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Guide for playing 'Sledge' on 'Outback'.


  [DISCLAIMER: This guide is intended to be as bare bones as possible in order to give general advice to any new Rainbow Six: Siege players. In addition to this article being opinionated, I would like to also state that zero-sum strats in this game do not exist and the tell of a good Siege player is their decision making and adaptation to the changing battlefield.]  

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  Outback is a double-level map (consisting of two floors) found only in ranked play. The current architecture gives a significant advantage to the defenders due to there being limited second floor access points. Although, an argument could be made for this being mitigated by the vertical advantages given to the attackers on the ground floor bomb sites.   Sledge is a two speed, two armour attacking operator. The operator’s ability is his ‘Tactical SledgeHammer’ which is capable of destroying surfaces (such as, soft flooring, soft walls, and even Castle Barricades) that commonly prevent attacking teams from moving the round forward. Sledge is a very versatile operator and, for this reason, the operator will commonly be used for strategic purposes as well as for entry fragging. Sledge can be useful on almost any bomb site on any map due to the operator having frag grenades in his loadout. Since Buck’s nerf, which replaced his frag grenades with a claymore, Sledge has become even more valuable due to the scarcity of viable frag op’s to choose from.   If you are to be in accordance with the current meta, Sledge’s loadout should be as follows: PRIMARY: L85-AR (Attachments to player preference) SECONDARY: SMG-11 (Attachments to player preference) UTILITY: FRAG GRENADES   ALL SPAWN LOCATIONS:

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  ATTACKING: [2F] LAUNDRY(A) - GAMES(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team entering the building through the top of Garage and the Shark Stairs second floor window. After establishing control over all second floor rooms east of Games(B), the attacking team will proceed to breach the reinforced wall between Mechanical Bull (Bull) and Games(B) as this will provide attackers with a direct route to plant the defuser inside of the Games(B) bomb site. Sledge will not be needed for his soft-breaching abilities on this bomb site. However, the operator can still provide value to the attacking team by acting as an entry fragger to help establish a beachhead inside of the objective building to carry out the attacking teams primary assault. Sledge should communicate with teammates like Thatcher, Twitch, or an operator with flashbang grenades to eliminate any of Jager’s ADS gadget’s placed inside of Dorms. This will make it much easier for Sledge to breach the second floor Dorms window by allowing the operator to eliminate any defenders inside of Dorms with his frag grenades so that he can safely vault the window inside of 2F Dorms.   CAMPING SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [2F] PARTY(A) - OFFICE(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team essentially executing the inverse attack plan used on the previous bomb site; the only difference here being over which rooms attackers need to establish control over. To ensure protection from any possible flanks, attackers should clear all second floor rooms west of Mechanical Bull and Shark Stairs and place some type of flank protection on Shark and Yellow Stairs. Sledge will not need to use his soft-breaching capabilities on this bomb site very frequently other than if the attackers want to breach the soft wall separating Bathroom and Games. Sledge should spend the majority of his time and utility on establishing full control of all second floor rooms west of Mechanical Bull. After entry fragging the second floor, Sledge should then reposition himself to the top of Shark stairs. This is because attacking teammates will need you to apply pressure on defenders inside of Mechanical Bull from a secondary route while they apply pressure from Games. Defenders will always be at a disadvantage whenever attackers can manage to divide their attacking fronts across multiple directions of attack.   FUEL PUMPS SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] NATURE(A) - BUSHRANGER(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team entering the building through the first floor Yellow Stair doorway located on the west of the building near the ‘Camping’ spawn location. After establishing control over the Nature Hallway and top of Yellow Stairs, attackers will breach the reinforced wall separating Nature Hallway and BushRanger room. Attackers will commonly send a few soft destructors like Buck, Sledge, or Zofia to the second floor to destroy the flooring of of Laundry and the adjacent hallways as this will expose defending anchors inside of Bushranger(B) and Nature(A) to vertical angles. Sledge will be the optimal operator choice for soft-destruction on the second floor. This is because the attacking team gets the largest amount of soft-breaching ability out of this single operator due to the durability of Sledge’s hammer. Communicating with teammates with Zofia and Buck while control over the second floor is being established. Attackers should always place a very high priority on control over the second floor as vertical pressure will invariably define which way the round goes on this bomb site.   STORAGE YARD SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] COMPRESSOR(A) - GEAR(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team entering the building through the top of the 2F Garage (accessed through the west and east single windows) and through the 1F Main Entrance (accessed through the mud room double-doorways on the east of the building). After establishing the necessary control over Restaurant and Kitchen, attackers will breach the reinforced wall separating Kitchen and Compressor(A). Sledge should be prioritizing control over the second floor for the entire round on this bomb site. Communicate with attacking teammates like Thatcher and Thermite as they will be establishing horizontal control onto the bomb site from the first floor Kitchen. If attackers lose the operators establishing horizontal pressure onto the bomb site, attackers on the second floor need to rotate to the first floor and maintain that horizontal pressure. One of the most common mistakes made by Siege players is failing to have sufficient horizontal pressure for when attackers need to execute a final site push towards the end of the round. This typically results in a defenders round due to attackers not having a viable route of attack to the bomb site.     Thank you for reading and I hope this was helpful for you guys.   If you are interested in more content or want to ask me questions, you can always find me on Twitch or connect with me via discord - I always enjoy discussing Siege with fellow enthusiasts; regardless of skill level. Discord -

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