A guide to using Hibana on Villa
■ Using Hibana on Villa Villa is a small map, with three floors. The building features many small rooms and a lot of tight narrow hallways. Attackers can use these many interconnected rooms to their advantage, flanking defenders and catching them by surprise. Hibana is a three speed, one armor operator. Hibana is one of the most important operators in the game as her gadget, the X-KAIROS launcher, allows her to hard breach reinforced walls. The advantage of the X-KAIROS launcher is that allows Hibana to deploy it from safety, whereas both Thermite and Maverick must approach the reinforced wall in order to make use of their respective gadgets. Hibana’s main weapon is the Type-89 assault rifle. This gun has a high fire rate and strong damage that are offset by its small magazine size, making disciplined fire a necessity. Hibana also has the option to use a submachine gun as her secondary weapon, the Bearing-9. This weapon has an extremely high rate of fire and its recoil can be difficult to manage. If the Bearing-9 proves too difficult to use effectively, or it does not suit your play style, you also have the option of using a very capable pistol, the P229. Hibana can also make use of stun grenades which can prove useful when flushing out enemies or breaching a room.
▲ The sites you will have to attack on Villa. ▶ In case, the site is located at '2F Aviator Room ~ 2F Games Room' Games Room, Bomb Site A, is a site with only one door as an entry point. On the surface, this site may look easy to defend, but the destruction of the breakable walls in this room can leave defenders very exposed. This is where the importance of hard breachers comes into effect.
▲ By opening this door, and using your Hibana gadget you can create an opening into Bomb Site A or B. This is usually a hotly contested area.
▲ Beware enemies in this corridor if you are entering the Study.
▲ You can use this window to get an alternate view of the Study. There is a connecting room between the bomb sites in the form of the Hunting Vault. This provides great cover to defenders so expect enemies to be anchoring here. The use of gadgets and stun grenades can assist you in clearing out enemies from this Hunting Vault. However, attackers will expect defenders to be in this area and will be maintaining the sight.
▲ Bomb Site A can be accessed by this single door. Aviator Room, Bomb Site B, is a room with two entry points. This room also has less cover available, making it a difficult site anchor in. The main point of entry for attackers is usually through the Office. This room, which connects to Bomb Site B, has a door and window which leads directly outside. Use your superior assault rifles to engage your opponents at range. It has another door that leads to the main staircase which attackers can use to gain access to the second floor. Expect a fight in this Office.
▲ Opening this wall will create a view into Hunting Vault, a popular place for defenders to anchor in. ▶ In case, the site is located at '2F Trophy Room ~ 2F Statuary Room' These two bomb sites combined almost form a ‘U’ shape. They have open archways allowing both defenders and attackers alike to look into both the two sites simultaneously from a variety of angles. Statuary Room, Bomb Site A, provides little cover to defenders while also giving them 3 angles to defend. The main points of entry are the door at the top of the room, close to the statue, and also the door leading to the Master Bedroom. This Master bedroom area has many windows leading directly outside. Attackers can stand on the rooftop and engage you and your teammates from this position making it a popular point of entry for attackers.
▲ Red Stairs lead to both Bomb Site A and Bomb Site B. The other door in Bomb Site A leads to a connecting room between the sites, Astronomy Room. This room provides some good cover and holding this room can deny attackers this angle of attack. Astronomy room has a staircase which directly enters the room as well as a door leading to the Master Bedroom. If you are coming from Master Bedroom expect defenders to be taking cover behind the desk in Astronomy room.
▲ Expect enemies to be in the Astronomy room.
▲ You can use Back Stairs to reach the Astronomy Room also. Trophy Room, Bomb Site B, is a small room with some cover in the center. It connects to Astronomy Room. The other door in this site leads to the rest of the top floor. Attackers of this site will have to be mindful of the archways exposing them to sight lines which stretch all the way back to Master Bedroom, which is adjacent to Bomb Site A.
▲ This window leads to Master Bedroom.
▲ From Master Bedroom, you can use Hibana’s gadget to create a useful opening for you and your team. ▶ In case, the site is located at '1F Living Room ~ 1F Library' Living Room, Bomb Site A, is a large room with a lot of entry points. One to take special note of is the window leading directly outside, this is not in plain view. This window leads into a tiny room which then subsequently leads into Living Room. The other entrances are the two doors at the top of the room. Use these alternate points of entry to full effect, coordinating a multifaceted attack with your teammates to overwhelm any defenders anchoring inside.
▲ This large door leads to both bomb sites.
▲ You can also reach the bomb sites by using the Back Hallway. Library, Bomb Site B, is connected directly to Living Room by a door. It has a small room which can be considered as a part of this site. This smaller room has breakable walls can be reinforced and used as additional cover, or opened up to create additional angles of the hallways surrounding these bomb sites. Beware of defender creating “kill holes” here. The other door in Library leads out to a landing at the bottom of main stairs. This landing is also close to some of the main ground floor entrances to the building. This is where you will more than likely be approaching from as an attacker. You will have to be mindful of the stairs that may be used by defenders to roam around the map.
▲ From the Red Stairs you can deploy Hibana’s gadget in order to create an opening in Bomb Site A. ▶ In case, the site is located at '1F Dining Room ~ 1F Kitchen' Dining Room, Bomb Site A, is a medium sized room which can become exposed quickly. It has doors leading to some of the main entry points that attackers can use to enter the building. In fact, both of these bomb site’s proximity to the entrances leading outside make these sites difficult to defend. Attackers can quickly create lines of sight and get in close to the objectives very quickly. The two main doorways into Dining room, which are on the same side of the room, making it easier for defenders to defeat you here.
▲ You can get close to the sites by using this door, but expect heavy resistance if you choose this route.
▲ The bomb sites are directly connected to one another.
▲ Notice the proximity of this window to both bomb sites. Kitchen, Bomb Site B, has many points of entry. These doors leading into this site are also at differing angles, making anchoring here difficult. Expect attackers to come quickly due to this sites proximity to easy-to-access entrances which can be opened up easily.
▲ The Cellar can also be used to gain entry to the bomb sites.