbow Six Extraction easier to attain. You'll live to fight another day. For more tips and tricks, click the links above or check out our other Rainbow Six Extraction guides here on GameSkinny.


Justin is a married father of two, has too many pets, and is a life-long gamer. When he's not in the virtual world he specializes in live event production, designing events for corporate clients such as Microsoft and Nintendo.

Published Jan. 26th 2022

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