Rainbow Six Extraction is an upcoming tactical cooperative shooter in which up to three players can combine as Operatives from the Rainbow Six Siege universe to take on an alien threat. An infection has come to Earth from another world and mutates everyone who touches it. Nests appear all over the United States and it’s up to Rainbow Six to contain them no matter what. This guide covers every detail we know about the game from the Ubisoft Forward event on E3 2021.
What are aliens in Rainbow Six Extraction?
The alien enemies in Rainbow Six Extraction are called Archaens. This species is a developed form of infection that was first detected in the Rainbow Six Siege quarantine in 2018. Since then, the infection has spread and changed to create strange and interesting enemy variants for the players it will fight.
Each retention zone is constantly evolving and the enemies change every time players go inside. The nests will respond to the player’s presence by spreading Sprawl, a black goo that covers the walls and floors. Archaens can move quickly in it while slowing down operators. Destroying the nest kills Sprawl, but it can also attract unwanted attention.
Other enemies include Spiker, a long-range shooter, Breacher, an explosive enemy who runs toward enemies and detonates to shoot sharp spikes, Tormentor, who shifts and focuses on sharp melee attacks, and Apex, a stronger enemy that summons more Archaens in place.
As part of the game video that Ubisoft showed, we also saw Grunts, basic Archaens who fire Operators in large numbers, Rooters who can pin operators on the spot and continue their damage, Smashers, massive masses of armor that packs more punch than any another Archaen and Lurkers, which can make other Archaens invisible, creating a much greater threat in any area.
The last Archaen we saw was Tormentor. This enemy uses Sprawl as a way to move unnoticed, burst up and knock operators to the floor and shoot projectiles when they are cornering.
New carrier gadgets
Operators have new skills and gadgets at their disposal to combat this alien threat. For example, React Light emphasizes the bioluminescence properties in Archaens, allowing you to easily see weak points or easily track enemies through walls. Because this game is based on the Rainbow Six Siege, you can shoot through walls and kill enemies or smash them to gain a tactical advantage.
React Blade is a useful tool for silently killing Archaens and collecting data at the same time. It records DNA killing every enemy. Barricades are still present in this title, but they are used more to help players make the most of other gadgets, such as React Mine, which shoot at enemies as they approach. You can also place a React Threat Sensor that detects all incoming enemies in areas you are not currently targeting.
Three rounds per match
Each match in Rainbow Six Extraction has three rounds. Although we don’t know how the goals will change, we know that secrecy is key. You will sneak through the area where you will try to take out their nests without warning the enemies infesting the area. Between each round there are transition chambers, which give players the chance to replenish ammunition and supplies or complete a match with intelligence they have already captured.
The final rounds of the game with the task of players will take down the boss, a high-level enemy with special abilities. This is by far the most difficult mission in the game we have ever seen, so it is even harder to choose at this point whether you will persevere or stop when you are ahead.
You will lose everything after death
You can lose everything you gain in the match at any time. If you die, all your intelligence and progress will disappear from the current match. Therefore, it is important to decide whether you want to end the match in the first or second transition chamber. If you do, you will be able to do it with something, but when you press it, you will see that you will leave with nothing that would turn out for all your efforts.
Ubisoft has confirmed that all players, regardless of their platform, will be able to play Rainbow Six Extraction together. Crossplay is a scheduled feature for inclusion on the release date, September 16, 2021.
Which Rainbow Six Siege operators will be in Rainbow Six Extraction?
Ubisoft did not explain which operations from Rainbow Six Siege could be played in Rainbow Six Extraction. However, from the shots shown so far and the details provided so far, it seems that all the operators from Siege will appear in the extraction. While their gadgets and weapons can be upgraded to fit in the extraction universe, all operators will be present in the new game.
What happens when a player dies in Rainbow Six Extraction?
When a player dies in a round, his operator is placed in stagnant foam and captured. A player who has died in the role of this operator will have to carry out a rescue mission to save the operator. The operator will be unplayable until he does so. It looks like you will be able to opt for an extraction mission during the match if the player dies, but it will be possible to accept these missions outside the current match. In this way, the death penalty is much higher.
Price and support after launch
No details have been provided on the price or model that Rainbow Six Extraction will follow. With Rainbow Six Siege now moving to a seasonal passage model instead of a one-year pass, it’s likely that the game will do the same. Ubisoft now has extensive experience with live games, which means that this title could be low in price to avoid barriers to accessing all prizes or being free to play. Of course, there will be season tickets, paid cosmetic packages and much more, which will generate a useful source of income for companies and help support the continued development of the game.