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"Remote detonation C4 explosive."
— In-game description


Nitro Cell is a gadget featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.

Nitro Cells are also very useful for eliminating Shield Operators such as Montagne, Blitz, Fuze, or the Recruit as the device can be thrown behind them. This bypasses their defense and can potentially kill anyone behind them as well. Another feature is its ability to stick to objects, allowing for crafty placement (Such as above doorways) to catch Attackers off guard.

Be aware that the act of pulling out a Nitro Cell makes an audible "rip" sound as the Operator pulls off the duct tape. Nitro Cells cannot be thrown as far as other throwables (it uses a special "Heavy Throw" throwing profile); aiming high is often required to reach some far-away surfaces.

A placed Nitro Cell makes a small but audible beeping sound and has a visible red light. However, due to the way sound propagates in Rainbow Six Siege, a Nitro Cell placed on a ceiling below cannot be heard from above. Observant Attackers can disable the device by shooting it with any type of weapon, causing it to disappear in a puff of harmless smoke. In addition to this, poor placement can lead to the cell being destroyed by Bandit's Shock Wire. Finally, IQ can reveal the location of any placed Nitro Cell by using her unique Electronics Detector.

Explosives Test & Comparison

Explosives Test & Comparison

A nitro cell detonation deals a maximum of 171 points of damage versus Light Armor (144 vs. Medium Armor & 126 vs. Heavy Armor) at up to 2m distance. Damage drop off is rapid after this and falls to zero by 6m distance. They will heavily damage all players in their vicinity if not killing them outright, depending on where they detonate and how much health was left before the detonation occurred. Also, getting hit directly by the Nitro Cell deals 5 points of damage.

Trivia

  • The C4 part of the Nitro Cell is imported from Canada, as seen from the back.

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