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Sep 1, 2020, 07:49 AM 117 read

Guide for playing 'Blitz' 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.   ‘Blitz’ is a two armour two speed, attacking operator. His ability is the ‘Flash Shield’, a portable body shield equipped with a flash-bang like blinding light on the front end of the shield. This gadget is particularly useful for blinding enemies as they are shooting at the operator. Additionally, Blitz is most commonly used for the operator's ability to run with his shield deployed in front of him. As a result, this makes Blitz a phenomenal choice for an attacking teams entry fragger. This is because the operator is able to gather intel safely while also being capable of maintaining a high enough level of mobility to effectively act on the opportunities presented to him during the attacking teams initial entry. NOTE: Blitz is much more vulnerable to defender nitro-cell than alternative attacking shield operators, like Montagne. This means that Blitz will want to be cautious of defenders with nitro-cell - especially in CQC environments.   LOADOUT: PRIMARY: N/A SECONDARY: P-2 HANDGUN (Attachments to player preference) UTILITY: Smoke Grenades 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. Blitz will provide value on this bomb site by assisting additional first floor attackers in eliminating all defenders from the first floor. The operator should breach the objective building through the first floor Main Door and proceed to communicate with the attacking teams soft destructors (Buck/Sledge) while they drone Workshop, Vent, and Customs for off-site defenders. After isolating all defenders back up to the second floor, attacking soft destructors will then be able to use their utility to eliminate the defending teams entry-denial utility placed on the ‘box’ wall inside of Armory(A). While attacking teammates are breaching the site wall, Blitz will reposition to the top of East Stairs and maintain pressure onto defenders playing inside of Office and Fountain. This will then provide attackers with a secondary route to the Archives(B) bomb site from Fountain.   NOTE: Maintaining first floor control as an attacker will be critical for the rest of the attacking team. This is because defenders will commonly play on the first floor inside of Detention or Ventilation so as to be positioned to deny a plant with nitro-cell.   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. Blitz will be used as the attacking teams primary entry-fragger on this bomb site. To do this, Blitz will want to breach the second floor through Break Room and CCTV with additional second floor attackers so as to diligently clear the second floor of all defensive presence. While doing so, Blitz will want to clearly communicate with supporting teammates inside of CCTV as they drone Armory, Archives, Fountain, and Office for the particular defensive set-up. In order for Blitz to entry frag safely and efficiently, the player should be patient and wait for supporting teammates to determine the optimal way to attack defenders on the second floor.   After clearing the second floor Office and Fountain of defenders, additional first floor attackers positioned outside of Tellers(B) will then be able to safely breach the Tellers(B) reinforced wall and plant the defuser under attacker cover from the second floor hatch located inside of Office.   WEST 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. Blitz will be used almost identically to the way in which the operator was used on the previously mentioned Tellers-Bathroom bomb site. The only real difference on this bomb site will be that Blitz will only focus pressure onto the second floor CCTV and Break Room, as opposed to applying pressure across all second floor rooms. To do this, Blitz will breach the second floor though the second floor CCTV balcony doorway. This will then provide Blitz with a clear and open route through CCTV and Break Room while additional teammates maintain horizontal pressure onto the second floor from the outside balcony. Defenders will then be forced to give up the second floor map control as there will be no viable defensive positions to defend CCTV and Break Room from. After second floor control is established, attackers will then be able to breach the flooring of the second floor so as to establish highly influential vertical pressure onto the Customs(B) bomb site while additional support players establish horizontal pressure on the first floor inside of Detention and Supply(A).   NOTE: Second floor attackers need to be cautious of intel defenders (Pulse/Valkyrie) as they will likely be positioned inside of the Customs(B) bomb site while attackers are fighting for second floor control. This defensive positioning will leave second floor attackers vulnerable to nitro-cell attackers from the first floor.   EAST 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. Blitz will provide value to the attacking team on this bomb site by acting as the attackers primary horizontal pressure at the Main Entrance and Ventilation(B) bomb site. To do this, Blitz should breach the objective building through the first floor Detention. After doing so, Blitz will then clear Detention, Supply, Customs, and bottom Metal of all defensive presence. This will then allow the operator to steadily apply pressure onto the Workshop(A) and Vent(B) bomb sites while second floor attackers inside of Archives and Armory apply vertical pressure.   NOTE: Horizontal and vertical pressure always compliment each other. This means that vertical pressure will always be more powerful when applied in tandem with secondary horizontal pressure and vice versa. Blitz’s primary responsibility on this bomb site will be to compliment the attacking teams primary vertical pressure on the second floor by maintaining steady horizontal pressure onto defenders form the first floor. This strategy could be visualized as a multi-dimensional pincer assault.       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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  • MerK LV.29 Legend Sep 1, 2020, 07:51 AM

    yo bro you made a typo, I think when you wrote this entire thing you meant to say "just don't play blitz"

  • footwork. verified LV.27 Hero Sep 1, 2020, 07:56 AM

    Lmao i think you may be correct.

  • The_Cringe_Wifi LV.12 Lifeline Main Sep 1, 2020, 08:30 AM

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  • Logix_Fuse LV.5 Lurker Sep 2, 2020, 08:51 AM

    Nice

  • xAkiko LV.5 Clearly Hacking Sep 4, 2020, 10:10 PM

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  • MunkeeInShorts LV.21 Looking for teammates! Sep 6, 2020, 10:12 PM

    Ew blitz

  • VTX JP LV.13 Chief Sep 7, 2020, 05:01 PM

    Ok

  • Misfit TSB LV.19 Try Hard Sep 8, 2020, 06:31 AM

    Helpful

  • notdevin LV.4 Lurker Sep 8, 2020, 11:22 AM

    Lol

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