The unlock time for Rainbow Six Extraction is approaching, releasing R6 operators into containment areas across the United States. We got to experience R6 Extraction firsthand and found it to be a pleasant surprise, even though it’s surrounded by many other current Left 4 Dead-inspired co-op shooters. If you’re already committed to playing Extraction, here’s what you need to know about this week’s preload and unlock times.
The Ubisoft Connect app and the Epic Games Store have already started preloading Rainbow Six fetches for PC players, so you can start downloading 85GB right now if you want. Extract will also be available on PC Game Pass on January 20th, but it won’t be available for preloading.
Here’s how Rainbow Six draws unlock times by time zone:
Rainbow Six extractions are not released globally at the same time.
As Ubisoft announced in the tweet below, “Rainbow Six Extraction” will be released on January 20th at 12am local In the Americas, midnight launches elsewhere are merged into the CET and AEDT time zones. Here’s how the unlock times for different cities break down:
- New York: Jan 20 at 12AM ET
- Angel: Jan 20 at 12AM PT
- London: January 19 at 11pm GMT
- Melbourne: Jan. 20, 12AM ET
Rainbow Six Extraction will be released in 3 days! Check out the official preload and launch times to make sure you’re ready. Full details: https://t.co/BvpcZJ6Ea9 pic.twitter.com/BcRwE8XdzqJanuary 17, 2022
If you’re not on a top-tier PC, there’s some good news: The Rainbow Six extraction system isn’t that demanding. Your older GPU and normal RAM machine should be able to handle what Extraction emits.
Extraction also offers a friend pass system, where each copy of the game comes with two game tokens, giving your friends access to the game for 14 days.It is worth noting that Ubisoft just announced The Friend Pass system won’t be available immediately at launch “to ensure a smooth rollout for all players.” Ubisoft said it’s important to remove barriers to playing with friends, and it’s “committed to rolling out your two friend invites as soon as possible,” Although it didn’t specify how soon after launch would happen.