Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles "Rainbow Six Siege" came out last December, about 10 months ago. It's a tense, tactical multiplayer shooter, and it attracted a big following of players excited by the prospect of something fresh, something new. Today more people are playing Siege every day than ever before. That means this game is something special, and it's time for you to give it a try. That's why I'm here, to give you your six steps to success in Siege. Let's begin. Step one, watch the tutorial videos. Now, don't scoff. I'm sure you've aimed down plenty of virtual sights before, but trust me, Siege is a different beast. This is largely because of the extensive environmental destructability. Walls, ceilings, and floors all have the potential to be blown up, shot through, and generally rendered useless for the purpose they were designed to serve. Take a moment and picture them-- all the walls you encounter in your daily life. So solid, so safe. Well, not in this world, friend-o. The ceiling is a place where bad guys come from. The floor is a lie they tell children. And the walls? You cannot trust the walls. That's why you watch tutorial videos. You'll learn, you'll get paid in renown, and you'll move on to step two, get situated with situations. These are solo missions that familiarize you with the basic mechanics of how to kick butt in Siege, how to use your drone at the beginning of the match to scout the scene, how to use your drone in the middle of the match to scout the scene. Scouting may not feel like a real bad ass thing to do, but good intel means a better chance to get the best of your enemies. Knowledge is power. Practice firing as you pop out of cover or peek around corners. This is how most gunfights are won. Rappel up, rappel down, and don't worry when you fall off the roof. It happens to everyone. Throw stun grenades until you aren't flashing yourself in the face. And as much as you'll want to put on training montage music, don't. The audio effects in Siege are hugely helpful in tracking your enemies. And remember what I said about knowledge? Power. Now that you've played a few situations and earned a nice little stash of renown, let's head on over to the Operator menu and spend it. Step three, unlock Operators and gear up. Operators are the unique characters of "Rainbow Six Siege." Each has a special ability that can help you do cool stuff in combat, like detect heartbeats, or set booby traps, or revive downed allies, or carry a big stonking hammer. Pick at least one attacker and one defender that sound cool to you, and unlock them. But be sure to save a few hundred renown for their loadouts. Adding a sight to an SMG or assault rifle will be a huge help when you enter the deadly battlegrounds of Siege which you're going to do right-- now. It's time for step four, stepping up to the streets. If you're attacking, use your drone to find the objective. Scan your enemies and park in a hidden spot with good sight lines, so your dead teammates can use it as a camera later. On defense, set up your Operator gadget if you've got one, throw down some barbed wire and doorways, and fortify a wall or two. Blast enemy drones if you can, but do not risk shooting your teammates just because the paparazzi on wheels is up in your face. Celebrities deal with this kind of thing all the time, and they barely ever shoot anybody. All right, the preparation phase is over, but the intel war is already in full swing. Defenders, get on the cameras and try to spot where the enemy is coming from. Attackers, be on the lookout for said cameras, and if you see one, shoot it. Watch for peepholes in barricades or walls that the defenders might be using to spot you, and approach the building with your team. Now is the time when you might be tempted to make a solo flanking run, or roam away from your team's defenses. These can both be super good things to do, and you will do them. You will make that YouTube highlight, that oh-so-GIFable hero play. But if you think you're going to do it in your first few matches, you're dreaming, my friend. Snap out of it. Step five, embrace death. You're going to die. You're going to die a lot, and you won't respawn until the next round. Use the cameras to help your teammates if you can, and think about how you died. Figuring out how you got got not only teaches you about your mistakes, it also gives you ideas on how to turn the tables, and then kill people with those tables. Metaphorically. You'll have your best shot at success if you stick to step six, teamwork makes the dream work. Pick a buddy and stick with your buddy. Learn from your buddy. Shoot where your buddy shoots, and cover your buddy's back. If your buddy goes down, revive your buddy if the coast is clear, and then try to avenge your buddy. This is how you learn. Knowledge is power. The power to deal with those pesky shield bearing enemies, power to swing through a freshly breached window like a bonafide action hero. The power to feel like the bad ass "Rainbow Six Siege" player you are destined to be. It's a powerful feeling, one that more people are experiencing every day. And now that you know how to start strong, it's your turn. See you on the Siege grounds. For more tips, strategies, and gaming puns, subscribe to this YouTube channel and visit the UbiBlog.