One of the most important elements for effective Rainbow Six Siege play is communication. Sharing information with your teammates can make the difference between rinsing and rinsing. What if all the players in a team shared the same brain? It is questionable that YouTuber Basically Homeless should answer with five PCs, five Siege accounts and one switch.
The setup is straightforward: He created five PCs, all of which run their own copy of Rainbow Six Siege. He then closed his mouse and keyboard to a switch so he could switch the account he controlled with the touch of a button.
But it ended up being a bit of a logistic nightmare. Five gaming PCs, six monitors, an audio mixer and recording equipment are too much to run on a standard outlet and run by turning off the power switch. Further, if a character does not move in three minutes, Siege will drop the player from the match. Basically, the homeless had to find solutions to these, but in the end he was up and playing in casual.
When he could only control one character at a time, he found that the most effective way to attack attacks was to treat each operator as a respawn. By using his first operator, he would just hurry on the map and usually be killed, but in the process would reveal important information about enemy teams that he could use with subsequent attempts.
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Although it took a while for him to figure out a rhythm, he eventually began to win the occasional round of casual and moved up to ranked. It was surprising that this was considerably more difficult. But with a lot of exercise he could eventually make it around nine.
Is this a useful thing to have worked so hard to do? Does it need us to reconsider what we know about Siege? No. But it is impressive. Instead of co-ordinating with a team, Basically Homeless could rely on good weapons management and an unexpected approach to doing his weird experiment work.