- 3 viable guns depending on users preferences
- Very fast with a 3-speed rating
- Counters tons of utility
- Able to disable defenders gadgets from a safe location
- Lacks either frag or stun grenades
- Cannot use a primary weapon with the gadget, only a pistol.
- Not beginner-friendly
IQ R6 SIEGE:
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Weiss developed a knack for electrical engineering early in life. At sixteen, she completed her first internship with a local tech company. She would continue her education at MIT and Caltech in the United States.
After university, she traveled for a year before dedicating her life to a new challenge, the Bundespolizei (BPOL). Weiss thrived in her new environment and after two years with the BPOL, she was recruited by GSG-9. A brilliant overachiever and a fast learner, Monika Weiss is a natural at almost everything she tries. With an Ivy League education in electrical engineering and service in GSG-9’s technical testing and airborne units, she uses a device which detects electronic traps and gadgets at a distance
Detailed information on how to play IQ R6 Siege
What is the utility?
IQ can detect the exact location of the defenders’ electric utility with her scanner.
Defenders countering toolIQ’s detector can be used to counter Pulse and Vigil, but only when they are using their utility actively.
Furthermore, IQ sees on her scanner defenders in situations when:
- defender is using his/her phone to check cameras, including Maestro and Echo when using their utility
- Dokkaebi’s logic bomb has been activated, and the defender did not answer his/her phone
- Clash uses her taser
Spectre can be used to destroy Breach denial devices, mainly in situations where such devices can be shot through destructible surfaces.
How to use utility?
use the ability to shoot and detect through surfaces to your advantage
As IQ, you should utilize verticality by scanning for devices from either below or above. By doing so, you lower the risk of getting shot as defenders will not have by default a direct line of sight on you.
Furthermore, you can destroy a lot of utility without even entering the building! As an example: you can destroy all default cameras in Oregon before you enter the building! Now whether it’s worth the time and hustle is a different topic, but you get the point.
you are vulnerable to flanks while using Spectre
Use Electronics detector with cautious.
You should try to use it most when the chance of getting shot is lower, i.e., outside of a building or vertically (above or below objective).
Also, don’t be afraid to ask your teammate to cover you!
Keep in mind defenders operator choices to know what to look for
Knowing whether defenders have certain operators that IQ counters are vital information from utility perspective usage.
If you know that defenders use the Echo or Valkyrie, then you know what to look for when scanning for devices. Similarly, when defenders have trap centered defender(s), then you should scan choke points and entrance points for defenders’ utility.
The opposite is true, too. Knowing who is not on the defensive side can be just as useful as knowing who is!
Thanks to the ability to locate and shoot devices at the same time, IQ detection ability comes very handily on maps where walls, ceilings, and floors are frequently destructible.
Examples of maps to utilize IQ in such ways are Border, Consulate, Villa, Chalet.
objective and operators choices
Further conditions influencing how much of an impact IQ utility may have are potential objective site and, related to it, defenders operator choices.
Players learn it while playing with experience – certain operators are more likely to be selected for specific sites than for others.
A couple of examples:
- You are playing Clubhouse; odds are high that defenders will choose Armory/Church (basement) objective site. On this site Pulse is frequently played to deny access to kitchen hatch for attackers from below.
As one of the few options, IQ can be picked to try to counter such an obstacle.
You play Bank, which is an excellent map for Valkyrie to hide her cameras, so odds are defenders may pick her and utilize heavily.
As IQ you should try to scan for Valkyrie’s cameras as much as possible in usual spots – main lobby, Server room, Skylight.
On the contrary, some objective sites offer a significantly lower number of useful penetrable surfaces for IQ to shine.
Examples of such can be Oregon basement sites. The entire ceiling is not penetrable. On top of that, due to the number and position of penetrable walls, IQ R6 operator has barely any options to utilize her gadget through surfaces.
Please note that you can still be useful as IQ on such sites. It is just that you won’t be as effective in destroying defenders’ utility as you would be otherwise.
As IQ, you can still help your team by detecting gadgets placement. Such information can be of great help for Thatcher to allows him to use his EMPs most efficiently.
IQ R6 operator synergizes very well with Thatcher as she can detect and pinpoint the location of defensive utility to be dispatched.
Another operator who can benefit from IQs intel on defensive utility position is Twitch, who can use the intel to choose the optimal route for her shock drones.
Frequently underutilized synergy revolves around Dokkaebi’s logic bomb. When using Spectre, IQ sees defenders whose phones remain “unanswered” (except for Echo).
- Frag grenades
Additionally, situational synergy can be pairing up with Buck, Sledge or Finka to utilize their frag grenades for destroying gadgets unreachable otherwise.
The IQ R6 operator is a hard counter to mainly 2 operators: Pulse and Valkyrie.
Additionally, IQ can shoot Pulse without a need to swap to a weapon (unlike Pulse).
Defenders’ unique gadgets exposable by IQ’s detector:
- Alibi’s Prismas
- Maestro’s Evil Eyes
- Bandit’s Shock Wires
- Mute’s Jammers
- Kaid’s Electroclaws
- Jäger’s ADS
- Smoke’s Gas canisters
- Lesion’s GU mines
- Ela’s Grzmot mines
- Kapkan’s traps
- Valkyrie’s cameras
- Echo’s Yokai drones
Defenders’ universal gadgets recognized by Spectre:
- Nitro cells
- Default cameras
- Bulletproof cameras
Other elements detected by IQ’s utility are:
- Friendly drones
- Planted defuser – kinda pointless as the icon appears anyway
- Bombs & Biohazard containers
How to play -
IQ R6 Siege
IQ is very capable of being played as Entry fragging operator, with the addition of a Support role.
ENTRY AS FRAGGER
SUPPORT AS IQ
- The unique gadget requires advanced map knowledge for optimal utilization
- Potentially vital to countering essential defensive utility – Echo and Valkyrie
- Commando’s recoil requires getting used to
Loadout guide -
IQ R6 Siege
Anti-personnel explosive. Explodes when contact with the sensor is made, injuring or dealing lethal damage.
The charge allows opening a hole in unreinforced walls, hatches, and barricades.
Loadout choices are an individual aspect, and rarely there is a “go-to” loadout in Rainbow Six Siege.
Sight choices are purely personal and depend on the player’s playstyle, map, even objective & specific role.
Please treat the below suggestion as what it is – our preferences.
We encourage you to experiment to find your setup.
Remember, just because something works for someone else, does not mean it has to and will work for you!
|552 Commando||Flash hider||Vertical grip||1.5x scope|
Why such loadout?
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