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Guide for playing 'IQ' on 'Bank'.

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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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  Bank is a triple-level map (consisting of three floors) found both in ranked play as well as professional. The current architecture gives a slight advantage to the attackers being able to have control over large portions of the map without entering the building.   ‘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] CEO(A) - EXECUTIVE(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team entering the building through the second floor ‘Terrace’ located to the south east of the map. After gaining control over square stairs, the attackers will proceed to open the reinforced wall separating CEO(A) from Square as this will provide attackers with a direct route to the bomb site to plant the defuser. IQ will provide the most value to the attacking team on this bomb site by eliminating the defending teams entry denial utility placed on the wall separating CEO(A) and 2F Square Stairs. This will be important as the attacking teams hard breacher will need some form of support in order to breach the site wall. IQ can accomplish this task through two different avenues. Firstly, IQ can breach the objective building through the first floor Open Area and clear the first floor through Kitchen, 1F Square Stairs, and Archives. After establishing a presence inside of Archives IQ can then use her Electronics Detector to eliminate the defending team's entry denial utility by shooting it through the ceiling of 1F Archives. Alternatively, IQ can also rappel on the northern wall of the objective building and eliminate the entry denial utility through the window barricade inside of CEO(A). Either one of these routes are acceptable and ultimately come down to player preference.   NOTE: Attackers rappelling on the north wall of Bank need to always keep in mind that defenders positioned inside of 1F Main Lobby can use the ‘bar long windows’ to get an angle on rappelling attackers. This is the most popular way for defenders to counter attackers rappelling on the second floor site windows.   BACK ALLEY SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] OPEN(A) - STAFF(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team gaining control over the second floor as the entire ceiling of 1F Open(A)-Staff(B) is able to be destroyed in order to gain dynamic angles into the bomb site. Although the operators utility will only be slightly useful on this bomb site, IQ can still provide value to the attacking team on this bomb site by assisting teammates in a full second floor roam clear. IQ should breach the objective through the second floor Square Stairs and communicate with supporting teammates as they drone the western portion of the objective building. IQ will be acting as the attacking teams entry fragger. This means that the player will need to take head-on engagements so as to be the initial spearhead of the attacking teams push. After the attacking team has successfully isolated all defenders to the first floor, IQ will reposition into the 2F Stock Trading so as to use her Electronics Detector to eliminate the defending team's electronic utility placed inside of Open(A). After clearing the bomb site of all electronic utility, IQ should then reposition to the first floor portion of Main Stairs (commonly referred to as Metal) and maintain horizontal pressure onto Open(A) while the majority of the attacking team is applying vertical pressure from the second floor.   JEWELRY SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] TELLERS(A) - ARCHIVES(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team gaining control of the second floor CEO Office as this will enable attackers to destroy the ceiling of the Tellers-Archives bomb site. Attackers will also focus on control of Kitchen and Open Area as this will enable attacking hard breachers like Hibanna and Thermite to breach the reinforced wall between Admin Office and Archives(B). IQ will be used similarly to the way in which the operator was used on the previous bomb site. The largest difference here is that IQ will not be acting as an entry fragger, but instead as a supporting teammate. IQ should breach the second floor with additional attackers through 2F Square Stairs. After establishing a position inside of Square, IQ should then hop back onto her drone so as to gather intel for the attacking teams entry fragger while they clear the second floor of the defending teams off-site roamers. IQ will then want to take up a position inside of CEO. Positioning inside of the 2F CEO will then allow IQ to eliminate the defending teams entry-denial utility placed on the reinforced wall separating Archives(B) and Open Area. This will then allow the attacking teams hard breacher to open the site wall and plant the defuser inside of Archives(B).   NOTE: A commonly unrecognized benefit of IQ is that the player is capable of eliminating defenders attempting to disable the defuser after the defuser has been planted. This is because defenders leave an electronic footprint which can be detected by IQ’s Electronic Detector when they are in the process of disabling the defuser. This means that IQ can maintain positioning on the second floor, even after the defuser has been planted, as the operator will still be positioned to effectively protect the defuser in the event of a disable.   PARKING SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [BSMNT] CCTV(A) - LOCKERS(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team gaining control of the first floor Open Area and Kitchen as the hatches located on the floors are crucial in cutting off defenders rotating throughout the basement and two bomb sites. Due to the entirety of the basement bomb site ceilings being hard, IQ will not be able to eliminate any of the defending teams electronic utility from the first floor like on the previous bomb sites. However, the operator can still provide a tremendous amount of value to the attacking team by eliminating Echo’s Yokai Drones and by acting as the attacking teams dedicated entry fragger. IQ should spawn Back Alley and breach the objective building through the Open Area (printer window) and communicate with supporting teammates to effectively clear the first floor Open, Kitchen, and Square. This will then allow the attacking teams hard breachers to open the hatches inside of Open. IQ should then reposition over to the Blue Stairs in order establish attacker control inside of Blue and Server. Maintaining Server control will then allow the attacking teams hard breacher to open the reinforced wall separating Server and CCTV(A). Attackers will then be able to plant the defuser inside of default and play the post-plant   NOTE: Defenders will commonly defend the top of Blue Stairs with a Smoke-shotgun combo playing behind a deployable shield. IQ will need to communicate with the attacking teams Ash or Zofia so as to effectively eliminate the shield before attempting to take a gun fight head to head over the deployable. Failure to do so will essentially just be giving the defending team a free man advantage as it is almost impossible to win that engagement without some sort of third-party assistance.       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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  • Brokenskyes LV.4 Lurker Aug 26, 2020, 03:26 AM

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  • Faze_Drugzzz LV.7 Nomad Aug 26, 2020, 04:26 AM

    Bank is a pain but a great map

  • Scootermoot LV.4 Lurker Aug 26, 2020, 05:22 AM

    I use IQ from time to time and this will really help next time I use her thank you!

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