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Rainbow Six Extraction: Release date, gameplay reveal, more

Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six spin-off looks to shake things up, and here’s everything we know about Extraction including its reveal date, gameplay, and more.

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Ubisoft’s newest Rainbow Six tactical shooter aims to be very different from the successful Siege formula and add a horror twist. This is all the information known about R6 Extraction, including its release date, gameplay, possible name change, and more.

The Rainbow Six division of Ubisoft has proven to be very successful since the game’s first entry in 1998. The franchise built up a great following during the early 2000s and gained serious traction with the R6 Vegas games. The series recently hit new heights thanks to the unbelievable success of Rainbow Six Siege too.

But whilst Siege continues to grow from strength to strength, Ubisoft is also making another game in the franchise – Extraction. Focusing less on human threats, Rainbow Six Extraction is favoring infected, less humanlike foes.

We’ve put together a handy guide that contains all the important information about Rainbow Six Extraction so far and what we can expect.

Rainbow Six Extraction release date

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Since the game’s unveiling on June 6, 2019, at E3, the game has gone a bit quiet with the circumstances of the world decidedly having an impact on the game’s development and direction.

During a recent investor’s call discussing Ubisoft’s earnings and projected line-up going forward, it was mentioned that Rainbow Six Extraction is still set for 2021. With a specific date of September 31, 2021, outed.

Ubisoft revealed during the Ubisoft Forward 2021 event during E3 on June 12, 2021, that Rainbow Six Extraction will be releasing on September 16 for PC and current and last generation consoles.

Rainbow Six Extraction release date

Rainbow Six Quarantine – Extraction name change

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A more recent development has surfaced about the game citing possible reservations about the game’s title, again, given what’s been happening around the world during its development.

Rumor has it that Quarantine is working under the name of “Rainbow Six Parasite” internally at Ubisoft, and the name was also seen on the PlayStation Store. The company is aware of the title’s current branding predicament, and it’s likely that “Quarantine” will change.

A Ubisoft representative has confirmed the existence of Rainbow Six Parasite branding but says the name “is only a placeholder that our internal teams use.”

On June 7, 2021, it was officially announced that the game will be called Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction.

Rainbow Six Extraction gameplay

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Siege’s current template focuses on teams of five that battle it out to best each other over a series of hotly contested rounds.

Whereas, Extraction aims to shake things up by having teams comprised of three Operators work together to take down waves of infected enemies.

At this moment in time, there exists a video containing over an hour of gameplay from Ubisoft’s upcoming tactical shooter, with a spokesperson confirming this: “We can confirm this is a glimpse of our upcoming Rainbow Six game,” Ubisoft said in a statement issued to Eurogamer. “Recently, we ran an internal test for the game, and unfortunately, some of the details became public. This clip is work-in-progress gameplay footage. We’ll share more details about the game later this year.”

The Ubisoft Forward event during E3 2021 brought a deep dive trailer that showed the community a great deal of what they can expect when they play Rainbow Six Extraction. You can check out the official gameplay reveal for Rainbow Six Extraction below:

Rainbow Six Extraction trailer

Aside from the leaked gameplay, the only Ubisoft-released media to do with Rainbow Six Extraction is the original reveal trailer from E3 2019 when it was still under the Quarantine name.

You can check it out in its entirety here:

The public got its first official look at Rainbow Six Extraction with the release of the game’s reveal trailer during E3 2021. You can check it out below:

Rainbow Six Extraction Ubisoft Forward reveal

We will finally get a proper insight into the game during the upcoming Ubisoft Forward 2021 event on Saturday, June 12, at 3 PM EDT.

As well as showing off new Far Cry 6 footage, Rainbow Six Extraction will be a primary showcase for the special event.

We hope to see official gameplay, confirmation of its release date, and the possible aforementioned rebranding of the title.

Image Credit: Ubisoft

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How to sign up and play the Halo Infinite Flight Test

Here’s how you can sign up to the Halo Infinite Flight Test and be one of the first to preview Bugie’s new instalment for the franchise.

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Following the exciting story and multiplayer reveal, the Halo developers have now released information on how you can be one of the first to experience the game through the Halo Infinite Flight Test.

After Halo Infinite‘s highly anticipated story and multiplayer reveal during E3, players are now more hyped than ever to get their hands on a new Halo experience.

For those who can’t wait to get to grips with Master Chief’s arrival on the next generation of consoles, here’s how you can enroll for the Halo Infinite Flight Test and experience the game early.

Halo Infinite Flight Test

Halo Infinite Flight Test

The Halo Infinite Flight Test will be a technical test for players outside of the Bungie and 343 Industries studio to give the developers feedback and experience the game before it is launched to the public.

For those confused about what a “Flight Test” is, this is what Microsoft calls their game’s beta tests.

The Flight Test is supposedly taking place this summer and will only be available to those who sign up for the Halo Insider Program on the halowaypoint website.

How to sign up

Signing up for the Flight Test is simple. All you need to do is head over to the Halo Insider Program hub and click “Sign Up.” You will then be asked to sign in to your Xbox Live account. You also must be 18 years or older to participate in the tests.

You will be told that you will not be able to disclose any information from the tests, which includes any images or videos except when explicitly told it is okay to do so.

Further, you will be asked for personal details like your email, country, and time zone. You will then be asked which previous Halo games you have played, which ones are your favorite, and what kind of modes do you like the most.

The sign-up also requires you to state what platforms and controllers you own, what display settings you have, and what the audio setup is like. You can also opt into PC-specific beta tests on the Halo Insider sign-up page, and you’ll be asked to share your PC specifications and your Steam ID if you have one.

Lastly, once you are all signed up, all you need to do is wait until you are called upon for a test. For more on Halo Infinite, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL.

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How to unlock the Yoroi Samurai armor in Halo: Infinite

Halo: Infinite Season 1 is titled “Heroes of Reach,” and you can unlock the Yoroi Spartan armor in it. Here’s what you need to do.

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The first season of the highly-anticipated Halo: Infinite is titled “Heroes of Reach,” and it includes a cool-looking Halo Infinite Yoroi armor cosmetic to unlock. Here’s how you can get your hands on it.

There is a ton of speculation around the upcoming Halo: Infinite, which is set to arrive sometime during November 2021. We’ve recently seen concept art, weapon artwork, and some new gameplay footage.

Now, it’s been confirmed that the first season of the highly-anticipated title will be called “Heroes of Reach.” One of the new additions is the slick Yoroi Spartan armor, and you can unlock it by playing through the season.

How to get Yoroi Samurai armor in Halo: Infinite

the Yoroi armour in Halo Infinite

A ton of new cosmetic content can be unlocked through playing the Heroes of Reach season in Halo: Infinite. There will be several different events of varying difficulty for you to tackle in the game.

The good news is that the Halo Infinite Yoroi armor is available to unlock for completely free. All you need to do to get your hands on it is play through some of the events in Season 1.

As the name implies, this armor has a cool-looking samurai aesthetic to it, with the helmet having a Kabuto design.

At the moment, we’re not sure exactly which specific events you’ll need to complete to unlock this Halo Infinite Yoroi armor in the Heroes of Reach season. Once we do, we’ll be sure to update this article with all of the information you need to know to do so when it is made officially available.

While initially set for a December 2020 release, the game’s arrival had been pushed back by real-world events disturbing the development. The devs will take this time to ensure that the game is as polished as possible upon release.

We’ll keep checking for any more information about this game that becomes public. For more news on Halo: Infinite, be sure to check out our recent article on the game’s potential release date being revealed.

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When is cross-progression coming to Apex Legends

Apex Legends is cross platform for Xbox, PC and PlayStation. Find out if your progression will follow you around all the systems here.

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Apex Legends has cross-platform play available and is now on pretty much every platform, with a Mobile version soon to be released publicly. Now there is one thing on players’ minds – Apex Legends cross-progression.

Since the original launch of Apex Legends in February 2019, the game has made many strides towards catching up with competitors Fortnite and Call of Duty Warzone. First, it began with its cosmetic store & seasonal battle pass system, capitalizing on its free-to-play status with microtransactions for players.

Next up, it launched its cross-play system on October 6, 2020 – uniting players across consoles and PC. The crossplay system is different from competitors since PC players will only still be placed against other PC players. However, console players can still queue with PC friends, but they will, in turn, be exclusively placed against PC players.

Apex Legends cross-progression

Forwarding to the present, players are merging across platforms. Many console players are making the jump to the PC platform due to the recent performance jump of the RTX 3000 graphics cards, and some Xbox players are jumping to PlayStation and vice versa.

When is cross-progression coming to Apex Legends?

So for players jumping across platforms, will your progression follow you? The short answer is no. Currently, there is no way to have your Apex Legends rank and skins follow you to another platform. The only exception is changing between the Origin launcher to Steam on PC, where you will have your data transfer over.

There is good news for players who are still waiting for cross-progression to come to Apex Legends. It still appears to be on the developer’s to-do list, with Respawn’s Game Director Chad Grenier commenting on the subject in a Reddit post.

“It’s something we are very passionate about, and we’re looking at our options available. Much harder post-launch since users may have multiple accounts to merge or use. Easier with Steam because it’s at launch. We’ll give an update when we have something to talk about.”

Apex Legends cross-progression

Based on Grenier’s comment, it appears that Cross Progression has a chance to come in the future, but it is currently a difficult task for the team due to users who have multiple accounts across platforms.

For those cases, it looks like Respawn might offer an account merge option of some type, which may be tricky for them to implement back end.

Since these comments, there has been a further update on the situation by Chad Grenier, who stated in another Reddit AMA that “it’s still a ways off.”

Hopefully, the devs can figure out how to implement cross-progression into Apex Legends. This would make life much easier for those who wish to change the platform without sacrificing their account data.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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