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Guide for playing 'Glaz' on 'Kafe'.


[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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Kafe is a triple-level map (consisting of three floors) found both in ranked play as well as professional. The current architecture of the building is fairly balanced since the rework of the map.   ‘Glaz’ is a 2 armour, 1 speed attacker. The operators’ primary value comes from a culmination of both the operators long-range shooting abilities as well as Glaz’s HDS flipsight (a thermal optic which can be used to detect enemy players through bullet holes and smoke). Glaz will typically provide the largest amount of value to an attacking team by maintaining a position outside of the objective building. This is because the operator's HDS optic can only detect body heat while Glaz is stationary, which can be difficult to accomplish when in a CQC environment. New players should also note that Kali will typically be a higher value operator pick than Glaz with the current meta. This is because Kali is able to accomplish the same long range responsibilities as Glaz while also being able to act as the attacking teams counter to entry denial in the case of a Thatcher ban. Attackers should keep this in mind when choosing the best long range operator for the map so as to maximize operator potential.   LOADOUT PRIMARY: OTS-03 (Attachments to player preference.) SECONDARY: PMM (Attachments to player preference.) UTILITY: Frag Grenades *This can vary depending on the map and bomb site.*   ATTACKER SPAWN LOCATIONS:

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  ATTACKING: [3F] BAR(A) - COCKTAIL(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team gaining control over Cigar. This will allow attackers to breach the reinforced wall separating Cigar and Freezer and, in turn, flush out any defenders playing inside of Freezer. After eliminating defenders inside of the Freezer, attackers will attempt to plant the defuser under the cover of smoke behind one of the wooden counters inside of Bar(A). Glaz will provide value to the attacking team on this bomb site by maintaining pressure on defenders inside of Freezer as well as eliminating the defending teams entry denial utility placed on the Freezer wall. To do this, Glaz will rappel to the roof of the objective building and then position himself on the Main Skylight. This will offer the player a variety of highly influential lines of sight that can be used to eliminate defenders playing inside of Bar(A) while attacking teammates are establishing map control inside of Cigar and Red Stairs. Additionally, Glaz will also be able to eliminate the entry denial utility placed on the reinforced wall separating Freezer and Cigar. This will be valuable to the attacking teams hard breacher as they will need help clearing the Cigar-Freezer wall of all defender entry denial gadgets.   NOTE: Glaz will need to be highly cautious of over-exposure when playing from Skylight. This is because defenders will anticipate attacking players being positioned on the Skylight and will typically hold very tight long-angles from Cocktail(B) as a countermeasure.   CHRISTMAS SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [2F] FIREPLACE(A) - MINING(B) + [2F] READING(A) - FIREPLACE(B) Due to these two bomb sites being so similar in nature, both bomb sites will be covered in one section of the guide.   Attackers will begin the round by establishing control over the third floor (similar to the way in which attackers played on the previous bomb site). Although Glaz won’t be able to offer as much direct support as the operator did on the previous bomb site, Glaz can still be used effectively on both of these bomb sites to maintain large portions of attacker map control on the second floor.   Glaz should spawn at the River Docks spawn location and rappel up to the second floor western balcony. From here, the operator will be well positioned to breach the Pillar doorway and establish a single long angle through Pillar. Although this will provide the player with only one major line of sight, Pillar room is incredibly valuable map control for both of these bomb sites. Glaz should maintain this positioning for the duration of both rounds. This will allow the player to keep complete control over the Pillar room and cut off most defender rotation routes back to the bomb sites from the third floor.   An added benefit to this positioning will be the Pillar Stairs (also known as ‘Brown Stairs’) flank protection. Defenders will not be able to use the Pillar Stairs to rotate up to the second floor from the first floor as Glaz will be able to eliminate any defenders attempting to contest Pillar control from his positioning on the outside western balcony.   RIVER DOCKS SPAWN LOCATION:

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  ATTACKING: [1F] SERVICE(A) - COOKING(B) The primary route of attack on this bomb site will be by the attacking team gaining control of Large and Small Bakery. This will allow attacking hard breachers like Thermite and HIbanna to breach the reinforced wall between Cooking(B) and Large Bakery. It is common for defenders like Kaid or Bandit to trick the Bakery-Cooking wall due to Cooking(B) being nearly impossible to defend after the wall has been breached. Glaz will provide value to the attacking team on this bomb site by assisting the teams dedicated entry fragger to clearing Bakery of all defensive presence.   To do this, Glaz should spawn with the rest of the attacking team at Christmas Market and then proceed to shoot down the Bakery doorway. Glaz will then be used to smoke off Bakery and establish the attacking teams initial map control inside of the objective building. Remember, after establishing a good position inside of Bakery, Glaz should try to stay as stationary as possible while the smoke is still deployed in order to utilize the operators flip-up thermal optic.   After attackers have neutralized the defending teams presence inside of Bakery, Glaz will then reposition into Small Bakery in order to maintain pressure onto the Red Hallway while also watching your teams red hall flank. Attackers will then breach the reinforced wall inside Bakery and plant the defuser under the cover of Glaz’s smoke grenades. Glaz will want to reposition into Bakery so as to provide teammates with direct support as they are planting the defuser inside of Cooking(B).   PARK 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 -

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  • Ghostrider666586 LV.11 Chief Sep 10, 2020, 11:45 PM

    Can someone like this so I get coins it’s a challenge

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  • thebeastgamer204 LV.14 Assassin Sep 11, 2020, 01:22 AM

    Or dont play glaz is a better option

  • coffeebacon4967 LV.25 Clearly Hacking Sep 10, 2020, 09:51 PM

    nice guide good advice for new players

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  • Darklordsson LV.5 Lurker Sep 10, 2020, 11:40 PM

    Cool guide

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    thanks m8

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  • Tony Likes Your Cut LV.14 Clearly Hacking Sep 12, 2020, 02:35 AM

    I'm pretty sure you only have to stand still to see through smoke now

  • Yurikenz LV.7 Deadeye Sep 12, 2020, 02:54 AM

    I love glaz

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