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Rainbow Six Extraction gameplay shown & explained during Ubisoft Forward E3 2021

Ubisoft Forward at E3 2021 showed us an extended look at what the PVE operations will look like in the game.


Rainbow Six Extraction has been an interesting concept for Ubisoft since it was first announced, promising players a new PVE experience with all of the technical gunplay and operation of a proper Rainbow Six game. Rainbow Six Extraction was promised to show up at Ubisoft Forward at E3 2021 and it sure did. We got a deep gameplay dive showing off operators, enemies, and almost a full mission in the game.

The deep gameplay dive was shown during the Ubisoft Forward E3 2021 livestream showcase on June 12, 2021. There was plenty of interesting information to see during this demonstration. Rainbow Six Extraction will feature 1 to 3 player squads. In each operation, the area will be infested with a parasitic organism known as the Archaen. Specifically, there will be bulbous organisms that spread the infection. By interacting with and destroying these bulbs, you can eliminate the infestation. You can see the full gameplay deep dive in action just below.

As you can see, there are some very unique aspects to this game. Rainbow Six Extraction will feature new operators and returning operators from Rainbow Six Siege. You will gather them up as you play through the game, but be weary. If you’re not careful, your operators could be downed and captured by the Archaen infection. If you lose them to the infection, you can’t play them again until you rescue them in a further operation. It should make for a rather tense situation if you lose out on one of your favorites.

There’s still a lot to learn about Rainbow Six Extraction, but with a September date confirmed, at least we know when we can expect to play. Stay tuned for more on Rainbow Six Extraction and the rest of our E3 2021 coverage throughout the weekend.

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