The game was subsequently delayed, and it is now set to come out in January, hopefully providing the level of quality expected by what is admittedly a demanding community.
What is in no doubt is that this is a spin-off, not a sequel, not an expansive update, but instead taking elements of Siege (including many of its characters and, most importantly, engine) and re-imagining them in a new world.
We used to call them mods, and they were free, but this is 2021, and sadly such a thing is largely a relic of a bygone era.
Whereas in Siege, players face off one another in hyper-competitive 5v5 matches, in Extraction, it's all about co-operation as teams of three are tasked with taking on Archaeans, an invading alien force.
Players will be able to select from 18 different Operators, all of whom have appeared in Siege, and use all the gadgets and gizmos that have made that title so popular.
What's more, and to help with the value proposition that many are calling Extraction into question for, the 18 Operators available in Extraction will become automatically unlocked in Siege, meaning for those that haven't unlocked them or are just getting into the title for the first time and find all the different editions confusing, Extraction may prove to be a decent entry point for the series.
But what Operators come with Extraction? Read on to find out.
What Operators are there in Rainbow Six Extraction?
There are 18 Operators in total, they are:
You will not have to unlock these Operators using renown, as in Siege, and if you own both games, you will automatically unlock them in both games.
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