With Rainbow Six Siege now available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC we’ve put together a few handy do’s and don’ts to help you get started in Rainbow Six Siege. For the full Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege review take a look HERE
…Communicate. Your team needs to know what’s going on. Let them know what your planning, if you can see any enemies, what the entry points are, etc. Don’t leave your teammates in the dark.
…Study the Operators. Try all of them. There may be some you’re a Terrorist destroying Ninja with but wouldn’t necessarily work in every situation or strategy.
…Listen. Keep an ear out for the sound of approaching footsteps, the tell-tale hiss of Bombers and the rhythmic beeping of nearby C4. Paying close attention to your surroundings will save your life.
…Feather your trigger. Almost every weapon has some serious recoil, holding down the trigger will only make hitting your target more difficult.
…Remember your gadgets. The Operators’ unique gadgets aren’t the only tools in their inventories. Each Operator can also equip two secondary gadgets, and both attackers and defenders have additional goodies they can rely on. All defensive Operators have an infinite supply of wooden barricades, plus a couple reinforced barricades that can be placed on walls to give them an extra layer of fortification. All offensive Operators have two scouting drones that can be tossed out at any point during the match to locate objectives, tag enemies and investigate fortifications.
…Remember your sidearm. If your gun runs empty just as an enemy rounds the corner in front of you, switching to your pistol will be faster than reloading.
…Buddy up. Break your team in to smaller groups that converge as the mission plays out, this will confuse the enemy and create opportunities to assist each other when someone is pinned down.
…Recon. Recon. Recon. We really can’t emphasise this one enough. Use the time before a match to thoroughly scout enemy placements, booby-traps and areas that will provide the most effective breach.
…Go prone. Having less body mass in an enemy’s line of sight means you’re less likely to get hit by bullets.
…Look up. Breaches won’t just come from around you; they can also occur above you. It’s a good idea to scout for those potential entry points before the round starts. Maybe send one teammate to the floor above to place a reinforced barricade on the floor.
…Fortify. Turn the area you’re defending into a fortress. Fortify every door, window and weak wall you can. These barricades aren’t fool-proof, but they’ll slow your enemies down and potentially funnel them toward paths of least resistance – where you’ll be waiting.
…Ignore the Situations. In addition to helping you learn mechanics and map layouts, the Situations will also teach you how to use different Operators effectively.
…Shoot your teammates. On top of making you look like a NOOB, friendly fire will cost you some of your Renown. Be careful and work as a Team.
…Run into your teammates’ line of fire. Just as important as not shooting your teammates, is not walking directly in front of them. If you do need to move in front of them, communicate. Let them know what you’re doing so they can hold fire.
…Rush. Running headfirst into an unknown area is a sure-fire way to your head blown off, you don’t re-spawn.
…Forget to upgrade your weapons. You can spend some of your Renown on upgrades for your weapons. While you can certainly get by without adding new scopes and attachments to your weapons, they’ll make some noticeable improvements to your favourites.
…Wander off on your own. Danger can come quickly and unexpectedly, and everything can go belly-up in seconds if a teammate has to sprint halfway across the map to revive you.
…Always fire down the sights. Sometimes you’re better off firing from the hip, especially if you’re playing as a shield-carrying Operator. When you aim down your pistol’s sights, you’ll automatically lower your shield to prop your gun on top of it. Lowering the shield to fire makes you much more accurate, but also much more vulnerable.
…Ever assume you’re safe. Even if you’re outside and everything seems quiet. Even in the Terrorist Hunt modes, enemies can and will go outside to search for you. Every so often, the White Masks will have someone patrolling outside.