- Unlimited camera placement options
- Easy to control SMG
- Has Nitro Cell
- Not beginner-friendly
- low damage per bullet SMG
- limited secondary weapon options
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An Olympic hopeful in the 200-meter breaststroke, Castellano split her time between the pool and the army base, where her father was a training officer.
Her junior year, Castellano broke her arm in a car accident, putting an end to her Olympic ambitions. After high school, she enlisted in the Navy and served four years before attending college on the Veterans Affairs bill.
Upon graduation, she returned to the Navy as a career intelligence officer.
Detailed information on how to play the Valkyrie R6 Siege operator
What is the utility?
Valkyrie is an intel-gathering defender with access to 3 Black Eye cameras. Her cameras can be thrown virtually anywhere within the map.
- can be thrown outside of the building
- stick to almost any surface
How to use utility?
BLACK EYES PLACEMENT
Well placed Black eye camera(s) can be a difference between winning and losing the round; therefore, in this section, we will focus on the mindset needed to utilize Valkyrie R6 Siege operator to her full potential.
Be creative with camera placement
The general rule for placement: as concealed as possible, while providing as much info as feasible.
Visual intel is excellent, and knowing where attackers are coming from can be extremely vital information.
Bear in mind that knowing where they are not can be just as useful!
Conceal camera’s location
Black eyes can be challenging to spot when placed in a “busy” environment where many different objects are present. Cameras emit blue light. Therefore, blue themed surroundings make it more difficult to notice them.
Attackers can have a tough time to spot cameras placed outside as the amount of terrain to be checked can be overwhelming.
Put camera on the side of the room less likely to be observed by attackers
This might be a bit confusing, so let me explain further.
When proceeding through the map inside the building, attackers will frequently check or hold an angle where they expect defenders to come from. Thus they will look towards where they are going, rather than where they came from.
Therefore, placing the camera above the entrance, they initially used, rather than the above entry they are heading towards lowers the odds of attackers spotting the camera.
The less time and occasions for spotting your camera, the better!
go to a custom match and practice camera placement
A custom match is your go-to mode if you intend to main Rainbow Six Siege Valkyrie or at least use her frequently.
In a custom match, you can play around with camera placement to find your spots and figure what setup can bring you the most valuable intel.
It is far better to know where you will place your cameras beforehand than deciding on the fly.
UTILIZING BLACK EYES
Now, let’s focus on proper utilization of well placed Black Eye cameras:
Do not spot on Valkyrie’s cameras
This applies to every defender and any utility providing intel and giving the option to spot (like drones).
Do not spot opponents unless this information can be used to either distract the enemy or to allow a teammate to wall bang or C4 attacker.
Cannot count the number of times when useless spotting gave out the camera’s location resulting in it being shot for no reason.
Instead, give verbal information to fellow defenders.
use Black eyes to C4 from below
Valkyrie’s cameras can be utilized to C4 from below attackers’ position. Such usage requires advanced map knowledge, especially to place C4 correctly without pinging the enemy on camera, which would prompt them to move.
What you need to know is which surfaces are destructible to know whether you can kill an attacker through it or not.
Tip for placement without pinging:
Place the camera, go under the room with a camera.
Next ping spot on the ceiling (default “Z” on keyboard) and switch immediately to the camera above.
You will get orientation in where the spot reflects on the camera, making it significantly easier to predict where to C4 depending on the attacker’s location.
This tip is not exclusive to Valkyrie R6 operator as any defender with C4 can benefit from such a technique.
use Black eyes for aggressive plays
Valkyrie’s cameras compliment significantly aggressive defensive plays like runouts thanks to an immense amount of intel provided.
Runouts benefit mainly from cameras placed outside as such positioning provides the most information about attackers located outside of the objective building.
BEST MAPS FOR VALKYRIE R6 OPERATOR
- Kafe Dostoyevsky
Can detect Valkyrie’s cameras with an electronics detector. IQ is the best counter, especially to well-placed cameras outside that are hard to be spotted otherwise.
EMP disables cameras temporarily within its range just like Maestro’s Evil eyes or Yokai drone.
Shock drones can destroy Black eyes placed within the “zap” range of the drone.
Grants access to cameras after hacking dead defender’s phone
How to play -
Valkyrie R6 Siege
- Not the most potent SMG, but easy to control
- Utility placement is important for a team’s success
- A requirement of advanced map knowledge to utilize properly
- need to communicate within the team properlyBlack Eyes’ effectiveness can be extremely low or insanely high, depending on the level of communication in the group. If people do not use a mic to share intel, then the usefulness of Valkyrie’s cameras is lowered immensely. Pings can be still useful but are not the optimal way of utilizing your intel.On the other hand, a team with proper comms will shine with intel-based defenders on their roster.
- busy preparation phase
Loadout guide -
Valkyrie R6 Siege
Throwable explosive, detonated remotely by user.
Can be pre-placed or used similarily to grenades.
Best counter to Shield operators and preventing defuser plant.
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 vault over them in certain locations.
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!
|MPX||Flash hider||Angled grip||Reflex|
Why such loadout?
Community Videos -
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