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Rainbow Six Flores guide: loadouts, tips & tricks for Crimson Heist attacker

Published: 22/Feb/2021 8:08 Updated: 22/Feb/2021 8:14

by Andrew Amos

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Rainbow Six Year 6 has kicked off with Operation Crimson Heist and new attacker Flores. The Argentinian packs an explosive punch, opening up new pathways with his RCE-Ratero drones. Here’s some tips and tricks to master the Operator.

Flores is Rainbow Six’s 30th attacker, and the second with drone mods. However, his drones work a little different to Twitch’s.

The Argentine is going to explode onto the scene in Operation Crimson Heist. Before you get your hands on him, be sure to read on with our guide to the best Flores tips and tricks in Rainbow Six, so you can master him in no time.

Flores in Rainbow Six Siege
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Want to master Flores? Read on.

Flores loadout: weapons and gadgets

Flores has access to two primary weapons, one sidearm, and two secondary gadgets. His primaries, the AR33 and the SR-25, both pack a big punch at the expense of rate of fire. The SR-25 is Blackbeard’s DMR, while the AR33 is one of Thatcher’s.

We recommend using the AR33 out of the two, purely because DMRs are strictly weaker than their AR counterparts. While the AR33 may not be the best, you can still make it work if you take a Flash Hider and an Angled Grip.

You don’t get a choice of sidearm, but you do get a choice of secondary gadget. Claymores are, in most situations, going to be best-in-slot. However, if you’re up against an Aruni, or are looking to rush site, you might want to consider Stun Grenades.

Primary weapons

  • AR33
    • Sights: Red Dot, Holo, Reflex, 1.5x Scope, 2x Scope
    • Barrel: Suppressor, Flash Hider, Compensator, Muzzle Brake
    • Grip: Vertical, Angled
    • Under Barrel: Laser
  • SR-25
    • Sights: Red Dot, Holo, 2x Scope, 2.5x Scope, 3x Scope
    • Barrel: Suppressor, Flash Hider, Muzzle Brake
    • Grip: Vertical
    • Under Barrel: Laser

Secondary weapons

  • GSH-18
    • Barrel: Suppressor, Muzzle Brake

Secondary gadgets

  • Claymore
  • Stun Grenades

Flores loadout Rainbow Six Siege Operation Crimson Heist

Use Flores’ drones to blow up walls, hatches, and utility

Using Flores’ RCE-Ratero drones to blow up enemies sounds really good, but in practice, you want to primarily use it to open up walls and hatches. The explosion of the RCE-Ratero is huge, and unlike Breach Charges, can’t be shot down by enemies.

If you want, you can open up the floor above a bombsite to create new angles, break open un-reinforced walls and hatches, or destroy enemy utility It’s a lot more efficient than using Ash charges or other explosives ⁠— you have four of them after all ⁠— so use your drones for the team.

Hold a drone or two for post-plants

Flores’ drone might be the best bit of post-plant utility in Rainbow Six. You can drive it in, linger around the bomb, set it to explode, and do it over and over again. You can easily stall out the plant timer just by doing this strategy.

With that in mind, be sure to hold a drone or two for post-plants. Those few seconds could be the difference between winning and losing a round. Just make sure you have a Claymore to protect you against any rushes.

Flores drone in Rainbow Six Operation Crimson Heist
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Can’t stop, won’t stop: Don’t forget you can’t stop moving forward with Flores’ drone once you deploy it.

Be sure to use your normal drone first

You only have 10 seconds with the RCE-Ratero drone before it blows up. Therefore, you want to scout ahead with your regular drone to find where all the enemy utility is set up. From there, you can navigate around and route your ideal path.

If you follow these tips and tricks, you’ll be well on your way to mastering Flores in Operation Crimson Heist.

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FIFA 21 Team of the Week 22 live: release time, leaks, predictions

Published: 24/Feb/2021 7:35

by Isaac McIntyre

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The next FIFA 21 Team of the Week, TOTW 22, is now on its way in Ultimate Team ⁠— here’s everything we know about the next in-form team of 2021, including any EA SPORTS leaks, the promo’s release time, and more.

Right off the bat, we’ll admit this Team of the Week lineup has no clear star headliner crowning the squad. That said, it does look like a pretty cracking team, all up.

We don’t think FIFA 21 players will be complaining too much, however ⁠— derby heroes Richarlison and Jadon Sancho lead a potentially forward-slanted squad after ousting their opponents Liverpool and Schalke 04 in local clashes over the weekend. Real Madrid maestro Casemiro may also be splashed in too.

Lautaro Martinez could be a headlining star in TOTW 22 as well after the Inter striker dismantled local title rivals Milan in yet another February grudge match. The 3–0 win, which saw Martinez score twice, put Inter in first place.

Wolverhampton keeper Rui Patrício could also be included.

Here’s everything we know about the mid-week FIFA 21 promo, including when the Team of the Week lineup will drop, and Dexerto’s weekly predictions.

Jadon Sancho missed out last week, but the young Englishman may be included in TOTW 16 instead.
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Jadon Sancho may have earned his spot in TOTW 22 after demolishing Dortmund’s local rivals Schalke.

Team of the Week 22 start time

On Feb. 24, FIFA 21 publishers EA will release the twenty-second batch of Team of the Week cards. The TOTW 22 promo will begin at 6pm (UK time), as per usual.

That means 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those around the world.

These boosted TOTW 22 player upgrades will be announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account — we always make sure to share the team as soon as it’s live.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 22 leaks

So far, EA SPORTS hasn’t let any early Team of the Week 22 cards slip ⁠— the last time they accidentally pushed out upgrades early was TOTW 7, and more recently 10. The last two months have been fairly sparse in that regard.

If any leaks drop ahead of the official TOTW 22 reveal, we’ll keep you updated.

Richarlison sunk defending champs Liverpool with an 86th minute goal at Anfield.
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Richarlison sunk defending champs Liverpool with an 86th-minute goal at Anfield.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 22 predictions

While you wait, make sure you check out Dexerto’s TOTW 22 predictions. We’ve compiled a list of all the players that could get those IF cards this week; let’s see if you agree with our tips.

Here’s our list of predictions. Once the official team has been released, you’ll be able to see how many we guessed correctly:

  • Daniel Cárdenas – Levante
  • Rui Patricio – Wolves
  • Birger Meling – Nimes
  • Filip Mladenovic – Legia Warszawa
  • Dani Calvo – Elche
  • Jerry St Juste – FSV Mainz
  • Marcel Sabitzer – RB Leipzig
  • Casemiro – Real Madrid
  • Gaetano Castrovilli – Fiorentina
  • Bernardo Silva – Manchester City
  • Daichi Kamada – Frankfurt
  • Mario Gotze – PSV
  • Renato Steffen – Wolfsburg
  • Jadon Sancho – Borussia Dortmund
  • Lucas Piazon – SC Braga
  • Yusuf Erdoğan – Kasımpaşa
  • Stephy Mavididi – Montpellier
  • Dusan Tadic – Ajax
  • Harvey Barnes – Leicester City
  • Lautaro Martinez – Inter Milan
  • Richarlison – Everton
  • Patson Daka – RB Salzburg
  • Alexander Isak – Real Sociedad
  • Sander Van de Streek – FC Utrecht 
Casemiro was the difference with a lone goal against Real Valladolid last Saturday.
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Casemiro was the difference with a lone goal against Real Valladolid last Saturday.

So, there you have it ⁠— Dexerto’s full list of predictions for Team of the Week 22.

Once we have our hands on the confirmed list of upgrades, we’ll be sure to add them to this article and let you know. Until then, enjoy a few games of FIFA!