Rainbow Six Extraction Release Date, Trailer, Gameplay, and other news

FPS Shooter games have been standing strong for a long time. And yes, they will continue to do in the coming times. Be it on PC, Mobile, or console, these games attract a huge player base. There are tons of such games available to play and one of the most popular ones is the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six series. Siege in particular has a ton of players right now thanks to its fun online competitive modes. Also, it has been a while since the game was released, and it’s finally time for a new Rainbow Six game titled Extraction. Here are Rainbow Six Extraction Release Date, Trailer, and more.

Just like how Rainbow Six Siege gained a huge player base, one can expect the same for the new Extraction game. But there are chances of that not happening since Ubisoft, the developers of the game are launching it on their Uplay Store as well as on Epic Games. There is no news about when and whether it will show up on Steam. No matter where it launches, it’s always good to know what’s new about a game and what all can one expect from it. So read along to know about the release date, trailer, gameplay, and other details of the upcoming Rainbow Six: Extraction game,

Rainbow Six Extraction Release Date

After a gap of 6 long years, fans of the Rainbow Six franchise are finally excited about the next game. Rainbow Six Extraction was announced in June this year. We got to see a cinematic reveal trailer which you can check out by heading here. The date of release for Rainbow Six extraction is set for January 20, 2022.

Rainbow Six Extraction Release Date

Rainbow Six: Extraction Developer and Publisher

The new game is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal and is being published by Ubisoft. This automatically makes them available for users to purchase from the Uplay Store- the Ubisoft Games Launcher for PC.

Rainbow Six Extraction Trailer

The cinematic trailer that was revealed during the announcement talks about how one particular member of their team has gone missing, and they have one goal: to find the missing member. The trailer also shows us how the operators in the game go out and about and fight off numerous zombies on their journey to find the missing person. While they do manage to get the missing team member, there are still a lot of things waiting to attack them.

Rainbow Six Extraction Gameplay

The gameplay is similar to that of previous Rainbow Six games. You have to choose from many operators and go out fighting against the aliens that have formed from the parasite Chimera that began in New Mexico. The outbreak can now be seen spreading along through various cities within the US. Your goal? You have one job. As a member of the Rainbow Exogenous Analysis and Containment Team aka React, you will have to confront the various number of creatures who will try their best to attack and eventually cause harm to the city by spreading the virus around.

Rainbow Six Extraction Release Date

Like all Rainbow Six games, Extraction has a total of 18 operators for you to choose from. However, only 12 operators have been revealed. The remaining six operators will be revealed gradually before the game reaches its launch date. The 12 operators known so far are as follows.

Operator NameAbilityWeapon
GridlockDeploys Trap MinesF90 Assault Rifle
NomadShoots Proximity MinesAK-74M Assault Rifle
SmokeTosses Smoke GrenadesL85A2 Assault Rifle
ElaThrows Sticky Proximity MinesScorpion EVO 3 Machine Gun
SledgeDeploys Tactical HammerM590A1 Shotgun
AlibiDeploy DronesMx4 Storm SMG
LionDetects Incoming Enemies via EE ONE D DroneV308 Assault Rifle
VigilInvisibilityK1A1 Machine Gun
HibanaTosses Sticky ExplosivesType 89 Assault Rifle
DocRevives self or other members with Health PistolSG-CQB Shotgun
FinkaMedic/HealerSpear .308 Assault Rifle
PulseDetects Enemies with HB-7 Cardiac SensorM1014 Shotgun

While all the operators will be having their own special skills and abilities, they always have a piece of tech that helps them even better.

ItemFunction
Glue GrenadeSlows down enemies movements
Arc MineDestroys all incoming threats
Filed WallDeploys Wall Barrier and protects from oncoming projectiles
React LightHelps lookout for enemies through walls
Scan MineMultipurpose camera

While you are out and about taking down these crazy aliens, you will have 12 containment zones where there are plenty of things that keep changing. From the infection evolving to the housing of the parasites as well as the enemies’ base, you will have to infiltrate them as soon as possible since you will never know when and what happens.

There are three zones in New York: Liberty Island, Police Stations, and Monolith Gardens. The next three are in San Francisco: Tenderloin, Apollo Casino, and Resort Enterprise Space Foundation. The other three are in Alaska: Nome, Eurydice Valley, and Orpheus Research Center. The final three zones are located in the Truth or Consequences Town: Sierra County, Hospital Dam, and Downtown.

Rainbow Six Extraction Release Date

The game has 5 different kinds of enemies known as the Archæans. You will be facing these guys at various containment zones in the game.

  • Sower
  • Tormentor
  • Lurker
  • Bloater
  • Apex

Rainbow Six Extraction Buddy Pass

Rainbow Six: Extraction brings in a new way for your friends to try to enjoy the game. Since the game has full cross-play support you can play with friends from any platform. The Buddy Pass lets you play with friends who do not own the game for 14 days. So, if you are someone that owns the game, you will be entitled to 2 Buddy Passes. This means that you can invite two friends regardless of platform and play with them for two weeks. This is a great way to play through the trial versions of the game and see if you enjoy the game or not.

Rainbow Six Extraction Platform Availability

The new Rainbow Six Extraction game will be available for players on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and also on PC. If you are on PC you can purchase the game from Uplay as well as on Epic Games Launcher. Gamers are, mad at the fact that the game is not being listed on Steam. Though, there have been a few reports of the game getting a later launch on Steam, hopefully. For this, only time will tell.

Rainbow Six Extraction System Requirements

The system requirements for the Rainbow Six Extraction game have not been revealed. Though we expect these details to be revealed in the coming weeks or so considering that the pre-order for the game has already begun. We can expect the system requirements to be similar to that of Rainbow Six Siege or maybe even somewhat higher system requirements.

Rainbow Six Extraction Game Editions and Pricing

The game has two editions as of now. A standard edition as well as a Deluxe Edition. The Standard Edition will cost you around $39.99, while the Deluxe Edition will cost you $49.99. The game is available for pre-order on Microsoft Store, PlayStation Store, Uplay as well as Epic Games Launcher.

Rainbow Six Extraction Release Date

And there you have it. Everything you need to know about the new Rainbow Six game. We will update this article with more information as and when the developers reveal more information and also of any news that surrounds this game. So, are you planning on pre-ordering the game or waiting for a few days after launch to see how the game performs? Let us know about that as well as what platform you will be playing the game on.

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