Frost R6 Siege operator B&W design by r6siegecenter

PROs:

  • easy to control weapon
  • beginner-friendly for trap defender
  • flexible playstyle
  • instant injury when activated

CONS:

  • C1 has the lowest RPM on the defensive side 
  • requires basic map knowledge
  • does not fit all objectives

Frost

Defensive operator

Frost R6 Siege operator specializes in setting up traps.
 
From all trap operators, Welcome mats are the most visible but offer instant injury for affected attackers. 
As a result, her traps are hard to trick attackers into triggering them but offer significant benefit when done so.
 
She is not the flashiest defender in Rainbow Six Siege, but when appropriately utilized on specific objective sites, Frost can cause a lot of trouble for attacking squad.

Organization

JTF2

Availability

DLC Y1S1

Armor Rating

Medium

Speed Rating

Medium

Biography

Tsang grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. When she turned eighteen, Tsang enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force and was sent to the Royal Military College of Canada as an Officer Cadet.

After completing a bachelor’s degree in Science and Mechanical Engineering, she completed her officer training and was stationed at CFB Comox with the Joint Coordination Centre Victoria. She was later invited to join Joint Task Force 2.

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Operator guide

Detailed information on how to play Frost R6 Siege operator

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Utility

What is the utility?

In Rainbow Six Siege Frost has three welcome mats that can be placed on flat surfaces.
Welcome mats are traps which injure attacker who steps into them. A trapped attacker can be picked up by teammates.
 
Unlike usual DBNO (down but not out) status, operators injured by Frost mats cannot crawl.
Additionally, traps are not lethal even when injuring the same attacker for a second time.
 
The welcome mat is lethal only when the last attacker steps into it. Unless the trapped attacker is securing the objective while being trapped, in such a scenario, he has to be finished off by the defender. A trapped attacker can potentially still win the round if the defender does not return to the objective on time.
 
When triggered mats make a distinct sound that notifies nearby defenders. On top of such an audio cue, Frost receives points notification for injuring an opponent.

How to use utility?

From a mechanical perspective, traps are easy to use and can be placed almost anywhere on the map as long as the surface is flat and has enough space to accommodate the trap.
Frost traps are best placed in locations where they are:
  • hard to spot
  • difficult to deal with
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Therefore the best locations are under windows or in front of deployable shield located in doorways.
Such usage forces the attacker to choose between: 
  • spending limited utility

    Attackers can choose to use frag grenades, breaching rounds or lifeline

  • shooting trap while vaulting
    Attackers can shoot Frost R6 operator’s mat when vaulting by aiming down to the floor and shooting trap before landing on it.

    While doing so the attacker is vulnerable, giving advantage to defender anticipating vault and holding an angle on the opponent.

  • choosing different entry
    Most rooms have a minimum of two entry points, so as a last resort attacker may want to avoid entering through the entry point where the trap is set.
 
Placing Frost mats properly under windows may take some practice.
The most optimal way to place a trap is with a long side parallel to the window, as close as possible.
Such placement will not allow attackers to spot the trap from outside of the window and make it more difficult to aim at the trap while vaulting.
 

Example Window traps

Another way to utilize traps well is to place them on top of the stairs.
Stairs are usually a tricky location for attackers as more often than not they will focus on angles defenders may get a jump on them from, rather than checking for traps located on them.
 

Example Stairs traps

Playing Frost creatively is well rewarded in R6. 
If you were spotted as a Rainbow Six Siege Frost, you could count on opponents to expect traps in “usual” spots. Such spots are more often than not at objective entrances or windows. Placing traps in unpredictable locations can turn out to be very beneficial, even if they seem ridiculous.
Traps are black, so dark surfaces synergize very well with unusual trap placement.
The thought process for surprising enemies should be to find a dark spot, where enemies are likely to go through and will not be looking at for an extensive amount of time.
 
As with every trap operator, the more time attackers spend on gathering intel about the situation at a certain location, the more likely they are to spot your trap.

Interactions

SYNERGIES

In Rainbow Six Siege Frost has excellent synergy with other defenders who have access to deployable shields.
Mute jammers placed close to where welcoming mats are situated can help Frost trap attackers as they might not have intel about mat placement.

Try to avoid placing mats under windows or doorways where Kapkan traps are located – triggered EDD will destroy Frost trap within the explosion radius.
 
Lastly, Jäger’s ADS can increase the effectiveness of welcoming mats. 
If placed in a line of sight of the trap, ADS may stop frag grenades or other explosives from destroying the trap.
 

Counters:

In Rainbow Six Siege Frost is an excellent counter to careless attackers, who do not take time to scout the environment.
 
She mainly counters shield operators who may have a hard time seeing the trap or shooting it down while vaulting.
Additionally, operators without access to projectile-based explosives (such as Thatcher or Thermite) can only deal with traps by shooting them or avoiding.
 

Countered by:

The main general counter to Frost is cautiousness and intel gathered by drones.
 
More specifically welcoming mats can be countered by explosives, such as:
 

How to play -
Frost R6 Siege

Playstyle

Universal, but leaning towards anchoring around traps.
 
Frost R6 Siege operator is a 2speed & 2armor defender with a passive gadget.
Passive gadget means that once it is placed, it serves its purpose regardless of the operator’s status – dead or alive.
As a result, in Rainbow Six Siege Frost is a universal operator who can be played as either anchor or roamer.
Roaming is leaving the objective site to disturb and flank attackers.
Anchoring, on the other hand, means staying on the objective or in a location with eyesight to the objective.
 
Frost can be played more like an anchor, but not exclusively on the objective. Instead, we suggest anchoring around traps
Thanks to the use of such technique, Frost players will be able to finish injured enemies, as well as capitalize on attackers shooting down traps while vaulting.
 
To learn more about each defensive role, please visit the below sections.

Difficulty

EASY
 
Frost is not a difficult operator to use in fundamental ways.
Additionally, she may reward what is typically considered as a disadvantage for new players – lack of experience.
With lack of experience comes unpredictability, which is an aspect that can lead to surprising attackers with trap placement.
 
However, she requires basic map knowledge as traps are good to be placed on objective entrances or other commonly used windows and door frames.

Preparation phase

Busy
 
As a trap operator, you will be busy due to default tasks being required from you, as well as the time necessary for placing your unique utility.
In Rainbow Six Siege Frost ideally should use her two default reinforcements, place universal gadget, and then focus on using 3 Welcoming mats.
 
We do not recommend placing traps from the start of the preparation phase. 
Odds of successfully catching attackers in your trap are proportional to the ability to conceal trap locations.
Being seen by drones while placing your utility is detrimental to your success!
Instead, try to destroy drones in the preparation phase and wait if possible for the action phase beginning.
 
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Loadout guide -
Frost R6 Siege

Available options

Primary weapons

Secondary weapons

Universal gadgets

Bulletproof camera

Camera deployable on walls to surveil areas. 
Can see through smoke and survives direct shots to its front panel.

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Deployable Shield

Hip-high shield deployable by defenders on flat surfaces. Can be used to protect from gunfire & explosives, as well as an obstacle for attackers to cross locations.

Loadout suggestion

Loadout choices are an individual aspect, and rarely there is a “go-to” loadout in R6.
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
9MM C1N/AAngled gripReflex
Secondary weaponBarrelGripScope
ITA12SN/AN/AHolographic
Gadget
Deployable Shield

Why such loadout?

PRIMARY WEAPONS
C1 is the weapon of choice as Super90 does not provide flexibility in encounters range.
Reflex is our sight of choice for all 1x sights. We suggest that you play around with Red dot and see if it fits you.
 
I recommend not equipping any barrel attachment for C1. The extended barrel has negligible advantages. 
The downside of it is that barrel is long, exposing barrel of your gun often way before you turn the corner.
 
Equipping suppressor can have its benefits, so if you are a more sneaky type of Frost player and enjoy using it, then, by all means, go for it!
However, I like using Frost more as an anchor rather than a sneaky roamer.
 
SECONDARY WEAPONS
Frost used to have only a pistol as a secondary option. MK1 is a good handgun. In case your team does not require you to have a remodeling tool (shotgun) and you do not use the shotgun as a primary, then a pistol is a great option.
 
If you lean, like us, towards equipping the ITA12S shotgun as a Frost, then you can remodel the bombsite by creating rotation holes or new angles.
UNIVERSAL GADGETS
The deployable shield has been swapped with Barbed wire in Year4 Season3 update for Frost. It was a great change for Frost players. Shield combines excellently with Frost’s traps!
Therefore, whenever playing Frost, please make sure you equip a Deployable shield.
The best usage of Frost and deployable shield is to put it in a single doorway while putting the Welcome mat right behind it.

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