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Guide for playing 'IQ' on 'Consulate'.

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[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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  Consulate 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 significant advantage to the attacking team due to the high amount of exposure each bomb site is vulnerable to from the outside.   ‘IQ’ is a 1 armour, 3 speed attacker. The operators’ ability is known as the Electronics Detector; a portable electronic gadget worn on the operators wrist which is capable of detecting electronics through any surface. IQ is most commonly used for eliminating hard to reach electronics like Bandit Batteries and Mute Jammers as the Electronic Detector allows the player to see this type of utility through walls and flooring. IQ is also used as a counter to operators like Pulse, Echo, Vigil, and Valkyrie as all of these defenders have utility that is difficult to counter with the naked eye. In fact, when operators like Vigil and Pulse are actively using their ability, IQ is able to see their electronics in use through any surface. This is also the case with any defenders that happen to be caught on their phone looking through the defending teams cameras as the phone itself is considered to be an electronic device. IQ is always a great operator choice for these reasons as well as the operator being capable of acting as a strong backup entry-fragger for the attacking team in the case of attackers losing their original entry at the beginning of the round.   If you are to be in accordance with the current meta, IQ’s loadout should be as follows: PRIMARY: G8-A1 (holo-graphic + flash hider) SECONDARY: P-12 (suppressed) UTILITY: Breach Charge x 3   ATTACKER SPAWN LOCATIONS:

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  ATTACKING: [2F] MEETING(A) - OFFICE(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team rappelling on the second floor windows of Office(B), Meeting(A), Conector, and Bathroom. The attackers have a huge advantage on this bomb site due to the amount of control which can be had by just rappelling on the windows, attackers can cut off any and all rotates between Office(A), Meeting(B), Long Desk, and Yellow Stairs without even coming inside the building. Due to the amount of control which can be had from the outside, attackers can dedicate the majority of their personnel and resources safely from the outside while only having a few attackers actually enter the building. IQ will provide the largest amount of value to the attacking team by eliminating all of the defending teams electronic utility placed on the second floor. To do this, IQ will need to breach the objective building through either Yellow Stairs doorway or through the Main Lobby double doorway. These will be the optimal entry points for the operator due to IQ being able to quickly establish attacker control on the first floor without much map control. After IQ has eliminated all defenders playing inside of Piano, Lobby, Anti-Chamber, and Spiral, the player will use IQ’s Electronics Detector to eliminate all defender utility on the second floor. This is because IQ will be able to shoot the electronics through the ceiling of the first floor. This will then allow attacking teammates to use their projectile and intel utility to the highest potential as they will no longer need to worry about Mute Jammer, Jager ADS, or Echo Drones.   RIOT BARRICADE SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] PRESS(A) - LOBBY(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team attempting to plant the defuser inside of the outside double door leading into Lobby(B) from the south of the bomb site. This is the most common strategy due to the safe and direct route to the bomb site the attacking team is given in addition to the attackers not needing too much map control in order to successfully plant the defuser. That being said, some map control is still required by attackers before planting the defuser. It is very common for defenders to have a presence inside of the second floor Meeting Room as, any defenders with the ability to open the flooring of 2F Meeting Room, can provide any defenders on the second floor a clear line of sight to the default plant spot inside of Lobby(B) without over exposing themselves to the outside. IQ will provide the largest amount of value to the attacking team by essentially doing the inverse of the previously mentioned strat inside of Meeting and Office. To do this, the player will want to breach the objective building through the second floor Office. This will then establish a beachhead for the attacking team to clear the second floor from. After isolating defenders to the first floor, IQ will then use her Electronics Detector to eliminate all defender utility placed inside of Lobby(B), Press(A), Anti-Chamber, and Bathroom. This will then serve the same purpose as on the previous bomb site in that it will allow the rest of the attacking team to use their utility without resistance from the defending teams’ counter utility.   POLICE LINE SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F/BSMNT] TELLERS(A) - ARCHIVES(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team entering the building through the first floor Visa Entrance on the eastern side of the building and proceeding to gain control of Visa Office. Before gaining control over Visa Office, the attacker must first deduce whether or not the defenders are playing inside of the second floor Administrators Office as this will be the defending teams primary method for defending Tellers(A) due to their ability to open the flooring of Administrator's Office and use the vertical angles against the attackers approach from either Visa Entrance or Spiral Hallway. IQ will provide the attacking team with a unique advantage on this bomb site in that the player will be able to effectively counter the defending teams Pulse; the operator that is considered to be the centerpiece to most defending teams strategies on this bomb site. IQ should breach the objective building through either the second floor Office or through the Yellow Stairs window. After establishing an attacker presence on the second floor, IQ will then communicate with the rest of the attacking team to clear defenders form the second floor Admin Office. This will then position attackers to slowly work their map control down to the first floor inside of Tellers(A) and Visa. After establishing a presence inside of Visa and Tellers(A), IQ will spend the rest of the round on her Electronics Detector so as to counter the defending teams Pulse as he is attempting to locate the attacking teams planter.   NOTE: After breaching the first floor Tellers(A) bomb site, IQ will want to make sure to stay as close to the attacking teams planter as possible. This is because IQ will be the nitro-protection for the diffuser planter. IQ will need to be diligently scanning the flooring underneath first floor attackers so as to detect and eliminate all explosives through towards the flooring of Tellers(A). Failure to do so will typically result in defenders rapidly gaining significant man advantages as collateral kills are common with frequent nitro-cell strats.   SIDE ENTRANCE SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [BSMNT] CAFETERIA(A) - GARAGE(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team breaching the reinforced wall located on the west of the Garage(B) and planting the defuser in front of ‘White Van’. However, before breaching the reinforced wall, the attackers will need to gain control over the first floor Press Room and Lobby as these two rooms are located directly above the basement bombsites. IQ will provide the largest amount of value to the attacking team by eliminating the defending teams entry-denial utility placed on the main Garage(B) wall separating the bomb site from the outside. To do this, IQ should breach the objective building through the first floor Main Lobby with additional soft-destructors (Buck, Sledge) so as to then proceed and clear the first floor Spiral, Lobby, Anti-Chamber, Piano, and Zig. After isolating defenders back into the basement, IQ will then use her Electronics detector to eliminate the defending team's entry denial utility inside of the basement. IQ can do this without breaching the flooring of Piano by simply using the operators gadget to determine the precise placements of the enemy teams Bandit Batteries and Kaid Electro-Claws. The operator can then shoot this utility through the soft flooring of Piano. IQ can also accomplish this task without full first floor control by rappelling on the Piano window and shooting the utility through the flooring from the rappel. However, this can occasionally be more dangerous than actually breaching the first floor as defenders will likely run-out on attackers from 2F Projector Balcony as they are rapelled.   NOTE: All attackers inside of the first floor Piano, Anti-Chamber, and Lobby will want to be highly cautious of defenders using nitro-cell on the flooring of these rooms. This is typically the defending team's go-to way of countering the vertical play from the from the bomb site - that is, outside of a Spiral Stairs flank.   GAS STATION 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 - https://discord.com/invite/TjGAPdM

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  • Vincente LV.21 I Love Food Aug 23, 2020, 04:33 PM

    You should totally stream rn lol

  • footwork. verified LV.27 Hero Aug 23, 2020, 04:35 PM

    Lol sorry man, i'm trying to get some other work done rn. Later though i promise.

  • Vincente LV.21 I Love Food Aug 23, 2020, 04:35 PM

    Nah it’s fine I was just joking

  • Floop2345 LV.8 Epic Aug 23, 2020, 07:05 PM

    nice

  • Alkatraz 13 LV.5 Epic Aug 23, 2020, 07:39 PM

    nice guide thx

  • BoatChin44 LV.9 Nomad Aug 24, 2020, 04:14 AM

    cool

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  • Gianluca Pacello LV.9 Nomad Aug 30, 2020, 02:34 AM

    I’m confused so why is the flash hider good in this scenario wouldn’t compensator work better? Are the grips up to us or shoulder use neither since it wasn’t posted?

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