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Guide for playing 'Buck' on 'Kafe'.


  [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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  Kafe is a triple-level map (consisting of three floors) found both in ranked play as well as professional. The current architecture of the building is fairly balanced since the rework of the map.   Buck is a two armor, two speed attacking operator. His ability is known as the ‘Skeleton Key’ which is a mini shotgun attachment placed on the bottom of the operator's primary weapon. Buck is a soft-breacher and is used to destroy obstacles like un-reinforced walls and flooring as a method of providing the attacking team with dynamic angles that can be used to eliminate defenders as well as defending utility. The operator is similar to Sledge as a soft-breacher although Buck is unique in that the operator has the ability to destroy the ceilings from the ground floor. This is an incredibly valuable advantage as it provides attackers with the ability to destroy the flooring underneath defenders on certain second floor bomb sites.   If you are to be in accordance with the current meta, Buck’s loadout should be as follows: PRIMARY: C-8 ASSAULT RIFLE (Attachments to player preference) SECONDARY: MK1 9MM (Attachments to player preference) UTILITY: FLASHBANG GRENADES   ALL ATTACKER SPAWN LOCATIONS:

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  ATTACKING: [3F] BAR(A) - COCKTAIL(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team gaining control over Cigar. This will allow attackers to breach the reinforced wall separating Cigar and Freezer and, in turn, flush out any defenders playing inside of Freezer. After eliminating defenders inside of the Freezer, attackers will attempt to plant the defuser under the cover of smoke behind one of the wooden counters inside of Bar(A). Defenders will commonly bring Mira and use her Black Mirror inside of Cocktail(B) so that the gadget is overlooking Bar(A). Attackers can counter this by taking an operator like Buck and, using the Skeleton Key, the player can breach the flooring underneath the Mira and eliminate the window from the second floor Reading Room. This will also be advantageous for attackers as Buck will be in an actionable position to actively hunt down second floor roamers attempting to use nitro-cell underneath attacking teammates positioned inside of Cigar and Christmas.   RIVER DOCKS SPAWN LOCATION:

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ATTACKING: [2F] FIREPLACE(A) - MINING(B) + [2F] READING(A) - FIREPLACE(B) Due to these two bomb sites being so similar in nature, both bomb sites will be covered in one section of the guide.   Attackers will begin the round by establishing control over the third floor (similar to the way in which attackers played on the previous bomb site). After the attacking team has isolated all defensive presence to the second floor, Buck will be used to breach the flooring in certain strategic areas that will expose defenders playing on any of the relevant bomb sites.   In the event that defenders are inside of [2F] FIREPLACE(A) - MINING(B), Buck will use his Skeleton Key to breach the flooring inside of Christmas and Cigar. The breach holes made in these rooms will expose every possible position in which defenders would be able to anchor from on this bomb site (excluding Fireplace due to the bomb sites ceiling being hard).   In the event that defenders are inside of [2F] READING(A) - FIREPLACE(B), Buck will use his Skeleton Key to breach the flooring inside of Cocktail and Bar. Although this will expose a large amount of the second floor Reading(A) bomb site, attackers still need to be aware of defenders playing in positions adjacent to that bomb site that cannot be made as vulnerable as easily. Such locations include: Fireplace(B), Pillar, Pillar Stairs, and Laundry.   Although both of these two bomb sites are quite difficult to defend, that does not always mean that they are easy to attack. As an attacker, it can be very tempting to spend the entire round on the third floor. All the while, not establishing any form of horizontal pressure on the second floor in which a final site execution can be carried out from. Hold yourself, as well as your teammates, accountable for small mistakes like these - it will oftentimes be the difference between a win and a loss.   CHRISTMAS MARKET SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] SERVICE(A) - COOKING(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team gaining control of Large and small Bakery. This will allow attacking hard breachers like Thermite and HIbanna to breach the reinforced wall between Cooking(B) and large Bakery. It is common for defenders to Kaid or Bandit trick the Bakery-Cooking wall. This is because defending Cooking(B) is almost impossible to do after the wall has been opened. Buck will be assisting the attacking teams hard breachers by establishing control of the second floor inside of Mining and Train. From this position the player will be able to breach the flooring inside of Mining and eliminate any entry denial utility placed on the Cooking(B) wall. This will also position Buck to breach additional portions of the Cooking(B) ceiling and force defenders to fall back to positioning deeper inside of Service(A). This will provide the attacking team with a perfect window in which to plant the defuser inside of the Cooking(B) bomb site. Buck can add even more value to the attacking team after the defuser has been planted as the operator will be able to eliminate any defenders trying to disarm the defuser from the breach holes made earlier inside of Mining.   PARK SPAWN LOCATION:

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  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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