Rainbow Six Extraction update 1.05 drops new enemy, prestige system

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A new Rainbow Six Extraction update has been deployed, Ubisoft adding new content and features to its co-op shooting spinoff.

Rainbow Six Extraction update 1.05 is now available to download on all available platforms. You’ll need to install this latest patch in order to hop online and squad up with your fellow Operators.

Ubisoft has introduced Vigil, a new Protean enemy variant who we suspect mimics the stealthy R6 Operator of the same name. This should help breath more diversity into those alien incursions.

A new prestige system has also been unveiled, much to the delight of players. After hitting rank 10 with a character there was little incentive to carry on using them – Ubisoft has now doubled that number, with additional ranks unlocking new cosmetics including outfits and headgear.

Rainbow Six Extraction Update 1.05 | Patch Notes

General

  • Fixed an issue with Crosshair changing between weapons and REACT Gadgets or Abilities.
  • Primary and Secondary Crosshairs no longer appear on screen at the same time.
  • It is now easier to Ping Refill Stations when enemies are in your line of sight.
  • Players are now able to accept a second Buddy Pass invite from the same friend.
  • General improvement of stability.

Incursions

  • Players should not get stuck in the Airlock transition anymore.
  • There will be no longer flickering smoke during the Airlock transition flow.
  • Enemies now spawn in a subzone, if the Archaean Havoc mutation is active and the objective includes an Elite Grunt.
  • Two players are no longer able to block the third player from entering the Airlock. There’s enough space for all of you.
  • Spikers should now correctly shoot Nanothermite charges during the Sabotage objective.
  • Fixed an issue where stabbing a Smasher in the back didn’t always provide progress for Study: ‘Smasher Vulnerability’.
  • Fixed an issue of missing sounds from Storm Spikers.
  • Better movement for players and enemy variants, which includes vaulting, droning and improved enemy routes.

Weapons

  • Holographic Sight Alignment on the M12.
  • We made changes regarding the Iron Sight alignment on the following weapons:
    • AUG A3
    • F90
    • MK14 EBR
    • Supernova
    • Type89
    • V308
    • L85A2

REACT Tech

Auto-Turret is now able to target sticky Spores.
XR Recon Drone can now scan Sower mines consistently.

Operators

Doc

  • Doc’s stim pistol is now able to heal an operator that carries a MIA operator.

Finka

  • Teammates are immune of getting downed when Finka is activating the Adrenaline Surge.

Jäger

  • Jäger’s Turret explosion will not damage Teammates in Veteran mode.
  • Jägers Turret is now able to target and destroy Sower Mines.

Zofia

  • Reduced Zofia’s resistance duration to Sower mines by 10%.
  • Improved Aim assist on the KS79 Lifeline.
  • Reduced damage for the FO-12 from 35 to 25.

Ela

  • Reduced Ela’s resistance duration to Sower mines by 10%.
  • Reduced damage for the FO-12 from 35 to 25.

Capitão

  • Venom Bolts does damage when fired at Sower mines.

Nomad

  • Explosions from Nomad’s Airjab can now better destroy open fuel pods and fuel cells during the MIA rescue objective.

Smoke

  • Toxic gas canisters are able to damage the Sower mines.

Tachanka

  • Deployable LMG shield can now block enemy projectiles more reliably.

PC

  • Fixed the HDR getting automatically enabled, even if the player disabled it in-game or in the operating system.
  • HDR and FPS Limits no longer reset when launching the game.
  • The Benchmark tool no longer identifies Windows 11 as Windows 10.
  • Players are able to bind the Tilde Key to “Push to Talk”

Is Rainbow Six Extraction worth playing?

Extraction launched on PC and consoles at the beginning of the year. While it doesn’t have the stopping power of its tactical shooter counterpart, we had a good time with this Siege spinoff:

It’s perhaps not what Tom Clancy fans had envisioned for the series, but there’s something to Rainbow Six Extraction that’s definitely worth checking out. It stands apart from similar co-op shooters thanks to that tactical edge and gunplay it’s inherited from Siege. That said, the repetitive nature of running missions, difficulty spikes, and overall presentation hold the game back. This is Ubisoft we’re talking about, however, so Extraction will likely sprout a long tail that will continue to grow over the coming months and years.

Speaking of Siege, the game recently entered Year 7 with new Operators, maps, modes, and features planned throughout 2022. Ubisoft is also gearing up for a mobile version of Siege – here’s what we know so far.

Source: Ubisoft

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