The drone can be a secret weapon for an attacking team, acting as a useful stationary camera when correctly placed as well as a speedy scout when you are desperately searching for that final defender. Spend some time learning drone shortcuts through air vents and small cracks so you can zip in and out of an enemy’s location without getting shot to pieces. The drone’s jump ability is great for getting round enemy traps, as you can actually jump over Mute’s jammers to nestle yourself in a hiding spot within a well defended room. Point the drone’s camera up when jumping over jammers, as it actually increases your jump height.
Be sure not to spam the scan feature though, as it is rarely useful during the setup stage of the round, marking enemy positions that will no doubt have changed by the time the round actually starts. The scan feature should be used during the actual round, once you’ve placed your drone in a safe spot and can actually provide useful recon to your team. You only want to be IDing the enemy team during the setup phase anyway and that happens by just looking at the enemy. Being scan happy reveals your drone’s location and will leave you a camera down when the attack begins. Don’t be afraid to deploy a second drone during the actual attack to scout out a room and make an enemy move out of position. Having someone bait a camping defender out with a drone, just to hose them with gunfire is a perfect way to end a round.
4. Not all Operators are made equal
On some game types, certain Operators are nowhere near as useful as others. For example, Jaeger is not the greatest pick on Hostage Defence, as the enemy team will probably not be using lethal grenades to clear a room unless they are idiots. Likewise, picking Fuze when you are trying to rescue a hostage is just asking for you to blow up the hostage and any other attackers in the room. In these situations, it’s better to pick an Operator like Bandit to help fortify the room and Sledge to help knockdown walls without making too much noise or potentially blowing a hostage into several pieces. Some Operators are essential for pretty much all game modes, so make sure to buy them first. I recommend getting Castle and Rook for your first Defenders and Thermite and Thatcher for your Attackers.
5. Don’t build your own tomb
Newer players do this a lot and it causes a lot of angry losses. In most scenarios, simply fortifying a single room and holding up in that one location will just get you killed more often than not. Make sure to spread out your defences so you aren’t just waiting to be shot like a fish in a barrel. You need to have contingencies for Plans C, D and E, not just A and B so leave the comfort of the spawn room and put some defences elsewhere. Fortify that trap door which leads into the room next door to the bomb, put up bullet proof barricades in empty rooms in order to funnel the attacking team into a killbox, bait enemies out with a fake trap room so they reveal their location. Be creative when defending so attackers don’t just blow up a single wall and see the entire team huddled round a shield. Also, just a tip to Castle players, don’t lock people out of the main room when they are trying to fortify other locations. You’re just wasting a valuable resource and annoying everyone else.
6. Make your hitbox as small as possible
Having an extraneous foot sticking out from behind a counter can mean death in Rainbow Six Siege, due to how precise player hitboxes are. Making your hitbox as small as possible or as hard to see is essential, so don’t always hide in a prone position when enemies come storming through the roof. Master peeking round corners, so you can shoot from a place of safety while exploiting your enemy’s bad positioning. This is the best way to take down shield users, by shooting at areas like the feet which aren’t as covered in order to score a kill or down an attacker. Exploit hostages when you are the final defender by placing yourself behind them to try and bait attackers into accidentally killing their target. Try rappelling through a window from an upside down position so you can peek through the top of a barricade and spray lead death on unsuspecting enemies while they have a hard time shooting back. It also looks really cool.
7. Get creative when attacking