Rainbow Six Siege Drone Tips (Casual – Intermediate)

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Twitch's drone destorys a signal jammer
To follow up my beginner’s R6 Siege drone tips here are some more tips after about a week’s worth of game play.

Your drone is not only useful for the discovery phase to find the defenders and the objective, but also afterward as a sort of surveillance camera. Try to keep your drone from being unnecessarily destroyed so you & your team have as much of a view of the defenders as possible.

  • if you are attacking an organized team that’s fielding effective anti-drone measures (jammers, batteries or hunting+shooting) you might consider marking a defender early so others know the general area of the objective
  • watch out for Mute’s Signal Disruptor and Bandit’s batteries on barbed wire – both will render your drone unusable
  • you can have 2 drones out at once. Read the next tip to see why that’s useful.
  • your drone becomes eavesdropping/surveillance camera for you AND your teammates after the discovery phase (the defender’s preparation phase)
  • be aware if you mark the defenders you will alert them to you done’s presence and it may be chased and be destroyed. Good defender teams may hunt down and destroy all 5 of your team’s drones before they can find anything.
  • your drone can jump higher if you “look up” with it before jumping. Use this to place your drone at a good vantage point like a tabletop, bookshelf or other raised place. Get creative, get a good vantage point.
  • Is that door blocking your drone with a shield? “Look up” before you jump and you can jump over that shield!
  • if you get lost or you are in a bad spot when the 10 second countdown timer begins, its better to hide your drone away from the objective and pick it up again later, if needed.
  • keep a watch on the timer during the discovery phase so your drone isn’t caught out in the open and destroyed
  • if your drone is destroyed during the discovery phase you may want to put a new one in the building so you and your team have access to as many surveillance cameras as possible
  • Twitch…
    • Twitch’s drone cannot jump
    • Twitch’s drone is more valuable than the others since it can destroy certain equipment, injure defenders and cause them to move away from well-prepared ambush spots – before and during the attack phase
      • Twitch’s drone can open Mira’s Black Mirror from the inside by shooting the Oxygen Tank  below the mirror (orange/red tank, not very large)
      • Twitch’s drone should be used primarily to destroy electronics (like Mute’s Signal Disruptors, Jager’s Active Defense System) and harass and injure defenders – also making them move out of their well-prepared positions. A Twitch drone during the attack on an objective can be quite effective and disorienting.
      • Twitch’s drone will kill all or most downed enemies!
    • Twitch’s drone is bigger making it easier for the defenders to see & shoot
    • Twitch’s drone is quieter making, it harder for defenders to hear and easier for you to hear your surroundings
  • If your team finds the objective, immediately find a useful place to park your drone for your team so in case you die they have your drone as a surveillance camera … OR … consider droning out the enemy players & electronics (especially if you can call them out on comms to the others) … OR … consider running your drone between feet to see if they shoot each other (or the hostage)
  • During the attack phase use a drone before entering the building to scan for defenders. Periodically use your drone again before moving through dangerous areas, or if you are the last man standing.
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