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Rainbow Six Extraction: Release date, gameplay, trailers & platforms

Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six spin-off looks to shake things up, and here’s everything we know about Extraction’s release 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, 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

infested area in rainbow six extraction

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.

However, the 2021 PlayStation Showcase gave us a hefty, fresh look at the game, and finished it off with a release date for the game – January 2022. Ubisoft has not outed a specific date, so we will confirm that once it’s official.

Rainbow Six Extraction gameplay

destroying a wall in rainbow six extraction

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 in full-on PVE action.

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:

It’s also been confirmed that Rainbow Six Extraction will have at least 18 Operators, similar to the system used in Rainbow Six Siege, and they will have their own abilities as well.

The official Rainbow Six Extraction website lists 12 ones that we know of and keeps the other six a secret for now.

Rainbow Six Extraction trailers

The first glimpse at the game that fans and would-be players got to see was a brief teaser trailer back in 2019 – when the game was still called Quarantine.

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.

And to really get the juices flowing, Sony’s PlayStation Showcase 2021 also had a hot 2-minute video showing off more of the game.

Here’s the trailer from PlayStation Showcase 2021.

Rainbow Six Extraction platforms

The release of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S means for the first year or so people will be wondering which platforms a game will appear on.

Unless you’re exclusively a Nintendo Switch owner, then it will be music to your ears that Rainbow Six Siege will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, and PC.


There’s still plenty of time between now and Rainbow Six Extraction’s release date, so as Ubisoft release more details about the shooter, we’ll keep you in the loop.

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Fortnite

Are XP Coins still in Fortnite?

One of the best ways to level up in Fortnite is by collecting XP Coins, but are they still in Fortnite? And will they ever return?

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Where to find XP coins in Fortnite Season 5, Week 7

XP Coins have been absent in Fortnite for the past two seasons, but they could be making a return soon. Here’s everything we know about Fortnite XP Coins.

The main goal for many players at the start of a Fortnite Season is to reach Battle Pass tier 100 as quickly as possible. This requires tons of XP and can be a bit grindy. However, Epic Games has introduced a number of ways to gain XP over the seasons.

XP Coins are one method of leveling up that have been in and out of Fortnite. Some seasons they will be implemented from the beginning. Other seasons they won’t be present at all. And sometimes they will only appear for half a season.

However, XP Coins aren’t currently in Fortnite. In fact, they haven’t been in Fortnite in a couple of Seasons. And with players recently expressing their disappointment in Fortnite Season 8’s XP, some fans may want these tokens to return.

XP coins in Fortnite

When were XP Coins in Fortnite last?

We are currently in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 8, and we haven’t seen or heard anything regarding XP Coins since Chapter 2 Season 5. Even then, XP Coins were absent for the first seven weeks of Season 5.

While dataminers did discover XP Coins in the files for Chapter 2 Season 6, they never made their appearance. When Season 7 started, dataminers didn’t find XP Coins in the files at all. However, that doesn’t mean they were gone for good.

When will XP Coins return to Fortnite?

While XP Coins aren’t currently a part of the game, that doesn’t mean they are gone for good. In fact, with the way Epic Games handles Fortnite’s assets, XP Coins could return at any point in time.

We could even see XP Coins return during Season 8. With the number of complaints regarding the way this season’s XP works, Epic Games has stated it will be making changes. Those changes could be the addition of XP Coins.

That being said, we won’t know when or if they will return until there’s an official word from Epic. However, Epic Games will be announcing the changes to Season 8’s XP system on September 28, 2021.

For more Fortnite, check out every weapon in Season 8 ranked, and stay tuned for more news and guides.

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Battlefield 2042 game modes: All-Out Warfare, Hazard Zone & more

Here is a breakdown of the confirmed game modes included in the highly-anticipated Battlefield 2042 and will dish out plenty of action.

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Battlefield 2042 will feature a wide variety of multiplayer game modes on launch, adding more later. Here’s a breakdown of every confirmed game mode in Battlefield 2042.

There is a ton of anticipation for the release of Battlefield 2042. After being delayed, the game is now on the slate for a November 19 release, and we’ve seen many of the weapons and new Specialists in the game.

There will also be some fun game modes available for players to try out at launch, and the developers will add even more later on. This guide will go over every game mode in Battlefield 2042.

Battlefield 2042 game modes list

Battlefield 2042 tank and players

The developers have clarified that multiplayer will be the focus of Battlefield 2042, with three modes launching with the game in October and more content to be added down the line.

Each of these will be unique and will offer players variety in terms of gameplay and locations. DICE confirmed that none of these upcoming modes is a battle royale.

Let’s break down all the content that has been confirmed for these upcoming game modes.

All-Out Warfare

All-Out Warfare in Battlefield 2042

All Out Warfare will focus on two fan-favorite Battlefield modes. The first one is the iconic Conquest sandbox mode which will support up to 128 players and has gone through a few changes since its last appearance in the series.

The maps have been altered to suit the increased scale, with action divided into “clusters” of various kinds. Rather than focusing on individual control points, players will head to sectors consisting of several flags.

We’ll also see the return of Breakthrough, which will see two teams duke it out over larger-scale sectors. This will require Attackers to push to capture the final objective, and Defenders will have to protect themselves against their opponents.

Hazard Zone

Hazard Zone promo in Battlefield 2042

Hazard Zone is another squad-based game mode that will be available at launch. The official description on the website labels it as “a modern take on the multiplayer experience.”

While we don’t have too much information about this, the developers have confirmed that it will be “very different from the modes of All-Out Warfare.”

Leaks have indicated that it will be a mix of Hunt Showdown and Escape from Tarkov and could be free to play. Hazard Zone may also possess an aspect of PVE, where players have to survive and keep their stash game after game.

battlefield 2042 hazard zone

To keep your stash, you must extract loot at extraction sites and survive. Some more leaks revealed that successfully doing this will grant you an “extraction streak,” providing you with bonuses and perks.

Some of these bonuses may include:

  • More XP at the end of rounds
  • Percentage discount of equipment prices
  • Currency: DMC (Dark Market Coins)

These streaks will also include tactical upgrades or perks such as:

  • Starting armor
  • Loadout Insurance
  • Faster healing

Battlefield 2042 Portal mode

battlefield portal art

The ambitious Battlefield Portal mode will serve as a combination of previous Battlefield games, bringing back classic maps, weapons, gadgets, and more from earlier titles like Battlefield 1942, Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3.

You can play either the ‘Official Experiences’ crafted by Ripple Effect or take advantage of ‘Community Experiences,’ where you’ll have rein to build whatever game mode you want.

Six Classic Maps coming to Battlefield Portal

This game mode will feature various fan-favorite Battlefield maps that have been “optimized for next-gen quality and graphics.” You’ll even have the option to add destruction that wasn’t there originally.

Not only will these classic maps feature in Battlefield Portal, but all seven of Battlefield 2042’s launch maps will also be there, as well as upcoming DLC maps. Players have also requested a few more maps to add to this game mode

Pc and next-gen console users will get to play with a maximum of 128 players on these classic maps. However, those on PS4/Xbox One will be limited to 64 players.

Portal character holding a M1 Garand

While playing these classic maps, you’ll have access to over 40 weapons and 30 gadgets from previous games, as well as all of 2042’s content. 

These weapons have been rebalanced to ensure that they’re “normalized around the 2042 values.” We’ll also see the return of 40 classic vehicles will also be coming to Battlefield Portal. 

One of the most exciting aspects of Battlefield Portal will be the custom mode creation feature. You can use Ripple Effect’s mode builder to create various unique and competitive game modes. 

You’ll be able to create Gun Game, Infected, and even pit teams from various titles against each other. This feature will include a casual builder along with complex visual scripting for “advanced builders.” 

Battlefield character with tank

That covers all the game modes that have been confirmed for Battlefield 2042. DICE has ensured that the game will have plenty of variety in content when it finally releases.

If you want to get a taste of the gameplay ahead of the official release date, then you can check out our guide on how to play the Battlefield 2042 Open Beta.

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Where is Spider in Destiny 2? Season of the Lost location

Spider is still available to visit in Destiny 2: Season of the Lost, so here’s the location where you can find him to take on Bounties and more.

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Spider in Destiny 2

Although we’re now well into Destiny 2 Season of the Lost, you can still visit Spider to accept Bounties and find loot, so here is Spider’s location.

Destiny 2 Season of the Lost is now in full swing, offering players a ton of new content such as Trials of Osiris rewards, Ager’s Scepter, its Catalyst, and more. In Season of the Lost’s story, Spider gets an ominous mention, so we may be seeing him again soon.

Even though he arrived in 2018’s Forsaken, this Fallen crime syndicate leader can still be found to offer Bounties, Wanted Bounties, and do a Material Exchange.

Here’s where to find Spider in Destiny 2: Season of the Lost.

Destiny 2 Spider location

Spider in Destiny 2

You’ll be able to find the Destiny 2 Spider location in Thieves Landing on the Tangled Shore. He acts as the primary vendor for this area but can be pretty tricky to discover if you’ve never visited him before in Destiny 2.

To find the Destiny 2 Spider location, once you’ve landed at Thieves Landing on the Tangled Shore, you need to go straight ahead until you find a small set of stairs. Go up these stairs, then head left into the cave entrance. Hop over the wall and follow this round to the right, and then keep following this corridor.

You’ll eventually find Spider at the end of this corridor, sitting atop his throne with a guard on either side of him. From here, you can speak to him to begin Bounties, Wanted Bounties, or do a Material Exchange.

Spider in Destiny 2

You can also reach him quicker by using your Sparrow. Although challenging, getting your Sparrow over the small wall is possible, allowing you to reach Spider in half the time.

Once you have found the Destiny 2 Spider location, you will be able to take advantage of everything he offers or know where to go if a quest asks you to meet and speak with this unique character at the Destiny 2 Spider location.

For more Destiny 2, be sure to check out Xur’s location and items for each week and the best PVE weapons you can run.

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