Rainbow Six Extraction’s release date has been delayed, but you can still pre-order it before it launches. Here’s everything you need to know, including the new release date and what editions are available.
Ubisoft jumped straight into Rainbow Six Extraction to begin their E3 2021 presentation, divulging all the details on the new tactical co-op experience, including how the game will work, which operators will be ported over, and more.
It’s set to shake things up and take the franchise to the next level. But while fans were looking forward to the initial release date, it has been delayed. Still, if you are looking to pre-order the game or wondering what editions are available, here’s everything you need to know.
- Release date
- Gameplay details
- Where to pre-order
- Rainbow Six Siege bonuses
Initially, Rainbow Six Extraction was supposed to release on September 16. However, it will now release in January 2022, according to Ubisoft’s update blog: “Rainbow Six Extraction is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, the Ubisoft Store on Windows PC, and Stadia on January 20; is included with Ubisoft+, the Ubisoft subscription service*; and will support cross-play and cross-save across all platforms.”
Another updated blog post now lists the game as having a January 20, 2022 release date.
Rainbow Six Extraction is a new co-op PvE game that will take players on an “unprecedented alien threat.” You will be able to unlock new abilities and access a unique arsenal as you progress throughout the game. The title will see players “try different combinations of operators” in each of the game’s 12 maps. The maps will feature “procedurally generated challenges” as players will face “a diverse set of enemies” and “increasing difficulty” as players complete more challenges.
At the end of their exploration, there will be an option to “extract your squad” from the “containment sub-zone.” However, if you choose to go further into the map, there is a chance to earn better rewards and face tougher enemies, at the cost of losing an operator or dying. Losing an operator launches a “Missing-In-Action” mission, to retrieve your fallen comrade.
It wouldn’t be a new Rainbow Six game without new operators. Extraction will introduce 18 new operators, nine of which have been revealed, including:
Being a PvE experience, it will also introduce new enemies, including The Spiker, The Rooter, The Tormentor, and more. Players will get access to to a variety of operators, purely for owning previous Rainbox Six titles, as per Ubisoft’s blog: “If you play both Rainbow Six Siege and Rainbow Six Extraction, its entire roster of 18 Operators will be unlocked for you in Rainbow Six Siege, along with a United Front cosmetic bundle for both games.”
Check out the latest trailer below, showcasing the game’s new elements.
Rainbow Six Extraction will be released on most major consoles, PC, and some cloud-gaming services. You can find a full list below.
- Xbox One
- Xbox Series X|S
- PlayStation 4
- PlayStation 5
In the end, regardless of which platform and edition you choose, Rainbow Six Extraction is set to be a blast.
Like most recently-released Ubisoft titles, players can preorder the game from a select few marketplaces. The number one place, obviously, is the Ubisoft Store.
However, if you want to pick up a physical edition of the game, you’ll need to look towards traditional brick-and-mortar and online retailers, like Amazon or Gamestop.
Here’s where you can preorder Rainbow Six Extraction before its release at the best possible price.
Rainbow Six Extraction digital pre-orders & prices
- Ubisoft Store
- Epic Games Store
- Ubisoft Store
Rainbow Six Extraction physical pre-orders & prices
- Best Buy
Like with most games these days, Rainbow Six Extraction comes with multiple editions. Some are exclusive to certain retailers, such as the GAME Exclusive Guardian Edition.
However, let’s take a look at the two main editions available worldwide: Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition.
The Rainbow Six Extraction Standard Edition includes the game on its own, regardless of whether you purchase a digital or physical version.
However, if you pre-order it, you’ll receive the Orbital Decay Bundle, which includes the following bits and pieces:
- Exclusive Orion uniform and headgear for Finka and Lion
- Vaporized weapon skin
- Crashlander charm
Naturally, the Deluxe Edition also includes the base game and the Orbital Decay Bundle if you pre-order it.
However, for an extra $20 on top of the Standard Edition, you’ll receive plenty of additional content, including:
- The Noxious Touch Pack
- Noxious Touch uniform and headgear for Alibi
- Noxious Touch and Redeemer weapon skins
- Jawbreaker and Guardian Angel Charm.
- The Obscura Pack
- Cephal Black and Cerulean weapon skins
- Redacted and Anagram charms
- The React Strike Pack
- Frontline Cosmetic Pack
- XP Boosters for postlaunch events
- 10% discount on the in-game store
Fortunately, Ubisoft has kept it simple this time around with only two main editions available, making it easier for consumers to decide which one suits them best.
If you’re keen on the game itself without all the extras, the Standard Edition is the one for you. However, if you’re after a bit of extra flair and style, why not indulge in the Deluxe Edition?
If you pre-order Rainbow Six Extraction, you won’t just get the new game. You’ll also receive a host of bonuses for Rainbow Six Siege, the tactical PvP FPS in the franchise.
By pre-ordering Extraction, you’ll receive the exclusive United Front Bundle, featuring skins for Smoke, Pulse, Ela, and Lion. You’ll also receive the 18 Extraction Operators in Siege permanently, saving you a ton of time grinding or money.