Blitz is GSG 9’s most durable operator however this durability comes at a cost, making him also the slowest of the unit. Blitz offers a bit more than some of the other heavily armored operators that are equipped with ballistic shields. His G52 Tactical Shield has been engineered to offer a blinding flash that is the equivalent of 24 flash bang grenades.
Known for his tendency to use humor to diffuse stressful situations, Elias Kötz carries a similarly unorthodox device into operations: a riot shield equipped with bright flash charges capable of stunning hostiles while offering substantial protection.
A student of Hermann-Böse-Gymnasium, Kötz excelled academically and as a sportsman in 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 the GSG 9. Kötz was integral to establishing an anti-terrorism unit in India following the 2008 attack in Mumbai.
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.
- International Baccalaureate Hermann-Böse-Gymnasium
- Division Schnelle Kräfte
- GSG 9
- Mumbai, India (Trainer)