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Rainbow Six Zero guide: best loadout, tips and tricks for new attacker

Published: 17/Aug/2020 1:15

by Andrew Amos


Sam Fisher, codename Zero, is coming to Rainbow Six: Siege in Operation Shadow Legacy. The Splinter Cell veteran is a known quantity to Tom Clancy fans, but he can still take enemies by surprise in Siege with his great intel-gathering utility.

After months of speculation, Sam Fisher has joined Team Rainbow. A veteran of the Tom Clancy franchise, the Splinter Cell hero will be a playable attacker when Operation Shadow Legacy launches.


Armed with great intel-gathering cameras, and explosive utility to catch enemies by surprise, Zero is arguably the ultimate camera operator for defense. No longer will you have to worry about using drones on the flank, Zero can set up better cameras from almost anywhere.

Zero in Operation Shadow Legacy
Sam Fisher, aka Zero, is the new attacker in Operation Shadow Legacy.

Best loadout for Zero

Zero’s loadout is pretty straightforward. You only have one sidearm to choose from, and on attack, Assault Rifles reign supreme. That makes choosing between his SC3000K or his MP7 pretty easy.


However, controlling his AR can be difficult at times. It can feel pretty sluggish, and it’s not the nicest primary to fire. Adding a Muzzle Brake and using the Angled Grip seems to help speed it up a little bit though. Depending on the sightlines you hold, the 1.5x scope or the 2.0x scope is all you’ll need optics-wise.

  • Primary: SC3000K
    • Scope: 2.0x
    • Attachment: Muzzle Brake
    • Grip: Angled Grip
    • Laser: No Laser
  • Sidearm: 5.7USG with no laser
  • Secondary Gadget: Frag Grenades

How to play Zero

Zero is very good at leading the charge with his cameras. He gets four of them a round, so you can be a bit liberal in using them. You can choose to peek around corners with them, waiting for enemy fire as bait, or jumping on your phone and looking in.

You can also peek into bombsites through reinforced walls, hatches, ceilings, and floors. Changing up how you peek every round will keep defenders on their toes. The cameras are also good for watching flanks, as they can be placed in spots drones can’t reach.


You can flip your cameras inside-out to protect them from enemy fire. This is especially good if you are trying to poke into a bombsite. Just got into your camera tab, press spacebar, and the camera will redeploy on the other side. You can then press space to flick it back around.

Much like Twitch, you’d want to use your camera laser to take out enemy utility. Given it only does five damage, it’s not enough to kill a downed enemy. You only get one of them per camera, so use them wisely. You can’t destroy Evil Eyes or Banshee’s with them, but you can take down ADSes, pop open Mira windows, and cull Mozzie pests.

As for his gunplay, his 5.7USG with a suppressor is very good for surprising enemies and getting kills on the flank. His SC3000K is nothing to scoff at either, with decently high damage, although its rate of fire is middling.


Once you flush out enemy roamers, you can then peer into the bombsite to help your allies execute. With frags at your disposal, you can fire them in to catch enemies off guard if you spot them on your camera.

Zero will come out with Operation Shadow Legacy, and will be free for all Year 5 Pass holders. Regular players will be able to buy him with Renown or R6 Points a week after his release. You can try him out for yourself on the TTS starting August 17.

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How to watch Rainbow Six Tachanka rework full reveal: release date, more

Published: 6/Oct/2020 2:32

by Andrew Amos


Tachanka’s rework is coming to Rainbow Six very soon. After being revealed at the Six Invitational, Ubisoft is sharing more details with the playerbase very soon. We’ve got everything you need to know about the Tachanka rework presentation right here.

The Lord has arisen. Well, he’s about to, at least. Rainbow Six’s Tachanka is the first operator in line for a major rework in Ubisoft’s tactical shooter, and it’s right around the corner.


The cult hero’s overhaul was first revealed at the Six Invitational, to rapturous applause from the crowd. The turret wielding Russian might retain his legendary status, but picking him will no longer be a meme.

Ubisoft are set to drop more details about Tachanka’s rework very soon. In fact, it could be coming in just a matter of weeks, or even days, on Operation Shadow Legacy. Here’s what we know about the full reveal coming soon.


Rainbow Six Tachanka rework stream

It’s unclear if the Tachanka rework full reveal is going to be streamed on Twitch, or just be a video uploaded to Ubisoft’s accounts globally. However, we do have a set date for when you should expect more info: October 7.

The full reveal will go live on October 7 at 10am ET / 1pm ET / 6pm BST.

Tachanka rework details: new molotov gadget, more

Tachanka’s kit is heavily outdated in Rainbow Six. His static playstyle doesn’t fit with the dynamic of Siege. However, that’s all going to change when the Russian defender gets his rework.


We’ve already seen the major changes. Tachanka will now wield an incendiary grenade launcher instead of his turret. It’ll work similarly to Capitao’s bolts, helping lock down certain areas.

“The incendiary grenade launcher not only fits his theme of like World War II, old weapons, but also adds a real interest into his gameplay that’ll move him from being a meme character to a meta pick,” game director Leroy Athanassoff told Dexerto.

He will instead get his LMG as his primary weapon. It comes with supreme destructibility, with the ability to open up soft walls and hatches with ease. It also packs a decent punch, although the fire rate isn’t anything to write home about.


The Lord himself is set to get an Elite skin too. He’s ripped off his top ⁠— but kept the helmet on ⁠— as he marks a new era with a new look.

The Tachanka rework will likely arrive in Operation Shadow Legacy. However, a firm release date hasn’t been locked. We will keep you posted as new info arises.