Ubisoft’s tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege has grown massively over the years. The game had reported over 75 million registered players back in July, and more players are still joining every day.
To make lives a litter easier for new players, we’ve prepared a guide on one of the most popular and powerful operators- Valkyrie.
Valkyrie was introduced to Rainbow Six Siege with its very second expansion in Y1S2 called Operation Dust line. This 2-Speed 2-Health defender brought some unique intel-gathering gadgets, which is crucial to winning a defensive round of Siege. Here are some of the things you should know when picking this Navy SEAL operator.
Valkyrie Operator Guide
Best Weapon Loadout
- Primary Weapon: MPX (SMG), SPAS-12 (Shotgun)
- Secondary Weapon: D-50 (Handgun)
- Secondary Gadgets: Impact Grenade / Nitro Cell
- Unique ability: Black Eye
As primary weapons, Valkyrie has the option to choose either the MPX SMG or the SPAS-12 shotgun. And you would definitely want to take the MPX over the shotgun unless you want to troll around and have some fun in Casual matches. While the MPX has relatively lower damage stats than other weapons, its recoil is almost non-existent. This SMG is very beginner-friendly, so landing that important headshot should be your priority. As for its attachments, the recommended combination will be the flash hider with an angled grip for a quicker ADS time.
For her secondary weapon, the D-50 or Deagle is Valkyrie’s only choice. This Deagle is a very powerful sidearm, which can be used to make pretty big holes on soft surfaces. However, you won’t be able to break the wooden frames, restricting the ability to break hatches or create rotations.
Valkyrie’s secondary gadget options are the Nitro Cell and Impact Grenades. While the impact is very useful to create quick rotations, you should stick with the Nitro Cell for most rounds, as it allows Valkyrie to throw a quick C4 onto unsuspected enemies using her unique cameras.
Valkyrie’s unique gadget is called the “Black Eye” camera. Encased in a tinted silicone ball, coated in micro-suction cups, the Black Eye cameras can be thrown and stuck to almost any surface. These cameras feature a throwing arc that is similar to impact grenades or Smoke’s toxic grenades.
Valkyrie has three of these special Black Eye cameras in her pocket, and once deployed, the entire defending side can access the feed from these cameras. Unlike regular cameras in Siege, the Black Eyes provide a color feed and the ability to rotate the view 360 degrees. However, they do emit a bright shine of blue light when they are in use, so attackers can find them when searching for the hidden cameras.
The usefulness of these cameras dramatically increases with their ability to be thrown outside. So, defenders can get vital information about the attacker’s positions even before they get into the map. This also allows for some aggressive gameplay, where you can risk going for a run-out with the help of the ‘Valk Cams’ and catch the enemy off-guard.
Should you pick Valkyrie?
The unique Black Eye camera makes Valkyrie one of the strongest and creative operators in Rainbow Six Siege to this day. The strength of Valkyrie can be fully utilised in the hands of an experienced player, as you’ll need vast map knowledge to get the best Black Eye spots.
While you can throw these cameras anywhere on the map and get some use, the priority should be to hide your cameras using the surroundings of a map, so that attackers cannot destroy them quickly or easily.
(i) Do not scan enemies with your Black Eye cameras, as the attackers will be alerted of the presence of these cameras and destroy them.
(ii) Use ‘Z’-pings or Yellow pings to pinpoint the enemies location and with the help of your teammate, you can C4 attackers from below.
(iii) Place the ‘Valk Cams’ under sofas or other objects, so they are out of sight. As the cameras emit blue light, placing them near a blue-themed surrounding can help conceal them.