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Aug 18, 2020, 07:02 AM 181 read

Guide for playing 'Twitch' on 'Border'.


[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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  Border is a double-level map (consisting of two floors) found both in ranked play as well as professional. The current architecture of the map is generally balanced, although a slight edge may be given to attackers as the map is highly destructible.   ‘Twitch’ is a two speed, two armour, attacker. The operator's gadget is the Shock Drone; a retro-fitted attacking drone capable of shooting electrical projectiles remotely from the drone. This is a useful ability where as it is capable of eliminating defender utility like Jager’s ADS, Mira Windows, defender Cameras, Mute Jammers, and much more. The primary role Twitch tends to play is that of a solo-entry. This is largely due to the operators primary weapon being the F-2 (One of the best weapons in the game and largely considered by the community to be one of, if not THE, best weapon for attackers). In addition to her strong primary, Twitch is set up for a solo-entry role really well due to her drone. The Shock Drone is not only capable of clearing valuable defender utility, but also has the added benefit of being nearly in-audible. This provides the player with huge advantages in terms of gathering defender intel for an extended period of time while also having the ability to assist teammates in clearing round-setting utilities like Mira Windows and Bandit Batteries.   If you are to be in accordance with the current meta, Twitch’s loadout should be as follows: PRIMARY: F-2 Assault Rifle (Attachments to player preference) SECONDARY: P9 Hand-gun UTILITY: Breach Charges   Terminology: 1.) SOLO-ENTRY - Maintaining the weight of an entire assault through a particular route of attack as an individual player. 2.) ROUND-SETTING - A factor in an on-going round that will influence the result of the round in a significant way. [NOT to be confused with MATCH-SETTING which could be considered the ‘next-ring-up’ in that it would help describe the factors which influence the result of a match (Ex. Operator and Map ban phase).   ATTACKER SPAWN LOCATIONS:

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  ATTACKING: [2F] ARMORY(A) - ARCHIVES(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attackers gaining control over CCTV and Break room located on the north side of the second floor. After establishing control over CCTV-Break room, attackers will then proceed to breach the reinforced wall of the outside balcony leading into the Armory(A) bomb site. Attackers will then plant the defuser in or around the breach hole. Twitch can be used by the attacking team to act as a counter to the defending team's entry denial gadgets (Mute Jammers, Kaid Electro-Claws, Bandit Batteries). Twitch should breach the objective building through the second floor Break Room/ CCTV balcony. After assisting teammates in establishing attacker control on the south western portion of the second floor, the operator will then position her Shock Drone inside of Armory(A), near the reinforced wall, so as to eliminate any gadgets placed on or around the ‘box’ wall.   The player needs to be careful as defenders will commonly anticipate a Shock Drone coming though the Armory(A) doorway. It is usually best for Twitch to deploy her drone around ‘90’ and carefully maneuver the drone through Metal doorway and ‘Africa’ as this drone route is often overlooked by defenders. After attackers have successfully breached the Armory(A) wall, Twitch should then reposition to the Archives(B) window so as to maintain pressure on defenders inside of the bomb site and prevent them from being able to rotate within the bomb site while teammates ar attempting to plant the defuser inside of ‘box’.   WEST VEHICLE SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] BATHROOM(A) - TELLERS(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team breaching the reinforced wall separating Tellers(B) from the outside - located on the north eastern wall of the first floor. Attackers will also typically need control of the second floor ‘Offices’ as it is very common for defenders to defend Bathroom(A)-Tellers(B) vertically from the second floor. Due to the attacking teams support players not needing a large amount of assistance in breaching the Tellers(B) wall, Twitch will be able to act much more independently on this bomb site. The player should breach the objective building though either Detention or Supply (both located on the western side of the first floor) and diligently make their way through Customs. This will then position Twitch to maintain pressure on defenders inside of Metal Hallway and CourtYard while the primary attacking force is being carried out on the second floor Office and outside of Tellers(B).   Twitch will also be able to establish control inside of Workshop from Customs. This can be highly valuable map control for the player if the defenders don’t reinforce the walls separating Bathroom(A) and Workshop as Twitch will be able to access the bomb site with a breaching charge. In this case, communicating the defending team's weakness to the rest of your team will be important as it will mean that your teammates on the second floor can rotate to the first floor as 2F Office control will no longer be necessary for site control.   EAST VEHICLE SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] SUPPLY(A) - CUSTOMS(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team breaching the south-western reinforced wall leading from the outside into Detention. Attackers will also commonly attempt to gain control over the second floor CCTV and Break Room as these positions will provide great vertical control over the two first floor bomb sites. Twitch can assist the attacking team by acting as an entry fragger on the second floor so as to establish control inside of Break Room and CCTV. Communicating with supporting teammates while they drone the second floor will be important as it will provide you with valuable information regarding defender positions. After Twitch has successfully eliminated the second floor roamers, the player should reposition to the first floor Ventilation room and work their way through Vent and WorkShop so as to eliminate the remaining defenders positioned outside of Customs(B) and Supply(A). A combination of horizontal and vertical pressure will be important for attackers to maintain on the bomb site as it will force defenders to expose their position by either moving or fighting. This will then provide attackers with even more value in that it will enable attackers to form a more complete picture of the bomb site - allowing attackers to formulate an accurate site execution plan based on the new intel.   VALLEY SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] WORKSHOP(A) - VENT(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attackers establishing full control of the second floor Armory-Archives rooms located directly above the Workshop(A)-Vent(B) bomb sites. After gaining control of the second floor, attackers will breach the reinforced hatches located inside of Armory and Archives in addition to destroying the flooring of the second floor as this will allow attackers full vertical control of the two ground floor bomb sites. Twitch will be used as a solo-entry on this bomb site by applying pressure onto the Ventilation(B) bomb site through the Front Door and Vent(B) window. The player should spawn at the West Vehicle spawn location and work their way up to the objective building. After placing a claymore on the Ventilation(B) window, Twitch should use her drone to eliminate any gadgets placed inside of Vent(B) or the front hallway. The lower the amount of defending utility inside of the bomb sites, the more attention the player will be able to dedicate to successfully winning gunfights when establishing site control.   A lot of players tend to ‘write off’ a particular route of attack just because there is an enemy player defending it. However, I would ask those same players how often they have experienced an enemy push the angle they were holding just lose the gun fight. Most players undervalue themselves and don’t realize how winnable certain situations are if they just took a step back and actually looked at the battlefield. A good rule of advice that i’ve always played by was that, if I am not making my enemy uncomfortable then I am doing something wrong.     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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  • Emma ꜗꜗ ⃟⃟ ⃝⃝ ҉҉ LV.20 S Aug 18, 2020, 07:09 AM

    Did they nerf the f2 not as good as b4

  • footwork. verified LV.28 Hero Aug 18, 2020, 07:11 AM

    They did but it still rips lol

  • Stikk LV.11 Chief Aug 18, 2020, 07:14 AM

    This will help a lot for me and other twitch mains! Thanks!

  • Crazed#999 LV.3 4x Champion! Aug 24, 2020, 11:17 AM