Glaz fits one particular niche type of player in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. As the Spetnaz chief sniper, he can hang around outside the main map and zoom in on enemy buildings, looking for unsuspecting enemies to pop up. He can also come inside and join the fray, since his gadgets to make him less vulnerable to roaming defenders. This guide will walk you through how to effectively use this rather hard-to-operate character.
Glaz operator guide
Naturally as a sniper, players using Glaz will want to stay outside the majority of their time. This renders them almost safe from enemy defenders, except for those pesky ones that like to pick off foes from windows looking outdoors. When it's time to come inside though, he can be a bit unwieldy, so our Rainbow Six Siege guide hub has tips on navigation and being an asset to your team.
Glaz's Weapon Loadouts
Glaz only has one primary weapon as well, but it's a hugely precise sniper rifle. The OTs-03 has some insane damage potential, even with a silencer equipped. It can also have a sight attached for closer ranged combat. The sidearms on offer are the GSH-18 handgun and the PMM handgun, to which the GSH-18 has better recoil management at short distances.
The gadgets on offer for Glaz take full advantage of his stealthy long-ranged approach. Claymores deal with roaming defenders coming up behind you, while his special scope can see through smoke to provide more options for assaulting entrenched enemies.
Glaz is the designated sniper of the group, so what better skill to have than the HDS Flip Sight. It toggles the scope on his sniper rifle to an enhance the sight you currently have equipped that can see enemies at longer distances. It also works through smoke, making coordinated assaults that bit more viable.
Should I pick Glaz?
Those that like to hang back a bit, picking off unsuspecting opponents, will get a kick out of using Glaz. His scope enhancing capabilities are really strong, though he's also pretty good up close as well and can contribute to assaults. He's definitely unique in many respects due to his specialities at being able to take out opponents from far away. If that sounds appealing, then go for it. Just note that you may not see a lot of action by staying outside.
Glaz isn't really one of the more exciting operators in the attacking team when it comes to getting into the thick of it, so if you want to learn a more confrontational attacker, head on over to our main Rainbow Six: Siege operators guide which has links to each individual operator, as well as an overview on the more universally useful ones and which ones beginners should consider learning.