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Rainbow Six Extraction release date: Xbox Game Pass & UK launch time

The Rainbow Six series goes full horror in this upcoming Tom Clancy game.

Rainbow Six Extraction release date is coming.
Published: Wednesday, 19th January 2022 at 5:50 pm

The Rainbow Six Extraction release date is very nearly here, and that means the Rainbow Six Extraction unlock time is also incredibly close.


If you've been looking forward to trying out this alien-infested reimagining of what a game like Rainbow Six Siege can do, the wait is ending soon. You'll be knee deep in otherworldly guts before the end of this week!

For all the key details on the launch of Rainbow Six Extraction, then, keep on reading and we'll break it all down for you in detail.

When is the Rainbow Six Extraction release date?

The Rainbow Six Extraction release date is set for Thursday 20th January 2022. It'll be out before the end of this week, then, so there really isn't long left to wait at all. We've got more info for you below.

What time does Rainbow Six Extraction unlock in the UK and beyond?

The Rainbow Six Extraction release time will occur at midnight GMT going into the morning of 20th January.

Ubisoft has planned to drop the game at midnight local time wherever you are in the world. So whether you're reading this in the USA or Australia or anywhere else on the planet, you should be able to jump into Rainbow Six Extraction from the very first minute of 20th January.

What consoles and platforms will Rainbow Six Extraction be released on?

Rainbow Six Extraction will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC, as well as the new generation of consoles consisting of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. And not only that, but Rainbow Six Extraction crossplay means that you can play against people no matter what system they own the game on - result!

Is Rainbow Six Extraction coming to Game Pass?

Yes! In a bit of a surprise move, albeit a very welcome one, Rainbow Six Extraction will be a day one launch on the Xbox Game Pass service so anybody who has signed up can play as soon as it comes out.

Better yet, Rainbow Six Extraction will be available on both Xbox Game Pass for consoles and Xbox Game Pass for PC. Whichever way you engage in Game Pass, then, you'll be able to play it at launch at no extra cost.

Can I pre-order Rainbow Six Extraction?

If you don't fancy ordering the game directly on your console or launcher of choice, you can pre-order the game via Amazon or any number of other retailers. You really are spoiled for choice!

How much is the Rainbow Six Extraction price?

Despite being a big new game from a major on-going franchise, the price for Rainbow Six Extraction is not as massive as you might have been expecting. At the time of writing, Amazon has knocked down the Rainbow Six Extraction price to just £39.99 GBP, which is a saving of 31 per cent compared to the RRP of £57.99.

What's Rainbow Six Extraction about?

Moving away from the usual soldiers vs. terrorist premise of the Rainbow Six franchise, Extraction takes the popular Outbreak limited event from Rainbow Six Siege and turns it into an entire standalone game. Set several years in the future, an alien parasite has been unleashed upon the world and it is up to the Rainbow Six team to drop into quarantine zones to fight this mutating threat.

The game will be a three-player co-op shooter, encouraging teamwork as you fight against alien monsters rather than each other. The action, weapons and gadgets are said to be similar to the previous entry, Rainbow Six Siege, though of course with a horror twist.

Does Rainbow Six Extraction have a campaign?

Rainbow Six Extraction does not have a campaign, at least not in the traditional sense. You can, however, undertake any of the co-op missions as a single-player operative if you'd rather experience this game solo. There is also an overarching narrative about an alien invasion, so there is at least a semblance of a story.*

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Is there a trailer for Rainbow Six Extraction?

Behold the cinematic trailer for Rainbow Six Extraction, which is below for you to watch right now! This is sure to whet your appetite ahead of the Rainbow Six Extraction release date on 20th January.

Another new Rainbow Six Extraction trailer dropped recently to showcase the Maelstrom challenge mode, and you can take a look at that below.

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