The most used keyboards by Rainbow Six Siege players
The most popular keyboards are calculated based on 99 professional players.
Most people seem to think that a quality keyboard isn’t exactly necessary for gaming, but we see that well over 95% of our analyzed professionals are using a mechanical keyboard.
These mechanical boards offer a wide number of advantages over a regular membrane keyboard (click here to see our overall keyboard guide where we go deeper on this) but one of the biggest advantages of going for a mech board if you’re asking us is the fact that you can get one that completely suits your individual needs and preferences. With so many options out there, it’s kind of hard to make sense of it all if you’re completely new to this kind of thing, and that’s where we come in to help.
We’ve been taking a look at what the Rainbow Six Siege professionals are using and we’ve distilled all of that data in this article. We’ll show you the most used boards in the professional scene and give you a brief rundown of their features and what makes them special.
The Pro Usage Top 5 gets updated continuously and instantly so that you can always get an accurate overview of what the pros are using at any given time. In the body of the article itself, we go over the five most popular pro products in no particular order and, when relevant, we also give you some extra options in the form of products that fall just outside of the top 5 or are otherwise relevant.
What makes a keyboard good for Rainbow Six Siege?
Rainbow Six Siege isn’t a game that has a ton of extra abilities and items that you need to keep track of, so a basic and reliable mechanical keyboard seems to be the name of the game here. Siege professionals are also following the trend that’s been going on in the wider professional gaming scene in the sense that they are moving towards smaller form factors. This makes sense: seeing as you don’t need a numpad to play Siege, you’re better off utilizing the space that said numpad would’ve taken up on your desk for more important things such as your mouse.
We often get asked what switches are best for competitive gaming, and the answer is: it depends. We absolute wouldn’t recommend going for a very heavy and tactile switch unless you’re absolutely sure that that’s what you want, but other than that you can use pretty much anything. As a general recommendation, we would say that it’s a good idea to look towards linear switches if you’re new to gaming keyboards, as those will make for a consistent and responsive gaming experience.
As a final note, we’ll say that you don’t have to go for a gaming keyboard. It’s definitely possible to build your own keyboard for that full customized experience, but do make sure that you’re using a board that has a fast enough connection. A Bluetooth keyboard, for example, simply isn’t fast and responsive enough for competitive gaming and will hamper your performance.
Logitech G Pro X Keyboard
The Logitech G Pro line of products has always been well liked by professional players, and the first iteration of the Pro keyboard was a mainstay in this list basically since its inception. The Pro X is the successor to that keyboard and it comes with one major upgrade: it has hotswappable switches.
This means that, if you’re tired of the way your keyboard feels you can just buy a new switch pack and swap out your current switches instead of having to buy an entirely new board. The G Pro X has new switches too: gone are the Romer-G switches and in are Logitech’s very own GX switches.
Aside from the switch aspect, this X edition builds on what made the first version so loved: it’s a no-nonsense TKL keyboard with a detachable cable, a decently sturdy design, and no extra bells and whistles that drive up the price and serve no extra purpose for competitive gamers.
Logitech G Pro X KeyboardUsed by 16 Rainbow Six Siege players ()
❝What you’re getting is a solidly built gaming keyboard without any unnecessary frills that’ll last you a pretty long time and delivers everything you’d want out of a competitive gaming keyboard. Nothing more, but certainly nothing less either.❞
- Hot-swappable PCB means changing switches is very easy
- Sturdy build quality
- Keycaps don’t feel very premium
- Non-standard bottom row means that switching out keycaps can be a hassle
Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Corsair is a well-known manufacturer or gaming keyboards, and the K65 Rapidfire is their TKL board for people who want speed above all else. Most TKL boards offer little extra functionality and are rather stripped down when it comes to features, but this K65 Rapidfire comes with media keys and an attached wrist rest for people who want a mixture of that full-featured, battlestation-style board along with the space savings of a TKL keyboard.
This K65 Rapidfire is great for dedicated gamers who want a very fast responding switch, but if you’re someone who wants a little more reassurance when gaming and/or you are going to be using this board for productivity a lot you might be better off going for a slightly less sensitive switch, since the Rapidfire can only be bought with Cherry MX Speed switches.
- Sturdy build quality
- Included wrist rest
- Fast Cherry MX Speed switches
- More expensive than the regular K65
- Subpar keycaps
|Switches||Cherry MX Speed|
Corsair K70 RGB
If you ask a hundred random gamers about companies that make gaming keyboards, odds are you’ll hear the name Corsair popping up quite often. They’ve been in the scene since mechanical boards became popular and as such it’s no surprise at all to see their keyboards show up in these articles.
The K70 is one of their premium offerings; it’s a full size keyboard complete with a detachable wrist rest, dedicated media keys and a textured volume rocker (along with a mute button) so you’re probably not going to be left wanting more if you decide to go for this. The whole board is made out of aircraft grade aluminum, which not only gives it a certain sleek look but it also adds to the durability. If you’re looking for a fully outfitted keyboard from one of the industry giants that’ll last you for years to come then this could very well be the one for you.
Corsair K70 RGBUsed by 9 Rainbow Six Siege players ()
The Corsair K70 line is one of the brand’s most popular lines of keyboards. This full size version has a bunch of extra functionality and an included wrist rest for people who want to have it all when it comes to keyboard functionality.
- Included wrist rest
- Media keys + extra buttons + volume wheel give a ton of extra functionality
- Can sound and feel hollow
|Form Factor||Full Size|
|Switches||Cherry MX Red, Cherry MX Brown, Cherry MX Blue, Cherry MX Silent, Cherry MX Speed|
Logitech G Pro Keyboard
This board is the predecessor to the Logitech G Pro X Keyboard. It has the exact same form design (TKL, minimal bezels on the sides, detachable Micro USB cable) and features, though the regular G Pro keyboard does not have a hotswappable PCB.
The older G Pro keyboards only came with Romer-G switches, whereas the G Pro X can be bought with the newer Logitech GX switches. If you’re in the market for a Logitech G keyboard, we strongly recommend you to go for the X version (even if you don’t use the hotswap functionality: it’s handy to have it in there just in case) unless you’re absolutely sure that you’re never going to want to swap your switches. In that case, the G Pro keyboard can be found at reduced prices when compared to the G Pro X.
Logitech G Pro KeyboardUsed by 4 Rainbow Six Siege players ()
❝The Logitech G Pro Mechanical Keyboard doesn’t really do anything revolutionary, but what it does, it does well. It’s a compact, sturdy, and well-performing no-nonsense keyboard that’s geared towards competitive gamers without offering gaudy or ultimately useless (for competitive FPS players at least) extra features.❞
- Good gaming performance
- Pleasant typing experience
- Nice looking RGB
- Keycaps can’t be swapped out due to proprietary Romer-G switches
Razer Huntsman Mini
The Razer Huntsman Mini is the first 60% Razer keyboard with the brand’s Optical Analog switches. These switches have a number of massive advantages over traditional mechanical switches in the sense that they allow you to customize the actuation point and they allow you to bind multiple actions to the same key. You could, for example, set your control key to serve as crouch if it’s pressed lightly, and as prone if pressed all the way.
Whether or not this is useful to you depends on your personal playing style, but these ultra-customizable switches can definitely make you perform a lot more consistently, so if this sounds like something that would work for you we strongly encourage you to try it out. If you already know that you won’t use these customizable switches very often you’re better off going for a different board though, as this kind of technology does still come at a decent price markup.
Razer Huntsman MiniUsed by 1 Rainbow Six Siege player ()
The Razer Huntsman Mini is a 60% gaming keyboard aimed at serious competitive gamers. The Razer Analog Optical Switches allow you to set dual actuations to one single key, as well as configure the actuation point of the switches.
- Nice PBT keycaps
- Compact design
- Razer Optical Switches feel good and allow for tons of customization
- The sound of the board isn’t the best due to it being rather loud
|Switches||Razer Analog Optical|
The Best Keyboard for Rainbow Six Siege – Conclusion
As is the case with all of our keyboard guides there is but one clear takeaway here: you’ll want a mechanical keyboard. What type of board, or what size it comes in completely depends on you and your preferences though. The same goes for the switches.
That sounds a bit unhelpful, but the great thing about keyboards is that there’s so many ways to get one that suits you exactly so it’s no surprise to see so many different iterations and setups floating around out there. Regardless, we do hope that this summary has helped you decide on your next keyboard. If you have any questions or remarks then please do not hesitate to reach out to us through Twitter or Discord, or just comment on the relevant pages. We try to respond to everything.