Jager R6 Siege operator BW art by r6siegecenter
Jager R6 Siege operator BW art by r6siegecenter

PROs:

  • Great weapon – 416-C
  • Team-oriented utility
  • Passive utility

CONS:

  • 1-armor
  • No impact grenades or C4 to help with roaming
  • No access to ACOG (RIP spawn peek Jäger mains)

Jäger

Defensive operator

Jäger is one of the most consistently picked defenders in R6 Siege since the game’s release. 
 
He is a powerful defender with a useful gadget and one of the strongest weapons on the defense.
 
Jäger offers great passive utility – ADS – that destroys attackers’ grenades and other utility within its range. As of Y4S2, he has no alternative in dealing with attacker’s projectiles.

Organization

GSG9

Availability

Release

Armor Rating

Medium

Speed Rating

Medium

Biography

Raised by his uncle who was a mechanic for what later became the Bundespolizei (BPOL) Aviation Group after reunification, Streicher joined BPOL as a helicopter technician.

He began designing defensive weapon systems, including a ground-based Active Defense System (ADS) prototype that caught the attention of the GSG 9. A veteran of the GSG 9 anti-piracy ops in the Indian Ocean, he was later recruited to Team Rainbow

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Utility

What is the utility?

In R6 Siege, Jäger is equipped with 3 Active Defense Systems (commonly referred to as ADS), which destroy attackers’ grenades and other utility.
The main characteristics of the ADS are:
  • Each ADS can destroy up to 2 projectiles
  • ADS intercepts projectiles only when ADS has a direct line of sight
  • Mountable on walls or floors
  • Multiple ADS are not triggered simultaneously
  • ADS has to be within around 5 meters of a grenade to intercept it
 

How to use utility?

Jäger ADS can be placed on the wall and floors. 
 
They are usually placed on the objective site to support anchors from being impacted by an attacker’s grenades and other projectile-based utility.
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ADS are often set at the entrance to the objective or in vital spots where anchor’s position is essential to the defense, i.e., behind Mira’s window.
When setting up Jäger’s ADS, make sure you don’t put it in a place where attackers have an easily accessible line of sight from their position. 
 
Please note that ADS can be stacked as intercepting devices do not activate simultaneously. Therefore, 2 ADS will not try to intercept a single grenade.
In case a specific area is vital for your team’s defense, I recommend placing a couple of ADS for an anchor in such a spot.
 
An advanced way of using ADS is to juggle them.
Such a technique requires Jäger to “Bandit trick” with ADS to prevent them from being neutralized by Thatcher’s EMP. This method is only applicable in high ELO ranks once a player has sufficient experience and game sense to predict attackers’ actions.

Interactions

SYNERGIES

  • Mira
    His ADS synergize exceptionally well with Mira’s Mirrors. Neutralizing Black Mirrors is often an essential point in attack. Placing an ADS or two behind Mirror may be the difference between successful defense or a bust!

  • Goyo, Melusi
    One of the main counters to both gadgets are explosive projectiles. As a result, Jager and Wamai provide support to both utility sinking defenders when placing their gadgets close to Volcan shields and Banshees.
 
Besides Mira and utility sinking defenders, R6 Siege Jäger synergizes very well with anchors in general by providing them with much-needed aid against grenades. 

Counters:

ADS can be a counter to any attacker with projectiles:

 

In Rainbow Six Siege, Jäger ADS are not activating for Capitao’s bolts.

Countered by:

The following operators currently counter Jäger:
  • Twitch
    Single drone zap destroys ADS
  • IQ
    She can scan his ADS with electronics detector and shoot them through penetrable surfaces
  • ADS placed within EMP grenade’s explosion radius gets permanently disabled
Attackers will frequently sacrifice a couple of projectiles to “burn” ADS. i.e., Zofia could use her Concussion grenades in an area where ADS is placed to allow Buck to use his Frag grenade on a fortified defender or for Glaz to smoke area.

How to play -
Jäger
R6 Siege

Playstyle

ROAMER
 
Jäger’s unique gadget is passive, which means that even when not present on-site or even dead, he can still benefit his team with utility.
Jäger R6 is ideally suited to roam around the map.
Jager was nerfed in April 2020 with lowered movement speed – from 3 speed to 2 speed operator.
Still, his kit is so well suited for roaming that this nerf does not impact his roaming capacity all that much. 
His gun is one of the most powerful defenders’ weapons as its AR with good statistics and relatively easy recoil (especially since Grim Sky recoil changes).
In R6 Siege Jäger is a busy defender during the preparation phase.
He has to set up: reinforced walls, ADS, and global utility (bulletproof camera or barbed wire).
At the beginning of the round, use your reinforced walls on objective walls or hatches on top of the site.
 
Once this primary task is completed, make sure you put your ADS (Active Defense System) where your anchors may expect grenades the most.
If you have Barbed wires on then, you should place it in chokepoints (narrow corridors) or entrances to the objective.
 
Roaming means leaving the objective site as a defender to interrupt and flank the attacking team.
Roamers usually split into disruptive and sneaky ones.
Disruption involves denying the ability to enter the building for attackers and continuously harassing attackers to shift their attention from objective to you.
Sneaky defenders rely more on concealing their presence and location to flank unsuspecting attackers during a later stage of the round.
 
PRIORITIES
As a roamer, getting kills is a great addition, but not the only reason for roamers to exist.
The main point of roaming is to waste attackers’ time and make them feel uncomfortable pushing the site before dealing with you.
 
Roaming role is filled usually by more advanced players as it requires:
  • advanced map knowledge
  • mobility
  • creativity
  • good game sense
If you want to learn more about roaming, we recommend visiting the section dedicated to this role by clicking the below button.

Difficulty

EASY
 
  • Mechanically simple utility
  • Teammates can indicate where placement is needed
  • Placement of ADS may require basic defensive setup and map knowledge
  • Passive utility – even dead Jäger can be useful

Loadout guide - Jäger
R6 Siege

Available options

Primary weapons

Secondary weapons

Universal gadgets

Bulletproof Camera

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

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Barbed wire

Razor wire that can be placed on flat surfaces, which slows down attackers movement speed and creates noise.

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
416-CFlash hiderVertical GripReflex
Secondary weaponBarrelGripScope
P12Muzzle brakeN/AN/A
Gadget
Barbed wire

Why such loadout?

PRIMARY WEAPONS
Choosing 416-C is a no brainer if you are serious about winning the match. 
Carbine is one of the best guns on the defensive side, despite ACOG being taken away from Jäger R6 in the past. Since the Grim Sky patch, 416-C recoil has also been significantly improved. Recoil used to be a downside of the weapon in the past as it was not easy to control its random spread.
 
Currently, the weapon has barely any horizontal spread, with a bit of a kick on a first shot. This is the reason I recommend using a flash hider.
The vertical grip is always welcomed when available as it will decrease the weapon’s vertical recoil. 
 
Please note that the M870 shotgun is not bad! 
It has, in my opinion, the best killing power in a single shotgun blast. It is the most consistent shotgun when it comes to one shooting enemies at a farther range than optimal for shotguns.
 
However, the problem with shotguns in Rainbow Six Siege is that they are not reliable outside of their optimal CQC range (sometimes even not constant within that range, too). Therefore, unless you are just messing around or have a specific tight angle you are responsible for holding, then I recommend choosing 416-C.
 
SECONDARY WEAPONS
GSG9 has only one pistol option, so beside barrel attachment, there is no choice for secondary weapon.
I suggest using muzzle brake as it dramatically reduces the vertical recoil of the weapon. The suppressor is not a wrong choice, either. However, I usually find myself fighting with this pistol in already engaged gunfights, only after I ran out of primary weapon’s bullets.
A possible reason for equipping suppressor could be neutralizing drones and claymores more sneakily. If that’s something you tend to do, then go for it!
 
UNIVERSAL UTILITY
Barbed wire is the go-to gadget unless you have a specific plan on how to use a bulletproof camera. 
Barbed wire can be placed in any chokepoint or entrance to objective and will benefit defenders immensely.

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