Ubisoft’s tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege has grown massively over the years. The FPS game recently stepped onto its Year 7, reaching over 80 million players in 2022.
Maverick: the 3-speed, 1-health operator joined Team Rainbow during . , you can unlock him with 0,000 renown or credits
While Maverick’s Blow Torch might seem a bit scary for beginners, with some practice you will definitely get better at breaching through the reinforced walls. Here’s everything you need to know to get started with Maverick.
Maverick Operator Guide
Bostonian Erik Thorn came from a multilingual home and ranked in the top 2% in intelligence. After high school, he enlisted with the U.S. Army and rose in rank over a short period of time. He learned Dari and became an Intelligence Officer, serving in Kabul as foreign reporters, adventurers, and criminals flocked to the city. Thorn was well known in the underground club circuit, and even among locals as a proficient Buzkashi player.
Thorn was invited into the Unit as their regional specialist. Following selection, he remained in country, gathering intel, building networks of allies and safe houses, and tracking hostiles. As the situation in Kabul worsened, Thorn kept tabs on Americans, rescuing them when necessary and helping locals escape the violence. He was investigating a missing reporter when The Unit lost contact with him. After two years of silence, he re-emerged with enough intel to dismantle a major insurgency operation. There were still questions regarding his disappearance, but he was exonerated and his testimony sealed. His successful missions, along with his expertise, gained him the attention of Six.
Best Weapon Loadout
- Primary Weapon: M4 GS (AR), AR-15.50 (DMR)
- Secondary Weapon: 1911 TACOPS (Pistol)
- Secondary Gadgets: Frag Grenade / Claymore
- Unique ability: Breaching Torch
As his primary weapon, Maverick has the option between the M4 Assault Rifle and the long-range AR-15.50 DMR. For most situations in Siege, the M4 AR will be the better choice, as it has a very stable recoil pattern and a good rate of fire, making it one of the best guns for a hard-breacher. The AR also has minimal horizontal recoil, so the flash hider and the vertical grip are the recommended combination to use. However, if you wish to hold longer angles, then the AR-15.50 DMR could easily do the job.
As his secondary, Maverick’s only choice is the 1911 TACOPS pistol. It can get the job done when you are out of ammo on your primary, but it definitely isn’t the best secondary handgun in the game.
Maverick has the option to select Frag or Claymore grenades as his secondary gadget. In Siege, Frag grenades are considered one of the strongest secondary gadgets, and if you have the option to pick it, you should most likely do it every time. Frag grenades are very versatile, as they can be used to destroy defender gadgets such as shields, kill enemies from tough spots, and even clear wall-denying utilities such as Bandit batteries or Electroclaws. However, newer players will need to practice the timing of throwing the grenades in order to get kills and also prevent teamkills.
With the latest Y7S1.2 Patch, Ubisoft increased the number of claymores to 2 from 1. However, this still should not change your decision in bringing the frag grenades.
Maverick brings his versatile Exothermic-S “Suri” breaching torch to the Siege battlefield. This blow torch device is used to breach any surfaces, including reinforced walls and hatches. The breaching torch almost makes no sound, but it quickly runs out of fuel. Maverick only has 6 canisters, so players need to efficiently use this fuel to get the most out of him.
The breaching torch also cannot be countered by Kaid, Bandit, or Mute’s gadgets. The torch can also be used to make reinforced walls soft by making two horizontal lines on a wall. This mechanic is known as Maverick tricking, and it can be quite difficult to master. Do remember to breach the ends and make a clean line to quickly get a soft wall, which can then be destroyed by Sledge or Buck.
Maverick can also use his torch to destroy defender gadgets such as Maestro’s Evil Eyes, Castle barricades, deployable shields, bulletproof cameras and even barbed wires.
But, one major downside of his gadget is its range, so you’d need to get close to the surface or gadget that you want to destroy. So if you want to breach from a distance, Hibana or Ace will do a better job, while Thermite is a better pick for a quick breach.
Should you pick Maverick?
Maverick is one of the most versatile and creative hard breachers in the game. The breaching torch is very useful when Thatcher is banned and a wall-denying operator is present on the defending side.
However, Maverick’s potential can be fully maximised in the hands of an experienced player. With more practice and a steady hand, you will be able to swiftly create lines of sight.
(i) Pair Maverick with another hard-breacher, so Mav’s role will just be to clear the denial utility like Mute jammer or Kaid’s electroclaw.
(ii) Do not peek through the single murder hole you created. Instead, make multiple little holes to confuse the defenders holding an angle.
(iii) Try to use the torch from an angle, so that you are not directly facing the opening and get your head taken off.
(iv) You do not need to ADS while breaching, as it will just make you move slower, wasting more fuel.