Rainbow Six Extraction confirms January 20 release on Xbox, PlayStation and PC

Ubisoft has now confirmed that Rainbow Six Extraction will indeed launch on January 20, as previously let slip by its own website.

However, there’s some new information with the confirmation. Namely, that the game will also arrive with a cross-platform Buddy Pass system. Each copy of Rainbow Six Extraction will come with a pair of tokens that can be given to friends on almost any platform (Steam is apparently excluded). Once activated, these tokens will grant access to the entire game for no extra cost for up to 14 days. Any progression your pals make will carry over to the full game, should they then decide to pick it up.

The co-op shooter will launch with four difficulty settings and twelve all new maps that are said to be three times the size of those found in Rainbow Six Siege across four dynamic regions. There’s also 60 weapons, legacy tech from Rainbow Six Siege and 15 exclusive REACT tech too.

Anyone who plays both Rainbow Six Siege and Rainbow Six Extraction will also get a United Front bundle. That’ll contain four exclusive gearsets between both games, and unlock Extraction’s 18 operators to use in Siege too. Not bad.

The game was first announced all the way back in 2019 as Rainbow Six Quarantine before Ubisoft decided to change the game’s name in June of this year. You can check out a trailer, and a deep dive video of what to expect, down below.

Rainbow Six Extraction arrives on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC on January 20.

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