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Sep 19, 2020, 04:06 AM 516 read

Guide for playing 'Capitao' 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.   Capitao is a 1 armour, 3 speed attacking operator. His ability is the ‘tactical crossbow’; a portable crossbow which can be used to shoot smoke or fire pellets that detonate on impact. Until the introduction of Wamai, Capitao’s bolts were not able to be countered by defenders due to Jager’s ADS not being properly equipped to eliminate glass projectiles. However, since the advent of Wamai, attackers now have to burn Wamai Discs in order to utilize Capitaos gadget. Capitao is a highly valuable attacker due to the operator being able to instantly clear defenders out of high contention areas (such as top of Yellow Stairs on Consulate). Capitao is also a great operator for a quick plant due to the operators smoke bolts detonating on impact. This significantly reduces the amount of time defenders have to react to attackers attempting to quick plant therein typically reducing the amount of plant denial used on attackers.   LOADOUT PRIMARY: PARA-308 (FLASH HIDER - OPTIC PLAYER PREFERENCE) SECONDARY: PRB92 (ATTACHMENTS PLAYER PREFERENCE) UTILITY: HARD BREACH CHARGE   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). Capitao will provide value to the attacking team on this bomb site by maintaining pressure onto defenders from the main Skylight located on the roof of the objective building. Capitao can spawn at any spawn location, although, I would recommend Park as this spawn location has the most easily contested spawn peeks.   After Capitao gets to the roof of the objective building, the player will then want to assist attacking teams entry-fraggers located on the third floor portion of Red Stairs by using his drone to gather intel on the defensive set-up inside of Cigar. This will be highly important information as there are a variety of different ways in which defenders can hold Cigar. Knowing how defenders are protecting Cigar will help attackers determine the optimal way in which to counter the defense.   In addition to intel gathering, Capitao will be able to eliminate the entry denial placed on the Freezer wall from the main Skylight. To do this, Capitao will need to carefully peek at the Skylight so as to establish a clear line of sight through the right hand door of Freezer. It is important that Capitao doesn't over expose himself on the Skylight as it is very common for defenders to be holding multiple angles on Skylight. Capitao will only want to focus on eliminating the defending teams entry-denial inside of Freezer as this will allow the attacking teams hard breacher to open the reinforced wall separating Freezer and Cigar.   PARK 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), however, Capitao will be used much more independently on these two bomb sites as he will be needed to establish the attacking teams initial second floor map control inside of Mining and Train. This will provide the attacking team with a primary route of horizontal pressure onto either bomb site which is an important aspect of a successful attacking round, especially if the bulk of the attacking teams is focused on vertical pressure. Attackers will need Capitao to establish and maintain a route from which the team can safely establish site control from during the final site execution. Capitao will use his firebolts to clear defenders playing inside of Mining and then use his smokebolts to provide cover for attacking teammates as they breach Mining.   NOTE: In some instances, Capitao may need to establish second floor control elsewhere as it is common for defenders to have a heavy defense inside of Mining/Train. If this is the case, Capitao will want to establish second floor control inside of the Pillar Room by breaching through the East Balcony or by breaching the first floor and proceeding up to Pillar via Brown Stairs.   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. Capitao will add value to the attacking team on this bomb site by using his utility to eliminate the defenders playing inside of Bakery.   Capitao will spawn with the rest of the attacking team at Christmas Market and then proceed up the Bakery double door and Small Bakery single window. This will then provide Capitao with a clear line of sight looking directly into Bakery and allow the operator to use his firebolts to eliminate defenders playing behind ‘counter’.   After full attacker map control is established inside of Big and Small Bakery, attackers will then be able to breach the reinforced wall separating Big Bakery and Cooking(B). Capitao will then provide further value to the attacking team by smoking off the double door which connects the two bomb sites; then allowing attackers to plant the defuser inside of Cooking(B).   NOTE: Attackers will not need to establish any map control inside of Service(A) or Main Lobby with this strategy. The only way in which defenders will be able to access the Cooking(B) bomb site is by pushing the smoked-off double door or by flanking through Small Bakery. The only map control required by attackers in order to have a successful plant will be: Prep, Cooking(B), Big Bakery and Small Bakery. (Coat Closet can also be valuable map control as it will provide a more thorough form of flank protection, however, it is not required.)   CHRISTMAS MARKET 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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