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Guide for playing 'Glaz' 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.   ‘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: [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. Glaz will provide the largest amount of value to the attacking team on this bomb site by providing cover to attacking teammates as they plant the defuser inside of Armory(A).   Glaz should spawn with the attacking teams support players (Thatcher/Thermite) at West Vehicle spawn and then work his way up to the Armory Balcony. From here, Glaz will stay on the balcony rappel in order to provide over watch for the attacking teams hard breacher as they open the reinforced Armory(A) wall. The player will want to focus attention onto the doorway connecting Armory(A) to the outside balcony as defenders will commonly peek through this doorway in order to eliminate the attacking teams hard breacher. After the wall has been breached, Glaz will then maintain positioning on the Armory Balcony rappel and proceed to deploy smoke grenades for attacking teammates to use as cover while planting the defuser. Glaz will want to stay as still as possible while on the rappel as the operator's thermal optic can only work when the player is stationary.   NOTE: All attacking players rappelling on the Armory Balcony will want to be highly cautious of defenders running out through the first floor Vent window or Detention soft wall. These run outs are commonly counter by attackers with a Nomad or claymores.   EAST VEHICLE 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. Glaz will provide value to the attacking team on this bomb site by maintaining pressure onto defenders inside of Tellers(B) and Main Lobby from the second floor south balcony windows.   Glaz should spawn at Valley with the attacking teams soft destructors (Sledge/Buck/Zofia) and then proceed through the outside south vent. The operator will then take up positioning on the south balcony windows overlooking Main Lobby (also known as waiting room). This will accomplish two primary goals: 1) Glaz will be able to actively apply pressure onto defenders inside of Tellers(B) through the Tellers(B) windows while additional first floor attacking teammates are breaching the main wall inside of Tellers(B) 2) Glaz will be able to effectively eliminate all defenders inside of Main Lobby as well as prevent defenders from being able to flank through East Stairs or the second floor Long Hallway. This will provide a large amount of support to second floor attackers as they will no longer need to worry about defenders flanking them through the north eastern portion of the second floor.   NOTE: Glaz will want to be highly cautious of defenders running out on him from the East Stairs doorway and CCTV short balcony window. These will be the most common ways in which defenders will attempt to counter Glaz’s south balcony positioning. It is common practice for the Glaz to assist teammates in establishing East Stairs control at the beginning of the round, before applying pressure onto the Main Lobby from the south balcony windows.   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. Glaz will provide value to the attacking team on this bomb site by establishing and maintaining the attacking teams pressure onto Supply(A) from the Supply(A) window.   Glaz should spawn at Valley with the attacking teams support players and diligently work their way up to the outside of the objective building on the first floor. The player will want to position themselves near Brick Wall (occasionally referred to as ‘brick’) as this will provide the player with an incredibly tight long angle which can be used to maintain incredibly influential pressure onto defenders inside of Supply(A), Detention, and Connector. This will ultimately assist second floor teammates playing inside of CCTV and Break Room and the attacking team as a whole. This is because all on-site defenders will be forced to reposition between the two bomb sites as both horizontal(Glaz) and vertical(second floor soft destructors) pressure is being applied simultaneously.   NOTE: Glaz will want to be cautious of defenders running out through the second floor Archives window as this will compromise the players positioning. Occasionally, attackers will place an air-jab or claymore on this second floor runout as a countermeasure. However, relative to Glaz’s particular positioning on this bomb site, it can be quite difficult to hear defenders attempting to do an Archives runout due to how far away the Archives window is.   VALLEY 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. Glaz will provide value to the attacking team on this bomb site similar to the way in which the operator did on the previously mentioned Supply-Customs bomb sit insofar as the operator will establish and maintain the attacking teams primary horizontal pressure on the first floor.   Glaz should spawn at West Vehicle and proceed to the outside north western corner of the objective building, near ‘brick’ and the first floor Ventilation(B) window. From here, Glaz will be able to use his sniper rifle to open up long angles through Ventilation(B) and into Workshop(A) by destroying the soft walling separating the two bomb sites. This will then allow the operator to apply complete pressure onto the Ventilation(B) bomb site and partial pressure onto the workshop(A) bomb site all from outside of the Ventilation(B) window. This is advantageous for the attacking team as defenders will be forced to dedicate attention and resources towards contesting the pressure that Glaz is generating from the outside all-the-while additional second floor attackers will be applying secondary vertical pressure onto the bomb site from Archives, Armory, and Africa.   NOTE: Glaz will want to keep the same awareness the operator had on the previous bomb site as an Archives runout is still a viable strategy for defenders to use - especially at the start of the round. Glaz should communicate with second floor attackers after they have established map control on the second floor inside of Archives. This will then allow the player to not have to worry about the Archives Window flank and, as a result, allow the player to double down on the horizontal pressure through the Ventilation(B) window.     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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