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Rainbow Six Extraction release date set for 20 January, says Ubisoft

More specifically, a news article on Ubisoft's website.

Update: The Rainbow Six Extraction release date has been confirmed by Ubisoft as 20 January 2022, following on from a website post that was seemingly released ahead of schedule.

“From today, players can pre-order the Standard Edition starting at a new lower price of AUD RRP$69.95 on PC, and AUD RRP$79.95 on console, to enjoy Rainbow Six Extraction’s many features, including: a deep Operator progression system, four distinct difficulty settings, 12 all-new and unpredictable maps (roughly three times the size of previous Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege maps) across four dynamic regions, over 60 weapons, legacy Rainbow Six Siege tech and 15 exclusive REACT tech, and free post-launch support including a weekly endgame challenge mode,” Ubisoft said in a new press release.

Moreover, “each edition of Extraction will unlock two Buddy Pass tokens, allowing players to invite their friends to play with them for free up to 14 days across most platforms,” Ubisoft continued. “During the two weeks, any progression their squad members earn will transfer over when they purchase the full game. All pre-orders will also unlock the Orbital Decay Cosmetic Bundle in Extraction.”

Original post [18 October]: The new Rainbow Six Extraction release date has been set for 20 January 2022, according to a news article posted to Ubisoft’s website.

The item’s headline proclaims the new release date, following Extraction‘s name changes from Parasite to Quarantine and subsequent delays.

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,” the post helpfully summarises.

“If you already own Rainbow Six Siege and purchase 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.”

Despite a lack of publicity around the article, it aligns with Extraction‘s last delay into sometime in January 2022. We’ll wait on official confirmation from Ubisoft and update this story accordingly.

Rainbow Six Extraction is now planned for a January 2022 release on Windows PC, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PS4 and PS5. We recently had hands-on with it here.



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