Year 7, Season 1 – Demon Veil officially started in Rainbow Six Siege and it brought with it a new Operator in Azami, Team Deathmatch, Universal Sights and more. Whether you’re a newcomer, a seasoned veteran, or planning to make a big comeback to Rainbow Six Siege after a while, these additions make this the perfect time to get started.
To help welcome new players and refresh those who have already played, we invited Rainbow Six Siege World Champion Beaulo to share some of his favorite tips and tricks for players of all skill levels.
Roles and responsibilities
Rainbow Six Siege is first and foremost a game about teamwork. You and your team of five Operators must work together and coordinate if you are to have any hope of stopping the opposing team. Players will be placed on either the attacker team or the defender team, and their goals are simple – attackers must plant a bomb or kill all defenders, and defenders must prevent the bomb from being planted or kill all the attackers. In execution, however, it is much more complicated.
With over 60 Operators to choose from and roles each of these Operators can adapt to, choosing the right characters and the right role is one of the first and most important choices you will have in front of you. To help you make the right choice in picking the right operator and playstyle for you, Beaulo is here to break down the essential roles of each team.
Roles of attackers
Entry Operators are the players who put their lives on the line for their team and enjoy the challenge of racking up kills. While other attackers need to be more strategic and careful to support their other teammates, Entry Operators are meant to be the hammers that have a huge impact on the battle right away.
However, that doesn’t mean you should ignore your teammates. Communication is key as your fellow attackers will be able to guide you to safe places within a level and warn you of incoming threats.
Operator recommendations: Ash, Buck, Zofia
Hard Breachers’ mission in any given match is to help open reinforced walls, help coordinate the best plan of attack with drones and other tools, and plant the bomb. Hard Breachers can start by watching entry operator drones to get an idea of where the defense is, and it is recommended that another drone be used to continue monitoring the area because “the entry will not buzz” for a long period of time. Being a Hard Breacher is all about seizing the initiative, calling where defenders are, telling teammates where to go, and more.
Once a plan is in place, the Hard Breacher can start pushing towards a bomb site with the knowledge they have gained so far.
Operator recommendations: Ace, Hibana, Thermite
According to Beaulo, the role of Flank Watch is the role you won’t really enjoy until you get it. Flank Watch is the attackers’ anchor, and as the role suggests, they make sure the attackers aren’t surprised from behind. It may not be the most glorious role, but it’s essential because defenders who can control a map and easily outflank attackers will make it nearly impossible for an attacker to win.
Operator Recommendations: Ash, Jackal, Sled
The anchor’s only job is to maintain the bomb site and make sure it’s “nice and comfortable for the hopeful return of Roamers” at the end of the inning. Anchors must do everything they can to prevent attackers from planting a bomb, and the key to being a good Anchor is to use Operators’ unique abilities, especially those with Nitro Cells as those C4 explosives can kill attackers if they are well placed and stop an assault in its tracks.
“Whether it’s Smoke, Maestro, Echo or someone with [Nitro Cells], it will be really helpful to shut down the plant because if they come to the site, which happens a lot, you want to be the one to keep them out,” Beaulo said. “Stop them from dropping this bomb with [Smoke Grenades]with [Nitro Cells], and you can very easily win with a well-placed Yokai Drone. Be your team’s last line of defense.
Operator recommendations: Echo, Maestro, Smoke
Prowlers and Wanderers
Beaulo says Lurkers and Roamers are mostly interchangeable as they are the primary line of defense for attackers away from the bomb site. These are your aggressive defenders who “try to make plays” and “try to make attackers as uncomfortable as possible”. These roles are very important because a good team of attackers will know where the defenders are, and the rangers/roamers have to make them question what they thought they knew.
Flanking is a huge factor in successfully playing a Lurker or Roamer, especially when the odds are not in your favor. Roamers tend to have the fastest Operators, and these are essential in turning the tide of a battle, assuming they’re ready for whatever surprises the attackers might throw at them.
Operator recommendations: Caviera, Ela, Thorn
Rainbow Six Siege game tips
While it can be fun and some players prefer to “tunnel vision and go into Terminator mode” and try to kill all the opposing team members on their own, teamwork is essential to Rainbow’s success. Six Siege. Operators are supposed to work on each other and compensate for any weaknesses they may have. As with any multiplayer game, good communication can very well be the difference between life and death.
With the availability of drones and other tools that can reveal vital information about an opposing team’s location and plan, those who work together and plan accordingly will be in a much better position to succeed.
Rainbow Six Siege has a lot of movement abilities, and Beaulo has taken the time to remind players that the key to victory is using everything at their disposal. This means that players should remember to use prone, crouching, leaning and other movement skills that they should react appropriately to any situation.
However, don’t get too comfortable with your moves, and even if you find a particularly good angle to hold, remember to switch up gameplay and get aggressive. Otherwise, the opposing team will start guessing where you will be and eliminate you before you even know what’s going on.
“A lot of times if you’re in a very predictable situation, it’s not going to end well for you,” Beaulo said.
Another Beaulo rule of thumb is to try to think about what your opposing team is doing at any given time. Rainbow Six Siege is like a big, beautiful game of chess, and those who do best will be able to see moves long before they happen.
“It can be hard to think about it in the moment, but try to put yourself in the forwards’ shoes,” Beaulo said. “Ok, if I’m in this situation, I have no info, where will this defender play? Oh, and if he busts his head with the bomb, hey, maybe that’s a good idea and you can just swing by pre-shooting him. Obviously he might not be there, but it’s all about predictability and trying to beat him at his own game.”
Verticality and destructibles
Beaulo explained that one of the most unique aspects of Rainbow Six Siege is the multiple levels of destructibility each map has. This means teams with Operators who can destroy a map in their favor or hold the high ground can provide a distinct advantage to their team.
Beaulo recommends trying Sledge, which comes with a perfect hammer for punching through walls and creating new sightlines. In the competitive scene, teams rarely enter battle without an operator like Sledge or another soft breaker. Even if a traditional breaching operator isn’t your favorite, any operator with grenades can do controlled damage that can reshape a map to your liking.
Weapon and Gadget Recommendations for Beginners
If you’re new to Rainbow Six Siege, certain weapons and gadgets can help you make a quick impact on your team. Speaking of Sledge, his L8 is a great choice for beginners as it has low recoil and can deal high damage. Sledge is also a great beginner operator as he is easy to understand, as his big hammer basically screams that he can be used to break through walls.
Frost’s C1, Lesion’s T5, and MP5 are also great options for gamers as they have low recoil and will help you learn the feel of different weapons before settling on a favorite.
On the gadget front, the so-called “trap operators” come equipped with essential tools for a team and aren’t too confusing. Operators like Melusi, Ella, Thorn, and Kapkan have gadgets that can stun and reveal attacker locations. For example, Ella’s Grzmot Mines can be attached to any surface and will cause a dizzying effect on unsuspecting players while revealing their location with sound. Thorn’s Razerbloom Hull also clings to surfaces and launches razor-sharp blades in all directions when an enemy approaches.
These gadgets are great for alerting your team to an impending player attack and getting a head start on damaging a player before you have a chance to finish them off.
Why Year 7, Season 1 Demon Veil is the best time to jump into Rainbow Six Siege
Demon Veil is a great time for players to jump into Rainbow Six Siege, as it brings great quality-of-life additions to the game, as well as an all-new Casual Team Deathmatch mode that will let players learn the ropes. of Rainbow Six Siege before entering the competition. world.
Team Deathmatch is actually what Beaulo is most excited for in this new season, especially for new players. This mode has been requested forever, and it will allow players to really get a feel for the different operators, weapons, and maps. It’s low stakes and brings you back into the action whereas a traditional match will have you waiting to respawn until the end of a round.
If you’re new to Rainbow Six Siege, Beaulo also recommends that you really take the time to learn the intricacies of the game. There’s no getting around it – Rainbow Six Siege can be overwhelming. However, there are so many tools and players that can help make it less intimidating.
Watch the best Rainbow Six Siege players on Twitch or in the Pro League to find out how they perform, check out newcomers and TDM playlists to learn the ropes, check out IGN’s Wiki guide for more on all Operators and even more tips for Rainbow Six Siege, and more. The tools to learn and master Rainbow Six Siege are there, and it will reward you if you put in the effort.
For more on Rainbow Six Siege, be sure to check it out our distribution of Demon Veil, including new operator Azami, changes and additions like Attacker Repick and Match Replay for console players, improved facial technology and much more.
Plus, read on for why and how Rainbow Six Siege’s seventh year promises new maps, crossplay, and less toxicity.