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Is Rainbow Six Extraction cross-platform? Current cross-play status

Does Rainbow Six Extraction have cross-play and cross-progression? We have everything you need to know about its cross-platform status.

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Rainbow Six Extraction will release soon, bringing horror to the Tom Clancy universe. Fans are keen to know if the Rainbow Six Seige spin-off will be cross-platform, so here’s everything we know about Extraction’s cross-play features.

Rainbow Six Siege’s horror spin-off comes straight to Xbox Game Pass when it releases on January 20, but it’s also available for PC, Stadia, and PlayStation players. This has left fans wondering if they can play Rainbow Six Extraction with their friends on other platforms.

Here’s everything we know about Rainbow Six Extraction’s cross-play and cross-progression status.

Is Rainbow Six Extraction cross-platform?

Rainbow Six Extraction squad gameplay

Yes, Rainbow Six Extraction features cross-platform play across Xbox consoles, PS4, PS5, Stadia, and PC. No matter what console or system you play on, you’ll be able to party up with your friends.

And it appears that Discord will be coming to PlayStation this year, so it’ll be even easier for PC and PlayStation players to party up together.

Can you turn off cross-play in Rainbow Six Extraction?

Rainbow Six Extraction gameplay

Players will be glad to know that you can disable cross-play in Rainbow Six Extraction.

While cross-play appears to be on by default, you have the option to disable it and only matchmake with players on the same platform.

Rainbow Six Extraction doesn’t seem to have a console-only cross-play option though, so you’ll need to either allow everyone or stick to your own platform.

Does Rainbow Six Extraction have cross-progression?

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Rainbow Six Extraction features cross-progression, so you can keep all of your progress when switching between platforms.

Ubisoft explained that “If you start your experience by playing on PC but want to switch over to the PS5 don’t worry, you’re covered.” Your Operators, content, and progression will all be there no matter what platform you play on.

They noted that Achievements/Trophies don’t carry over, though. You’ll need to obtain them again if switching from Xbox to PlayStation.


For more Rainbow Six Extraction, you can also check out the PC requirements to see what you need to run it at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K.

Image Credit: Ubisoft

Apex Legends

Who is the most popular Apex Legends character? Season 11 pick rates

Apex Legends Season 11 is well underway, but who has dominated the pick rates for Season 11 of Respawn’s battle royale so far?

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Season 11 of Apex Legends has tons of characters to choose from to enjoy its several maps. But who has the top Season 11 pick rates in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale shooter?

Apex Legends hit the ground running when it launched with eight different characters to choose from in its battle royale offering. The game suffered a notable lull when Call of Duty: Warzone launched, but with many players jumping ship to Respawn’s game in Season 10, Apex Legends Season 11 has benefited from continued support from gamers and streamers alike.

There are now a whopping 19 different Legends to choose from, giving players a headache before each game. The newest one is Ash, she debuted alongside the new Storm Point map.

Between the Arenas mode and Ranked Leagues to compete in, thousands of matches have already been logged in Season 11, and we will break down and find the Legends with the highest pick rates in Season 11.

Apex Legends Season 11 pick rate ranked list

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This is our complete list of every character pick in Apex Legends, and we’ve ranked them in order to let you know which are favored.

Here is every Apex Legends pick rate in Season 11 ranked, as of January 21, 2022, according to Apex Legends Status:

  1. Wraith – 12.5%
  2. Octane – 12.3%
  3. Bloodhound – 10.3%
  4. Pathfinder – 8.8%
  5. Valkyrie – 7.4%
  6. Lifeline – 6%
  7. Bangalore – 5.1%
  8. Ash – 4.9%
  9. Loba – 4.4%
  10. Horizon – 4.2%
  11. Fuse – 3.7%
  12. Gibraltar – 3.7%
  13. Caustic – 3.7%
  14. Mirage – 3.2%
  15. Revenant – 2.6%
  16. Seer – 2.1%
  17. Wattson – 2%
  18. Rampart – 1.6%
  19. Crypto – 1.5%

Most picked Legends in Apex Legends Season 11

5. Valkyrie – 7.4%

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With Ash being knocked out of the top 5 most picked Legends since her release at the start of Season 11, Valkyrie has officially taken her spot with a 7.4% pick rate.

Valkyrie is great in Season 11, with unbelievable mobility thanks to her passive Jet Pack. This allows her to reposition and get in and out of situations with ease, arguably having the best potential to survive out of all Legends due to great mobility.

Valkyrie’s Ultimate is great for maps like Storm Point, as there are no Jump Towers and so her Skyward Dive offers useful rotations. Her Ultimate is great for getting the team into a spot for final circles, as you’ll be able to fly above and past enemy teams rotating into the zone.

4. Pathfinder – 8.8%

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Pathfinder has consistently been one of Apex Legends’ top five picks at 8.6%, and counting, for quite some time now.

As a Recon class, Pathfinder simply excels in movements and traversing the game’s various maps. His Grappling Hook and Zipline Gun are simply invaluable assets that will help any team in a pinch – either because of the circle or a third-party situation. He consistently manages to stay in the top 5 as a result.

3. Bloodhound – 10.3%

apex legends bloodhound character

Again, with the influx of new Apex Legends players, Bloodhound is a great character to use for new players in Season 11.

Bloodhound nearly always stays in and around the 8-11% mark as a season goes on, and they currently stand at 9.6%. They are easily the top Recon class to use in Apex Legends, thanks to their tracking tools and incredible skills, plus, their Beast of the Hunt Ultimate is priceless.

2. Octane – 12.3%

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With a 12.4% pick rate, the speed demon takes the number two spot, continuing his reign as one of the most popular Legends in Season 11, fluctuating between the top two places.

Aside from his amusing quips, he is the perfect balance of offense and defense. Despite being regarded as an offensive Legend, Octane can greatly increase his sprint speed which is useful for both attack and running away.

But most Octane users thrive on his Launch Pad Ultimate which can send him, and friendly players, high up into the air.

1. Wraith – 12.5% Most picked Legend in Apex Legends Season 11

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Another starting Legend, Wraith has been a consistent pick throughout Apex Legends’ lifetime, and she has taken the number one spot with a whopping 12.5% pick rate in Season 11.

Wraith’s stand-out features are her ability to get out of trouble very quickly – teammates included. Her abilities allow her to sense danger, become temporarily invulnerable, and create portals to escape predicaments. It’s easy to see why Wraith continues to be an absolute fan-favorite in Apex Legends Season 11.


That covers all the picks in Apex Legends Season 11. As always, buffs and nerfs will come and go throughout the season, altering the game’s meta, and subsequently, Legend pick rates.

We’ll be sure to keep this updated regularly so you can stay on top of the in picks and don’t forget to check out the best Apex Legends weapon skins to use.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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Battlefield 2042 dev apologizes & removes “slap in the face” Portal mode

Battlefield 2042 added a ‘bot farm’ mode to Portal’s featured experiences, and a dev apologized before removing it.

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Battlefield 2042 devs added a new zombies mode to Portal, but it quickly became clear that it could be used as an XP farm. Players called it a “slap in the face” and a Battlefield Portal dev has since apologized and the mode has been removed.

Battlefield Portal gives players an incredible amount of tools to create their own modes using assets from previous Battlefield games and 2042. After assuring players that it couldn’t be used to farm XP, the devs almost completely removed Portal XP after the browser was full of XP farms.

The devs made changes to Portal XP in January 20’s Update 3.2, increasing the XP cap for unofficial servers. Then, they released the Zombie Survival mode that acted exactly like an XP farm and quickly removed it following backlash.

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Battlefield 2042 players have been desperate for Portal XP to be reenabled after it was removed from custom modes to prevent XP farms. Developers Ripple Effect increased the Portal XP cap in the January 20 update, but it’s still not as much as players would like.

Then, later on January 20, the devs added the Zombie Survival mode which players called an “official bot farm.” In this mode, players would battle waves of AI enemies who would be extremely easy to kill, earning a ton of XP and Mastery rewards in the process.

Twitter user 235Nuke said the Zombie Survival mode is “a slap in the face to gaming communities and others whom [sic] want to run experiences in portal. This zombie mode is an official bot farm which is why XP was restricted in portal.”

This tweet prompted a response from Ripple Effect’s Senior Design Director Justin Wiebe, who apologized.

“I’m not going to lie, this one shouldn’t have gotten through our review process,” said Wiebe. “I think our desire to create a fun zombies mode clouded our ability to see such a simple thing like the impact it would have on progression. I’m very sorry for the hardship this has caused.”

More and more players had the same complaint as 235Nuke and the developers removed the mode on January 21, replacing it with Gun Master 2042.

DICE is committed to getting Battlefield 2042 back on track, revealing that the next major patch will be Update 3.3 in February.

Then, Season 1 is expected to launch in March bringing new content such as the Exposure map.

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How to get Fortnite Clint Barton & Kate Bishop skins: Hawkeye bundle & price

Here’s how to get your hands on Fortnite Chapter 3’s Hawkeye bundle, which includes skins for Clint Barton and Kate Bishop.

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Clint Barton and Kate Bishop have arrived as unlockable skins in Fortnite as part of a new Marvel crossover, and here’s how you can get your hands on the Fortnite Hawkeye bundle.

There have been various Marvel crossovers in Fortnite, as characters like Spider-Man, Venom, and Carnage have made their way to the battle royale. Green Goblin is also rumored to join the game.

Now, Epic Games have collaborated with Disney+’s Hawkeye series featuring Clint Barton and Kate Bishop. The two archers have arrived in Fortnite as unlockable skins, and here’s how you can get your hands on them.

Fortnite Hawkeye bundle

Fortnite Hawkeye Accessories

The main items in this Fortnite collaboration are the Clint Barton and Kate Bishop outfits. Both characters are dressed in their iconic purple costumes from the show’s finale, and these can be purchased separately.

There is also a Back Bling for each skin along with two Harvesting Tools and a Glider. If you purchase the Hawkeye bundle, you’ll get all five of these items along with an exclusive loading screen.

Here’s everything in the Fortnite Hawkeye bundle:

  • Clint Barton (Outfit)
  • Kate Bishop (Outfit)
  • Hawkguy’s Arsenal (Back Bling)
  • Kate’s Quiver (Back Bling)
  • Pickross Bow (Harvesting Tool)
  • Taut Slicer (Harvesting Tool)
  • Aerial Archer (Glider)
  • Hawkeyes (Loading Screen)

Fortnite Hawkeye skins price

Fortnite Hawkeyes Loading Screen

If you visit the Fortnite Item Shop, you can get the Clint Barton and Kate Bishop Fortnite outfits individually for 1,500 V-Bucks each. You can also get the glider for 800 V-Bucks and the pickaxes for 500 V-Bucks each. 

Alternatively, you can spend 2,400 V-Bucks to get the full Hawkeye bundle which will include both outfits along with accessories. This is quite a deal and much cheaper than purchasing the skins individually.


For more Fortnite content, check out our hub on Fortnite’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover as well as how to find and throw Fortnite Klomberries.

Image Credits: Epic Games / Marvel

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