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Rainbow Six Siege Blitz Operator Video

Rainbow Six Siege Blitz Operator Video

Elias "Blitz" Kötz is an Attacking Operator featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.

Biography

A student of Hermann-Böse-Gymnasium, Kötz excelled academically and as a sportsman in the HBG's bilingual program. His imposing physique made him an exceptional athlete, he carried his experience on the field into his military training. His jovial nature and academic background eased the transition from a Schnelle Kräfte soldier in Kosovo to a member of GSG 9. Kötz was integral to establishing an anti-terrorism unit in India following the 2008 attack in Mumbai.[3]

Psychological Profile

Kötz has seen his share of battlefield horrors but is mentally resilient. He uses humor to disarm and as a device to manage stress during operations. He is the first to rush a barricade and is always willing to place the team's safety over his own. Kötz rejects the concept that his deeds are in some way heroic. When faced with overt praise, he will become self-effacing.[4]

Gameplay Description

A Medium Armored Operator, Blitz's unique gadget is the G52-Tactical Shield, which comes with three rows of flash charges that blind anyone within the Shield's range. Unlike other Shield Operators, Blitz can also wield his shield up while sprinting.

  • Blitz's Flash Shield has four charges and the ability to blind enemies within range of its flash.
  • The Flash Charges have a maximum reach of five meters, with full temporary blindness being caused at distances up to four meters. Unlike the effect of a Stun Grenade, facing away from Blitz will not prevent the Attacker from being flashed.
    • The Flash Charge can also be activated while aiming down sights.
    • There is a 7-second cooldown between Flashes.
      • Blitz is able to sprint with his shield up in front of him. This allows him to approach enemies with his head and torso protected. This contrasts other Shield using Operators who lower the shield to the side while sprinting.
        • However, he has a significant speed penalty (double the normal shield penalty), effectively dropping his speed down to a normal Heavy Armored Operator.

Counters

  • Smoke's Remote Gas Grenades will circumvent Blitz's defenses, like other Shield Operators.
  • Mute's Signal Disruptors will disrupt the Flash Shield if Blitz is within their area of effect.
  • Ela's Grzmot Mines and Lesion's Gu Mines will prevent affected Operators from sprinting, meaning Blitz will not be able to take advantage of his ability to sprint with his shield up. Gu Mines will also force Blitz to put away his shield if he wishes to take out the needle.
  • When activated, Warden's Glance Smart Glasses make him immune to the effects of the Flash Shield. Even after being flashed, by activating his ability, the Smart Glasses quickly clear up the flash effect and allow him to see normally.

Loadout

Loadout
Primary
Secondary
Gadget

Unique Gadget

Unique Gadget
Blitz Badge New

Flash Shield x 4
G52-Tactical Shield

"Triggers the flash attached to his ballistic shield to temporarily blind enemies."
— G52-Tactical Shield Description


Kötz has been a fan of flashbang entry methods since joining the Schnelle Kräfte, preferring to disorient to limit collateral damage, unlike other explosive entry methods. The G52-Tactical Shield allows Kötz to quickly advance after firing a row and remain protected from frontal attacks as he moves to aid teammates or hostages.

Inspired by ballistic shields fashioned with strobe lights, the G52-Tactical Shield takes this technology one step further. By replacing a high-intensity light source with three rows of eight flashbang grenades, the G52 allows for a bold and calculated entrance where the aim is to incapacitate rather than maim potential targets.

Quotes

Blitz's Quotes
Spawning
  • "Am I going to have to save all of your asses again?"
  • "Dammit, did anyone remember to bring the ammo?"
  • "Don't make me laugh."
  • "Do you think I have time to use the bathroom?"
  • "I hope I don't have to save all your asses again."
  • "If anybody needs to sneeze, do it now!"
  • (Laughs)
  • "Let's look alive out here."
  • "Oh good. More waiting around."
  • "Remember. Point your gun at the bad guys!"
  • "Stick behind me and your ugly mug just might live to see another day!"
  • "Should we go get the bad guys, maybe? Just a suggestion."
Using Drone
  • "Drone's ready."
Setting Breach Charge
  • "Breach Charge is hot."
  • "Breach Charge set."
Reloading
  • "Cover me, reloading!"
  • "Loading new mag!"
  • "Reloading!"
  • "Reloading, cover me!"
Reviving
  • "Looks like you've sprung a leak!"
  • "Let's do something about that boo boo!"
  • "Let's heal that boo boo!"
  • "Let's patch you up."
  • "Looks like you could use a hand!" 
Getting Hostage
  • "Hostage secured."
  • "I have the hostage."
  • "Let's get moving. You'll be safe soon."
  • "Let's get out of here!"
  • "We're moving out, I've got you."
Moving Hostage
  • "Come freund, we need to move."
  • "Let's go!"
  • "Move."
  • "Move it out!"
  • "Move out! Quickly!"
  • "Moving out. I've got you."
  • "Move, quickly!"
  • "Time to move!"
Dropping Hostage
  • "Do NOT move from this spot!"
  • "Don't move from this spot."
  • "Stay here, don't move."
  • "Stay right here."
  • "Stay still."
  • "Stay where you are."
Scanning Enemies
  • "Bad guys in our way."
  • "Targets in sight!"
Other
  • "Targets changing mags!"
  • "Targets reloading!"
  • "Targets swapping mags!"

Trivia

  • Blitz means "Lightning" in German.
  • The word "Lächeln", which means "Smile" in German, and a smiley face can be seen painted on his shield in some promotional materials. The face is absent in-game.
  • On February 3rd, 2017, during the live panel of the Rainbow Six Invitational, it was revealed that Blitz's original ability involved spawning during the Preparation Phase. This had been abandoned as it was determined to be game-breaking.

Gameplay Video

Rainbow Six Siege - Operator Profile BLITZ-0

Rainbow Six Siege - Operator Profile BLITZ-0

Flash Test & Comparison - Rainbow Six - Siege

Flash Test & Comparison - Rainbow Six - Siege

Patch Changes


References

  1. Blitz's In-game BIO (Pre-Patch 3.1.2)
  2. Blitz's In-game BIO
  3. Blitz's In-game BIO > BACKGROUND section
  4. Blitz's In-game BIO > PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE section
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