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Aug 8, 2020, 10:12 AM 168 read

Guide for playing 'Montagne' on 'Villa'.


[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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  Villa is a triple-level map (consisting of three floors) found both in ranked play as well as professional. The current architecture of the map gives a slight advantage to the defending team due to there being few routes into the primary bomb sites forcing attackers to bottle neck. In addition to this, Villa is a very large map which makes roam control very difficult for the attacking team.   ‘Montagne’ is a three armor, 1 speed, attacker. The operator is equipped with an ‘Extendable Ballistics Shield’ which provides the player with the ability to fully extend the shield down to the operators feet so that the player is completely protected from all forms of damage (excluding Toxic Canisters thrown by Smoke and Gu Mine’s thrown by Lesion). Montagne is used very heavily in the current game meta due to the operator being a virtually indestructible drone so long as supporting teammates are watching his rear flank. The most common way to use Montagne is to aggressively contest map control while being backed by additional teammates. Montagne is considered to be most valuable due to the operator being able to win a face-to-face melee duel in any situation due to the TTM (time-to-melee) being faster than the default TTM. However, this can occasionally be countered by a three speed defender if the defender has the room and free-space to out maneuver Montagne and melee him in the side while he is still in the unshielding animation.   If you are to be in accordance with the current meta, Montagne’s loadout should be as follows: SECONDARY: P9 Hand-gun UTILITY: Smoke Grenades x 2   ATTACKER SPAWN LOCATIONS:

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  ATTACKING: [2F] AVIATOR(A) - GAMES(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team entering the building through the outdoor Study Balcony located on the second floor of the south side of the building. After establishing control over Study and the top of Main Stairs, attackers will proceed to breach the reinforced wall separating Study and Games(B) (being the westward facing reinforced wall inside of Study). This will allow the attacking team to plant the defuser inside of Games(B) behind the bar; providing attackers with a safe place to plant the defuser. Montagne will provide value to the attacking team by assisting the team in establishing control on the second floor inside of Study and Top Main Stairs. After attackers have eliminated defenders positioned off-site inside of Study and Main, Montagne will reposition himself inside of the doorway connecting Study and Aviator(A). This will allow the player to block defenders attempting to catch over-exposed attackers inside of Study while also positioning the player inside of the Aviator(A) bomb site so as to have a continuous stream of intel. Monty should also always be ready to act on opportunities whenever the player may see them. For example, if you notice that defenders have no Aviator(A) presence, Montagne should communicate that to the attacking team and push deeper into Aviator(A) and Vault as this will protect attacking teammates while they attempt to plant the defuser.   One of the most defining traits of a great player is their ability to notice opportunities and then have the initiative to confidently act on them.   RUINS SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [2F] TROPHY(A) - STATUARY(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team entering the building from the north eastern roof access points leading into the second floor Bathroom and Master Bedroom. After establishing control over Master Bed and Bath, attackers will proceed to breach the reinforced wall separating Master Bedroom from Statuary(B) as this will expose both Statuary(B) and Trophy(A) as well as providing attackers with a more open route into Statuary(B) to plant the defuser. Montagne will provide value to the attacking team by assisting teammates in establishing control inside of Astronomy. After attackers have breached the second floor Master Bedroom and Bathroom, Montagne should be the head of the attacking teams push into Astronomy through the Bathroom. Attackers should be careful when establishing a foothold inside of Astronomy. This is because the flooring of Astro and Bathroom are soft which leaves attackers vulnerable to defenders using nitro-cell underneath them on the first floor. The best way to counter this will be by Attackers establishing first floor control before stepping foot on the second floor. However, this can be inefficient if the attacking team is not properly roam clearing. As Montagne, the best way to counter this play will be by positioning yourself on the actual Astronomy Stairs as the steps cannot be shot through or blown up. From this position the player will be able to block defenders attempting to return to the bomb site through Astro Stairs as well as maintain a steady stream of intel on defenders inside of Astronomy.   FOUNTAIN SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] LIBRARY(A) - LIVING ROOM(B) Montagne will be used as a source of intel for the attacking team. The player should breach the objective building through the first floor Mud Room window and maintain attacker control inside of Mud. After Montagne establishes himself inside of the single doorway connecting Living(B) to Mud Room, additional attackers will be able to use the Mud Room Window as a viable entrance point into the objective building as defenders won’t be able to maintain a line-of-sight onto the window from Living(B). Monty should maintain this position for the better part of the round as he will be capable of communicating high-value intel on defender positions inside of the bomb site while the rest of the attacking team establishes a secondary route to the Living(B) bomb site through Red Hall.   PARKING SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] DINING(A) - KITCHEN(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team entering the building through the Basement and first floor Laundry. The primary force of attackers will be focused on the reinforced wall separating Laundry room and Dining as well as control over the second floor for vertical control. Having control over the top of Pantry Stairs will limit defenders ability to rotate throughout the two bomb sites as the Pantry Doorway provides anybody inside of Pantry with a clear line of sight through Kitchen(B). Montagne should breach the objective building with the attacking team’s hard breacher inside of Laundry. Monty’s primary responsibility on this bomb site will be to maintain flank-watch for the attacking teams Thermite while they breach the reinforced wall separating Laundry and Dining(A). This is because Thermite will otherwise be highly exposed to defenders that might ‘swing’ on the doorway connecting Laundry and Dining(A). After the wall has been breached Montagne will need to reposition himself deeper into Dining(A). This is because, if the player remains inside of the Laundry doorway they will have their back exposed to the Dining(A) bomb site due to the wall being opened.   NOTE: Attackers positioned inside of Laundry should always be aware of defenders potentially throwing a Nitro-Cell over the reinforced wall while Thermite is attempting to breach. Attackers will typically know that defenders intend doing this as defenders will have made a hole above the reinforcement to throw the C4 through.     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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  • xSkittlz (っ◔◡◔)っ LV.20 Let’s play R6! Aug 8, 2020, 05:34 PM

    and also one for lion attacking

  • UnseenGhost575 LV.5 Dub Collector Aug 8, 2020, 08:01 PM


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  • AJ_DABOI LV.13 Duo queue god Aug 9, 2020, 06:20 AM

    Again this would be great if i played monty

  • Officilal.___ LV.4 Lurker Aug 11, 2020, 07:34 AM


  • Iso Holy LV.5 Lurker Aug 11, 2020, 07:40 AM

    that's nice to know