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 recently introduced the last season of Year 7 Operation Solar Raid, which generated a lot of hype and got the long lost Siege players back on the servers.
Solis, the newest operator introduced in Y7S4 Operation Solar Raid, is a 2-speed 2-health defender. The Operator hailing from Colombia joins the ‘GHOSTEYES’ squad — a perfect fit for someone who values truth and information, especially when the lives of her fellow operatives might be on the line. So, when picking this operator, here are some of the things you should know.
Solis Operator Guide
“People lie. Data does not.”
Díaz grew up comfortably in an otherwise dangerous time for Colombia, where her close-knit family unit taught her the value of truth. As the eldest of four she felt a duty to protect others, which prompted her to join the National Police. Balancing her passion for computers and literature with her unflinching drive, she excelled in investigative work. After receiving a commendation for uncovering corruption among her peers, she pushed through special operations training and earned herself a spot in the AFEAU.
Díaz was surprisingly proficient in ballistics and close combat for someone with her cerebral profile, which made her a well-rounded specialist. She worked in counterintelligence with the National Intelligence Directorate and led an initiative to partner with developers of Augmented Reality technology to enhance her unit’s efficiency. She simultaneously led a secret life online, monitoring systemic corruption through the dark web and ultimately discovering transactions that tied several officials to trafficking rings in South America. The crackdown that followed got her on Specialist Santiago “Flores” Lucero’s radar, who recommended her to Specialist Taina “Caveira” Pereira for recruitment.
As confident as she is in her abilities, Díaz displayed some agitation when discussing the upcoming Operation. She puts a lot of pressure on herself and hinges her self-worth on success, so I’m not surprised that she’s afraid of failure. I expect she’ll feel more at ease when she realizes she’s surrounded by competent specialists.
— Dr. Harishva “Harry” Pandey, Director of Rainbow
Best Weapon Loadout
- Primary Weapon: P90 (SMG), ITA12L (Shotgun)
- Secondary Weapon: SMG-11 (Machine Pistol)
- Secondary Gadgets: Bulletproof Camera / Impact Grenade
- Unique ability: SPEC-IO Electro-Sensor
Solis can pick either the P90 SMG or the ITA12L Shotgun as her primary weapon. The P90 SMG is one of the most underrated weapons in Siege, as Rook, the only operator with P90, is not played very often. The gun has a fast fire rate with moderate recoil, and the big magazine size makes it a reliable weapon for engaging with multiple enemies. This SMG has no magnifying scope, so you must choose a 1x of your preference. For attachments, the flash hider and vertical grip is our recommended choice.
On the other hand, the ITA12L shotgun can do some serious damage if you land the shots. Similar to Smoke or Mute, the ITA12L Shotgun paired with the SMG-11 secondary will be a balanced loadout. This shotgun will only be viable for close-range gunfights, so if you can anchor in-site and hold tight corners. Additionally, the shotgun will allow Solis to remodel the bombsites by creating the necessary rotates and angles.
As her secondary, the SMG-11 is the sole option for Solis. This SMG is considered one of the best secondary weapons in the game. The recoil of this gun might be a bit difficult to control for beginners, but once you master it, the SMG-11 can be very deadly, as it has one of the highest fire-rate out of all weapons in Siege. For its attachment, we will suggest using the Flash Hider, but you could try other options, according to your liking.
Solis can pick a bulletproof camera or impact grenades as her secondary gadget. The bulletproof camera can provide valuable visual intel to your team, while the impacts can be used to create quick rotates. So here, the choice is up to you and your team composition. BP cameras can also be used to emp drones, which can be another obstacle for the Attackers.
Solis’s primary gadget is the SPEC-IO Electro Sensor. This device is an augmented reality headset that she uses to spot and identify the electrical devices gadgets used by the Attackers. It runs on a charge that slowly depletes when she uses it and slowly recharges when she is not in use.
In addition to yellow-pinging or giving out vocal calls, Solis can use the device’s charge to cluster scan every electronic device in the effective range and provide crucial intel to the entire team. The Electro Sensor’s detection range for the scan is exactly 15 meters. While the gadget is active, equipping any weapon will deactivate the gadget. However, she can still reinforce walls or use her secondary gadgets.
Solis’s primary role is to provide intel to the defending side. Using her gadget, you can scan Thermite charges and help Bandit in tricking the wall. Additionally, the scanner can be used to detect drones and even Attackers who are on their phones, controlling the drone. Using this intel, you can quickly destroy the drone or even get an easy kill on an unsuspecting enemy.
So whether it be Jackal’s visor, Blitz’s shield, Nomad’s Airjabs, or Claymores outside doors, Solis’s gadget is an effective tool for revealing what the Attackers are up to so that she and her teammates can gain the edge over the Attackers.
Tips and Tricks:
(i) Pair Solis with Bandit or Kaid to deny walls from being breached easily.
(ii) Solis can detect drones and help Mozzie in hacking them using the Pest Launcher.
(iii) Solis can scan the defuser when it is on the ground, so by playing from below, you can impact players and prevent them from planting. Watch the clip from Macie Jay.
How to counter Solis?
IQ can use her gadget to track Solis when she is using the Electro Sensor. So, check early on the round if the Attacking team is bringing IQ and tread carefully around the map. Additionally, like all electronic devices, Thatcher can temporarily disable Solis’s gadget. As an Attacker, try to keep the drone safe outside the map, or just stay away from actively controlling your drone to avoid being detected by Solis.
Should you pick Solis?
Solis is a versatile operator with a good loadout and a powerful primary gadget. You should keep aware of your surroundings and use the sensor from a safe position, as you cannot shoot back while using the device. The Electro Sensor is an effective gadget that provides valuable intel and slows down Attackers by denying their droning capability. Therefore, we highly recommend players unlock Solis (costs 25000 Renown or 600 R6 credits), and you can pick her on almost all maps and bombsites.