How to party up with pals in Rainbow Six Extraction

Rainbow Six Extraction crossplay - operators hold guns at the ready in a dark containment zone.
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Rainbow Six Extraction (opens in new tab) crossplay is a thing, which is excellent news if you want to jump into Ubisoft's new co-op shooter with friends playing on other platforms. It's available on Game Pass from day one (opens in new tab), and you shouldn't have trouble joining up with your pals on either Xbox or PlayStation.

Trying to figure out how to get crossplay working between you and your friends isn't as intuitive as it might be, however. So if you're having trouble navigating the system, this guide should point you in the right direction. Here's how to use the Rainbow Six Extraction crossplay feature to party up with pals.

Rainbow Six Extraction crossplay: How to play with friends 

If you've dived into Extraction's matchmaking, you might have noticed that crossplay is enabled by default. The game can match you with players from different platforms, and while that's great for queue times, it doesn't help you figure out what to do if you want to connect to a specific friend.

Thankfully, it's not too complicated once you know what to do. Anyone you want to group up with will need a Ubisoft Connect (opens in new tab) account, and you'll all need to make sure that the accounts are linked to your platform of choice. You can check this by scrolling down on the Account Information page on the website. If you're not launching the game through Ubisoft Connect itself, you should get a prompt to log in to that account when you first fire up the game.

Once all that is set up, it's simply a matter of adding your friends to your Connect account. You can search their Ubisoft usernames and add them by clicking the friend icon next to your avatar in the top right corner on the website or in-game via the Squad menu. 

Once added, your friends will show up and can be added to your group from the menu. Just remember that if they're on a different platform, their Ubisoft Connect username is the one you'll see.

Sarah James
Guides Writer

Sarah started as a freelance writer in 2018, writing for PCGamesN, TechRadar, GamingBible, Red Bull Gaming and more. In 2021, she was offered a full-time position on the PC Gamer team where she takes every possible opportunity to talk about World of Warcraft and Elden Ring. When not writing guides, most of her spare time is spent in Azeroth—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.