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Headshot is a limited-time gamemode introduced to Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege in the North Star expansion.

Playable in the Arcade playlist, the mode was available from July 15th, 2021 to July 19th, 2021. The gamemode returned during the Demon Veil expansion and was available from March 31st, 2022 to April 5th, 2022.[1]


The mode is a variant of Secure Area. The gamemode does not have a preparation phase as the Attackers already know the whereabouts of the objective. Players can only be eliminated by headshots and will not enter DBNO. Reinforcements are also unavailable in the mode.

Attackers are adorned in silver all over their bodies except their heads while Defenders are adorned in gold. Operators have fixed loadouts and unique gadgets are replaced with a second regular gadget. Atrackers are equipped with Stun Grenades and Breach Charges while Defenders have acces to Barbed Wire and Bulletproof Cameras.


26 Operators are available for use with modified loadouts:

Team Silver[]

Team Gold[]


Four maps are available in the game mode. Both instances of the mode offered different map pools.