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Five Ace tips to help you dominate in Rainbow Six: Siege

Published: 26/May/2020 6:41

by Andrew Amos


Ace is the latest attacker to be added to Rainbow Six: Siege as part of Operation Steel Wave. Before you get your hands on the Norwegian hard breacher though, here’s a few tips so you can know what to expect.

Ace arrives in Rainbow Six’s Operation Steel Wave as the fourth hard breacher in the game’s roster. However, the Norwegian attacker has a unique method of doing so.

To maximise your chances of winning with Ace, we’ve compiled a guide with a few tips you need to know about him before you jump into game. If you can master these, you’ll be well on your way to climbing the ranks with Siege’s newest attacker.

Finally ⁠— a viable attacker with the AK-12

The AK-12 is one of the best assault rifles attackers can get their hands on. Before now, you’d have to pick Fuze to make use of it, which is less than ideal. However, Ace is bringing the Russian primary back, and it’s bound to cause waves.

Fuze’s AK-12 will finally have a place in the game on Ace.

It does 44 damage per bullet and fires as a rapid rate of 850 rounds per minute. While its recoil can be difficult to control, especially with an ACOG equipped, if you can master it, it’ll be a handy tool in your arsenal as Ace.

Make your breaches as big as you want

One of Ace’s quirks is that he has the ability to choose how big he wants to breach a reinforced wall. Ace can destroy his Selma gadget early to stop it from climbing down walls before all three explosions go off. This is good for opening up murder holes and small sightlines.

You can make your breaches on Ace as big as you want.

However, it can also be destroyed by enemies. If deployed on a soft wall, enemies can shoot through the wall to hit the gadget and stop it from deploying further.

It can also be used on hatches in this manner. Because Ace requires two Selma gadgets to blow open a hatch, the hole left by the first one can be used by allies and enemies alike to fire back.

Care for enemies prefiring through your breaches as Ace.

Care for enemies using breach as bait

Ace’s hard breach is the slowest in the game to deploy, aside from Maverick’s torch. This gives enemies an opportunity to set up and wait for a hole to be blown open before firing back.

Given the first hole in the breach is a murder hole only, this can leave your team in the dust before the wall is completely opened. You need to be aware of where enemies could possibly be holding an angle, and try to avoid fire.

Better yet, if you pre-fire an angle as soon as the next hole opens, you could find yourself on the winning end of the gunfight instead.

Jager in Rainbow Six Siege
Jager’s ADSes can capture Ace’s SELMA gadgets.

Check for Wamai and Jager devices

While its ability to be deployed from range with a throw is a huge boon for Ace, it can also be the Selma gadget’s downfall.

Ace’s hard breach is treated as a grenade in game, which means you have to watch out for Wamai and Jager devices if you are using it indoors. You’ll also have to mind for players shooting it out of mid air too.

Aside from Wamai and Jager, attaching the Selma gadget to electrified walls will break the device. Mute jammers can stop Ace’s gadget from activating until it’s cleared, but once it is, it’ll deploy automatically, so be careful.

Don’t bring Ace as your only hard breach

Ace’s hard breach capabilities are solid for the most part, but there’s some areas where he falls flat.

Consider bringing a hard breacher like Maverick alongside Ace.

His ability to open reinforced hatches is worse compared to Maverick, Hibana, and Thermite, as he needs two charges to open up them. On top of that, his device is the most prone to being shut down by defender utility.

If you are relying on Ace as your only hard breach, your team may fall flat against a more organized team.

While you can bring a Thatcher to try and solve some of the issues, bringing someone like a Maverick or Hibana alongside him might be a good option if you aren’t confident you’ll be getting the walls and hatches you need opened ⁠— open.

Rainbow Six

Team Liquid suspend Rainbow Six coach Mav over abuse allegations

Published: 7/Jan/2021 1:57

by Andrew Amos


Team Liquid Rainbow Six coach Rafael ‘mav’ Loureiro Freitas has been suspended six months into his tenure over allegations of domestic violence. The former FaZe Clan star has denied the allegations, stating they aren’t “as pictured.”

Mav has been accused by his former partner of instigating domestic violence while they were in a relationship with the Rainbow Six coach.

‘SilverMistR6’, who has now locked her Twitter account, claimed that Mav slammed her against a wall in a bar after he got drunk one night while still on the FaZe Clan roster. Other users backed up her story with screenshots and videos.

The allegations caught wind on January 5, with Team Liquid suspending the coach within 24 hours.

“These are extremely concerning and serious allegations. We want to assure the community and those who raised these concerns that we are investigating thoroughly, and all work with Mav has been suspended until we complete our investigation,” the team said in a January 6 statement.

“After first learning of these incidents [on January 5], we immediately began conducting a formal review to determine the appropriate course of action. We’ll share an update as soon as the investigation is complete.”

Mav himself has denied some of the claims. While he admits he “was wrong to push [his partner],” he claims there’s more to the story.

“I said I was wrong to push my ex ⁠— you shouldn’t push anyone, period. It wasn’t as pictured, but of course I’ll always be canceled and have to read things like an abuser when I pushed her away,” he said on Twitter according to a translation.

Mav is one of numerous people within Brazilian esports to be swept up in sexual assault allegations over the last few days. CS:GO pro Lincoln ‘fnx’ Lau was accused of leaking a private video from Twitch streamer and host Renata ‘Elfa’ Schozen without her permission.

The two were in a relationship in 2019 when fnx recorded an intimate video of them, which he allegedly shared in a WhatsApp group without her consent. Three people told Schozen about the incident, and she has also threatened legal action.

Brazilian League of Legends caster Gabriel ‘MiT’ Souza was also dropped by Riot for the 2021 CBLoL Season after he was also accused of sexual assault by members of the community.

Team Liquid are expected to take part in the Six Invitational 2021. It’s unclear if Mav’s suspension will jeopardize his ability to travel to Europe to coach the squad.