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Guide for playing 'IQ' on 'Border'.

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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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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.   ‘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] 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. IQ will be used on this bomb site to eliminate the defending teams entry-denial utility placed on the wall separating Box and Armory Balcony. To do this, IQ will breach the objective building through the first floor Ventilation room. IQ will then use her Electronics Detector to eliminate all defender electronics placed on the Box wall as well as remaining gadgets placed inside of Armory(A). This will then allow the attacking teams hard breacher to open the site wall and plant the defuser inside of Armory(A).   NOTE: IQ should maintain positioning on the first floor for the entirety of the round. This is because defenders will commonly position operators like Pulse and Valkyrie on the first floor, underneath the bomb site, so as to eliminate attackers with nitro-cell as they attempt to plant the defuser inside of either Armory(A) or Archives(B).   VALLEY 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 IQ not having a huge amount of entry denial counter potential on this bomb site, the operator will primarily be used as an entry-fragger for the attacking team. IQ should breach the objective building through the second floor Armory Balcony and communicate with additional supporting teammates as they drone the second floor for defender positions. IQ will be used as an entry fragger while attackers are establishing control over the second floor. This means that the player will need to act on the intel provided to them by teammates.   NOTE: It will be IQ’s primary responsibility to establish the attacking teams map control. This means that the player must be able to confidently take gun fights against opposing defenders as soon as the opportunity is provided. Supporting teammates like Thatcher and Thermite are counting on you to reliably establish control in areas of high contention. If you do not feel like you can fulfill this role reliably, consider asking an additional teammate to assist you in entry fragging. Alternatively, IQ can also communicate this concern to the rest of the team so as to take up a more supportive role in the team roster by acting as a flank watch or intel gatherer.   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. IQ will be used on this bomb site similar to the way in which the operator was used on the previously mentioned Tellers-Bathroom bomb site. The operator should breach the objective building through CCTV using the Armory Balcony. IQ will need to communicate with supporting teammates to effectively eliminate defenders positioned on the second floor inside of CCTV and Break Room. After establishing control inside of CCTV and Break Room, IQ will reposition to the first floor at the bottom of Metal Stairs and apply the attacking teams horizontal pressure onto Customs(B).   NOTE: Attackers on the second floor will need to be highly aware of on-site defenders using nitro-cell on the first floor as a way of countering the attacking teams vertical pressure from CCTV and Break Room.   WEST VEHICLE 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. IQ will assist the attacking team in establishing a presence on the second floor inside of Armory and Archives. Attackers can establish full second floor control of the objective building similar to the way in which it was gained on the Armory-Archives bomb site. After attackers eliminate defenders on the second floor, IQ will use her Electronics Detector to eliminate the defending team's electronic utility placed inside of the Ventilation(B) and Workshop(A) bomb sites. This will then allow attackers like Thermite and Hibanna to breach the reinforced wall separating Bathroom and Workshop(A).   NOTE: Similar to the previously mentioned Customs-Supply bomb sites, Attackers will need to be cautious of first floor defenders using nitro-cell as a way of countering the attacking teams vertical pressure from Armory and Archives. Typically the best way to counter this defender strategy is by having a significant horizontal pressure on the bomb site. However, that can be difficult to accomplish as the nature of Vent and Workshop makes it difficult to establish significant horizontal pressure.     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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  • NO NAME verified Aug 26, 2020, 03:58 PM

    Amazing post ! 👌🏽

  • footwork. verified LV.27 Hero Sep 1, 2020, 02:37 AM

    Thanks Diamond!

  • GameZedd LV.22 Beast Aug 27, 2020, 02:30 AM

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  • footwork. verified LV.27 Hero Sep 1, 2020, 02:38 AM

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  • Aggeloshitman LV.7 Nomad Aug 28, 2020, 05:52 AM

    it helped a lot

  • footwork. verified LV.27 Hero Sep 1, 2020, 02:37 AM

    Happy i could help.

  • SarahAnnMarie LV.13 Fearless Sep 1, 2020, 02:27 AM

    ayee iq my main

  • footwork. verified LV.27 Hero Sep 1, 2020, 02:37 AM

    Great operator honestly.

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