Rainbow Six Siege, a tactical first-person shooter developed by Ubisoft, has experienced tremendous growth throughout the years that it has existed. The FPS game is halfway into its seventh year, having amassed an audience of over 80 million in 2022.
Alibi: the 3-speed, 1-health operator, was introduced in Y3S2 Operation Parabellum. This Italian defender is a fast-moving, fragging operator who can help the team get early kills and instil fear in the Attacking side. So, when picking this defender, here are some of the things you should know.
Alibi Operator Guide
“Never reveal the cards you were dealt.”
Aria “Alibi” de Luca was born in Tripoli, Libya and immigrated with her family when she was three years old. Her father managed a small ordnance manufacturer, using his extensive North African contacts to open up exports to that region. De Luca earned her understanding and usage of Italian firearms through the family business and training on the shooting range. At 18, Aria entered the European Championships organized by the European Shooting Confederation and won gold in both the 10-metre running target and 10-metre air pistol divisions.
Following the event, a Carabinieri recruiter convinced her to join the police force. De Luca’s precision shooting skills and professionalism shot her up the ranks quickly, and she served for a time with the elite Raggruppamento Operativo Speciale in fighting organized crime. She eventually earned a spot in the prestigious Gruppo Intervento Speciale (G.I.S.), and following a successful operation in Afghanistan, despite being separated from her unit, she was singled out for undercover work in organized crime. She infiltrated the Vinciguerra Crime Family as an arms dealer and spent several years among them before bringing them down from the inside. A newspaper leak of impending operations against the Vinciguerras then forced the G.I.S. to accelerate their initiative. Following her undercover work and the successful dismantling of the Vinciguerra Crime Family, Aria de Luca received the invitation to join Rainbow as a capable operator.
Best Weapon Loadout
- Primary Weapon: MX4 Storm (SMG), ACS12 (Shotgun)
- Secondary Weapon: KERATOS .357 (Handgun), BAILIFF 410 (Handgun)
- Secondary Gadgets: Impact Grenade / Deployable Shield
- Unique ability: PRISMA
Alibi can pick either the MX4 Storm SMG or the ACS12 Shotgun as her primary weapon. The MX4 Storm is a high fire-rate weapon with only 31 bullets in its magazine. Because of this high fire rate, you can easily land headshots, but your magazine will be emptied quickly, leaving you vulnerable while reloading. Thankfully, the gun can be quickly reloaded. In a game like Siege, where there is a one-shot headshot mechanic, a weapon with a high rate of fire paired with a low recoil can massively help you get some easy frags. To that end, we advise most players to go for the SMG with the vertical grip, and the fact that she has a 1.5x scope on the SMG is just icing on the cake.
However, the ACS12 is also a worthwhile option. This Slug shotgun is a long-range shotgun that can pack a heavy punch on your enemies if you can land the shots. This shotgun has seen a lot of buffs and nerfs over the years. As of Y7S3, the ACS12 deals 69 damage within 19m, but unlike DMRs, it has a high damage drop-off. However, you can use both the 1.5x and 2x scope on this weapon, making it a much better option for a longer-range fight. In the hands of an experienced player, the gun can be deadly, but you need to be patient and hold tight angles with it. Still, for most players and beginners, we suggest bringing the MX4 Storm, as it is more friendly to use and allows you to play more flexibly.
Alibi’s two options for the secondary weapon are the KERATOS .357 and BAILIFF 410. While both are good choices for a handgun, we recommend bringing the Bailiff, as it can be used as a shotgun to create rotations, lines of sight, or open hatches. But the Keratos can be used for a longer-range fight, so you cannot rule it out.
As her secondary gadget, Alibi can pick impact grenades or deployable shields. The impact grenade is an effective choice to create rotations quickly. However, we suggest bringing the deployable shield as it provides cover in crucial spots and is a hindrance for the Attackers to clear before pushing the site. Furthermore, if you are using the Bailiff, you don’t require the impacts to create necessary rotations.
Alibi’s primary gadget is called “Prisma,” commonly known as ‘Holograms.’ This unique gadget is used to confuse the Attackers. Once deployed, the gate projects a holographic model of Alibi, and when attackers interact with this hologram, their positions get revealed to the defending side. The Prismas need to be thrown and deployed on horizontal surfaces. Do not that the device requires some space to spread out its holographic image, so throw it at a clear distance from any potential obstructions. Prisma will begin flashing a red warning light if it cannot deploy, indicating that it must be picked up and redeployed.
Alibi has 3 Prismas that she can deploy around the map; all are available at the start of the preparation phase. The holograms will temporarily deactivate if defenders get in contact with them.
Attackers can trigger Alibi’s holograms in four different ways: by shooting, meleeing, moving through it, or passing a drone or other gadgets such as Ash’s breaching rounds. Once an Attacker gets tricked by the hologram, their position will be revealed by red pings, which will update once every second for the next five seconds.
How to counter Alibi?
Alibi’s Prisma gadget can be easily countered by shooting at its vulnerable metal part at the bottom. Just one bullet near its feet completely destroys the gadget. But a nearby explosion or a zap from a Twitch drone is also an effective way to get rid of the gadget. Alternatively, IQ or Thatcher can be used to counter it easily.
Tips and Tricks:
(i) Place Alibi’s Prisma in tough-to-break spots, such as near windows, behind deployable shields, beds, or half-walls, so they are not destroyed as easily.
(ii) You can save one of your Prisma during the Prep phase, so during a round, you can place it in a spot where the attackers are likely to come.
(iii) Alibi-tricking is also a unique but risky tactic to use. Here, as Alibi, you can just stand beside a hologram and act like a decoy. Attackers will get a jumpscare when an unsuspecting Prisma starts shooting them.
(iv) Throw a Prisma outside the map, which Attackers will see a defender gone outside the building, distracting them in the process.
Should you pick Alibi?
Alibi is a versatile operator with a strong loadout and a deceptive primary gadget. This GIS operator is very easy to use and works well to confuse enemies. As an Alibi, you can freely roam around the map, and your main objective is to make the enemies think twice. Her powerful loadout enables her to get a lot of kills, which is why Alibi now stands as the highest-picked defender in the game. Therefore, we highly recommend bringing Alibi to Siege’s tough battleground.