Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction brings the hardcore tactical gameplay the series is known and mixes it with field infiltration missions, infested with a parasite that breeds Archæns. Learn all about those here.
A cataclysmic event, involving the outbreak of a mysterious substance, triggers a deadly battle against an evolving threat. As certain zones in the world get covered in Parasite, Rainbow HQ and its Operatives, known from Rainbow Six Siege, return to the fray to battle hordes of Archæans. Squads of three highly-trained Operatives venture on various tactical incursions with a variety of objectives, such as rescuing teammates, decontamination of nests, hunting specific monsters, and so on. It's up to the squad to venture as far as they think they can — the longer they stay before exfiltration, the bigger the rewards.
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For example, a stealth takedown against an enemy is much better than just shooting it, because it won't generate Sprawl, which covers stages in black ooze that's advantageous to the Archæans. Nests will continue to spawn monsters as well until you deal with them. As far as specific enemy types, refer to our guide below to get the upper hand.
You better get the jump on the Breacher before it does on you. All it wants to do is rush right at you and explode, blowing up and causing massive damage in a big area.
Don't get outsmarted by this one. Sowers go around leaving traps for you, which have a powerful blinding effect. That would make you vulnerable and drop your precious health fast.
This big boy is good at one thing, and that's smashing you. Avoid close contact at all costs! However, armor-like Carapace covers it. You'll have to focus on Smasher's weak points to defeat it effectively.
This is a support type. Dangerous in groups even with the basic Grunts (run-of-the-mill monster-soldiers) and Spikers (they shoot projectiles) because it buffs others. It also has the ability make itself and other enemies invisible.
A high-tier Archæan, bring everything you've got for this one. Apex summons other creatures to help it fight, so you'll have to be very organized to take this one out. Make sure to use every tool at your disposal for this one.
Now this is a different battle entirely. Alibi is an advanced type of enemy, a Protean, who try to mimick Operators. Alibi can duplicate itself to deceive you, so you and your squad need to stay on their toes.
Be careful of getting close to this tanky Protean. A frontal Carapace shields Sledge from bullets, and it gets even harder as the fight keeps going. Packs a sweet hammer to end Operators who get too close.
As the name implies, this Protean uses poisonous gas to smoke out Operators. Make sure to avoid standing in it at all costs but also don't lose sight of Smoke, as it's highly mobile. It also packs a shotgun for close-range damage.
And that's it for this guide, but there are a couple more Archæans we haven't covered, so be sure to gather intel as needed when you go into missions. Keep in mind that a stealthy approach with takedowns, after scouting out areas, is always much better than going in head-first. Choose your squad, perfect your loadout, and make sure to not step into Sludge.
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