The lowdown on the alien-infested action FPS from Ubisoft
If you like the tactical mayhem of Rainbow Six Siege, then Rainbow Six Extraction is the game for you.
Previously known as 'Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Quarantine', the latest installment in the best-selling Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six franchise is set to be chaotic and fun in equal measure, as you fend off enemies beyond most soldier's experience...
So, grab your gear as it’s time for us to debrief you on this upcoming title from Ubisoft.
What is Rainbow Six Extraction, exactly?
So, Rainbow Six Extraction. It’s a co-operative multiplayer game that you can play with up to three of your friends (or enemies, I’m not judging here). The world has been invaded, or is in the process of being invaded, by aliens and you need to clear them out.
Part of the appeal and the unique nature of Rainbow Six Extraction is that if you happen to lose a operator (your playable character) to the aliens, they become missing in action and unplayable until you rescue them.
Sounds cool! How many operators can I choose from?
So, you have the choice of 18 different operators, some of which are returning favourites from Rainbow Six Siege. Each operator has their own unique weapons and selection of technology. For example, Pulse is able to spot enemies through walls using a heartbeat sensor, hence the name ‘Pulse’.
The revealed operators in question are:
(Six more to be revealed)
Tell me more about these aliens you mentioned earlier
So the creepy aliens invading the world are called the Archaeans, and as you’d expect from a game of this genre, there’s more than one variant. Sure, you have the standard aliens who are aiming to swarm and separate you from your crew, but you also have spikers and rooters.
Spikers shoot projectiles at you that damage you a critical amount and Rooters work to slow you down, making it easier for the standard enemies to swarm and destroy you. You’re also working to avoid an alien liquid known as “Sprawl”, a liquid that slows you do and makes enemies stronger.
Your health doesn’t regenerate and stealth is encouraged against these enemies, so make sure you go in with supplies and plan your routes or it’s game over, man.
When can I play Rainbow Six Extraction?
Not long now! Rainbow Six Extraction releases in January 20th, 2022 after being delayed from September 2021. You’ll be able to buy the game as both a standalone product and it will also come included as part of Ubisoft +. Rainbow Six Extraction will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Amazon Luna, Google Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
Article by Ryan Easby