Rainbow Six Siege is very competitive, so you will need all the help you can get to beat the competition. While knowledge, practice, and smart map and operator uploads are important, there are a few settings you’ll want to make sure you’ve activated to become a more effective teammate. These tips will help you save time in the setup phase, better position your prized devices, make sure you don’t get caught with your pants down while on your drone phone, and help with target acquisition.
I will not discuss the Sensitivities of Vertical, Horizontal, and Point Down below, as they come down to personal preference. However, if you are looking for some tips, I suggest you increase them slightly so that you can turn and aim faster, but not so much that you lose control. I have all my sensitivities turned up to just 5. Also, the Left / Right Stick Dead Zone setting is a matter of preference. You may want to decrease them if the joysticks are not responsive enough or increase them if you have an older joystick that tends to move.
All of these settings can be accessed by pressing the OPTIONS button in both the game and the main menu, selecting Options, and pressing R1 three times to access the Controls tab. Note: Although this guide is written with the DualShock 4 in mind, all tips and tricks also apply to Xbox and can be accessed using the appropriate buttons.
Using classic controller rotation
In June of last year, a new configuration was introduced in R6 called Controller Rotation. Now there are two options: Classic and Updated. The updated version was included to give the player “a more constant progression of rotation speed”, which means that the speed at which your character rotates will be more constant regardless of your sensitivity setting. On the other hand, the original Controller Rotation setting, Classic, gives you a “slow and gradual progression to maximum incline”. Since I’ve been playing Siege for years, I really prefer the Classic option and I think it is the best option objectively.
Reasons to opt for classic controller rotation:
- Although the descriptions for each setting are technically accurate, the wording for the Classic setting is a bit off. Yes, it gives your turning speed a progressively increasing speed, but it is anything but slow. The initial movement with the right stick is a bit slower to help you aim accurately, but quickly picks up the pace if you’re trying to roll over. The updated version ends up feeling very slow simply because the speed does not increase in the same way. Feels like it takes forever to spin using the updated Controller Rotation
- If you’re ever caught off guard by someone sneaking up behind you, you’ll want your top speed while turning, and the Classic allows you not only to turn quickly, but also gives you better aiming accuracy once you’ve spotted your. aggressor. .
This is where you will find the controller rotation settings
How to change the rotation of your controller:
- Locate the controller rotation just below the Stick Dead Zone sliders, about the middle of the list
- If your current setting is Up to date, press LEFT on the d-pad to switch to Classic
Disabling Aim Assist
Because Siege is a fairly competitive shooter, Aim Assist is automatically disabled for all players while they are in an online match. However, the option is still available to be enabled for the Situations and Terrorist Hunt game modes. I highly recommend that you change your Aim Assist to Disabled for all game modes.
Why you should disable Aim Assist:
- Hands-on hands-on practice. The siege is tough. Really difficult. And the Situations and Terrorist Hunt game modes provide a great place to test different operators and weapons on the NPCs. There is no point in using any aiming aid in these game modes if it will simply be taken away from you once you enter a ranked match.
- Even if you’re only playing Terrorist Hunt for fun, it’s best to have some consistency in your settings throughout the game. Even if you’re not necessarily practicing, you’ll still have a better idea of the mechanics of aiming with Aim Assist disabled.
Disabling aiming assist is key to improving your aim
How to disable Aim Assist:
- Directly under the Controller Rotation settings you will find Aim Assist
- Press LEFT on the d-pad to switch it to Off
Advanced gadget deployment
This may be the most useful configuration of all of R6. Changing the Gadget Deployment setting from Standard to Advanced causes you to first have to switch to the drop-down gadgets and then press and hold the interaction button (default SQUARE) to leave it. Note: This does not affect throwable gadgets like Kaid’s Electric Claws, Thatcher’s EMP Grenades, or traditional Frag, Smoke, Stun and Flash grenades.
The benefits of advanced gadget deployment:
- Now you can cancel gadget animations. In the standard configuration, once you release R1 or L1 to place a device, the animation must end before you regain control of your character. This leaves you vulnerable if an enemy appears unexpectedly. With advanced settings, you can release SQUARE to interrupt the action if you need to quickly draw your weapon.
- More precision in the location of the devices. This is a great help for devices you want to place in a very specific location, such as welcome mats from Frost, signal switches from Mute, or black mirrors from Mira. For example, when placing a welcome mat under a window, it is helpful to stand as close to the wall as possible, pull the mat out with R1, hold SQUARE, and go back until the animation begins. This will ensure that the mat is as close to the window as possible and will make it harder to see from outside. The same concept applies to a black mirror that you want on the very edge of a wall.
- Save precious time by canceling animations when you have placed your tools or operator devices in the wrong place. Trying to find the perfect place for a deployable shield or bulletproof camera? Do you need your Claymore as close to a drone hole as possible to get the lasers deeper into the building? If you notice you’ve screwed up something the first time, you can release SQUARE to try again, saving precious seconds in the setup phase before attackers start blowing up your barricades.
The biggest change of scenery in all of Rainbow Six Siege
How to enable advanced gadget deployment:
- Find the gadget implementation third from the bottom
- Press RIGHT on the d-pad to switch from Standard to Advanced
Advanced drone deployment
With the default settings, as soon as you drop your second drone, your character takes out his phone to start using it. Turning it to Advanced stops the automatic switching and requires you to press DOWN on the d-pad to enter the drone view.
Why You Will Want Advanced Drone Deployment:
- The angle you need to launch a drone accurately often leaves you in a vulnerable position. Now that it doesn’t change automatically, you can launch your drone and then seek shelter before accessing the drone view.
- If you are aware of the situation, you may be able to fool your opponent. When you know someone is around a corner waiting for you, try launching a drone next to you. They may assume that you have entered the drone view and have come to kill yourself, where you will now be waiting to explode them as soon as they are exposed.
Advanced drone deployment could save your life
How to switch to advanced drone deployment
- Head down the menu until you get to the second Drone Deployment from the bottom.
- Press RIGHT on the d-pad to switch from Standard to Advanced