Twitch R6 Siege operator B&W design by r6siegecenter

PROs:

  • Amazing gun – F2
  • Versatile utility
  • The best counter to Mira

CONS:

  • Not new-player friendly
  • Lacks grenades
  • Shock drones cannot jump

Twitch

Offensive operator

Twitch R6 Siege operator is often picked for her gun alone, but she is also capable of supporting the entire team with her unique Shock drones.

Twitch can be either a support or entry fragging operator.
From the utility perspective, Twitch fills in the role of Utility destruction. Her utility is especially useful for Hard breach support and destroying Mira’s Black Mirrors.

Organization

GIGN

Availability

Release

Armor Rating

Medium

Speed Rating

Medium

Biography

Born in the historic town of Nancy, Pichon grew up in a family that valued education, particularly math and science. Early participation in sponsored computer programming competitions led to her joining the army cadets at sixteen.

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Operator guide

Detailed information on how to play the Twitch R6 Siege operator

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Utility

What is the utility?

In Rainbow Six Siege Twitch has access to two unique Shock drones, with an ability to shoot electric darts. 
Shock drones replace default drones, and one of them is available already during the preparation phase. 
Twitch Shock drones main ability is to destroy defenders’ unique and default gadgets, cameras, as well as placed nitro cells. They can also shoot enemies, decreasing their health by 1 hit point (changed from 10 hp in Y5S1).
 
Twitch R6 operator is one of the two most anti-defender gadget oriented attackers in the game. The second operator is Thatcher.
Her drones are one of the best counters to many unique gadgets in the arsenal of defenders.
Single “zap” can eliminate defenders’ utility permanently. However, in some cases, Twitch drones can only temporarily disable devices.
 
Each drone starts with the maximum ammo count capacity of 3 darts. It takes 30 seconds to recharge 1 shot.
Prior to Y5S1, drones had 2 seconds of cooldown between shots. Since operation Void Edge, the cooldown has been reduced to 1 second.
Shock drones are quieter than default drones. They are also less visible, especially with an Elite skin drone, which usually blends into surroundings better than default Shock drone skin.
 
The most significant disadvantage of Twitch drones is the lack of ability to jump. Such limitation prevents them from reaching certain gadgets or cameras due to restriction in their shock dart range (7.5 meters), as well as prevents jumping over deployable shields placed in single doorways.

How to use utility?

In Rainbow Six Siege, defenders gadgets have priority tiers for operators who can destroy them. 
Such a priority list is heavily dictated by the best usage against gadgets that would be more difficult to take care of otherwise. The impact those gadgets have on the outcome of the round also plays a significant role in their tier placement.
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As a current number of electric darts is limited, and each usage of dart creates the risk of defenders spotting the drone, I recommend that you consider risk & cost before shooting a gadget with a drone.
 
TOP TIER PRIORITY
MIRA
For Twitch, the main priority for drone usage is almost always Mira Mirrors. This is because Rainbow Six Siege Twitch is the only operator who can eject Mira mirror in practically any situation.
An exception being spots without:
  • direct line of sight for a drone to the window
  • very well placed Mute’s Jammer

Her drone’s electric zaps are not affected even by connected Bandit’s battery.

Bear in mind that priority depends on the situation.
Example: Black Mirror is placed above the destructible floor, and your team has soft breachers. Twitch R6 operator may be better used to get rid of bulletproof cameras, Mute’s Jammers, or Maestro’s Evil Eyes.
 
BREACH DENIAL
Another top tier utility to be dispatched by Twitch is Breach denial utility, namely:
However, whether you have to use your drone for those gadgets depends on a few factors, such as: 
  • defensive team operator composition
  • your team operators selection
  • objective site
  • your team’s tactic
Example: The only Breach denial is Mute, and your team has Thatcher. You are probably better off looking for another usage of your drone. Thatcher should be more than capable of quickly dispatching a jammer preventing a Hard-breacher from opening a hole(s) in the objective wall. Twitch R6 operator, on the other hand, can use drones to destroy other essential utility, such as traps or Jäger’s ADS.
 
LOW TIER PRIORITY
Further on the priority list, but still relevant are:
The mentioned utility can play a significant role in the outcome of the round, so if Mira or anti-breachers are not an issue, go for those!
 
Otherwise, I recommend that you destroy listed gadgets only when not in danger of exposing your drone, or when the previously mentioned top utility is already neutralized.
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Beside the above-described gadgets, Twitch drones can destroy much more utility. Nevertheless, remember that your Shock drones:
  • have limited ammo count that needs a recharge
  • make noise and show visual cue to defenders, when using darts
Use your drones wisely!

To illustrate: You drone for a teammate and spotted Kapkan trap in the door. Instead of using a dart to destroy utility, reveal this information to your teammate. He can shoot it quickly with a gun, rather than you wasting your limited resources to eliminate utility easily disposed of by other means.

Now, let’s focus on how you should use your drones thorough the round.

PREPARATION PHASE

Keynote for preparation phase:
Don’t send drone during the preparation phase to the objective room! 
This is a recipe for quickly losing your valuable asset.
 
During the pre-action phase of the round defenders pay significantly more attention to hunting drones down. 
As the round time goes the defenders’ level of extra attention paid to drones drops. 
Rainbow Six Siege Twitch should use her drone during this phase to destroy default cameras inside the building, but the main objective during the pre-action phase is to keep your drone alive.
 
Once you know which objective you will attack, decide on your role for the round and side from which you will approach the objective.
Let’s separate placing drone for two main scenarios:
  1. You are not going to focus on Mira Mirrors or Breach denial devices.
    By the end of the prep phase, you should have your drone placed close to your intended entry point.
     
    Why?
    Well, that’s so you know whether defenders plan to spawn peek or any roamer is lurking for an easy kill on your entry.

    On top of that, you can pick your drone as you enter the building.

  2. You plan to take out Mira window or Breach denial gadgets
    You should place your drone somewhere safe, yet preferably quite close to the destination.
    At the start of the round many defenders will prioritize preventing Twitch R6 operator from destroying such vital utility, so do not risk it at the beginning. Unless of course, you have an easy possibility to do so.
     
    During the preparation phase, defenders will often jump on default cameras to see if any are destroyed.
    It is often a good indication of Twitch being present, which may raise defensive team alertness.
    I usually avoid zapping any camera during the preparation phase for that reason.

ACTION PHASE

For the beginning of the round, I recommend assisting your teammates with using drones to dispatch defenders’ utility.
 
Two keywords for utility usage when playing Twitch are patience and balance.
Try to be patient with your drone usage on an objective site and leave it for a mid-round stage where your teammates are in a position to capitalize on distracted enemies.
Also, in the middle of the round defenders will be potentially occupied or not in a position to destroy your drone, so it might be the best time to dispatch Mira’s window and other on-site utility!
 

BE STEALTHY

Moreover, keep in mind that Shock drones are quieter and less visible than default drones.
Try to use it to your advantage by not letting defenders know that you are aware of their position!
 
This is such a common and huge mistake. People tend to unnecessarily “ping” enemies or shoot them with electric darts. Instead, they could either feed the intel to teammates verbally or kill the enemy themselves without giving defenders heads up about their position being compromised.
 

BALANCE DRONES USAGE

Now, let’s shortly describe the balance aspect of using Shock drone utility
Your utility may be a significant part of the attackers’ plan, but remember that ultimately, your team will need your presence on the site.
 
Rainbow Six Siege Twitch has a great gun and can be a formidable foe to any defender.
Try to balance the amount of time spent on using your utility. Of course, there is no fixed optimal ratio as such will depend on a multitude of factors, but I find approximate 1/3 of the round being sufficient time spent on the drone.
 

VALUE YOUR DRONES

Lastly, as much as destroying gadgets can benefit attackers, bear in mind that two shock drones are all intel-gathering you have. Sometimes it is better to save your drone and not destroy some utility. During a late-round situation, you can still drone the site to obtain information about the enemy’s positioning before the final push. Information about the enemy’s location gives quite an edge.

Interactions

SYNERGIES

In Rainbow Six Siege Twitch is one of the best supports to Hard breachers as her drones can help with neutralizing Breach denial utility.
 
More advanced support from the team
Your team can provide a distraction to defenders to help shock drones with destroying utility. This can be achieved by:
  • making noise – i.e., firearms
  • creating a visual diversion – i.e., stun grenades

Counters:

Unique defenders’ gadgets permanently destroyed upon hit :
  • Mira – Black Mirrors
    Single drone zap ejects Mirror
  • Breach denial
    Bandit Shock wires, Mute Signal disruptors, and Kaid’s Electroclaw
  • Maestro Evil eye
    The first zap disables Evil eye temporarily and opens bulletproof glass protecting Maestro’s utility. During that time Shock drone can zap Evil eye second time to destroy gadget permanently
  • Echo Yokai drones
  • Valkyrie Black eye cameras
    Unless placed outside of drone’s zap range
  • Jäger ADS
  • Alibi Prismas
  • Traps
    Namely: Lesion, Ela & Kapkan
 
Default gadgets:
  • pre-placed C4
  • Bulletproof camera
Shock drones also permanently destroy default cameras.
 
Temporarily disabled utility:

Countered by:

Twitch drone can be destroyed by a single bullet, just like any other drone. 
 
Main counter to her drones from the utility point of view are:
  • Bandit & Kaid utility connected to Barbed wire
    Destroys drone upon contact
  • Mute Signal disruptor
    Disables impacted Shock drone until Jammer is destroyed or removed
 
As her drones cannot jump, Twitch can be countered by deployable shields which prevent line of sight to, i.e., Mira Mirrors.
Maestro’s Evil eye bolts can also shot the drone. 
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How to play -
Twitch R6 Siege

Playstyle

UNIVERSAL
 
Twitch R6 Siege operator is a universal attacker who can be played as both Support or Entry fragger
Role selection usually depends on both teams’ compositions, objective site, and personal playstyle preferences.

SUPPORT STYLE

As a Support operator, the Rainbow Six Siege Twitch is perfectly equipped to deal with enemy gadgets to weaken defensive setup and give attackers edge before pushing the objective.
 
Support operators are played more passively at the beginning of the round, and that fits Twitch utility perfectly. 
During the early stage of the round, she can safely stay outside of the objective building and do the work by assisting teammates with her Shock drones.
Once supporting teammates with opening a reinforced wall is no longer necessary, Twitch can switch to more aggressive mode.
 

ENTRY FRAGGING STYLE

As Entry fragger, Twitch is meant to be played aggressively, used in military terms as a tip of the spear. 
Such a role assignment means Twitch will be a leading operator in hunting down roamers to minimize the risk of late-round flanks impacting attackers’ push negatively.
 
Furthermore, entry fraggers play a vital role in advancing the attackers’ progress in the round by securing strategically essential locations. An example of such could be taking control of the room above the objective site if the ceiling is covered with the destructible surface.
Last but not least, fragger is more often than not the first attacker to push anchors hunkered down on the objective.
 
F2 
When played as Entry fragger, Twitch shines thanks to her fantastic weapon – F2
Famas is one of (if not the) best weapons available in Rainbow Six Siege.
Also, she is a two speed & two armor rating operator, which synergizes very well with her flexible playstyle.
 

USE YOUR DRONES REGARDLESS OF PLAYSTYLE

Whichever role you choose to play as Twitch, make an effort to ensure that your drones are utilized before you die. However, don’t spend an entire round on the drone either. Balance is important! 
 
Twitch played overly aggressive and dying in the first seconds of the round while leaving essential defensive utility unharmed, will be detrimental to the team’s success. Especially true if Twitch is the sole support operator on the attacker’s roster.
 
Conversely, if you are still on the drone far far away from the objective, while your teammates die pushing the objective, then you are playing overly passive.
Just like in most aspects of life, balance is crucial!
 

DISCUSS TACTICS

Finally, yet importantly, discuss a plan of your attack with the team and ask where your utility is needed, especially if uncertain.
Such a discussion should take place, preferably before the action phase begins. The earlier you plan the action phase, the better.

Difficulty

MEDIUM
 
  • Can be vital to attacking team success
  • Benefits from player’s map knowledge
  • Requires patience and game sense

Loadout guide -
Twitch R6 Siege

Available options

Primary weapons

Secondary weapons

Universal gadgets

Claymore

Anti-personnel explosive. Explodes when contact with the sensor is made, injuring or dealing lethal damage.

Rainbow Six Siege breaching charge

Breaching charge

The charge allows opening a hole in unreinforced walls, hatches, and barricades.

Loadout suggestion

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!

Suggested loadout:

Primary weaponBarrelGripScope
FAMASFlash hiderVertical grip1.5x scope
Secondary weaponBarrelGripScope
P9Muzzle brakeN/AN/A
Gadget
Claymore

Why such loadout?

PRIMARY WEAPONS

For primary weapon, F2 is the only rational option as long as players treat match seriously and don’t try to “troll.”
It is an extremely efficient weapon with a very high rate of fire, with good damage per bullet. If you manage to control recoil, then F2 is an extremely powerful killing machine with low time to kill.
 
Ever since recoil changes, the flash hider is the barrel for F2. 
With a compensator, you will experience significant kick on the first shot, while muzzle break will result in noticeable horizontal recoil.
When it comes to grip, there’s only one way to go – put that vertical grip on.
 
Taking into account the versatility of Twitch as an operator, we suggest choosing the most versatile scope available for F2.
1.5x scope should suit both the needs of more aggressive players and CQC gunfights, while still providing slight magnification to help with long-distance gunfights
 

SECONDARY WEAPONS

As a secondary weapon for Twitch R6 Siege operator, I recommend using P9.
As always, I prefer to have higher ammo per magazine on my pistol since I use the secondary weapon only when out of bullets on the primary. For that reason, I do not want to run out of bullets easily on the last option.
The pistol can equip either a muzzle brake or suppressor. From those two options, I choose the muzzle brake as stealth with the gun is not something I find very useful as Twitch.
 

UNIVERSAL GADGETS

Lastly, for universal gadget selection, I recommend picking claymore
I like to lower the risk of runout, especially when droning. I usually place claymore in a potential runout position. Assume that defenders may have visual on you, even when outside of the objective building.
Although, in situations where I predict objective having vertical control possibilities and our team has a sufficient amount of claymores equipped, I would select breaching charges.

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