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Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date: Jan. 20, 2022

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'Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction' Introduces Doc Operator, REACT Tech & Gadgets - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2021 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT

In Rainbow Six Extraction, assemble your team of Operators to face an always-evolving alien threat. Keep one goal in mind, make sure no one is left behind.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction is being developed by an entirely new team at Ubisoft Montreal, who were inspired by the long-standing brand legacy of tactical co-op shooters and the varied cast of operators from Rainbow Six Siege, to develop something that is truly more than the sum of its parts.

The Rainbow operators face off against a totally new breed of mutated alien parasite. Infecting human hosts and their surroundings, this new enemy is more lethal and challenging than ever before.

Prepare to launch into tense, chaotic and totally unpredictable missions as you and your squad risk everything every time you step into Quarantine.

Formerly titled Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine, Rainbow Six Extraction is being led by a seasoned team of veterans at Ubisoft Montreal. Rainbow Six Extraction is a brand new tactical co-op PvE experience bringing operators together to fight against a mysterious threat.

Three years ago, in the quaint town of Truth and Consequences, a meteor crashed down on a New Mexico community, releasing an unknown parasite. A handful of operators from Rainbow Six Siege seemingly contained the initial outbreak – until the Chimera parasite reappeared in multiple sites across the U.S., deadlier than ever. To take on this threat, the Rainbow Exogenous Analysis & Containment Team (REACT), a highly specialized and outfitted organization was formed by Eliza “Ash” Cohen, Dr. Elena “Mira” Álvarez, and Jordan “Thermite” Trace.

The doctor is in, and sometimes the best medicine is fire superiority. Use Doc's Stim Pistol to revive teammates or give them a health boost. Upgrade his ability for additional and stronger hypodermic shots.

In Rainbow Six Extraction, you can advance your Operator's gear, weaponry, and unique ability in entirely new ways.

As the Archæan threat evolves, REACT needs to evolve their gear along with it. Luckily, Dr. Elena María Álvarez, codenamed Mira, is REACT’s Director of Research and Development and has created a whole line of gadgets known as REACT Tech to help combat the Archæans.

Today, we want to introduce you to just some of the tech that you’ll have at your disposal during your incursions into the containment zones.

When Rainbow Six Extraction launches, you will find there are plenty of brand-new gadgets created by REACT specifically to contend with the Archæans.

Let’s start this off by discussing some of the more explosive tools you’ll have in your arsenal.

Impact Grenades, Stun Grenades, Fragmentation Grenades and Nitro Cells are all useful tools against the Archæans.

Seeing a need to manage large groups of Archæans, Mira’s newly developed Paralysis Grenades detonate on impact and will temporarily paralyse any threat within its blast radius, leaving them extremely vulnerable to attack.

As you might expect, Smoke Grenades are a great tool for distracting Archæans, allowing you to approach them unseen for a takedown. Claymores can be used to cover your flanks as an added layer of protection against unsuspecting Archæans.

Never one to miss an opportunity to adapt, Mira has also further developed claymores into Arc Mines. When an Arc Mine is triggered, a single electric charge will be activated that jumps between Archæans near each other, allowing you to damage several enemies with a single charge.

Intelligence gathering remains as critical in Containment Zones as it might be anywhere else. Here we also have some new developments to go along with older tried and true methods. Scan Mines can be deployed on surfaces where they will automatically scan any passing Archæans.

This is just a look at a few of the different gadgets that you can unlock to help you progress through the game. Which piece of REACT Tech are you most excited to try out?

In Extraction, players will join the REACT Team and assemble a one to three-player squad of well-known and beloved operators from Rainbow Six Siege to confront mysterious alien creatures known as the Archæans. After completing each objective, players must make a difficult choice: extract and collect their rewards or push deeper to face tougher enemies and earn greater rewards in a chaotic and intense experience. This gamble could mean temporarily losing one of their operators who are caught Missing in Action (MIA) within the containment zone. To recover an MIA operator, players must squad up and risk it all in a rescue mission.

Choose from 18 Rainbow Six operators, each equipped with specialized REACT gear, weapons, gadgets, and abilities to learn and master, lending to highly replayable and immersive gameplay. The uniqueness and different playstyle of each operator allows for limitless options in customizing a roster; striking the right balance on each REACT squad will be the key to success. Deploying into unpredictable containment zones with strategic loadouts will be integral to gathering the intel needed to stop the alien threat.

Set in four regions across the U.S., containment zones are aggressively dominated by the parasite, creating an evolving and unstable ecosystem within their walls. With a selection of 12 uniquely designed maps featuring plenty of challenges, infestations, and enemies who increase in difficulty, the dangers are constantly evolving. The deeper players go into each map, the richer the rewards, but greater the risks their squad will face.

Players who play both Rainbow Six Siege and Rainbow Six Extraction will instantly unlock Extraction’s entire roster of 18 operators in Rainbow Six Siege and will receive the elite United Front cosmetic bundles in both games, a value of approximately $40. The Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition of Rainbow Six Extraction are available for pre-order now. Players who pre-order Rainbow Six Extraction will receive the Orbital Decay bundle with exclusive Epic items including the Orion uniform and headgear for Finka and Lion, the universal Vaporized weapon skin and the Crashlander charm. Rainbow Six Extraction will also include live service support with regular content updates.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Amazon Luna, Google Stadia, and PC (Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games Store) as well as Ubisoft+ on January 2022.

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