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Rainbow Six Extraction reintroduced with new gameplay trailer and cinematic

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Ubisoft finally re-unveiled Rainbow Six Extraction (opens in new tab) during this year's Ubisoft Forward stream, and kicking off the festivities is a fancy new cinematic trailer. In the trailer we see Rainbow Six Siege operators like Sledge, Lion, Ela, and Vigil on a mission to save Hibana from the Archaeons, Extraction's zombie alien threat.

That's neat and all, but Ubi followed up the pretty trailer with a proper gameplay overview that finally shows how Extraction will actually play. We got our first look at an average mission in Extraction, skulking through a map and taking out alien zombies (called parasites) that get in your way. Unlike Left 4 Dead, which mostly focuses on getting from point A to B, Extraction is more objective focused.

Watch the gameplay overview below.

Ubi also detailed the titular "extraction" mechanic that allows squads to finish their mission before all three objectives are finished to bank the XP you've earned so far. And it's also hard to miss the Sprawl, that black gooey stuff that so many of the rooms in the trailer are coated in. Operators seem to slow down when they walk through it, but it can be cleared with gunfire.

We'll have more to share on Rainbow Six Extraction soon, so keep an eye out.

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Morgan Park
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Morgan has been writing for PC Gamer since 2018, first as a freelancer and currently as a staff writer. He has also appeared on Polygon, Kotaku, Fanbyte, and PCGamesN. Before freelancing, he spent most of high school and all of college writing at small gaming sites that didn't pay him. He's very happy to have a real job now. Morgan is a beat writer following the latest and greatest shooters and the communities that play them. He also writes general news, reviews, features, the occasional guide, and bad jokes in Slack. Twist his arm, and he'll even write about a boring strategy game. Please don't, though.