R6 Siege ATTACKING
BEGINNER TIPS

A new player attacking tips for Rainbow Six Siege!

Attacking is the harder side of the match in Rainbow Six Siege.
This is especially true without a squad. If you solo queue, then it will be tough to become consistent on the attack. Attacking requires coordination and teamwork more than basic defense does.
R6 Siege players also need more map knowledge to attack correctly.
Players will have to adapt to the setup defenders used – which operators they used, their strong positions, and deal with roamers.
 
Below Rainbow Six Siege beginner attacking tips will help you overcome some difficulties and hopefully give you more clarity on actions you should perform. However, learning how to attack will still take a significant portion of the time. Try to set realistic expectations, don’t get discouraged by potential lack of success early on, and focus on your improvement!

NEW PLAYER TIPS
ATTACKING

DON'T WAIT TILL THE LAST 15 SECONDS

One of the worst habits of a significant portion of the Rainbow Six Siege community.
Players tend to wait on attack way too long, especially in unfavorable circumstances.
Understand: You become very predictable in the last few seconds of the round as you have to either plant or kill the remaining enemies before time expires.
 
Don’t be that guy who waits 2 minutes holding an angle, just to storm into the objective site in the last 5 seconds and get shot. That’s not a recipe for winning on the attack!
Resist this tendency and keep moving. Don’t be reckless, but keep advancing your progress throughout the round.

DON'T RUSH OUT OF SPAWN

It feels at times as if people were racing towards the building. This is a recipe for being spawnpeeked consistently.
Instead, you should learn to check for spawn peeks. They happen on every level of Rainbow Six Siege.
The most common way spawnpeekers will try to get you is by breaking windows/doors and shooting you from there.
Therefore, try to learn locations of external windows overlooking your favorite spawn points.
They may also try to runout from the building to get a kill – this is a more risky play on their end.
 
In case you do not feel comfortable challenging spawnpeekers, then we recommend hopping on your preparation phase drone for the first 5-10 seconds of the action phase.
You will avoid 95% of the spawn peeks utilizing this method! Seriously!

KEEP DRONES ALIVE

Preparation phase droning: save the drone and use it for an entry point.
Of course, you want to find which objective enemies are defending. This is especially true if you do not have much experience and map knowledge.
Spotting objectives will make your life so much easier later on. BUT, you do not need to take your drone to the objective if it is already identified.
Instead, create a good habit of shifting your priority to saving the preparation phase drone and using it for entry point scouting.
 
This tip is especially useful if you solo queue! In such a situation, you should not rely on your teammates to drone for you, so you need to learn to do it by yourself.
 

USE YOUR DRONES

Drones are not a flashy aspect of Rainbow Six Siege, but an extremely vital one.
Intel, together with communication, is the main difference between decent teams and outstanding ones. 
When attacking, you should treat drones as your extra lives.
 
So before you enter the building – check the entry point for the enemy’s presence.
Drone before clearing the map and especially before pushing the objective site! You want to know how many enemies are there and where!
 
If you want to learn how to drone well, then check our droning guide!

LEARN DEFAULT CAM LOCATIONS

Default cameras are defensive cameras that are fixed in certain spots of the map. Every map has few external cameras, as well as interior ones.
To learn where they are located you can either just play the game with keeping this aspect in mind, or, more efficiently, hop into a custom match with being on defense and checking the location of every camera.
It’s easier to learn on defense because you can switch to the camera to see exactly where it is located.
To check how good you remember cameras’ locations, switch to attack and make a quick run destroying cameras on your way.

PLANT IN DEFEND-ABLE SPOT

You can plant anywhere within the objective site, so do so in a location where you can easily defend the defuser in a post-plant situation. The best position is the one with defenders having to expose themselves to the exteriors while disabling defuser!
Examples: close to a window, doors, or breached exterior wall.
 
And remember: don’t plant on hatches!
It’s a rare scenario, but defenders can simply use explosives to destroy the hatch. In such a situation, attackers lose – defuser left the objective site so game considers it as an automatic defensive victory.
 

DON'T SPREAD TOO MUCH

You don’t want to have everyone going their own way.
Try to buddy up with somebody regardless of your role. If you are entry fragging, then have a teammate follow you or drone for you.
In case you are a support operator, then team up with Hard breacher and help them get the job done.
 
Too much separation between attackers is a recipe for being picked one by one, without the possibility to re-frag (trade kill for a kill) or watch flanks.
 

USE SMOKE TO OBSCURE DEFENDERS

Utilizing smoke grenades and Capitao’s smoke bolts is not as easy as it may seem.
A common tendency for attackers is trying to smoke at their own location.
This is counterproductive as you obscure your own vision primarily. It’s much easier for defenders to shoot in a cloud of smoke in which you are.
Instead, throw smokes as close as possible to them, while still obscuring critical lines of sight!

SECURE COMMON RUNOUTS

This will come with time and experience, but try to remember where defenders ran out on you.
If you plan to hold an angle on certain window with doors underneath (Example: Consulate, CEO office windows), then place a claymore on those doors or ask your teammates to do so!
You will save yourself a lot of death by anticipating runouts.
 
The best tools for preventing runouts are Claymores and Nomad’s Airjabs.
 

TEAM UP FOR ROAM HUNT

Hunting roamers alone is a sure recipe for losing. You do not give yourself a chance to re-frag, have limited information about the enemy’s position, and open yourself to possibilities of being interrogated.
 
If you want to entry frag, then try to increase your chances of successful roam clear by either:
  • teaming up with support player – such player can drone for you, giving you an edge
  • team up with another fragger – two roam hunters increase the potential for re-frags and covering each other’s flanks

Operators who help hunt roamers are:

  • Jackal – the best roamer hunter; able to scan footsteps and locate roamers’ position
  • Dokkaebi – logic bomb gives you audio cue and disturbs defenders
  • Lion – EE-ONE-D briefly freezes defenders
  • Blitz – great in 1on1 engagements

Besides the above operators, we recommend picking entry fraggers such as Ash, Zofia, Sledge, or Buck. Fragging potential is an essential aspect of dealing with roamers.

To learn more about this crucial element of a successful attack, visit our roam clear guide.

DON'T RUSH OUT OF SPAWN

It feels at times as if people were racing towards the building. This is a recipe for being spawnpeeked consistently.
Instead, you should learn to check for spawn peeks. They happen on every level of Rainbow Six Siege.
The most common way spawnpeekers will try to get you is by breaking windows/doors and shooting you from there.
Therefore, try to learn locations of external windows overlooking your favorite spawn points.
They may also try to runout from the building to get a kill – this is a more risky play on their end.
 
In case you do not feel comfortable challenging spawnpeekers, then we recommend hopping on your preparation phase drone for the first 5-10 seconds of the action phase.
You will avoid 95% of the spawn peeks utilizing this method! Seriously!

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